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2009 Honda Fit
2009 Honda Fit
Price: $14,550 - $18,760

The Honda Fit for 2009 gets a more rounded exterior. Overall passenger volume inside is increased by less than an inch with little real change to interior hip or shoulder space. The back seats have been redesigned for easier folding, though.

Honda boasts of a more rigid body structure. More than half the metal in the new 2009 Fit is "high-strength steel." A stiffer body means better ride and handling, Honda says

Recognizing that, with higher gas prices, small cars are now attracting buyers accustomed to larger-car amenities. For one, the new Fit offers in-car navigation, a feature not previously available in the Fit.

All this may not seem like much, but incentives on the outgoing model-year Fit are equally slim. The tiny Fit is in high demand, so Honda is spending just $105 per vehicle on incentives for those 2008 models. At that rate, sit tight a while longer and wait for the 2009 version. You'll get a better car with stronger resale value for about the same money.

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