THE LENGTH: JUST OVER 13 FEET
THE PERSONALITY: PEPPY LITTLE BUGGER
A pathetic admission: Upon delivery of the Fit, I headed straight to a Starbucks 20 blocks from my apartment. And then I went to the mall. Yes, it seems that the real reason I want a car is to live an adult version of my suburban New Jersey youth.
But the joy that quick ride brought! A first flash of freedom. The gray skies were threatening to drop some drizzle, and I didn't even have to weigh the pros and cons of making a trip against the chance that I could get caught at a shelterless bus stop in the rain. And if I'd purchased some item but hadn't wanted to drag it back up to my apartment, I could've left it in the car overnight (one of the truly great car things that most auto owners don't even think about). Tooling down the street in the rather roomy Honda