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As I was sitting in Mickey D's this evening being a bad boy eating my quarter pounder, I watched to see who would leave the restaurant and hop in a gray, base model Honda Fit in the parking lot.

It was an 80-year-old lady, 95 pounds at most, with a huge hairdo, accompanied by her p.i.m.p., a dude who was at least 80 and walking pretty slowly.

Has the "Fit is Go!" ad campaign fallen on (nearly) deaf ears? Is every "hip, young" Japanese car doomed to congregate at Friday Night Bingo at the VFW?

I find this phenomenon pretty amusing.

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Well I suppose a walker will fit upright in the generous cargo hold, so maybe Mabel and Otto are onto something.

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Well, for old people, they're sensible. For the commuter or urban dweller, they're sensible. Otherwise, they're junk. I just don't understand why anyone would desire cars like the Fit and others in its class. They're small, ugly, and slow and, no, driving a slow car fast is not fun; its irritating both to one's sense of punctuality and to one's hearing.

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I haven't seen any old people in Fits around here, but there is this one ancient woman driving around in a red riced-out Sienna, complete with large chromed rims, tinted windows, an aftermarket grille, dual rear fart pipes, spoiler, and TRD decals on the front and rear windows.

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This is the best thing for GM fans IMO... if the fogies keep driving the Fit's and Scion xB's, the kids may look to the domestics for a car that's awesome. ^_^

If this keeps up, Scion will need a new youthful brand.

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Old people generally drive like they're in bumper cars anyway, so this makes sense to me.

I recently saw an elderly woman hit three (3) cars in the Dunkin' Donuts parking lot all to end up parking entirely crooked and illegally anyway. She was driving a Fleetwood Brougham. Had it been a Fit, the damage could've been less severe.

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The Echo, xB, xA, Element & Civic base all share this honor. :unsure:

Esp. the xB. Seems like 80% of them are owned by female members of AARP.

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Well, for old people, they're sensible. For the commuter or urban dweller, they're sensible. Otherwise, they're junk. I just don't understand why anyone would desire cars like the Fit and others in its class. They're small, ugly, and slow and, no, driving a slow car fast is not fun; its irritating both to one's sense of punctuality and to one's hearing.

I bet the Fit handles much better than your Aurora... so I don't what you're talking about. :P

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I bet the Fit handles much better than your Aurora... so I don't what you're talking about. :P

My Aurora has style, can seat five, and isn't called 'Fit'. That last one alone makes it all worthwhile.

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My Aurora has style, can seat five, and isn't called 'Fit'. That last one alone makes it all worthwhile.

They're also hard to find, trust me I've looked for Auroras.

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The Fit can seat five, and isn't huge. Oh... and gets great gas mileage. Say what, now? :P

I can put a Fit in my trunk, next to a Yaris.

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[Chuckles.] BV likes the Fit. Now all he needs is a walker, an old rocking chair, and some geritol and he'll be set.

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Both of you are gas hogs... You gas hogs. :P

You say that like it's a bad thing....

I'm about to upgrade from a 350 to 394

in my classic car. That's six and a half

liters for you metric types. Not to

mention when me and XP teamed up to

save BIG RED from the crusher he

payed $300 for it the day gas went up

momentarily to like $3.79 a gallon. :D

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Toyota and Honda will never learn...

Yeah, Toyota is having a heck of a time selling any of those Scions :pokeowned:

And it's not like GM read Honda's Civic playbook & created the Cobalt, now is it? :blink:

I don't have it sitting in front of me, but I just read an article that debates which of the three new mini-cars will sell best - the Fit, Yaris, or Versa. The article thought the Fit would by far outsell the others. Of note, however, the Daewoo - I mean Suzuki - I mean, Chevy Aveo wasn't evne mentioned. :duh:

Ford had a good hit with the Focus, but went off & idiotically didn't update the US version when they did the Euro version.

GM's Cobalt is a nice little ride, but not in the same class as the Fit. See, years ago, you could get a Chevette or Escort & they were about the size of these tiny cars. Over the years, GM & Ford's entry level models grew in size AND price. The same thing happened with the imports - it happens with just about every model out there.

Chevy, to it's credit, realized there was a market for something in this bracket & dropped the Aveo in there pretty quick. Toyo followed with the Scion Xa. Sadly, the Aveo is simply out-classed... afterall, it's merely a rebadged, reskinned nearly decade old Daewoo. But, a quick re-model could rectify that fast... let's hope they do.

Meanwhile, the Mopar boys are toying with this Hornet concept & trying to find a 3rd party builder for it.

Face it fellas, these tiny tiny cars are here to stay!

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