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    Thread: Volkswagen Golf or Honda Fit Sport?

    1. 05-02-2010 08:46 PM #1
      Hey everyone im new here. Ive been trying to find an automotive forum where I could seek advice; the past 6 months Ive been researching for a new car and finally I narrowed it down to 2 that I really like: 2010 Volkswagen Golf, and 2010 Honda Fit Sport.
      Based on reliability, performance, not costly to insure or maintain...which car would you all pick? Im a 24 year old male so I still want an attractive car, but at the same time im not rich so I dont want it to be costly.
      Thanks in advance for any info

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      05-02-2010 08:47 PM #2
      Golf. I think it's like 24 month free mantinence or something

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      05-02-2010 08:48 PM #3
      Fit, ten times over.

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      05-02-2010 08:49 PM #4
      Just so you know, here you will get a lot of suggestions of waiting for the 2011 ford fiesta.
      I say you wait and test the 2011 ford fiesta.
      I suggested waiting for the 2011 ford fiesta because I think it compares well to the honda fit sport, and will offer a better value compared to the vw golf.
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      05-02-2010 08:50 PM #5
      ^ He narrowed it to two, not a starting point.

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      05-02-2010 08:50 PM #6
      Fit is better on paper.
      Fit is better for city use.
      Golf is a better drive.
      Golf is a better car for long drives and highway use.
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      05-02-2010 08:51 PM #7
      I'd get the Golf. I love the sound of the 5 pot and can't complain over 170hp either. Also eerily quiet on the highway for cruising. And lastly in my opinion, looks much nicer than the Fit.

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      05-02-2010 08:53 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by iDance »
      ^ He narrowed it to two, not a starting point.

      I was just letting him know in advance to expect a post like the one I posted, then posted said post, and then explained why I posted it, because a supporting argument is just about always requested when someone suggest a car to someone else that isn't the car they would have picked.
      Quote Originally Posted by jrsmitchell in regards to the Mirage View Post
      It's like the 80s are back and they're in that engine bay.

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      05-02-2010 08:59 PM #9

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      thoughts from a current golf owner.
      + Interior is a wonderful place to be
      + Steering is great for an economy car(I'm riding on 17"s though)
      +/- Gas Mileage is around 26 average, however 5 cyl torque is nice
      + Reliability has been spot on, and the 2.5l are doing very well!
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    10. 05-02-2010 09:06 PM #10
      ive heard tons of people say that volkswagen has poor reliability...
      if i was choosing a car based on costs and reliability alone, id choose Honda Fit. If I was choosing based on performance alone, id choose Volkswagen Golf.
      The VW drove very well, so did the Fit...but the Fit suffers a bit past 60 mph. theres more room and storage space in the Fit, and it seems to have a fancier look, but the VW the performance.

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      05-02-2010 09:09 PM #11
      VW has come a long way for reliability, but they aren't the most reliable cars on the road... yet. I still suffer from CELs every once in awhile... but I'm used to it now. At least it's not as bad as my MK4

    12. 05-02-2010 09:15 PM #12
      Screw VW. My new 2006 mk5 Jetta has crapped out on me AGAIN on Friday, getting it towed to service AGAIN.
      This is about the 10th time I've had to go in.
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      05-02-2010 09:18 PM #13
      FIT would probably a bit better in fuel economy and roomier. However, Golf would be a lot more comfortable.
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      05-02-2010 09:24 PM #14
      If you want a 2.5 manual Golf, you need to get a 2 door FWIW.
      That's one reason why the 4 door Golf is close to $20k.
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      05-02-2010 09:26 PM #15
      a left over fit can be had for about 13,500. a left over golf.... maybe 16? a CPO mkv golf, can be had for cheap also
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      05-02-2010 09:32 PM #16
      ford fiesta
      wait for it
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      05-02-2010 09:33 PM #17
      I actually had the same choice to make last year. I choose the Golf (well Rabbit) simply because I liked the way it drove on the highway. The Fit is an excellent city car and overall I really liked it, it just wasn't as comfortable in the road trip department. If I lived in a more urban area the outcome could have been very different. I will say that I actually prefer the previous generation Fit better ascetically though.

    18. 05-02-2010 09:46 PM #18
      wow thats interesting because i live about 15 minutes from Washington DC. i live in fairfax county which is a very rich, populated, urban-ish area.
      though, i do like road trips once in awhile...or an hour drive to baltimore. a friend of mine has a Fit and she drove it from Virginia to Florida and said it drove fine. but when i test drove the Fit this morning, i could tell after 60 mph it starts to lag, and it doesnt take fast corners well (i guess i shouldnt be driving fast on corners anyway lol). i also assume the Fit would suffer in rain and snow

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      05-02-2010 09:50 PM #19
      The only thing I can tell about Fit, especially first generation, is that they don't take crosswinds very well.
      They are also not very economical, if you drive faster than 100km/h. In fact ours used to return almost the same fuel economy than a much heavier 9-5 Aero, when driven on freeways.
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      05-02-2010 09:51 PM #20
      What in the hell kind of question is that? Get the golf, slam it, load it with stickers and be happy [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      05-02-2010 09:56 PM #21
      you forgot about the rusted hood and roof rack

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      05-02-2010 09:59 PM #22
      Have you sat in/driven either? I was not cross shopping for a Fit, but I have been in a co-workers, and the fit & finish, ride, and refinement do not seem on par with the Golf. I do think the Fit might be a little cheaper though. The Golf TDI that I was seriously considering ordering stickered at $29k which is the same price as my GTI.
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      05-02-2010 10:08 PM #23
      How is there more room in the fit, I've driven a few for customers... junk tiny little cars with no hp or power of any kind. The golf could be fully loaded and pull you down the highway nicely no problem and be quiet. The fit would have a heart attack and die. end of story.
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    24. 05-02-2010 10:10 PM #24
      Get the VW if you enjoy talking to people at the service department. Biggest mistake of my life.
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      05-02-2010 10:13 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by Subwoofers »
      Get the VW if you enjoy talking to people at the service department. Biggest mistake of my life.

      Stop whinging. I understand your frustration, but there are hundreds of thousands of Golfs are still running around the world.
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