Cool Tools & Honda Fit

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Honda Fit

I#8217;ve been 4#215;4 trucks for over 30 The trade-off for the weight and truckiness that I could pick up haul lumber and sacks of and go anywhere, any time. I spent 12 4-wheeling in Baja.

Many to the American Southwest (always in Three long trips to Columbia, shooting pics for of the Pacific Coast. 4-wheeling it the river to my friend Louie#8217;s in Mendocino county. I#8217;ve a truck guy forever. The latest, for my 10 years: a 2003 Toyota 5-speed Tacoma 4 X 4 with camper shell, pull-out all-time classic tough, vehicle.

140,000 miles, good for 140. Desert Roamer. (I may it, and get a beater truck for local

But there came the time, months ago, when I I was through with the long hauls, the 3,000-mile trips, and the truck over the windy homewards from my weekly into San Francisco was a chore.

I embarked on a study of cars, and up settling on a Honda Fit. Other (in this field of scaled-down, SUVs) were the Toyota Liftback, Mazda 2, Scion XD, C model, VW Golf diesel. The too cartoony, the Scion xB too boxy. I do extensive reviews, but in the end settled on the Fit because of its ingenious cargo in the rear: 4 x 5 feet with seats folded down.

20 cubic feet of space vs. 15 for the cars. 4 doors and a hatchback so you can get the rear from all sides. a small truck bed. (I get into my truck bed camper on all 3 sides.)

I wanted to see how the Fit did on curves, a winding mountain road is half of my driving. I talked Murray Cherkas of San Francisco into letting me take a Fit the city and then down the block of Lombard Street, street in the world.#8221; I took the 8 turns fast, and the car behaved Sold.

I picked up a Honda Fit Base yesterday. OMG. It made me of driving a Beemer 2002 in the The 2002 was different! Like a

And I guess things have a long way, because very efficient little car me of that. Going from a to this car is like going logging boots to running Like a 250 pound guy losing 60

Honda Fit

360-degree visibility, automatic a USB connector (country boy with cleaner here). There are a things that delight me this car. Biggie is it as tiring as truck driving.

the Beamer, I could drive all day and rested #8212; er, we#8211;l — not

With taxes, fees, it was just under $18K. 3 or 36,000 miles, they#8217;ll fix that goes wrong. years, they#8217;ll fix a lot of things.

I#8217;m in auto heaven. help it. California kid. since age 14. As evil as it is, I like down the road. Good Thoughts rolling in.

Cruising roads looking for barns, tuned-in buildings of all types to Arriving rested when I somewhere on assignment. Easy

Twice as good mileage as

Poppa#8217;s got a brand new rig

Honda Fit
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