Admittedly, I’m not a car person, but I thought I did my research when I bought a certified 2009 honda fit sport. While there are many flaws I failed to notice while I was in the process of test-driving, etc., the biggest problem has been that the car seems like it has no suspension. It is terribly bumpy and the smallest divot or crack in the road sends the car into convulsions. Seriously, it rides like a wooden box on top of a skateboard. There’s no give at all, period. I didn’t really notice it till I started to drive more frequently around the city (instead of the areas where the salesman took me for a test drive), and where I live bumps, potholes, and busted-up roads are the norm. The off-road feel of the ride is something I imagine I’ll get used to (I mean, I already am) but I’m wondering if anyone knows whether this is normal (because the car is small, etc.) or whether they know or have experienced a similar problem? I mean, on smoother roads the problem isn’t so apparent. But it’s a 2009, isn’t it? Shouldn’t the engineering account for roads that aren’t perfectly flat and smooth. And, oh yeah, I’m getting between 20 and 23/23 mpgs in the city – sometimes less. Which is not exactly what I was bargaining for. Anyway, does anyone know if this problem is a real problem, or if I’m just expecting too much? Is there something I’m missing/not doing?
Any and all help would be appreciated; as I said, I’m pretty clueless about cars.