Got a 2007 Honda Fit a month ago. I live in Los Angeles, so I don’t need to worry about bad weather. I’m originally from New York, so I know what driving in bad weather is like.
Well, you’d think it was snowing in LA. This car drives as if I’m driving on a sheet of ice sometimes, particularly on (1) bumpy roads and (2) speeds of 50+. Sometimes the car feels like it’s hydroplaning – and that’s on smooth, dry roads. A few days after buying the car, I almost crashed just switching lanes on the Golden State Freeway.
The car came with Hankook tires. I’ve heard some complaints about Hankooks “sliding”, but consensus seems to be that Hankooks are good tires.
Any ideas on what could be causing this? Wish I had my old beloved Scion xA again (that car was the bomb!)
PS Getting rid of the Honda and getting a different car is financially not an option for me right now…