Originally Posted by sunny333
Hi everyone. Im looking to buying a 2013 Honda Fit Base. I've read a lot of scary things online about water leaking from the doors and trunk area. I also heard lots of complaints about axles, airconditioner problems, and spark plug issues. Who wants to share their experience? Should I buy one?
The key is to have a good mechanic check it out thoroughly. My family owns 6 Fits, gen 1 and gen 2 (gen 1 is 2007-08; gen 2 is 2009-13; gen 3 is 2015 to current). We did have a problem with the '07 coils; known issue on 1st gen Fits. My family has '07 Base, '08 Sport, '09 Sport, '10 Sport, '12 Base and '12 Sport. The only one having a water leak near the driver's side is because of a rust through hole under the left front corner of the roof where the black plastic strip goes over. None of them have drive axle problems, all the A/C systems are original, blowing cold and never had anything replaced. The A/C only has refrigerant added every couple of years probably due to losses through the rubber hoses and the max charge on it is under 15 ounces so if you lose even a couple of ounces, it will affect cooling efficiency. Never had spark plug issues on any of these and the 2013 is a gen 2 model so it's identical to my '09 and up. All have original starter, alternator, water pump, etc. The '07 is the only one that has had spark plugs replaced yet although the '09 is due soon as it's just over 100,000 miles now. Hope this helps!