Our first Fit was a 2007 Base w/auto trans. The 1st generation Fits were OK (2007-08) but they had an issue with the coils and Honda came out with redesigned coils that haven't had any issue since I replaced them. They also have a problem if you have to replace any of the radiator fans or radiator in that you have to remove the front bumper fascia to gain access. The 2nd generation models (2009-13) don't have that issue and both gens are easy to work on and reliable. I've only been doing oil & filter changes on them along with other routine maintenance like replacing the auto trans fluid and filter (external in the trans cooler hose), brake fluid flushes, wiper blades, air filters, etc. My family has 6 of them; 2007 base, 2008 Sport, 2009 Sport, 2010 Sport, 2012 base and 2012 Sport. All were bought used and none of them leak any engine or trans fluid (all are automatics). They range from 27,000 miles to over 120,000 miles and all of them have original starters, alternators, water pump, etc. I replaced the rear shocks on the 07 which was easy. I love the fact that Honda used regular shocks on the rear instead of Macpherson struts like so many other small cars. I've replaced spark plugs on the higher mileage ones and did valve adjustments on those over 60,000 miles. They're great on gas on long runs (38 mpg, even in Hawaii) and tires and stuff are affordable.
But, here's what nailed it. I used to have an '83 Isuzu pickup (standard bed) and my wife had loaded it with boxes and bags of stuff just over the roof of the cab. We had to donate the stuff to our friend's ministry but the weather looked like it would rain so we didn't want it to get wet. So, we thought we'd fit "whatever we could get in" the Fit so we folded the back seats down and began loading it. To our surprise, the entire contents of the truck's bed fit inside the Fit! (no pun intended). The amount of stuff this thing can carry is incredible and it's quite a peppy car to drive.
BTW, for those who insist on manual trans, I asked a top local trans shop if they'd ever worked on a Fit automatic trans (this was in 2017) and the owner thought about it and told me no, they'd never had one in yet. That kind of reinforced my decision on these cars. As long as you maintain the trans fluid, it will probably never leave you stranded. Let me say though, a friend of mine had a 09 Fit what begin shifting weird and the MIL came on (that's the "check engine" light). I checked it out and found that it had a code for the 2nd clutch transmission pressure switch. It took less than an hour to replace the switch which was on the top of the transaxle; that solved the problem. Simple fix for a simple car.