Honda Fit - more than it looks
I can recommend the 2017 Honda Fit as an excellent value for the money. It drives and feels like a more expensive vehicle, and seems well built. It's small but has plenty of room inside. As for styling, the front end continues Honda's exaggerated sloping nose, with a huge windshield as a result. Looking head-on the car is let's say unprepossessing, but you can't see that from inside it, right? Power is not overwhelming but adequate and provides decent acceleration. I have the 6-speed manual and as usual with Honda the engineers chose a rather low first gear, which takes some getting used to; I've found that for quicker starts off the line it helps to get into second gear quickly, without letting the clutch out all the way in first. (I would not want an automatic because in the Fit that's a CVT, the transmission no driver loves.) The suspension is taut but has enough springiness to soak up road bumps. Some reviewers find the Honda Fit noisy at speed but I don't notice this. A few design elements are on the economy side; I'm still not used to an automobile that lacks needle gauges for fuel and engine temperature. But I'm pleased that the base LX version has a sound system with actual buttons and knobs. The touch screen that replaces this in the higher-end models has received criticism. The only thing I'd wish for is for the Fit to be available also in a two-door body type. I recognize that even the smallest compact cars today have four doors, because the typical buyers are young families and two-door compact cars belonged to the days before infant car seats were introduced. I don't need four doors but oh well. Overall, and considering Honda quality (owned several, never disappointed), the person who chooses a Honda Fit will find this a good decision.
I would recommend this vehicle to a friend: YES