Starting from a base price of $13,950, the Honda Fit comes out to about a $34,000 cost of ownership after 5 years. Heck that’s nearing what I paid for my Honda Ridgeline truck after tax, registration and extended warranties! Maybe I should have gotten a Fit.
And one thing you should notice is #7, the Pontiac Vibe. Why? Because it’s the same exact thing as the Toyota Matrix, but cheaper. Literally, the main difference is sheet metal and badging. All of the underpinnings are the exact same. So go with the cheaper American version, thanks to incentives like cashback or financing, rather than the Toyota counterpart that only has a perceived superiority.