The Honda Fit is a five-door hatchback subcompact car, manufactured by the Honda Motor Company of Japan, first introduced in June 2001 and now in its second generation. The Fit uses Honda's Global Small Car platform, also used by the City/Fit Aria, Airwave, Mobilio, and the Mobilio Spike.
The nameplate Jazz is used in Europe, some parts of Asia, Australia, Oceania, the Middle East, and Africa - while retaining the name "Fit" in Japan, China, and the Americas.
In a bizarre case of near marketing screw-up, Honda originally called the car the "Fitta", which apparently is the Swedish word for, ahem, the C Word (see http://forbruker.no/bil/article291156.ece). Note to brand marketers and creatives: it pays to hire a cunning linguist.
I got my 07 Fit in college and it has been nothing but fantastic memories. My roommates and I drove from Chicago to LA, 2000 miles, with 5 of us and all of our gear for a week in LA and a week of snowboarding after. I would be lying if I said it was comfortable the entire way, but it worked, and I still got 33+ mpg the whole way. I've seen these things hold a drafting table, sets of tires, multiple bikes, an entire tailgate with full size grill and lawnchairs, … more