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Honda Fit, Hatchback, Wagon
#1653 of 2642 Re: Please compare apples to apples [isellhondas]
Jun 26, 2008 (7:59 am)
I am going to have to agree with isell. I just "booked out" a used 2007 Fit Sport A/T with 12K on it here in edmunds. According to edmunds, this car used sells for $16609.00! KBB has the same used car at $17815.00 (wow!) and NADA has the car at $16275.00. So between the three most trusted valuation sites the average price for a USED Fit Sport A/T is $16899.00 - which is MORE then MSRP for a brand new one!
I'll give you a real world story however. In Febuaray of 2007 I sold a Honda Fit Sport A/T to a friend of mine. He drove it up until April of this year. In that time he put about 15000 miles on it. He advertised the car on carsoup and sold it in 24 hours for $300.00 MORE then what he paid for it. He hated to sell it but Northwest Airlines transfered him to Japan.
To address the other thing, the national advertised invoice is $16158.00 with $321.40 in total hold back (HTP+1%). Here in Minneapolis the mark-up for a Fit Sport A/T is $382.00 (thanks to our $200.00 co-op advertising fee for the six metro dealers) + $321.40. So the actual cost of a Fit Sport A/T is $15836.60 ($16036.60 in the twin cities).
So if you buy at MSRP or invoice you're getting an awesome deal and if you dont like the car you can always sell it and at the very least break even on it!
#1654 of 2642 Atamian Honda, Tewksbury MA -- great service before sale, horrible after.
Jun 26, 2008 (11:27 am)
I bought a Honda Fit from Atamian Honda on the 19th. Let me tell you about our experience.
+ Came straight out and said that they can't keep Automatics on the lot, so don't expect haggling. OK, MSRP is pretty decent -- 16,705 for the fit sport. $17,943 once you add in the tax and doc fees.
+ When we said that our credit union could give us 3.5% APR on a 36 month loan, while they only had 5% APR, they bought their rate down to 3.99% and gave us $75 cash -- which is difference in the interest we would pay if we went with 3.5% from the credit union.
+ Didn't try to sell us stuff we didn't want or need (paint "protection", extended warranties, etc.) at least partially because we said up front that we didn't want them.
- The only way I found out that my delivery date was when *I* called *them.*
- The sales rep simply didn't want to talk to me when I called to check the status of the car.
- They could not or would not explain why -- when the car has been sitting just 50 miles away for *4* days -- it hadn't arrived yet.
- They would not "take ownership" of the delivery process, expecting everyone to just sit and wait for their car.
My personal favorite is this. I got a call from the sales rep today to explain why the car was still in the rail yard in East Brookfield, MA. He tried to tell me that the transportation coordinator told him that "the car comes in to the US in Portland, OR, and the floods in the Midwest have slowed down deliveries." This would normally fly, except that the car has been in Massachusetts SINCE BEFORE MONDAY. If you want to feed me a bunch of BS, at least try to make it Plausible BS. Don't insult my intelligence.
#1655 of 2642 Fit Base or Fit Sport?
Jun 26, 2008 (12:41 pm)
Both come with A/C, which is great. I'm leaning toward the base model Fit, as I don't really need all extras the Sport comes with (though they are nifty.) However, does anybody know if the base model comes with that cargo cover thing in the back? I can't find this info anywhere on the net. The dealer only had the Sport on the lot when I was there buying a Civic last month.
#1656 of 2642 Re: Fit Base or Fit Sport? [igloomaster]
Jun 28, 2008 (11:51 am)
The base model does not come with the cargo cover, also it does not have floor mats included.
#1657 of 2642 Re: Fit Base or Fit Sport? [klissel]
Jun 28, 2008 (12:18 pm)
Sports don't come with floor mats either.
#1658 of 2642 Re: Fit Base or Fit Sport? [isellhondas]
Jun 28, 2008 (1:43 pm)
The floor mats and cargo cover are optional on both Base and Sport.
#1659 of 2642 Second Fit purchase
Jun 29, 2008 (1:15 pm)
We bought our first Fit three months ago. It is a Tidewater Blue base 5-speed manual. We paid, excluding taxes, title, etc., $14,385, $200 below MSRP. It included mud guards in the price. My wife and I just purchased a second Fit, a Milano Red base 5-speed manual with no accessories from a different dealership for $14,585 which was MSRP at the time we put down a deposit a month ago. The dealership where we got our first Fit wanted $14,850 for another so we shopped around. We dealt with the internet sales staff for this second purchase and they did a great job in communication, keeping me informed as to VIN and progress in the car's travel from Japan to Tennessee. I see now that Edmund's lists MSRP for this car at $14,620 which is the TMV price and which appears to be due to an increase in destination charges from the previous $635 to $670 with the base price of $13,950. So, perhaps I got the second car for a little below MSRP as well. So far my experiences with both Honda dealerships have been very positive and I think I have paid fair market prices for the two Fits.
#1660 of 2642 So What's the price of the 2009 Fit
Jun 30, 2008 (5:40 am)
Just wondering how much the 2009 fits will go up in price. I am guessing 2 - 3%. Does anyone know, generally speaking, what percent it will increase?
#1661 of 2642 Re: So What's the price of the 2009 Fit [klissel]
Jun 30, 2008 (6:49 pm)
I did a ton of research before buying my 08 Fit Sport (just tonight!) and was told the 09's would increase by 2% and should begin shipping in August. I decided not to wait because I didn't like the design changes in the 09.
Jul 01, 2008 (11:22 am)
Has anyone actually purchased a Fit with Costco pricing? I tried to sign up on the Costco website for this program and got a message saying that Costco doesn't do pricing for the Honda Fit. It looks like others have gotten pricing though. I'm confused.