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#1684 of 2642 Price Paid - 2008 Honda Fit Sport w/Automatic (Milano Red)
Jul 23, 2008 (7:28 pm)
I took delivery on July 11, 2008, from Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg, Virginia...car arrived at dealership on July 10, 2008...had 3 miles on the odometer when I drove it away...my very first car (which I still own) was a 1966 Ford Mustang in Candyapple Red purchased new in 1966...finally I've come full circle back to red and I have to say it's a very attractive car...I have another auto in burgundy and it's an elegant color but it's nice to have red again for sure.
$15,951 Vehicle & Destination
$0 Processing/Documentation Fee
$0 Dealer's Business License Tax
$12 Temporary Tag
$15,963 Total (This is the amount of the check that I wrote to the dealership)
The car came with wheel locks installed by the dealer and is included in the above amount...a pleasant surprise I might add...I will take care of all DMV costs myself directly at a DMV office...there was no trade-in...also no extended warranty, no tire-wheel extra warranty, no window etching, and no paint sealant add-ons...I'll take my chances...the entire deal was negotiated by email as the result of my request for dealer quotes thru honda.com.
So far the car has exceeded all my expectations...it hasn't reached 600 miles yet so it's still in "break-in" mode...I like the sport steering (it reminds me of a Mustang GT), the lack of interior noises/rattles, the ride (better than a Jeep Wrangler by a long shot and not quite up to Mercedes standards) and then there's that new car smell...have never owned a 5-speed automatic before & find it shifting up /down on our central Virginia rural roads but if it gets the rated fuel economy I really don't care...I'll experiment with the paddle shifters after the break-in period has past.
#1685 of 2642 Re: Looked at the Fit today [riogreyhound]
Jul 26, 2008 (8:10 am)
I just bought an Fit Sport AT model for $18000 OTD at Goudy Honda.
Also, West Covina Honda in California gave me $15999 quote for the same car.
Hope it helps
#1686 of 2642 price paid on new fit
Jul 27, 2008 (12:54 pm)
The forums here were so helpful when I was doing my car research that I really feel obligated to come back and share my final purchase price.
I bought a new 2008 Honda Fit, AT, base model on July 26, 2008. I live in New Jersey, and I shopped around the area Honda dealerships before ultimately buying from DCH Paramus Honda. I would recommend the dealership to anyone looking to buy a car, and not just for the pricing. Anyway, I paid:
$15,000 (vehicle + destination) + $1,050 (NJ sales tax) + $7.50 (tire tax) + $433 (registration, documentation, + dealer fees) = $16,490 OTD
I hope someone finds this information helpful.
Good luck and happy car hunting. =]
#1687 of 2642 Re: Purchase strategy [bostonjazz]
Jul 27, 2008 (7:15 pm)
I bought mine from a dealer and was forced to pay sticker price. I have bought cars before and was usually able to get them down 1000.00 or so. But this guy wouldn't budge. And based on the fact that 6 fits (their entire inventory) was sitting by the detail bay to be cleaned before their new owners picked them up, he would've just let me walk away cause someone else would've bought it.
#1688 of 2642 2008 still available?
Jul 28, 2008 (6:07 am)
Is it possible to still obtain a 2008 Fit, or are they most likely sold-out, only to be replenished with the 2009 model?
#1689 of 2642 Re: 2008 still available? [igloomaster]
Jul 28, 2008 (7:44 am)
Inventory varies by area...they have them in stock in the Atlanta area. You can usually search the dealerhip's inventory online. I would rather wait for the 09 but that's just me. Honda has that little guy on TV saying it is time to make a deal now so in Atlanta, they might give a little off sticker, just depends on how the dealership is doing at the time you want to buy a car...
#1690 of 2642 just bought 2008 Base Fit MT
Jul 29, 2008 (4:21 pm)
well, just got back from the dealer. bought an '08 base Fit, manual. they don't have a single one left on the lot, so they are 'locating' one for me. should know more by tomorrow. paid under msrp, and they gave me a great deal on my trade-in. very happy so far.
#1691 of 2642 Re: Purchase strategy [fit4life1]
Jul 30, 2008 (6:37 pm)
You weren't "forced". You didn't have to buy it.
There is about 500.00 profit in those when sold at MSRP so getting 1000.00 off would be pretty unlikely.
At this point, I think we have maybe six Fits left, four of these are the lease desirable base models with five speeds.
There are none in the pipeline so it'll be two months before we see any more and they will be 2009's.
Your part of the country may vary...this is very frustrating to say the least.
#1692 of 2642 Re: just bought 2008 Base Fit MT [igloomaster]
Jul 30, 2008 (6:39 pm)
I wish you well on that locate.
Unless they happen to have a Sport Automatic to trade, it's pretty unlikely another store will give one up.
#1693 of 2642 Re: Purchase strategy [isellhondas]
Jul 30, 2008 (7:13 pm)
I actually didn't want the sport anyway. I put on my own aftermarket spoiler, fog lights, wheels, exhaust system, and sound system. Soon, I'll be throwing on a body kit. So, basically, a sport would've been a waste of money for me. I think what irritated me was that the 08 sport was only a couple hundred more than the 07 base which is what I bought. granted, It only had 2800 miles on it.