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Honda Fit, Hatchback, Wagon
#1700 of 2642 Re: just bought 2008 Base Fit MT [fit4life1]
Aug 01, 2008 (9:44 am)
I never even thought of an arm rest for a Fit. It looks like a pretty cool set-up though. I have to agree with isell: I wonder if Honda will offer one standard or as an accessory?
My internet has been restricted at work (but not edmunds, lol). But, if you go to www.honda.co.jp/ you should be able to view pictures of the 2009 Fit/Jazz. Perhaps they will show pics of the interior?
Aug 04, 2008 (5:36 am)
my '08 fit base just rolled in off the truck... probably the last '08 M.T. fit base (in silver) around.
picking up the dealer today!
#1702 of 2642 Re: today is a good day [igloomaster]
Aug 04, 2008 (2:33 pm)
Here she is! SUCH FUN!!!!"
Aug 04, 2008 (9:07 pm)
Congrats! Enjoy your purchase.
Aug 05, 2008 (6:41 am)
I've been a member here since I bought a new CRV in 2006, and I just bought a new Fit last month -- 2008 Sport, AT (because I have a newbie driver in the family), Vivid Blue Pearl. Purchase price was $15,885 in Newark, Delaware. I only had to wait a couple of days for my Fit to arrive on the truck. I've since added the OEM floor mats and rear bumper protector, and the Japanese-market (JDM) coin holder. Soon to be ordered: door sill covers, JDM passenger-side sun visor, and the cargo cover. I love the Fit so far!
#1705 of 2642 Fit Prices Paid
Aug 14, 2008 (6:16 pm)
I have bought 3 new 2008 Fit Sport Automatics since December of 2007. The MSRP on each car was the same, $16,705. All were purchased cash (no financing) and no trade-in.
The first one (blaze orange) was bought in Lincoln, NE, in Dec of 2007 for $16,322 and no documentation fee, or $200 over Honda's generally recognized "invoice" cost for this car of $16,122.
The second (milano red) was bought in Omaha, NE in Mar of 2008 for $16,167. or $45 over invoice, again no documentation or other added fees (except for state sales tax, license, registration, the items you pretty much have to pay in any state).
The third (vivid blue) was bought in Lincoln in June 2008, same dealer as the first, for $16,122, or invoice, no doc fees or add-on.
In each case I paid anywhere from $383 to $583 UNDER "invoice" (who knows how much the dealers actually pay Honda for the vehicle).
The moral of the story is that it is possible to get a good deal on a new Fit, but your chances of doing that appear to be greatly swayed by where you live in the country. It appears Fits are selling for anywhere from MSRP to way higher on both the West and East coasts, due to demand greatly exceeding supply. So if you can buy a Fit in the Midwest (or possibly the Southeast or Southwest) for $500-$2,000 less, it might be worth it to locate and close a deal on a Fit with a Midwest dealer and then go pick up the car there (depending on how far you have to travel).
The dealers I bought from were Williamson Honda (Lincoln, NE) and O'Daniel Honda (Omaha, NE)
Also, due to the high demand/low supply current situation with Fits, the Kelley Blue Book private party values have shot way up in the last couple months, and are currently $1000-2000 MORE for a like-new used Fit than a brand new one bought from a dealer - go figure.
#1706 of 2642 Re: Fit Prices Paid [fitisgo]
Aug 16, 2008 (6:17 am)
"Also, due to the high demand/low supply current situation with Fits, the Kelley Blue Book private party values have shot way up in the last couple months, and are currently $1000-2000 MORE for a like-new used Fit than a brand new one bought from a dealer - go figure."
Which makes me wonder why any dealer would even bother discounting a vehicle that a consumer can turn around and make money on?
I'm sure if someone offered you $18000.00 you would sell it in a heart beat, but if a dealer sold it for that price you would call them a rip-off.
#1707 of 2642 Re: Purchase strategy
Aug 16, 2008 (3:04 pm)
Just bought my first honda this week.
Fit, manual transmission. $500 below sticker price. Dealership is Martin in Newark, Del.
*BEWARE* this dealer and a bunch of other Honda places are trying to put a $1,000 "market upcharge" on really in-demand models such as the Fit. Don't fall for it.
It was their second to last Fit on the lot. They didn't expect any more until the '09s arrive. The remaining one is a gold Sport, if anyone is interested.
#1708 of 2642 Re: Fit Prices Paid [mplshondadlr]
Aug 16, 2008 (3:09 pm)
Any Fits left in your area? We are OUT of 2008's and so is everybody else.
Our phones ring constantly from people looking for them.
Taking deposits for 2009's that will be arriving in October and probably half of those are pre-sold now.