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#1834 of 2642 Great Dealer, Great Buy!!
Sep 25, 2008 (8:19 am)
After working for three weeks with the dealer I bought my (unfortunately totalled) 2007 Fit from to no avail, calling a dozen dealerships from LA to Auburn, and an auto broker (who did find me a base manual, but not a color I wanted) I finally hit the jackpot with Stockton Honda, and a salesman named Rick.
I was looking for a Base Manual in Tidewater Blue. There were, as it turned out, only 3 in California, but they were being sold way over MSRP. Stockton Honda worked out a 3-way swap, and Rick drove from Stockton to SF to Sacramento to El Cerrito and back to Stockton to get my car, a Base Manual in Tidewater Blue, sold to me at MSRP. That's what I call going above and beyond. What a great dealership!
#1835 of 2642 accessories at dealer vs. outside shop?
Sep 28, 2008 (12:39 pm)
I have a deposit on 2009 Fit that came in last week, and I'm going into the dealer tomorrow to complete paperwork. This is my first new car purchase, and I was wondering about having accessories like tinting and clear bra added at the dealer vs taking it to an outside shop. I can save about $300 on tint and clear bra if I take it to an outside shop. Any reason not to do this?
Also, anyone with experience installing side molding? I can purchase the molding pieces from a Honda accessories site for $150. Dealer charges $250.
#1836 of 2642 Honda Fit near Seattle
Sep 28, 2008 (3:28 pm)
I have not found one dealer near Seattle willing to sell for MSRP. The best I got was $500 plus. I refuse to pay any over MSRP. As a buyer, we should stand our ground. Let the law of supply and demand bring the price down to a reasonable level. With the current sluggish economy, we should have an upper hand.
#1837 of 2642 Re: Honda Fit near Seattle [wxl]
Sep 29, 2008 (9:33 am)
I agree. I will not buy in my local area until MSRP is available, and I believe that it soon will be. The dealerships will make a reasonable profit at MSRP. That should be enough.
#1838 of 2642 Bought TWO fits today at SouthShoreHonda in NY
Oct 01, 2008 (12:45 pm)
Hi. Been wanting a Fit or two since last year, and waited for the '09.
Walked into South Shore Honda today after checking their stock online.
They happened to have an Orange sport, and a Tidewater blue base, both autos.
After test driving a Civic LX and determining that it was just as wonderful and bland as the 1999 Civic we have, I opted to go with the car that made me smile.
They let me test drive the Orange sport, and I was all grins. Sure it rides rougher than the Civic, and I could get a Civic for the same money, but I want a more utilitarian car that'll carry odd sized objects, fit in small spots, get great mileage, all the while feeling like a go-kart.
So I bought both the Orange sport and Tidewater base automatic fits. Paid MSRP + tax and plates for each. Got the remote entry/security system thrown in on the blue base model. Settled for 5.49% financing for 60 months each. 10G's down (5 each) total payment for both cars will be $511 month.
The dealer now has no more Fits. I bought the only two they had, in colors I liked. I got lucky.
#1839 of 2642 Sport w/ Nav and Manual Transmission
Oct 01, 2008 (7:37 pm)
I would like to test drive Fit with manual transmission. I am in Phoenix, AZ, and dealers here just don't have any MT. When I asked for Sport w/ Nav and MT, they tried to convinced me that it is as rare as snow is Phoenix. Did anybody test drive it? How does it compare with AT?
#1840 of 2642 2009 Blackberry Pearl Honda Fit Sport AT - Harrisburg, PA
Oct 02, 2008 (10:34 am)
I just picked up my BBP 2009 Fit Sport yesterday. I really wanted this color so after putting $300 down, they found one nearby (80 miles away), they brought it to the dealership for me to purchase. I bought it for $17,380.00, which is $200 under MSRP. Dealership was great, no hidden charges and 4.49 percent financing for 60 months. So far, so good!
#1841 of 2642 northern ca dealer?
Oct 05, 2008 (11:04 pm)
Anyone had a good buy with a northern ca dealer recently? I am in the market and I have had 1 quote so far from Autowest Honda-Roseville....
#1842 of 2642 Re: northern ca dealer? [joobee]
Oct 06, 2008 (6:24 am)
try san leandro honda they did a no b.s. deal for me.
I also saw some new fits at napa honda
#1843 of 2642 Re: Illinois Honda fit? [srovens]
Oct 06, 2008 (7:26 am)
We live in Urbana, but last year we had the Peoria dealer (Bob Lindsay Honda) get us a base manual silver fit. We got it at msrp with no hassles. We use the Bloomington dealer (Brad Barker Honda) for service and like them too. Looking online wasn't working for us because some dealers put everything on there including the ones that are already pre-sold. Others keep a waiting list for fits so you have to call or go see them to see what their list is like. We put down a $500 deposit and got the car in 3 weeks. Good luck.