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Honda Fit, Hatchback, Wagon
#2070 of 2642 2008 Fit w/ 10,000 miles
Mar 15, 2009 (10:41 am)
I just purchased a used 2008 Fit Base w/ MT on the 12th of this month in NJ for $13,097. But with the 7% sales tax and all the charges it came out to 14,382. I think I overpaid since on the edmunds website it says it goes for $12,400 at dealer. If only I saw it BEFORE heading to Honda.
This was my first car purchase and I had no idea what all those numbers meant. I put $1,800 down and will be paying $215 a month for 72 months 6.9 APR in case anyone's interested. Anyone think I overpaid??
#2071 of 2642 Re: 2008 Fit w/ 10,000 miles [pzir]
Mar 15, 2009 (11:10 am)
You did not really lose your shirt so there is no sense in worrying right now about the price you paid.
The real money you are over paying is in the terms of your loan. Take a look at how much interest you will be paying at 6.9 for 72 months! Run one of those calculators or really the finance person sometimes does this for you...
This is a very long loan! This might have been the only way you could afford the car but you are going to spend quite a bit in interest! I thought 60 month loans were long but 72 is very long! I hope that you can get this car paid off in half the time...when your financial situation improves maybe you can increase your payments but you have to check for early payment penalties, some companies charge you extra if you pay it off early.
Good luck and this was not a bad first experience! My first experience was much worse but that was before the internet. Honestly, people should really spend time understanding what they are doing before making large purchases but real life is the best school!
#2072 of 2642 Got my new Fit
Mar 15, 2009 (5:39 pm)
I'm excited to say I just drove home in my 09 Honda Fit Sport auto trans. in Blue Sensation. Compared to what people in other states and some in CA have paid it was not a doozy of a deal but for my area, Santa Barbara, it was good and I got to buy locally. I was able to show them other internet quotes and they matched the lowest one...$17,000 plus tax and reg. I figured they needed to make a little $$. They did however try to sneak in $295 for window etching and I told them that wasn't part of the deal so they backed off after a little haggling. I'm really happy and really glad I researched reading other people's experiences because it gave me the confidence to go in and make the deal. I was out the door in less than an hour.
Happy new Fit owner. Yeah!
#2073 of 2642 Re: Purchase strategy [phf50]
Mar 15, 2009 (9:16 pm)
i live in mass fit sport 5 speed mt blackberry
#2074 of 2642 Re: Price [dandano]
Mar 16, 2009 (5:28 pm)
Mar 17, 2009 (6:30 am)
Please post your pricing received in this format. Eliminates a lot of questions, confusion and unnecessary posts.
Here is an example:
2009 Honda Fit Sport Automatic
$17480.00 Selling Price includes the destination charge
+$1200.00 Sales tax
+$350 Plates and reg
+$100.00 Dealer Doc fee/processing fee
#2076 of 2642 NYC prices honda fit at sport silver.
Mar 17, 2009 (9:30 pm)
Thanks for all your comments, got a I think a great price for the North East. I was also looking in south florida and they no where came near what North East offered First I put no money down, entire amount borrowed from Municipal Credit Union for a 1.95% 60 month loan (great deal for month of Februrary, monthly payment of $321.
Here goes the deal I got
2009 Honda Fit Sport Automatic silver from Paragon Honda in Woodside Queens, they really have a great staff.
$16,599.00 Selling Price includes the destination charge (yes destination included)
$79.00 Wheel locks No charge for full tank of gas and 2 years of needed oil changes. (not sure if this is from dealer or from honda.)
$1396.78 Sales tax
$12.50 Tire fee (recycling)
$205 Plates and reg
$45.00 Dealer processing fee (quibbled over it but in the end, I processed the sale in 2.5 hours at dealer on the same day I told them I was a go. ( by doing Geico on the phone in morning and going to Municipal Credit Union for loan.
No documentation fee that I see often on the web site and from dealers
Thanks all. I must admit the prevailing price among dealers was around 16,799-16,999 for sale price including destination but because of all your suggestions one nyc dealer went lower. I parked the car this evening in NYC and two guys were crossing the street and they just said to me they liked the car, what kind is it. NICE Enjoy.
PS What is Honda Care I got it for free but could not tell if that is just something that everyone gets when they buy the car. Oh, also because of your comments I had them give me the bridgestone tires instead of the Dunlop. Every little bit helps in keeping road noise down. But alas it is not a Lexus or a Rolls. who suffer from deafening silence in the cabin
#2077 of 2642 Austin/San Antonio 2009 Fit Sport Auto
Mar 18, 2009 (2:04 pm)
Just got home from the dealer with my new fit. I sent email OTD quote requests to dealers in Austin, Kileen and San Antonio(I am in Austin) The best quote was from Gillman Honda in North San Antonio. Tony Woodard is the Internet Sales Manager and he was very helpful and straight forward.
2009 Honda Fit Sport Automatic Black
with window tint
Price : $17,250.00 (Including destination Fee)
Sales Tax: $1078.13
Vehicle Inventory Tax $28.27
2 year State Inspection: $23.75
Document Fee: $50.00
Drive out Total : $18,538.95
I financed through my credit union and was out of there in about 2 hours.
#2078 of 2642 Are you delaying your Honda Fit purchase?
Mar 19, 2009 (11:55 am)
A reporter is looking to speak to consumers who purchased a larger vehicle but had considered a smaller vehicle when gas prices were high. Or if you're holding off on buying a small car because of the downturn in the economy. Please send your daytime phone number to ctalatiedmunds.com by Thursday, March 19, 2009.
#2079 of 2642 My experience with a misleading Dealer!!! Part One
Mar 19, 2009 (5:18 pm)
This is going to be a long post. I'm going to go through my experience with Freeman Honda in Dallas, Texas. Where I use "quote " enclosures I will be inserting quotes from emails I exchanged with the Internet sales dept.
First about me. I wanted to buy a Honda Fit to pull behind my Motor Home. I had a 2007 and it was totaled. I have my vehicles registered in Montana under a LLC I formed there. This allows me to register the vehicle there and not pay local sales taxes in Texas. I get a temporary 30 day permit and then register and License the car in Montana. No sales tax there. I live in Hawaii and I'm about to retire and travel full time. Keep in mind that I am in Hawaii and plan on flying into Dallas and picking a new car up in May and then continuing my travels.
I contacted several Honda Dealers in Dallas and Shreveport La, because that's where my Motor Home is now. I made the contacts by emails telling them I wanted a Fit Auto Sport and no options.
Freeman Honda contacted me with the following in their email.
FIT SPORT AUTOMATIC
Free 100,000 Mile Warranty
FREEMAN HONDA PRICE:$16195
Limited time only.On all standard equiped vehicles
That looked like a very good price although some of the claims in this forum are in this range. I emailed the company told them I was interested in buying. By the way, there was never another mention of the Free 100.000 Warranty
They replied by senting me the following in an email!
Your price on this vehicle is 16195+670 for destination +400 for adds that may be on the vehicle)wheel locks,( to protect your vehicle from vandalism, tint, to keep your car interior cool, pinstripes door molding, just for a stylish look, tray liner in the trunk, for those spills that might occur or to put mulch in the back of the vehicle with no hesitation. All Dealers have adds. Just ask them for dealer adds upfront and they will tell you, "yes I do have adds". If they say otherwise they'd be lying.
17265 Drive out"
I noticed the destination fee was added and no taxes or fees mentioned but I emailed back.
"Other Dealers are willing to sell the car without add-ons. Most of the options you mentioned I wouldn't want if they were free. Wheel locks maybe. Please let me know if your offer is $16,865 with no options?"
They emailed me back.
"Dear Mrs. Barnette,
That price is with all the add ons."
I then emailed back asking for clarification.
"So your saying the price I sent you of $16,865 includes the Add-ons?
(MR) Sherry Barnette
Their answer. "Yes Mam."
They were now confirming in writing the lower price and it included the Add-ons.
After a couple of telephone conversations in which I went through my desire to register the car myself and avoid fees, which were agree to by the salesman. I sent the following email.
"Hi, I just want to get the entire offer down on one page, with a signature from someone at the Dealership who is authorized to make a binding offer. I'm happy with the deal as we have discussed and agreed upon. I'd like a fax with the following details.
1, Listing the car as 2009 Honda Fit Sport with Automatic., Tidewater Blue Metallic color.
2, List the options, Tint for windows, Luggage tray mat, Pinstripes, Wheel locks.
3, Amount of Deposit at $500.00 by Credit card. deposit will be refundable at buyers choice until April 15th or car is available on your lot whichever is later.
4, Three thousand of total price can be paid by Credit card.
5, Vehicle will be titled and licensed by buyer in Montana and buyer will be responsible for Montana fees and taxes. Texas sales tax will not be charged.
6, There will be no other fees charged and the total out the door price will be $16,865."
Please fax agreement to me at 808- xxx-xxxx"
I then received a fax signed by the sales manager which stated.
Freeman Honda authorizes the sale of:
2009 Honda Fit Sport Automatic transmission in Tidewater Blue with standard equipment and the options listed below:
Trunk Tray liner
I've run out of room, I'll post the rest in the next 1/2 hour.