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Honda Fit, Hatchback, Wagon
Apr 22, 2009 (9:07 pm)
After filing a long two message story about my experience with the Dallas Honda Dealer,I didn't trust I bought a Subaru Outback SE. I'll be pulling it behind my motor home and I'll be in mountains and National Parks a lot. The four wheel drive and heated seats will come in handy. I'll be paying about 30% more for gas but I think it's a lot more car.
One of the things I really remembered about my 2007 Fit which was totaled by my son was a eight hour drive I took to stay with a friend while my Motor Home was broken down in Utah. That drive in a Fit was choppy and I was really tired after driving such a little car all day. The Fit is perfect as a commuter car but not so hot as a road or off road car.
Good luck with your Fit's, Honda makes very good products, but I'm disappointed with the Dealers,
#2123 of 2635 Re: What I Did!!!! [mauicedar]
Apr 24, 2009 (7:27 am)
Hope you have better luck w/ Outback than I did. I expected a reliable car, but it was a lemon. I'll never buy another Subaru.
#2124 of 2635 Re: What I Did!!!! [mauicedar]
Apr 24, 2009 (2:04 pm)
I had a totaled 07 and the 09 is MUCH better!
As for Suburu, I have heard that the maint. costs are high. I do not know why this is but I always wanted an outback but after doing a lot of research, I found that a lot of customers were not happy. With that said, i think a lot of cutomers are happy and clearly you were able to spend the extra money it took to get into a whole different type of vehicle.
Anyway it sounds like your Outback is perfect for what you want it to do. Honda dealers used to be VERY horrible in metro Atlanta area and so I protested and never bought a Honda but now there is no shortage of nice Honda dealerhips here though there are still some bad ones. I would say it is much nicer to do business with Honda now and I am really glad because I was a Mazda owner and both of my Proteges died at 60000 miles and so I swore off Mazda, who makes an outstanding interior! Very comfortable and plush...
#2125 of 2635 2009 Manual Base
Apr 26, 2009 (9:19 am)
Paid $14,305 (including destination) yesterday.
Did A LOT of research (mostly on edmunds), got A LOT of quotes, and spent A LOT of time going back and forth with dealers all over Southern California to meet/beat the lowest price.
In the end, when I knew I wasn't going to get much lower than $14,305, I went to the dealer who was most respectful during the process.
It's a basic model, but I couldn't be happier with my new car and the whole experience!
#2126 of 2635 Re: 2009 Manual Base [hissy11]
Apr 29, 2009 (11:58 am)
Would you kindly name the dealer or the city? That's the model I'm serious about. What was the out-the-door price, including sales tax and license?
#2127 of 2635 2010 Honda Fit availability?
Apr 30, 2009 (1:05 pm)
When will the 2010 Honda Fits become available?
How much would you predict the 09's could be discounted when the 2010's come out?
#2128 of 2635 Re: What I Did!!!! [mauicedar]
May 01, 2009 (8:54 am)
I have an '08 Outback. Do you intend to tow yours on its wheels?
#2129 of 2635 Re: 2009 Manual Base
May 04, 2009 (7:17 am)
I too collected best price offers from my area (Boston) Honda dealers, spent a week negotiating (telling one dealer the price I had from the other, asking if they would beat it) over email and on the phone and once I thought I had hit bottom, I went to the one with the lowest price. I ended up getting a Red Base Manual 09 Fit for:
$299 Doc Fee
$100 Reg transfer fee
$715 sales tax
$15414 out the door price
One place was willing to go $50 lower, but they didn't have the color I wanted. Most dealers would not beat this price, even on in stock cars.
#2130 of 2635 Re: Tires on Fit Sport [dconnor]
May 04, 2009 (7:47 pm)
You are absolutely right about the tires. Plus you will get some improvement in MPG & ride with the smaller 15" 60 series tires at a slight cost of handling. I hope to buy a Fit in a year & the tire size is a signficant reason. I think you should be tickled pink that the dealer is willing to swap wheels & give you a $500 credit.
#2131 of 2635 Re: Chicago Area: '09 Honda Fit Sport 5MT $15,763 [bergamini]
May 11, 2009 (3:16 pm)
Does the Song name and Artist gets displayed in the Stereo (non Navi FIT SPORT ) ... and was wondering if the USP ipod connector charges the new IPHONE 3G?