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Honda Fit, Hatchback, Wagon
#2394 of 2635 Re: ordering the Fit [jonniedee]
Oct 10, 2009 (9:54 pm)
Hello To All..I'm The Proud New Owner Of The Honda Fit..My 1st HONDA! I'm 69 Years Of Age, Married, 2 Grown Kids And 1 Grand-Child..I'm 6'1" Weigh 225 Lbs.
My Sister In Law, In Florida, Also 69 Years Started The "Trend" Of The Honda Fits.
We Liked Hers So Well We Bought One JUST LIKE Hers!! Identical In EVERY Aspect..She Gets 35MPG Around Town And We Get 35MPG Around Town!
When I Sat In The Back Seat, I Was Sold..When I Folded The Rear Seats Down And Saw ALL The Cargo Space..I Was Sold Again!! Then When I Drove The Car With The "Paddle-Shifters" And Looked Out The Great Expanse Of The Windshield I Was Completely Sold!! Hard To Believe All The "Quickness" From The 4 Cylinder Motor!!
Now, All I Want To Do Is "Drag-Race" From Red-Light To Red Light!
When We Decided To Buy The FIT I Shopped Across The Net From Ca. To Up State New York, Looking For The Tidewater-Blue Color..This Car Was Priced From $18,600 To $20,000 Across The Net..I Knew The MSRP Of $17,600 And I Also Bought The Consumer Report That Gave Me The CR Best Buy Price Of $16,040..
Everyone I Came Across On The Net, I Either Called Or E Mailed My Best Price!!
Some Called Back In A Few Days..Some NEVER Called Back!
By The Way, I Live In The Metro Atlanta Area And The Dealers Here Have A DOC Fee Of $700 & UP!! This Is A GREED Fee That They Charge Each & Every Customer That Agrees To Do Business With Them!!..This Is Added On AFTER All The Other Add On's! NOT ME!!!!!!
You Will LOVE This Part.....I Found My Car On The Net At jackingrammotors.com
Located In Montgomery Ala. The Car Had 5,000 Miles On It,Tidewater-Blue, I Called, Talked To The Receptionist, Made My Offer..She Said She Would Call Back In 5 Minutes, She Did, They Accepted My Offer, She E Mailed The Vin# And All The Details On The Car And Sent The Car Fax Report!! The Sales Manager Called After Finishing With His Customer..Wanted To Know When I Could Come For My Test Drive..I Told Him Anytime..I'm A Retiree..He Said He Would SEND A Lady To Pick Me Up At My Home, 175 Miles North Of His Location..About 4 Hours Later, She Was Ringing My Bell In A JAGUAR!
She Drove Me Back To The Dealership In Montgomery, Ala..I Looked Over My Beautiful Fit Sport, Went For A Drive, Signed The Papers & Drove Back Home!!
Folks, I Have Been Buying Cars For 45 Plus Years..THIS Dealer In Montgomery Ala. jackingrammotors.com Is By FAR The Most Rewarding Dealership Experience I Have EVER Enjoyed!!! After All, Its YOUR Money YOU Are Spending,Should'nt It Be A Rewarding Experience?
Moral Of The Story? Be Patient,Be Prepared..Get The "Done Deal" Before Stepping On The Showroom Floor!!!!!!!!
PS,PS I Paid $15,900 For My 2009 Fit Sport..Plus Ga. Sales Tax!!
I Love My Fit!!
#2395 of 2635 Re: ordering the Fit [maxhray]
Oct 11, 2009 (7:21 am)
Thanks for relaying your experience. Glad to learn that you are enjoying your 09 Fit, the way I am enjoying mine and the way I enjoyed my previous 08 Fit.
Mine is of course a manual trans and still within the break-in period. And even with the fuel sapping break-in driving (with constantly varying rpms), the car is already yielding over 35mpg in mixed driving conditions. Can't beat that, with all of the interior space and the practicality of the interior.....and the price !
Oct 11, 2009 (8:54 am)
Enjoy your new Fit...seem to be nice cars. Sat in one recently at the dealer when getting a warranty issue done on my Civic. Felt a bit smallish inside for my tastes. My kid also test drove one but decided a Nissan Versa met her needs better. Enjoy your car.
One last thing...very difficult to read your post with the "unusual way" you type...capitals should be used like we learned in grade school as it's a much easier read. Just like a house with bad curb appeal, many will just skip a post that has readability issues.
#2397 of 2635 Re: Congrats [sandman_6472]
Oct 11, 2009 (6:43 pm)
My kid also test drove one but decided a Nissan Versa met her needs better.
I get to drive Nissan Versas and Toyota Yarises during business trips. I tend to pick these smaller cars than the large Pontiacs and Chrysler/Dodge models that the rental companies try to push onto their customers.
The Versa sounds good on paper but for whatever reason, I never could get fully comfortable in it. Typically it is just a matter of acclimation but after a week of driving around in it, I was actually glad to return it to the airport on my way back. The handling was pretty poor and had an artificially "heavy" feeling, the controls, the steering and all other things had a lower quality feel than the Fit or the Yaris. I could not put my finger on what was wrong with it but I never warmed to it. It was a fairly new specimen with less than 3000 miles on it.
On the other hand, when it came to the Toyota Yaris, I felt right at home within a few minutes of picking it up. It had a high quality feel all around (even though the product is a very low priced one) with exemplary fit and finish. Even though it is not in the same handling category as the Fit (especially at higher speeds where the Honda was unflappable, while the Yaris did not feel as stable), it was not too bad. No real complaints on the Yaris, especially after factoring in the price.
Just an opinion on these models competing for the same customers. That was the only time I picked up the Versa - not comfortable with picking it up again.
#2398 of 2635 2009 Honda Fit, AT Sport without Navigation, $19100 OTD, good deal?
Oct 11, 2009 (9:48 pm)
I plan to buy a Honda Fit (AT Sport without Navigation). I learned that because of the C4C program, there are very few 2009s left, and the 2010s just came in. I wish I could get an better deal with 2009, since traditionally, it would be easier to get a better deal with the year model that is going to fade out. But it seems difficult to get a good deal with this 2009 Honda Fit, only because it has been so HOT! I have got an offer of $19150 (out of door) for 2009 Fit. I live in Los Angeles, California. Should I accept it, or try more? Any ideas/suggestions? Much appreciate!
Oct 12, 2009 (7:45 pm)
Hello I was quoted 16,500.00 for a 2009 fit sport automatic. It seems like a decent deal but with 2010s aroujnd the corner should I be lower? the edmunds TMV says most people are paying around 17.235.00
I know once I add the tax and the dest fee it will be almost 18k probably but I know there is a government program that will let you deduct the sales tax on your taxes.
#2400 of 2635 Re: my quote [bgates222]
Oct 13, 2009 (9:24 pm)
1) TMV includes TTL or not?
I also checked the edmunds TMV and it is arround $17k. But my understanding is that the TMV does not routinely include the tax, title and document fees. If it is true, the out of door price would still be close to $19k.
2) Is sales tax for car purchase deductable in California?
Can you or anyone confirm that? Thanks.
#2401 of 2635 Re: my quote [wang_jicheng]
Oct 13, 2009 (9:46 pm)
not sure if i can post the link so i posted the text from the IRS website
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act permits taxpayers to take a deduction for state and local sales and excise taxes paid on the purchase of new cars, light trucks, motor homes and motorcycles. The deduction is available on new vehicles purchased from Feb. 17, 2009, through Dec. 31, 2009. In states that don't have a sales tax, the law provides a deduction for other taxes or fees paid. This deduction is available whether or not a taxpayer itemizes deductions on Schedule A.
The deduction is limited to the taxes and fees paid on up to $49,500 of the purchase price of an eligible vehicle. The deduction is reduced for joint filers with modified adjusted gross incomes (MAGI) between $250,000 and $260,000 and other taxpayers with MAGI between $125,000 and $135,000. Taxpayers with higher incomes do not qualify.
Taxpayers who make qualifying new vehicle purchases this year can estimate the deduction with the help of IRS Publication 919, How Do I Adjust My Withholding? Lines 10a to 10k on Worksheet 10 take into account purchases above the $49,500 limit, as well as the reduced deductions for taxpayers at higher income levels.
#2402 of 2635 Re: my quote [wang_jicheng]
Oct 13, 2009 (9:47 pm)
Also im not sure if the tmv price includes tax but i dont think so
#2403 of 2635 Offer on 2010 Honda Fit Base Model
Oct 14, 2009 (3:06 am)
Hello all, I am shopping around for a 2010 Base Model Fit with AT
I actually dont plan on buying until the middle of December, when I move back to the USA, but I thought I would get a feel for what the market is like.
This was the best offer so far:
2010 Honda Fit base model:
selling price - 16,007.00
tax - 1296.57
registration - 283.50
doc fee - 399.00
Total OTD - 17,986.07
What do you guys think? good deal? or keep looking? Any predictions on how the offers will look around Dec 18th?