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#2426 of 2642 first time car buyer...is this a good deal for a 2010 honda fit sport AT?
Dec 04, 2009 (7:53 pm)
I just went to a local dealership here in Bayonne,NJ to test drive a 2010 Honda Fit Sport Automatic transmission. The dealer quoted me $19000 even out-the-door price which includes $198 vehicle protection program/window etching, $279 doc fee, $322 motor vehicle and NJ sales tax. Tried my best to have them deduct the window etching and doc fee, but they won't accept it, says the etching and doc fee are required.. Tried to haggle it down to $18,500 but still no luck.
Is $19K already a good deal fo this vehicle? No dealer added options. Anybody bought this car for $18,500 OTD price?
Should I wait until the last couple weeks of December?
#2427 of 2642 Re: first time car buyer...is this a good deal for a 2010 honda fit sport AT? [newfitbuyer01]
Dec 13, 2009 (5:25 am)
The vehicle protection/window etching is B.S. , and the doc fee is usually jacked up. Registration for 4 years should be only around $200. The dealers find ways to screw us on all these numbers. I would suggest that you try Academy or Open Road Honda; I think you can get the $18,500 OTD price.
I just bought a base AT, at $17,070 OTD :
$1085.70 tax (NJ 7%) - The advantage of buying this month is that this tax is a deduction on 2009 taxes.
(Some of the B.S. starts now)
$7.50 Tire tax fee
$6 online motor vehicle fee
$211 registration fee (dealer tried to charge $296, but supposedly they'll refund overcharge; I doubt it though, they'll show it as their service fee or something I'm sure)
$3 Temp sticker fee
$250 doc fee
$17,070 or so;
This paragraph explains the doc fee, which shows you how they can rip you off:
"It is a fee charged by the Dealer in an amount that covers costs and reflects the value of the benefit provided by the service. In some cases, the fee includes some services that may be optional or may be performed by the customer."
#2428 of 2642 Quoted $18,445 OTD for Honda Fit Sport AT w/o Navi
Dec 18, 2009 (7:21 pm)
Seems like a good deal, thought I would compare with other. Consumer Reports says the invoice price is $16,645 and destination charge is $710. My state has 6% sales tax.
#2429 of 2642 bought a Fit Sport 2010 AT
Dec 22, 2009 (8:12 pm)
$19271 OTD in Los Angeles County, CA.
The vehicle price is $17209
(It includes some extras such as wheel locks, rear bumper applique, cargo tray & door edge film).
Sales tax is $1683 (9.75%)
The rest ($379) is paperwork, title, registrations etc etc
#2430 of 2642 2010 Honda Fit Sport + extra honda care warranty = bad deal?
Dec 31, 2009 (8:12 am)
Bought at the Scott Robinson Honda dealership in Torrance, CA
Went through the Costco Auto Buying Program
Paid $100.00 over the invoice they showed me.
Added the rear bumper applique and the cargo tray.
Total before taxes - $17645.50
Document Prep Fee - $55.00
Sales Tax for all the above - $1725.80
Optional DMV electronic filing fee - $29.00
Then I got the Honda Care Extended Warranty for 8 years 120,000 miles - $1945.00
I think I totally got taken for this one. i showed them a quoted price from warrantydirect.com for 6 years 100,000 miles for ~ ~1000.00 which includes coverage if a covered part breaks a non-covered part and if a non-covered part breaks a covered part. They went through the sales pitch of "oh these types of warranties don't get honored. they are out to make money etc." I asked if I could get the honda care extended warranty later so I could think about it and compare the contracts and the salesperson said "No. Then the car is considered used."
They dropped the price for the 8 yrs, 120,000 warranty about $200.00 dollars.
What do you all think?
#2431 of 2642 Re: 2010 Honda Fit Sport + extra honda care warranty = bad deal? [shunkyo]
Dec 31, 2009 (12:20 pm)
I would recommend you look at the smart shopper board for extended Honda warranties, there are better deals out there.
#2432 of 2642 2010 FIT BASE AT
Jan 01, 2010 (4:52 am)
just bought a 2010 Base AT in Blue Sensation Pearl from Dublin Honda. $250 below invoice, just plus tax and registration. The OTD was $17,381. I have two regrets though from the purchase experience, not related to the FIT itself. I traded in my old car and I didn't do too good at bargaining the trade in value. That probably cost me about $400 difference. Also, I didn't haggle the dealer to throw in a set of floor mat for the FIT, so I had to get a set from ebay. Otherwise, we are liking the new little FIT that we got. Cheers.
#2433 of 2642 Last 2009 Fit manual with navigation
Jan 01, 2010 (2:26 pm)
I paid $19536 delivered to Baltimore with no tax, title or tags.
No trade in - I sold my 2003 Civic Hybrid on AutoTrader for $5200.
I added $1720 for 8 years of Honda Care.
The dealer offered me the Volkswagen van for the same price. However living in urban America I did not want the liability of negotiating the bus through the pre-automobile urban architecture of my community.
The negotiating terms were:
1. Fit 2 road bikes vertically so that they would not require the bikes to be laid on top of each other.
2. Low operating cost.
I did not negotiate price. I did negotiate financing at 3%.
After meeting basic requirements, I wanted the features that come standard on Volkswagen e.g. electronic stability control. That meant springing for the maxxed out Fit.
#2434 of 2642 2010 Base auto
Jan 03, 2010 (9:58 am)
Going to be paying about 18k OTD but they originally only offered me 3500 for my '02 GTI which has quite a bit of problems. I kept bugging them until they gave me 6200 for it. I still think I overpaid. I've only paid the 1k deposit because the car was not in stock. Can I still negotiate after I paid the deposit? Even though they gave me a decent deal for my car (which has transmission problems) I paid sticker price and that makes me cringe.
#2435 of 2642 Re: 2010 Base auto [phyx726]
Jan 03, 2010 (11:49 am)
Nah, don't worry about it now; you've paid the deposit and they're going to treat it as a done deal. It's always best to strike the deal on the new car and then work on the price of your trade-in. But you got a great deal for your used car, which brings down the OTD to 17k or so, perhaps even less. You saved yourself the hassle of trying to sell your car on your own etc. Enjoy the new car and be happy you got a good deal overall. Don't give it another thought!