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#2433 of 2634 Last 2009 Fit manual with navigation
Jan 01, 2010 (3:26 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 2634 2010 Base auto
Jan 03, 2010 (10:58 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 2634 Re: 2010 Base auto [phyx726]
Jan 03, 2010 (12:49 pm)
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!
#2436 of 2634 Re: 2010 Base auto [moodgard]
Jan 04, 2010 (12:06 pm)
it's nice to have some reassurance. Thank you
#2437 of 2634 Re: 2010 Honda Fit Sport + extra honda care warranty = bad deal? [shunkyo]
Jan 15, 2010 (11:33 am)
What the heck is happening here with people paying way too much for the Honda Care warranty? Please do a search for my old posts where I posted my deal. Yes, I bought last year but times are even tougher so you should be able to get a similar deal. I bought below invoice, no trade in, no accessories, nothing to pad the price somewhere else to get a better deal on the warranty. Most of you are getting a decent deal on the car to get screwed on the warranty.
If you do a search online for HondaCare, just google it, many online Honda dealers, real Honda dealers, are selling the 120K/8year for under $1000. I paid $895 for mine, I had my dealer price match the online price. At $1800 for the warranty, its just cheaper to fix the car yourself. The online dealers are selling real HondaCare, not a 3rd party warranties. Also, you can buy the HondaCare warranty at anytime up to when the regular warranty expires.
#2438 of 2634 Want Honda Fit, Have Z3 to Trade, Should I?
Jan 25, 2010 (9:51 pm)
I need to trim my budget. I have an '09 Accord Coupe and an '01 BMW Z3. I'm way upside down in the Accord(8K), but not so much in the Z. I'm looking at the Honda Fit as an alternative to the Z.
My question is: will a dealer take my '01 Z3 as a trade on a Fit? And, will they roll any negative equity into the Fit? The Z has very low (52K miles) no wrecks,rolls,or floods.
My ultimate goal is to get down to one vehicle. I'd prefer to trade the Accord Coupe in and sell the Z myself, but again the neg eq is too high.
Thanks for listening. Appreciate any and all feedback/advice. SP
#2439 of 2634 Re: Want Honda Fit, Have Z3 to Trade, Should I? [soplush]
Jan 25, 2010 (10:15 pm)
My experience has been that it's best to separate the new car purchase from trying to work with the dealers. After I bought my Fit, I sold off an old car to a private party for a decent sum that I couldn't have got at the dealer. As far as your negative equity, maybe you can cut down to one vehicle before you go for the Fit, and then sell off the remaining vehicle.
#2440 of 2634 Re: Want Honda Fit, Have Z3 to Trade, Should I? [moodgard]
Jan 27, 2010 (8:20 pm)
Hey thanks very much for your reply. Great perspective.
#2441 of 2634 Re: Want Honda Fit, Have Z3 to Trade, Should I? [soplush]
Jan 29, 2010 (1:12 pm)
There is so little margin in a Fit that it would ve very diffficult to roll much if any negative equity.
Wrong car to try to do that!
#2442 of 2634 Re: [jmurman42]
Feb 02, 2010 (3:22 pm)
I am looking into buying Honda Fit Sport with Navigation and stability/traction control. What would be the best OTD price? Any help/advice is deeply appreciated. Thank you.