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Honda Fit, Hatchback, Wagon
#2579 of 2642 Used Fit costs more than new
May 26, 2011 (11:33 pm)
iwls01: I finally found a 2011 Base Fit (last one in W WA I believe) that the dealer was were asking $2,400 over MSRP. I swallowed my pride & paid $1,400 over MSRP (something I swore I would never due). In retrospect, truth be known, I lost my head on this deal after hearing that new Fits may not arrive in the U S for another 6 months or more -- time will tell. So our family has its eighth Honda & I console my bruised ego saying over 5-10 years, it won't be a big deal.
The only Fit 2009 & newer that I could find that less than 17,900 was a private party 09 Sport on Whidbey Island with Nav, TC, VSC & AT with 27K miles for 16,600. Sounded good, but my wife quickly quashed any ideas of purchase when she saw that it was purple. If you don't mind purple, it sounds like a "great buy" in today's market. look it up on craigslist
#2580 of 2642 Re: Used Fit costs more than new [204meca]
May 28, 2011 (10:26 pm)
Congratulations on your new Fit, 204meca! I've been calling around and south tacoma, bellingham and everett dealers are all telling me that they have the "only" base Fit in WA. Did you happen to grab the car from one of those dealers?
I'll take my chances and wait for the new base to come in, hopefully in a couple months or so. Thanks for sharing the info, enjoy your new car!
#2581 of 2642 Re: Houston Pricing on Auto Sport Fit Needed... [monkeygod]
Jun 01, 2011 (8:27 am)
Just purchased a 2010 FIT Sport AT with 8,000 miles for 18,2xx OTD memorial day weekend. Like you said a new one would have been nice but they add on between $600-$1500 in stupid add ons. A new one would have cost me almost $2,300 more. They're are no base FITs in Houston(only 1 at David McCall Honda and its manual) but there is plenty of sport models. Sterling McCall has the least amount of add ons on their vehicles and they're great to deal with. This is my second Honda purchased through them.
#2582 of 2642 Is this a good OTD price for base auto Fit?
Jun 09, 2011 (12:45 pm)
Hi folks -- I'm in the SF Bay Area and I'm about to buy a new base Fit. I have quotes from several different places (though after giving me quotes, several places have told me they don't have anything in stock!). But evidently, there is one coming in two weeks from now at this price:
New 2011 Fit Hatchback Automatic--------$16,488.00 (destination charge included)
Sales Tax -----------------$1,622.21
I have asked them to deliver the car, so I don't need to travel and go into the lion's den. Anything I can do better on? This is the lowest price I can find so far.
#2583 of 2642 Fit Sport Auto in Silver Spring, MD. Is this a good price?
Jun 11, 2011 (7:11 pm)
A bit of a background first. My very old Tercel broke down so basically been using bus for a couple of weeks while I researched the best one for my buck. So... I needed a car badly enough and I am happy w/my purchase so far. Didn't try to negotiate much since this car was one of the two left on the lot. The other dealers in the area gave higher quotes or were out of stock.
Sale price - 17600
Freight - 750
Tax, fee & tags - 1417
GAP coverage (I was not sure about this but figured might need it plus got .5% lower interest) - 699
Total = $20,466
#2584 of 2642 Re: Is this a good OTD price for base auto Fit? [oaktosf]
Jun 13, 2011 (11:02 pm)
Basically you are paying MSRP. Based practically no base fts in the market in W WA & uncetainty when they will be available, that sound like a deal in todays market. Wish I could have found one at that price.
#2586 of 2642 Re: Used Fit costs more than new [iwls01]
Jun 13, 2011 (11:07 pm)
I basically did my research via internet & found none in W WA at the time. The one I found in Skagit County was on the lot that I discovered in a drive by, not on the internet. Perhaps I miss some others on lots by not callng.
#2587 of 2642 Re: Fit Sport Auto in Silver Spring, MD. Is this a good price? [travelerx12]
Jun 14, 2011 (3:10 pm)
Gap coverage is usually not needed unless your down payment is low/none. If you put at least $4000 down, paying for gap coverage is a waste of money.
I also find any additional warranty package a complete ripoff. They would say you get 7 years of coverage but it only means an additional 4 years as your warranty covers 3 years already.
Also, most auto insurers, such as Geico, offers mechanical coverage for new vehicle for a fraction of the price, plus you can elect coverage up to 15 months after you have purchased your new vehicle.
Don't be a sucker buying all these Gap or extra warranty coverage, you are throwing away thousands of dollars to the dealers.
#2588 of 2642 Fit Sport 18200 -- good deal?
Jun 26, 2011 (10:28 am)
Fit Sport 18200 + doc fee + tax + title = 19600. Good deal?