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Honda Fit, Hatchback, Wagon
Oct 03, 2012 (9:16 am)
A reporter would like to speak to a small car buyer/shopper. If you've recently purchased a small car or are shopping for a small car, please send your daytime contact info to PRedmunds.com no later than 1 p.m. PT/ 4 p.m. ET Wednesday, October 3.
#2628 of 2637 HONDA FIT BASE AUTO PRICE
Oct 04, 2012 (8:41 pm)
What is the lowest price I can get on a 2012 Honda Fit Base Auto with no options in CA?
What is the lowest price I can get on a 2013 Honda Fit Base Auto with no options in CA?
#2629 of 2637 Re: HONDA FIT BASE AUTO PRICE [buyer57]
Oct 08, 2012 (10:09 pm)
I used Consumer Reports to get the actual price. This report costs $14. When you get the price report you can, at the same time, ask dealers to quote their lowest and send it to you.
I received 4 replies from Bay Area Honda dealers within 24 hours. Lowest price was from Vallejo for a 2012 Honda Fit Base, no options. All prices from local dealers were within $200 of the lowest. These 2012 are almost gone, although as of Sunday there were 4 Silver Honda Fit Base models in San Leandro, but they didn't participate in the Consumer Reports thing.
Today I bought a Silver Honda Fit base model at Avery Greene, in San Leandro. The purchase price as "guaranteed" with a Consumer Reports coupon was 16,152, plus tax and license, total cost, with a SF address (slightly higher taxes) 17,800 bucks and change. The Consumer Reports route will give you a bar coded coupon you take to the dealer and I don't know if they will take this post to offer you the price.
My experience today, buying the car, would make me avoid Honda in El Cerrito as they totally attempted to up sale me into Sport, didn't have base models to sell and generally reminded me of the the "bad ol' days" of dealers. No trust there, although I suppose you'd be wise to be skeptical of all dealers.
Oct 11, 2012 (1:51 pm)
A reporter is looking to talk with new owners of micro or subcompact cars (i.e. Chevy Spark, Scion iQ, Honda Fit, Mazda 2, Fiat 500, etc.) to learn how the experience has changed how they think about what they need in a car, and how they use their cars. If you fit this description, please respond to predmunds.com with your preferred contact information by Friday, October 19, 2012.
#2631 of 2637 Honda Civic vs Honda Fit vs Hyundai??
Oct 24, 2012 (4:09 pm)
Which 2013 Honda should I get for driving to work, meetings, grocery store, city driving, short trips under 300 miles, etc.??? I want a car that has good resale, good gas mileage and definitely good overall QUALITY. Quality is very important to me. Which Honda should I get? 2013 Honda Civic, 2013 Honda Fit Sport, or maybe a 2013 Hyundai Elantra/Sonata?
#2632 of 2637 Re: Honda Civic vs Honda Fit vs Hyundai?? [hondaman2010]
Oct 28, 2012 (1:06 pm)
How long do you plan on keeping it? My Honda Fit is 6 years old with 80,000 miles and runs like new, so there's no reason you'd need to sell it or trade it in after only a few years. The quality of the Honda Civic hasn't been so good the past couple of years. Hyundai is getting better, but the resale of the Fit is still better. Plus the Fit is much more practical then either of the other two cars mentioned with 20CuFt of cargo behind the second row and a huge amount of space when you fold the seats down. Personally I plan on keeping my Fit for 20 years because it's basically a simple car (in today's definition of "simple") and will probably go 200,000 mile without any major repairs. I average in the low 30s MPG.
#2633 of 2637 2013 Honda Fit Sport automatic
Apr 29, 2013 (4:59 am)
$289 doc fee
$1,097 6.25% sales tax
$29 state inspection
$125 registration fee
$5 title fee
$19,100 OTD, with AHFC 0.9% financing
#2634 of 2637 FIT Sport - Bay Area
Apr 29, 2013 (10:37 pm)
Hello Guys, I am looking to know the price paid for 2013 FIT Sport. Please let me know..
Also, interested in group buy..
#2635 of 2637 Re: FIT Sport - Bay Area [hangover_24]
May 21, 2013 (9:09 pm)
Purchased 2013 FIT Sport Automatic on 5/11/2013:
Sale Price: $18500.00
TTL, Fees: $ 376.45
Including: Window tint (a must-have here in TX), door edge guards (NOT film), cargo tray, bumper applique, wheel locks. Also interior and exterior "protection," (whatever that is).
In addition, dealer threw in 60 mo/60,000 mile extended service agreement.
Financing was 0.9%, 60 months.
Jun 14, 2013 (9:01 pm)
Just bought a new Fit Base automatic, 2013 in North Dallas.
Dealer add ons had window tint, pinstripe, wheel locks and mudflaps - none of which I wanted, but were nice to have for free.
I'm in sales/product development and negotitate for a living, so knew what to do. Did all of the initially conversations on the Internet and didn't give out a phone number. Did not want a personal relationship with the,, just wanted a new car at the best possible price.
Worked with internet managers (who are paid on volume and not dealer profit) and negotiated very very hard. I knew the price I was willing to pay and wasn't afraid to walk out and made sure they knew it. It did have an advantage, because I had 5 dealerships within a 20 mile radius of my home. Actually walked from one dealership, but the 2nd dealer took the offer the 1st one refused (first one wanted $750 more).
All of the negotiation was done as an 'out the door' price, so I knew there wouldn't be funny business with add ons and doc fees. Made sure they knew I wanted no add ons, but some of the things above we just couldn't remove - but I refused to pay $1 more for any of the dealer add ons I got above. This is key - the dealer add ons is a huge profit center for dealerships (I mean, how much does it really cost to add a pinstripe?)
Cost I got was $16,583, LESS A $500 DEALER KICKBACK I GOT FOR FINANCING THRU HONDA. I hadn't intended to finance, but it was $500, so I figured why not. My plan was to pay it off the first month, but I got a 0.9% interest rate, so I figure I'd be crazy to pay it off! The dealer said that the $500 rebate only came with financing and wasn't common knowledge --- so if you are buying now make sure you remember that!
My out the door cost, include all of the destination fees, taxes (6.5%) and license fees and everything else you can think of was. $17,383