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#2623 of 2635 Re: Honda Fit Sport Auto No Nav [maxx4me]
May 21, 2012 (8:26 pm)
You are correct, you must get navigation in order to get bluetooth.
#2624 of 2635 Hard time finding Fit
Jun 20, 2012 (12:33 pm)
Having a hard time finding a fit in north Texas. Found a used 2011. Drove it. Salesguy was in a hurry. Drove a Chevy Sonic. Won't fit my dog crate (have a big dog). So went to another dealership that had some 2012s (supposedly). decided I'd buy a base model 2012. But that's where it went downhill. don't set foot in a dealership I learned! then went online and got a good (hopefully ) quote for $16341 +TTR from the place that had the used one. They will have to find me one. includes add-ons. We'll see. here's my story on the bad experience (which I accidently posted under the good dealership)...
The manager and salesman lied. They lied in person and on the phone about the car and price. Mis-led me about the car. High pressure sales tactics. Left feeling victimized ... Started off bad when I called on my way there and the mgr lied to me about the stock they had on the lot. Said "Yes, they had some." They had ONE. When I got there I was walked around the ENTIRE lot searching for this car. Finally said, no, I'm going to wait by my truck til you find the car. Then suddenly he found it. Then salesman mis-led me about the car being a base model. He pointed out the extra features (I didn't know they were extra at the time) such as window tinting and wheel locks. Never mentioned they were an add-on. He saw me write down the price on the window. Never told me that wasn't the price. Tried to get me to buy that night. All kinds of questions. Pressured me to give more info than I wanted. Wanted me to leave a deposit as it was the "only one". Next day, after doing my research, I called in with an offer and said I didn't want to waste our time. Would he ck on the offer? He came back to the phone and said that was "good"... we could deal. He asked again if I wanted to leave a deposit. I said no, if they accepted that price I'd buy that night. So when I got there after work, suddenly on paper the price was WAY higher than the sticker price (about $1000) with the dealer add-ons. This is a cheap car anyways and I did not want the extras. He kept arguing with me about the price - wouldn't accept the offer he had accepted on the phone. Actually had the gall to say he never said they would accept that offer. At one point he took the rate sheet to the mgr and came back with a changed sheet - looked suspicious to me. They had taken off the options but upped the base price of the car. Here's the deal, the salesman KNEW there were options on the car (as he had pointed them out to me the day before) ... so why would he let me think that was the base price? Just to get me back into the dealership so they could pressure me some more. I was confused about their financing offer (wouldn't confirm to a rate) and they kept pressuring me about how much I had said I wanted to spend and this was in that range. How it was the only one. I upped my price by several hundred dollars, told them that was my last offer - then the mgr came over, shook my hand, and said, sorry we can't make a deal. What a total WASTE of time! Actually if they hadn't lied and mis-led me I might have bought the car for the extra but didn't trust them. Worse experience ever.
#2625 of 2635 Help me on price? 2012 Honda Fit Sport Auto.
Aug 24, 2012 (2:00 pm)
Hi...can someone tell me if I am getting a fair deal here in South Florida on a 2012 Honda Fit Sport Automatic for $19,800.00 out the door tax included with the following add ons:
wheel locks, pin striping, floor mats, door edge protectors, cargo tray and cargo cover. Tax here in Florida is 6%. Just want to know if I am getting a decent deal. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, J.
#2626 of 2635 Honda Fit in DFW?!
Sep 04, 2012 (7:42 am)
Anyone bought a Honda Fit in Dallas area... what was the price out the door? Also wanted to know if there are any discounts on 2012 models, since the new ones are out.
#2627 of 2635 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
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 2635 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 2635 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.
#2630 of 2635 new Fit owner?
by steve_ HOST
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 2635 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 2635 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.