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#245 of 294 2010 Honda Fit Sedan?
Aug 21, 2008 (4:05 pm)
Came across this... Looks like a cell phone camera shot of some 2010 Honda Fit Sedan. The front nose (hood), rear measurements, and roof height are identical to the 2009 Fit, but the hatch is now a trunk and the swoopy windshield is replaced with a traditional windshield angle. Funky. It really shows how those Fit's have a really long front end.
THE FIT IS GO!
#246 of 294 VSA/NAV Bundle Availability in USA
Aug 21, 2008 (4:39 pm)
I'm a safety girl so I fell in love with the 2008 Fit Sport but decided to wait for the 2009 model based on reports that it would have VSA. I've since read about it only being available on the Sport trim bundled with NAV. I live in Massachusetts and had put a $500 deposit down on a Sport 2 months ago and made a point with the sales rep that I wanted VSA on the new Fit I would be getting in. Despite the articles swimming on the Internet that all say VSA is bundled with NAV, he was trying to tell me today that "we still don't know." However, I got the sense he wasn't being completely honest with me (surprise!) so I inquired at another dealership I had also been speaking to about the new Fit. This is what the sales rep told me (hope you can follow the email stream - most recent response is first and I changed names):
[start email stream]
Honda Sales rep:
That is correct.
---------- Original Message ----------
Thanks, Honda Sales rep...so you are saying that you can only get Nav with VSA on Sports models in certain states in the US for 2009?
----- Original Message ----
From: M at Honda Sales
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 3:09:55 PM
Yes, the information you have is correct about having to get the Sport model with Navigation in order to get the VSA. I did run a locate of the exact vehicle that you
are looking for, and I don't see that vehicle being available in New England.
[end email stream]
I don't know if I have missed an old post on this but has anyone else gotten a sense that VSA/NAV won't even necessarily be available on Sports trims for the Fit in all states when the 2009s go on sale this coming week? This is a major bad news scenario for me...I'm even thinking of switching to a (gulp!) 2009 Toyota Corolla now.
#247 of 294 Re: VSA/NAV Bundle Availability in USA [fithopeful]
Aug 21, 2008 (6:35 pm)
If you do go with the Corolla, it won't be because of the unavailability of nav in New England Fits. Nav is available in all 50 states, with some limited functionalities for users in Hawaii and Alaska. Your dealer is either (1) not interested in securing the vehicle of your choice, but more likely (2) he did not select units equipped with vsa/nav when ordering his initial quota, and must now try to D/X your preferred configuration from another dealer who may have ordered nav/vsa units.
I reside in Maryland, and my dealer indicated that he ordered 4 nav/vsa vehicles out of his initial 20 or so units, anticipating that the vehicles could be initially somewhat rare. One of the four was a Sport Auto vsa/nav in storm silver, built the week of August 4th, which I hope to take possession of by the end of September.
#248 of 294 Re: 2010 Honda Fit Sedan? [orbit9090]
Aug 22, 2008 (5:33 am)
Uh, photochopped anyone?
#249 of 294 Re: VSA/NAV Bundle Availability in USA [badself]
Aug 22, 2008 (5:50 am)
Thanks, badself! I just called the sales consultant back up and told him I saw an official press release this morning that NAV and VSA are bundled together and that that is what I want. He still tried to talk me out of it by saying it would be a lot more money (actually, compared to the Corolla LE with VSA I was looking at it is comparable in price and more what I want). For some reason he hasn't been very helpful in working with me on what I want...perhaps because, like you said, finding a Sport with VSA/NAV is more work for him. But he said he would change my order now. Glad I won't be buying another new car for awhile!
#250 of 294 Re: VSA/NAV Bundle Availability in USA [fithopeful]
Aug 22, 2008 (7:11 am)
I've been having a similarly frustrating time with dealers (surprise!). I guess I don't really understand the process. But I'd hoped that if I were pre-ordering the car, I could specify exactly what color and what options I wanted. But dealers don't seem very open to doing that and act as if they can't get anything other than what's already in the pipeline. Maybe that's true. Or maybe demand is just so high that it's not worth their time to order something special.
Has anyone heard anything about colors for the 2009 Fit? The two dealers I've been speaking to say I can make a deposit on a silver or black Fit. I was hoping for blue...
#251 of 294 Imagine the Honda Fit convertable...
Aug 22, 2008 (7:16 am)
Just for fun...
The owner of this Honda Fit convertable must have forgotten to check the weather forecast. Oh well, a little rain never hurt anyone.
THE FIT IS GO!
#252 of 294 Re: VSA/NAV Bundle Availability in USA [tacostand]
Aug 22, 2008 (9:50 am)
I saw this posted on another discussion board (and I had the dealer order me one in Tidewater Blue...we'll see if he comes through!):
These are the colors with interiors they come with:
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL/BLACK
TIDEWATER BLUE METALLIC/BLACK
STORM SILVER METALLIC/BLACK
CRYSTAL BLACK PEARL/GRAY
TIDEWATER BLUE METALLIC/GRAY
STORM SILVER METALLIC/GRAY
Aug 23, 2008 (1:05 pm)
To Tacostand: Consumer Reports says ESC is the best safety improvement since seat belts.
#254 of 294 New Honda Fit is even SAFER
Aug 24, 2008 (7:33 am)
Speaking of Fit safety...
Here's some Fit safety info from the Hondanews website:
Standard safety features on all models:
Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure NEW
Anti-lock brake system (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and brake assist
3-point seat belts in all seating positions
Front seat belts with automatic tensioning system
Driver and front passenger Active Head Restraints NEW
Driver and front passenger seat belt reminder
Dual-stage, dual-threshold front airbags (SRS)
Front side airbags with Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
Side curtain airbag system (front and rear seats)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Side-impact door beams
Pedestrian-injury mitigation design in the front of the vehicle
Outboard Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system (both rear seats)
Child-proof rear door locks
THE FIT IS GO!