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Honda Fit Prices Paid and Buying Experiences

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  • Ha ha. I agree it is overpriced. it's nice I like it but to me this is a 17k otd car not 18k. Looking at fit sport AT, Scion Xb & Kia Soul +. Scion just lowered there msrp price by 3% I believe to compete with the New Kia. From what I have gathered could get fit for around 18k otd, Scion xb around 18k otd, Kia Soul + for around 17k otd. Just my thoughts:) gonna do some test drivin' & chiselin' this weekend:)
  • I completely agree, dealers are overstocked w/ these good mpg cars and charging top dollar in hopes gas prices rise this summer. OPEC announced they were not going to jack up gas prices it is just a matter of when car dealers/manufacturers decide to lower there overinflated prices on these cars. 18k OTD for a rollerskate w/ cheap carpet, no ESC, no armrests & drum brakes in this economy is worth no more than 16k period.....I talked to a honda salesman who emphasised that the fit was on the cover of consumer reports rated as a best value. I disagree,maybe at the time of print it was, however, I'd rather buy a scion xB, which has lowered it's price, is more car same price or the all new 2010 Kia Soul +which is 1-2k cheaper. My $.02 ;) its to bad i can't consider any american cars in this class cause they all suck. although ford a year to late 4 me (2010 spring) will release the fiesta hatch wich has promise.
  • Even OPEC doesn't change the oil supply, USD will eventually go down because the increase of money supply from fed. That means gas and foreign currency will go up. So it is a good time to buy a fuel efficient japanese car now.
  • dealers are stock piling these cars. i know gas price will eventually go up but hopefully later than sooner;) they'll have to discount 09's so they can roll out the 2010 models. waiting 4 may-june to pull trigger all the while hoping gas price stays low. dealers will have to discount just to get em off the lot.
  • npboy74npboy74 Posts: 4
    I just got a quote from a dealer here in Dallas for a Fit Sport man w/Nav for 17,910. Not sure what part of the state you're in, but $19k is way over what they are going for around here.
  • bibililibibilili Posts: 4
    Just got a quote from a dealer in N. California. The OTD price is 20200 (tax@9.25%) Is it a good price now?
  • Well... the email below is what I got from a dealer.

    Thank you again for the opportunity to be of assistance to you.

    I'm not sure where you were getting the 18,000 out the door figure from. Edmunds.com list the true market value to be 17,432 and this is of course not including any optional equipment. So even if I used the source that you said you were using, then you can see where it is not mathematically possible to get to 18,000 out the door.

    As I was stating to you I want to earn your business, however a 2009 Honda Fit Sport Automatic with the armrest, tint and wheel locks cannot be purchased for this amount including your tax, title and license.

    If you are seriously considering the Fit, then you have to get your thinking up a little.

    Please let me know how I can further assist you.

    Thanks again for the opportunity to be of service to you and have a great day.

    Sincerely,
  • I just cannot believe that you got that quote. Every dealer was over $18,000 for me for a Honda Fit S Auto. There was one dealer that quoted low, but their reviews were too poor and didn't visit the dealer. I am in Dallas, TX.
  • The car is worth what you are willing to pay for it. The right dealer can get to the right number. There is high inventory nationally from what I understand. Just name your price and do not buy it if you do not want to spend the money. If your set in your mind with a number stick to it. You may or may not get the deal, it just depends on how much time you have and how creative you are in terms of finding new dealers to talk in and in trying various approaches. Many do not agree with me and do not have time to waste and they just try to get the deal fast if possible via faxes...

    I can see where he is coming from but you have to see if anyone wants to sell you a unit more than him.
  • bergaminibergamini Posts: 45
    Received a quote from Napleton River Oaks Honda in Lansing, IL for a 2009 Honda Fit Sport 5MT (manual) for $15,763 + 151.65 Dealer/Doc fees. This seems very reasonable to me so I think I'm going to tell them I'd accept if they throw in the rear bumper applique. I'm going to get Blackberry Pearl which is pretty hot, IMHO. The dealer in Madison, WI, where I live, wanted $16,700 so the trip was a no brainer.

    I also received quotes from that dealer for $17,800 for an Accord LX (MT), $14,362 for a Civic VP (MT), $15,463 (Civic LX MT) and $14,313 (Fit Base MT) and I have to admit that it was a tough choice. I have a dog and do need to haul my bike and other odd shaped items on occasion which is what finally got me to pay only $2,100 less than an Accord although part of me is still like...pay the $2,100 and get an Accord! I'm paying cash so I'm super price sensitive and I guess the Blackberry Pearl color and USB iPod adapter probably swung the Sport in my favor.
  • gtimikeegtimikee Posts: 2
    I got mine for 18,500 OTD for Sport Auto.. no nav..
    so 20200.. that is a big dif unless u are getting options (tint, etc.) for that.. happy shopping
  • slr9589slr9589 Posts: 121
    I dropped my local Honda shop yesterday to see and sit in an Insight.they had 10 of them on the lot..
    It is a beautiful little car.The interior trim and gadgets are very Fit like.A 6 foot passenger could not sit in the rear seat without serious neck issues. the rear window is very small and hard to see out of.
    Cargo space is markedly less than the Fit due to the battery storage design...
    When you put it all together...the extra cost for 5 more miles to the gallon is not worth it to me.
  • I am shopping for a Fit Sport Auto in Kentucky. Quotes differ greatly from the 6 dealers I have contacted but the best price I have is $17, 290 (dest. and center armrest included). OTD will run about $18540 with 6% sales tax. $70 less if I take one off the lot. I want red but the only red Fit the dealer has includes nav.
  • chrirachrira Posts: 1
    I'm a now an owner of an '09 Fit Sport auto (no extras) which I purchased today. I worked with an internet sales manager at O'Daniel Honda in Omaha, NE. I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar buying experience as mine. The salesman disclosed the printed invoice of the car, $16,979, and said that was his final price. He said he wasn't making any money on the deal and couldn't go any lower because they couldn't take a loss.

    It was about one hour before closing on a Saturday, and he was already giving me what I considered top dollar for a trade in '99 Chevy S-10 that needed some work. After asking for extras thrown in like floor mats or a cargo cover, he said that he couldn't take a loss, and he couldn't throw anything else in. I then said that I needed some time to think about the deal.....and then he walked away from me! Not to talk to a sales manager, he just walked away and asked that I have a good weekend.

    This is my first new car buying experience and in my internet research I've never heard of a salesman walking away from a buyer. I thought it was supposed to be the other way around. After taking some time to think through the offer, and the salesman checking on me, almost wanting me to leave, I told him I would accept (and it was below Edmunds listed invoice price anyway). Has anyone else had a salesman walk away on them? I do think I got a good deal given quotes from other dealers, but I'm not sure what to make of the experience.
  • Hey Chirira

    From what I can guess, he felt he was doing the very best the could do. In his mind he felt confident with the deal he was making for you. When an internet manager makes a competitive offer, he probably hopes to seal the deal.

    If they already offered you a good trade and a good purchase price for your FIT I am not sure why you would ask for more stuff. They rarely give you the floor mats on this car to begin with so certainly not with a discount price.

    I think he was offended by your actions and so he told you to have a nice weekend. It was his way of saying that you are out of your mind. Again, this is only my guess and if I were in your shoes, I still might have also asked for more but it is important to be able to salvage the deal if they say no and if you still feel they are giving you a fair shake...

    From your post, I could not tell what happened at the end...it was a bit hard to understand when you said he checked on you since you also said he walked away...

    Anyway, good luck with your new car if you got one and don't worry about the sales person, everyone is stressed out right now :)

    sue
  • mauicedarmauicedar Posts: 34
    After filing a long two message story about my experience with the Dallas Honda Dealer,I didn't trust I bought a Subaru Outback SE. I'll be pulling it behind my motor home and I'll be in mountains and National Parks a lot. The four wheel drive and heated seats will come in handy. I'll be paying about 30% more for gas but I think it's a lot more car.
    One of the things I really remembered about my 2007 Fit which was totaled by my son was a eight hour drive I took to stay with a friend while my Motor Home was broken down in Utah. That drive in a Fit was choppy and I was really tired after driving such a little car all day. The Fit is perfect as a commuter car but not so hot as a road or off road car.

    Good luck with your Fit's, Honda makes very good products, but I'm disappointed with the Dealers,
  • Hope you have better luck w/ Outback than I did. I expected a reliable car, but it was a lemon. I'll never buy another Subaru.
  • Hi Mauicedar,

    I had a totaled 07 and the 09 is MUCH better!
    As for Suburu, I have heard that the maint. costs are high. I do not know why this is but I always wanted an outback but after doing a lot of research, I found that a lot of customers were not happy. With that said, i think a lot of cutomers are happy and clearly you were able to spend the extra money it took to get into a whole different type of vehicle.

    Anyway it sounds like your Outback is perfect for what you want it to do. Honda dealers used to be VERY horrible in metro Atlanta area and so I protested and never bought a Honda but now there is no shortage of nice Honda dealerhips here though there are still some bad ones. I would say it is much nicer to do business with Honda now and I am really glad because I was a Mazda owner and both of my Proteges died at 60000 miles and so I swore off Mazda, who makes an outstanding interior! Very comfortable and plush...

    Take care!
    sue :)
  • hissy11hissy11 Posts: 1
    Paid $14,305 (including destination) yesterday.

    Did A LOT of research (mostly on edmunds), got A LOT of quotes, and spent A LOT of time going back and forth with dealers all over Southern California to meet/beat the lowest price.

    In the end, when I knew I wasn't going to get much lower than $14,305, I went to the dealer who was most respectful during the process.

    It's a basic model, but I couldn't be happier with my new car and the whole experience! :) :)
  • andysdandysd Posts: 87
    Would you kindly name the dealer or the city? That's the model I'm serious about. What was the out-the-door price, including sales tax and license?
    Andy
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