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Honda Fit Prices Paid and Buying Experiences

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  • to save $$, i installed it myself, but the dealer was more than willing to install it. in fact, they told me that the installation would be guaranteed if i let them do it, so i wish i'd gone that route. honda's site definitely forbids it, but i'm sure some dealers will do it anyway, to make the money. in any case, the armrest does not interfere with the shifter in any way what-so-ever.

    dg
  • I paid MSRP for mine. It took me a while just to find a dealer in Southeast MI that had one on the lot that wasn't spoken for so my wife could give it a test drive. I had to put down a $400 deposit. With taxes, a plate and all other fees it was around $18,800. No dealers I talked to would budge on MSRP price. I feel like I'm getting value so I'm not too bummed.

    We needed a third vehicle for my wife to use for work. She has a home health care job and drives about 400-600 miles a week. I wasn't going to put those miles on our other cars (08 Toyota Highlander Sport and an 07 VW Eos whose lease is up in March of 2010). We wanted a car that was reliable, fuel efficient, had enough room for her equipment and had good resale value. I think we found the right car. We looked at the Civic but she liked the Fit better.

    I talked to my dealer today and they said our Fit should be in early next week. My wife is excited. :D
  • Dear Friends,
    Within a couple of weeks I want to buy a Fit in Phoenix or Yuma, Arizona. Can anyone recommend a decent dealer in either of these areas or other suggestions? (Or warnings about dealers I should stay away from?)

    Thanks all,
    2NS
  • I am looking to purchase a new Fit this weekend. It will be the Sport model with out the navigation package.
    The dealer (here in Los Angeles, Ca) has the sticker price at 19,800$. I was wondering how low should I go in my negotiating. I will be putting 5000$ down and I have a loan at 5.61% already to go. Also getting quotes from other dealers in the area.
    Any advice would be helpful. Thank you.
  • i think that's way too much. many dealers are just gouging people on this car, plain and simple. i paid $18100 out the door on my '09 fit sport manual, including floor mats and armrest installed...and 6.5% taxes. i assume you're looking at automatic, with no accessories. if this is true, your price should be less than $19000, provided that your tax rate is comparable to mine. anything more and you're being gouged. people must stop paying over msrp for this car!

    see my post from a couple weeks ago showing the COMPLETE breakdown of what i paid for my fit here in ohio.

    don
  • jaxx1jaxx1 Posts: 3
    Hey guys,

    could you please help me out with this deal I did not find a thread were I could put it in.

    I have an 07 Fit Sport (26.000 miles), black. I brought it to a honda dealer to trade it in and they would give me 12.0000 for it. For the new 09 fit sport they want an additional $5000. Is that a good deal?

    Thank you!

    Marc
  • Yeah, I bought mine at mcgrath in Chicago too. The difference between invoice and MSRP is minimal on the Fit. For my '09 Sport AT, it was around $19,300 out the door, with tax, plates, etc. I did get the all-weather mats thrown in if it matters....
  • bdouglas1

    If you haven't done so already, I'd recommend trying to get a quote via the Honda internet site. This will likely achieve two things. First, it gets you out of the having to deal with the lot sales staff and into dealing with the internet sales staff. Second, I've purchased two Prius' (and '04 and an '05, both brand new) and a '09 Fit Sport MT this way and never paid over MSRP. For whatever reason, the internet staff quotes you a price and then probably knows that if they try to gouge you, you'll shop the quote. By asking for a quote rather than asking them to negotiate, you're telling them that you're willing to shop around.
  • rlh2rlh2 Posts: 11
    PowerHonda in Valencia. MSRP without markups or unwanted extras.
  • No one is getting gouged. Customers can simply pass on the deal.
  • if you are looking at buying 2009 sport model auto, then MSRP is $17,580 without optional items thrown in. $19,800 sounds really high even if they throw all optionals in. you can check out the honda website for MSRP price.
  • the difference between MSRP and invoice is about $600. you can get all-weather mats for honda fit on line for under $100. i didn't really care if i have mats with honda fit embossed since it's just mats, so i bought generic all weather mats from an auto shop for $24. also, if you want to buy honda fit accessories, buy them online, a lot cheaper than from the dealership!
  • right here in this forum are plenty of examples of people paying over msrp. call it whatever you want, but many people are paying dealer marked up prices on '09 fits...and that's bad for all consumers!
  • i agree 100%!
    i've purchased my last 4 cars this way, including my most recent, an '09 honda fit sport 5-spd manual. seeking quotes online simplifies the process and gets you the best price, without a doubt. also keep in mind that you can request quotes from multiple dealers too.
  • honda plans to export 80,000 fits to north american for the'09 model year. i don't know how many north american dealers they have, but i am certain that it's significantly less than 40,000!

    not only did this salesman lie, but your friend should be ashamed for blindly believing a car salesman. i've never met a car salesman that i trusted...period!
  • If party A sells for whatever over MSRP and party B agrees to the terms, how is that bad? There is no force involved. Does someone HAVE to buy a Fit?

    Remember, MSRP stand for Manufactures SUGGESTED retail price. I dont see dealers complaining that they got ripped off when someone bought a car under MSRP.

    My dealership has never added markup's or unwanted accessories to any Fit. However, if a dealer does mark it up and people continue to buy them, the dealers will continue to mark them up. If no one buys them at inflated prices, dealer wont add mark up's. The market will always set price. Econ 101. :)
  • Point he was trying to make is that consumers have a choice pay the price or just walk away. As long as people are willing to pay that price dealers will sell it for that price.
  • yeah i get it, but lets face it, mots buyers don't do their homework, so many times they're not even aware that they're paying too much. they actually trust their sales person.

    my point is that it would be nice if dealers would not be greedy and simply sell these cars for what the manufacturer says they're worth. each time someone pays over msrp, it becomes harder for the rest of us to get a good deal. that's all i'm saying.
  • look, all i'm saying is that anyone who pays over msrp is a fool. it is my belief that this makes it harder for others to walk into a dealer and simply buy a car at msrp or less.
  • I thoroughly researched vehicles over the summer and concluded that for me the '09 Honda Fit Sport AT was the best bang for the buck. On www.autosatinvoice.com, I was told that to get this car at invoice at that time was a good deal. After more research, I agreed and bought my Fit at MSRP (with the all-season mats). I am happy beyond words with this purchase. Those of you quibbling over a couple hundred dollars may want to reconsider the Honda reliability factor. Years ago, instead of buying a CRV, I opted for a cheaper replicant. Ouch: thousands of dollars later, to this day, I regret this decision. When I bought the Fit, gas was double what it is now; thus, some currently argue that they can get a more substantial vehicle instead of scaling down to such an econobox. OK, do this. I project that after the election the price of gas will soar. Regardless, I actually look forward to driving my Fit daily; it remains one of my best "investments."
  • tiff_ctiff_c Posts: 531
    Yes it finally arrived today. Cost to me was $0 as I traded in my 2008 Honda Civic Si in for it. So it was a wash. The dealer gave me an even swap. My Si had 11,700 miles on it.
    No Floor mats, nothing extra but a 2009 Fit Sport Auto, so overall I'm pleased. :D
  • I'm in socal and I've been shopping for a fit for a couple of days and I was wondering what you guys from Socal thought about this offer for a new 09 fit sport manual. I've got him down to this. I'm in SD. I've heard I can get better deals in OC or LA or riverside county at Penske Honda but it is a major pain getting up there for me. This is my best offer from a SD dealer. Yea or Nay??

    Selling Price 16,318.00
    Documentation fee 55.00
    CA License fee 182.00
    CA Tire fee 8.75
    CA Electronic filing fee 28.00
    CA Sales Tax (7.75%) 1268.91
    Total OTD Price $17,860.66
  • My wife and I picked up the Fit yesterday. We did pay MSRP but the dealer gave us the floor mats and 3 free oil changes. The bottom line is this is the best vehicle for us and the price was reasonable to me ($18,900 O.T.D).

    We put about 70 miles on it yesterday. We both took turns driving it as we did our errands. I thought it did very well in city traffic. It didn't feel underpowered at all to me. It was smooth and a pleasure to drive. It has a really comfortable driving position. We took advantage of the magic seats while shopping and we thought they were sweet. We look forward to having our Fit for years to come.

    Good times..... :)
  • i think this is an excellent price on a '09 fit sport manual. this is the same model i purchased, but with armrest and floor mats for $18100 OTD. good deal!
  • been shopping and have a quote for 15682 plus 120 doc fees plus tax for this model, includes 3 oil changes and free washes. New, less than 10 miles, tidewater blue. Could I do better?
  • That sounds pretty good. What part of the country are you in?
  • Erie PA dealership. Went ahead and purchased it yesterday- they said they had never sold one for this low a price, but did it because of end of month volume and having some manuals in stock and to get us as customers, We were going to buy another Scion -have a 2005 XB- and used that as leverage in dealing.
  • Shenor,

    My 07 Fit is going to be totaled this week. can you tell me how much they gave you for it?

    One person posted on fit freaks that he got a check for more than 19,000!!! I am praying to get enough to cover a new FIT so I am eager to hear about your experience,

    thanks!
    :(
  • I am trying to catch up with the 09 Fit Sport MSRP and I found a couple of places that noted the MSRP to be 16,060 and with dest. charge 16730 but everyone seems to be saying MSRP is 17500...I am a bit confused about all this and I am wondering why I am finding this type of discrepancy....

    Both prices are for the automatic sport...

    my fit might be totaled this week it is an 07....

    thanks! :confuse:
  • I also live in SoCal, to be specific I live in SD. I purchased my vehicle from dch honda of lemon grove, I felt very happy with the deal I got, seeing as its my first car purchase from a dealer. This is a 2009 Honda Fit base model (Manual Transmission)

    Selling Price: 15083.05
    Documentation Fee: 55.00
    Sales Tax :1173.20
    License Fee: 98.00
    Registration/transfer/titling fee: 82.00
    CA Tire Fees: 8.75
    Total OTD Price: 16500

    Dont Give up and keep negotiating.

    P.S. The lowest estimate I recieved was at Pacific Honda in Clairemont for 16300.00 OTD. Strangley enough they didnt have my car they had "sold it just last night" ;)
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