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Honda Fit Prices Paid and Buying Experiences

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  • bbb99bbb99 Posts: 55
    For $15000, what say you guys? The car is in perfect shape.
  • moodgardmoodgard Posts: 37
    It's difficult to give feedback on used vehicles. There are so many factors to consider. This thread is primarily for new car buyers. For $2K or so more, you could get a new one. But good luck with your decision and purchase.
  • moodgardmoodgard Posts: 37
    >>>I am looking to get a base Fit with armrest, alarm/keyless. My best offer is $17,213. I am in central NJ. How is the market here? How good is this price? <<<

    In NJ, that's not a bad price if it's OTD.
  • apnepapnep Posts: 15
    I just bought a brand new, automatic, 2010 Fit Sport, with fog lights, tinted windows, a spoiler, trunk tray, alloy wheels (not sure if this was standard on the Sports), and underbody kit (whatever that is...). I paid, $16, 118 OTD. That included my TTL, Destination, and $1300 trade in. I think I got an excellent deal! I also got us the 1.99% financing.

    How'd I do??? :) I got it in Frisco, TX. LOVE the car!

    APNEP
  • ickick Posts: 16
    Just test drove the car. I got disappointed. I like the cargo space so much but I don't think I can stand the noise when I hit the gas pad. Is it just me or it is a common problem. Is there s set up or a different way to drive so you won't get that much noise?
  • bbb99bbb99 Posts: 55
    So you got the car for $16,469 before TTL and trade in? That seems pretty darn good to me.
  • apnepapnep Posts: 15
    edited March 2010
    I guess that's how it works right?

    Price after Trade-in, TTL, and Destination was 16, 118. So, I feel like he really just added what he gave me in trade to the "invoice" price and made it look like he was giving me what I wanted. I felt a little tricked today. Haha. I meant to negotiate price first and even though I thought I was onto his game, he managed to get me excited and work the trade into the deal when I knew better. Those sales people are good. I am wondering if I got the short end of the stick instead of sticking it to them :). Love the car.
  • alamocityalamocity Posts: 680
    Well you didn't mention what you traded in so hard to really say whether you got a good deal or not.
  • apnepapnep Posts: 15
    edited March 2010
    I traded in a 1998 Honda Accord that had 105, 000 miles on it. The CV joints needed repair, and the upholstery was hideous. It has two dents in it and lots of scratches. Oh, and we had the car shopped at Carmax last year and they valued it at 1700 then, but ONE CV joint cost 360 for parts and labor.

    Did I still get a good deal?
  • bryan_05bryan_05 Posts: 16
    Just paid $16,431 before TTL.

    $17,753.08 OTD. I could have haggled off a few hundred extra IMO but I wanted to buy local and get it over with.
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,842
    $17,970 - $600 discount = $17,370
    - $1,500 trade in allowance

    $15,800 would be a good price

    Did you pay more for the car?

    OTD is difficult to compare. License, tax, title differ from state to state. OTD is only comparable w/in a state.

    Price for car before TTL and "doc fees" is the best number to use to compare a price paid.
  • apnepapnep Posts: 15
    Hi,
    I had a typo in my initial email. Here is what we paid.

    invoice =15,000
    add ons= 500 (tinted windows, trunk tray, spoiler, wheel locks, underbody stuff)
    TTL= 1388
    dest.= 710
    doc. fees= 180 (i wish i hadn't paid for this)
    trade= 1360
    total= 16,478

    MSRP on our car was 17,200. Now I don't know if I got a good deal or not. :(

    Thanks, Ang
  • alamocityalamocity Posts: 680
    Well sounds like you paid somewhere in the neighborhood of $17,000 plus the TT&L, minus the trade-in and the average price is $17,639 (doesn't include the $600 incentive) so based on that it's an ok deal so I wouldn't feel bad about the deal.
  • apnepapnep Posts: 15
    Alamocity,

    Definitely not. Our contract states the total price paid as $17+ after TT&L, destination and all other fees, minus the trade in.

    Thanks, Ang
  • alamocityalamocity Posts: 680
    Sorry, was only trying to help will defer to the experts as to whether you got a good deal or not.
  • apnepapnep Posts: 15
    Alamocity, :)
    I am just obsessing over this darned car purchase. I wasn't really expecting to buy a car this weekend and now I'm just worried we didn't get a good deal because it was all so rushed.

    Thanks, Ang
  • alamocityalamocity Posts: 680
    All I'll add is don't drive yourself crazy worrying about it, just sit back and enjoy your new Fit.
  • apnepapnep Posts: 15
    You are right, Alamocity. :)
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,634
    Nice car...pulled up next to one yesterday at a stop light and got a good look. A bit smaller than my Civic, which I love, but really nice especially in the sport model. Can see why people like these...and the Versa. Small enough for any driving situation with good gas mileage.

    So go enjoy it and stop doubting yourself.

    The Sandman :sick: :shades:

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • apnepapnep Posts: 15
    Thank you,Sandman. When hubby got home, he let me drive it! Haha. We took it to the store and I looked back at it as we were walking away. It's a really cute car. Today I was finally able to start enjoying it. It's actually his car, and I still have to drive my van, but I am excited for him.

    Thanks for helping me through my silly obsession. :)
  • fitftwfitftw Posts: 3
    Hi everyone, I got a quote for $18430 OTD for a 2010 Fit Sport. Is that a good price?

    I reside in Chicago. The quote I received was from O'Hare Honda in Des Plaines. Our family is looking to trade a 2000 Honda Civic LX with only 60k miles.

    Thanks for any input.
  • jonnysubarujonnysubaru Posts: 10
    edited March 2010
    Just bought my new silver mist fit sport this week for 15988 from Anderson Honda in Palo Alto. You'd think these guys would be more expensive being in palo alto but the y actually have the best prices I've found. This deal seems to be available regularly if you deal with their internet department, but you won't likely get this deal if you walk into the sales floor.
    Sale Price 15988, 55doc, 67reg, 181lic,8.76catire,20smog, ~$17700otd (I live in 9.75%tax area)
    I've read other folks notes about this car at 15888 but now their deal is 15988. Pretty sure their internet department prices is 16198 if you miss the special and don't want to wait until the next one. This is for a new 2010 Fit Sport Auto.

    By the way, the owner of this dealer actually cares about his business, and replied to an email I sent him with input. He contacted me back directly and met me when I made the transaction- it was awesome.

    They may or may not let you use a yelp discount too.
    Contact Jack Puls (jpuls@andersonsuperstore.com) and if you deal with him, let him know "jondotcom" sent you. He is low pressure and a cool guy.
  • alamocityalamocity Posts: 680
    Sounds like a very good price, in my area the inventory levels are low so naturally the prices here are much higher.
  • bryan_05bryan_05 Posts: 16
    No it's not. I paid $17,7xx OTD no trade-in. I got mine down state but had a similar quote from Planet Honda.
  • Thanks. Yes the only cheaper deal I've seen in this forum on a new fit sport auto was 15,888 at the same dealer some months back. They seem to keep doing the 15,988 special now, and I'm pretty sure it's 16,188 if you walk in and don't know the special. In the regular (non internet department) I'm pretty sure they some out with ~16,500 ish from what one of the general sales managers said.

    The real downside for me was my local sales tax at 9.75%... it's unbelievable.

    Anderson Honda in Palo Alto CA rocks.
  • alamocityalamocity Posts: 680
    Well your out the door price isn't much higher than the price of the car here, even the high volume dealers only have a few on hand so in spite of the price they are moving them. Much easier to get a deal on the Accord or Civic.
  • The best quote I got in the Bay Area using Edmunds was $18,207 otd for a Fit Sport automatic. Base price for car is $16,288. Sounds like there are better deals out there than what I'm getting. I'm going to try Anderson in Pali. Did you have a trade-in? I have a 1999 Corolla with 125k in fair condition to trade.
  • I didn't have a trade in. What you do is go to andersondirect.com and request a quote from their internet department. They should have a $15988 one on sale or I believe their price was $16,188 if all of the sale ones are gone. Ask for Jack Puls or Gus Stevenson if you call them directly.

    I'd recommend just selling your car private party because they are not going to want to take anything with that amount of miles on it.

    Good luck!
  • Several area dealers are adding as much as $1935.00 in dealer installed option to the $!7,970 MSRP of the 2010 Fit Sport Auto. Any experience in dealing with this would be appreciated. I'm afraid my string of below MSRP purchases may come to an end if we move forward with the Fit.
  • On Saturday I signed an offer for a Fit Sport Navi. No haggling - I was willing to pay MSRP (I know - I'm an idiot). I was even flexible on the color - I would have been happy to just get one and be done car shopping. But 3 days later I was shopping the dealerships again because my Honda dealer said they just couldn't get their hands on a Fit Sport Navi. They had warned me on Saturday that there were only 3 to be found in all of New England (!?) but they thought they could grab one for me. Then on Tuesday they admitted that they didn't know when/if another Fit Sport Navi would come their way. So I cooled off a bit, started shopping around again, and I bought a sweet little VW Golf TDI yesterday. My OTD price for the Fit would have been 21,356 (Honda offered me 300 for my trade-in which I turned down) while my OTD for the VW was 22,358 (VW offered me 1500 for the same trade-in and I took it). Plus the new Golf TDI comes with a green car 1300 tax credit. The TDI has a more refined interior, a smooth quiet ride with a lot of torque, heated seats, touch-screen Sirius radio w/ bluetooth, and insane diesel fuel efficiency/longevity (my last VW TDI - the trade-in - got close to 50 mpg overall and piled on 225,000 miles over 9 years). With the tax credit, my new TDI actually ended up costing $298 *LESS* than the Fit. :surprise: Don't get me wrong - I still like the Fit - but the top of the line Fit MSRP does look way out of line when you see what that money can do elsewhere. So I ended up without a Fit, but I'm very happy with the way it went. ;)
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