Too much for a fit

Discussion in 'Fit' started by dgk, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. dgk

    dgk Guest

    I was serious enough to get to talking price. She came up with $19,500
    for the sport with a cargo net. I pointed to a nearby 2006 Accord LX
    listed for $18,950. Yes, she says, but there are lots of Accords, and
    few Fits. We charge over MSRP for them. Well, then let other folks pay
    that money for it.

    I also couldn't quickly locate a bike rack for the back, and that's
    critical for me. So when I find out for sure that a bike rack fits the
    Fit, she says that she can do better. It has to be a lot better. Like
    $2500 to $3000.

    I guess I throw some more money into my 1991 Accord and wait another
    year or so.
    dgk, Jul 18, 2006
  2. dgk

    sapper Guest

    I got mine for MSRP. Go to a different dealer.
    sapper, Jul 18, 2006
  3. dgk

    Mike Doyle Guest

    Won't the bike fit inside the Fit?

    Thought that was the idea of the magic seat.
    Mike Doyle, Jul 19, 2006
  4. dgk

    dgk Guest

    One will, though probably with the front tire removed. Two big bikes
    won't without getting very scratched. Plus, there is the occasional
    need to bring other stuff along that takes that space. No, bikes
    belong on the back. Surfboards belong on top.
    dgk, Jul 19, 2006
  5. dgk

    rick++ Guest

    I got a season-end new civic for $13K a year and half ago.
    They added a VP ugragrade without cost.
    I got 41 mpg on my road trip last week- just as good as a fit.
    rick++, Jul 19, 2006
  6. dgk

    dgk Guest

    I'm thinking of the Fit because parking will be easier and because I
    like the way stuff, well, fits into it. Still, if I could find a Civic
    for $13K I'd take it. They were showing me used Civics what were $19K.
    dgk, Jul 19, 2006
  7. dgk

    Skippy Guest

    Yup stuff does indeed fit in!

    As a 'small car' I love the way it easily fits 1 or 2 bikes in. Normally 2
    or 3 go on the tow-bar rack though.

    I don't know if the 1.4 iDSI is available in the US, but it does 50MPG for

    I have a friend who designs stuff for luxury cars and he now sings the
    praises of Jazz (magic seats and build quality especially). Obviously I'm
    biased because I own one (and love it), but they really are great 'little'

    Skippy, Jul 19, 2006
  8. dgk

    dgk Guest

    There's a tow bar? That takes a bike rack?
    dgk, Jul 20, 2006
  9. dgk

    Skippy Guest


    And Honda list 2 different tow bars, in the UK anyway

    Skippy, Jul 20, 2006
  10. dgk

    dgk Guest

    There are no tow bars on the Fit. There is a hook under the rear door,
    which looks like the kind of thing that would be used to tow the car
    out of a ditch.

    I found a dealer willing to sell the car for MSRP so I ordered the
    Sport in Blaze Orange. Now all I have to do is see if they actually
    get it. And I definitely have to find a bike rack, and, if I get the
    car within two weeks, I need that rack quickly. I'm going on vacation
    and the bikes have to come along.
    dgk, Jul 21, 2006
  11. dgk

    Skippy Guest

    Well I have a Pendle 3-bike rack that attaches to a 'Genuine Honda' towbar
    on my UK spec Jazz/Fit. I'd hope that Honda US would get them in at some
    point. It's very good, no scratches, bikes in the slipstream, no hard
    lifting on and off. On a 500 mile trip it still managed 43MPG with 3
    adults, luggage and bikes!

    Good luck with your Fit. They're rather good!

    Skippy, Jul 21, 2006
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