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Old 21 Oct 2008, 08:46 pm
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I'm going to college next year. I've never had my own car. I've saved up $10K, and my parents will give me another $5K to purchase a car. I was looking at the Honda Fit. It's in my price range, and it gets good gas mileage. Does anyone have any experience with one and is it a good car? I'm going to try to find a used 2007, if I can, rather than a brand new one. Is that a good idea?
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Old 21 Oct 2008, 09:01 pm
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Well anything that's honda its good. Honda's last an long time. So I say go for it.
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Old 21 Oct 2008, 09:16 pm
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I know three people who own one and they all love it. I don't think you can get a car for that size with more cargo space. The seats allow you to configure your car to carry anything, even a surf board. The gas mileage is great and the re-sell value is phenomenal.I have only heard two complaints; it doesn't have much horsepower, and if you are particularly tall (over 6'), you may be too close to the steering wheel for comfort.
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Old 21 Oct 2008, 09:31 pm
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i can get it brnd new from a dealer ifur apying cash.negotiate wit them theres more then one honda dealer or even a toyota yaris brand new for 13,500
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A new one's sticker price is only $17,000. If you were to walk up there with $15,000 cash I'm sure you could get one with no problem. With a new car you know all of the history, unlike a used car. Plus it is a Honda. It will last and it gets great mileage. In your situation, it is a very good idea to buy a new one, and being a honda it will retain its value very well. Go for it. Once you buy new you will understand why some people will not buy used cars. Hope this helps.
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Old 21 Oct 2008, 10:01 pm
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no you should get a time machne and go back in time from where you came from
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Old 21 Oct 2008, 10:16 pm
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According to Consumer Reports, the Honda Fit is rated one of the top vehicles in it's class. The gas mileage is phenomenal and although small looking from the outside, they're roomy on the inside. And you can't beat the price. They are so popular and in demand many dealerships cannot keep them on the lot.I suggest you set the wheels in motion (pun intended) and start looking, especially if you want an 07. Good luck and happy motoring!
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Old 21 Oct 2008, 10:31 pm
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If you're willing to get a car that's only a year old, are you willing to get a car that's five years old? You can get the same economy, the same performance, comparable crash test performance, and have plenty of money left over.Good luck finding a one-year-old Fit - I don't know of anyone around here trying to get out of one so quickly. You'd be as well served getting a recent Corolla, Civic, or even a Cobalt. Yes, the Chevy.Stay the heck away from the Chevy Aveo and Suzuki Aerio. They look like Fits, but owning one will give you fits.
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dude, buy a used car that is like 3 years old with the 10k, basicallly almost new, and enjoy the rest of the money
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Old 21 Oct 2008, 11:01 pm
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I was about to buy a Toyota Yaris. I was pretty sure indeed. I like the design and features, but anyway I took a long view into the competition and reviewed and tried not just the Yaris but the Accent by Hyundai, the Aveo by Chevrolet -made in Korea by Daewoo-, another smaller and cheaper-than-the-Aveo Chevrolet -the C2, which you can find here in Mexico, and so. I knew the Honda Fit was around my budget but I certainly didn’t wanted to compare it with the Yaris, since I thought they were too alike regarding tech and gizmos. Of course the Yaris was to be the winner among the breed I was trying. Then came a good friend who happens to have a related person in a Honda dealership and she said to me to try the Fit. "Give it a chance!" she said. Everything changed in the first seconds I hopped into this little marvel. It’s a pretty darn happy car; nimble, responsive, steady and precise. I loved the gearbox from the very moment I geared the 1st speed. The interior space is fantastic; being able to configure the rear seats in different fashions, it gives you what I can call unimaginable capacity. About the economy, it’s a very thrifty car. It does a lot with a little; just behave nicely with the gas pedal. If you drive foot down all the time you’ll get no economy even from a bicycle, isn’t it? So, in my opinion, there is no better car out there in this price range. Even the Yaris, which gets close to the Fit in characteristics, runs out of ideas. The rear seats are none but ordinary fold back-down that even doesn’t get completely flat at all. And about driving experience, the Yaris felt chubby and spongy. The Fit is sharp and shining. Go for the Fit and you won’t get disappointed. My recommendation to you, give it a chance!.
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