I'm going to cancel the Fit

It's now over two months since I ordered it and I just can't stay in limbo any longer. I gave the guy a week to get an Orange one and if he can't then we just cancel it and I put some more money into my 91
Accord. Maybe next year it will be cheaper and easier to get.
I saw one advertised by a fairly local dealer (20 miles away), orange, used with 100 miles, for more than I was supposed to pay for a new one. That's just too much.
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dgk wrote:

Did you try negotiating a lower price with that dealer? Tell them what price your dealer gave you for a new one?
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Wait a minute here. "New" and "used" are legal terms.
If it's never been titled, it's new. If it's been titled, it's used.
That's it.
Miles don't matter. You can have a 100 mile used car, and you can have a 5000 mile new car (no doubt driven by the dealership owner's daughter).
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On Wed, 20 Sep 2006 05:44:22 -0400, "Elmo P. Shagnasty"

I was wondering about that. It was clearly stated as "used" and I was a bit nervous about that. Why would someone return a vehicle after 100 miles? Maybe they discovered that there isn't a bike rack that will fit it? I've been looking and I can't find one without installing a trailer hitch. Ha, a trailer hitch on a vehicle with 107 hp!
I also didn't want to end up in a contractual situation of buying a car while under contract with another dealer so I just let it go by.
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dgk wrote:

have you ever been to europe? over there, cars with a good deal less power than that tow trailers all the time - maybe not 5 ton boat trailers, but still useful capacities. they have to change gears on grades, but they still manage it ok. look at horse power per pound and compare to a big rig.

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jim beam wrote:

Torque is also the bigger factor for towing. It's what gives whatever you're towing the intitial push, then HP keeps it moving along.
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jim beam wrote:

It's most likely for a bike rack. Kudos to Honda.

Well, you're forgetting that in Europe 99% of the drivers don't mind shifting the gears themselves. I don't see why would anyone want a 109hp car with an automatic. CVT is not offered on Fit or is it?
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I'm confused on that. My understanding when I started looking at the Fit was that it had CVT.
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No CVT! Automatic or 5 speed only.
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Howard wrote:

The auto trans appears to be 5-speed... is that correct?
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Ike wrote:

Yes
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Howard wrote:

if this review of the honda jazz is anything to go by, the automatic /is/ a cvt.
http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/cars/honda-jazz-1-4/1027685 /
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That's true.

Also true. I just don't consider that a vehicle on the lot with 100 miles on it to be a returned previously purchased vehicle. I took the term 'used' to be a phrase the OP used to describe the vehicle with 100 miles on its clock.

Also possible.
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If a salesman tells me "used," that connotates something very specific and factors greatly in the price I'm willing to pay.
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That's true, too.
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