Last month we bought a new Fit Sport and are delighted. We shopped via
phone and found a dealer only an hour away that had one coming in and
was willing to sell it at sticker price.
As we bought the car the saleswoman was fine and helpful. But when we
were ushered into the office of the "closer" who does the paperwork, the
weather changed a bit when we produced a certified check for the price
we had discussed on the phone.
He didn't mention teflon sealant, undercoating, and theft-proof wheels,
etc., but insisted that a Hondacare extended warranty could only be
bought at time of purchase, and was $2,200 to extend the warranty to
100k miles. He offered to take a personal check or credit card for the
difference. We didn't bite, and drove away in the new car (first Honda
in the family, but not the last!).
When my Toyota Prius approached 36k miles, my local dealer asked $1,900
for a Toyota Platinum warranty (100k miles/7Y). I shopped online, and
got precisely the same thing for under $1k from a dealer that sells them
Seems to me that the Hondacare warranty might be available similarly, as
that Fit nears the end of the original warranty. Or, given the lower
complexity of the FIT (compared to the Prius), perhaps it makes sense
not to extend the warranty at all.
Thanks for your views, gurus.
PS - the FIT is auto trans, drives 40-50 miles a day (half on freeways),
and with A/C on averages 34.5 mpg. It's accumulated about 1.5k miles so far.