CloudPump wrote: Baker wrote:
..after reading it last week, seeing it this week didn't excite me at all either.
Taking styling cues from the Clarity and CRV and even the "prototype" NSX, isn't anything to brag about.
For me, it's ridiculously overstyled and looks like a mini Odyssey van.
I have to agree on the Odyssey part, I can't NOT see a van when I look at those pics.
My comment on the title of this thread:
The Fit (any generation) will never be a classic. The S2000 will be extremely fondly remembered but I'm not even sure I'd be willing to say it'll become a classic. It is, however, light-years closer to becoming a classic over a Fit.
whoa whoa whoa... just to be clear... the "/" in the title was meant to split the 2 different articles. Certainly not calling the Fit a future classic... Also, I admit I am no fan of the styling either. My biggest gripe besides the overrall size (which i agree looks too high still) is the 8th gen Accord side body "slash" across the side, among other things.
Then again, I (like many others) am still not partial to the 7th gen "bullet" Civic Si either, but at least that car introduced one of the best Honda engines of its time. I hope the Fit will do that in some way too. I am sure when they say "High Revving" motor, they are being optimistic compared to previous B16 motors sporting similar displacement and size. Give and take. Give me a decent looking chassis and I'll take it with a great engine. Plus, I am sure like every other concept, production versions will be toned down a little.
I personally don't think any car in this segment is beautifully designed or original looking. maybe because cars are really starting to look the same now. I wish things could be kept simple, as far as looks go, the current Fit Sport with its aero kit looks pretty cool as far as factory made cars for under $18k. Keep in mind the Civic is what competes with the Focus, not the Fit. (I have to agree the new Focus is an all around winner- 100%)
At the very least, I am thankful that they are re thinking their approach to building cars again. &that small sports car mention gets me thinking "what if they make something great again that is worth going to the bank and asking what current car loan rates are." maybe I am a wishful thinker. but so be it.
Also, let me know how the re sale value on that Kia Rio is in 4 years.... Sure engine and hp and suspension are important, but its great to be able to get out of a car without owing thousands over what its worth, and that is why I say the Fit makes sense.
That is non sense. Why buy a new car in the first place if you're worried about resale in 4 years and owing thousands of dollars, that's called digging a financial hole.
lol I didnt mean to come off sounding like that at all. Kia has come leaps and bounds over where they were only a few years ago and I think everyone recognizes that to some degree. Granted Kia's 2012 re sale value will be much higher than something they made 4 years ago, &believe me, I was not discounting the vehicle quality in any way, but the numbers are what they are.
We purchased the car because it was great value and its one we were sure was gonna be around and good for us for the next 10 maybe 15 years. With 2k left to pay on the car its gonna be with us for a long time, i wish the fit was as good because i would love to stay with the Honda family but the truth is its not the best deal out there, and i'm not about to stick with a car just for resale value.
I am glad to hear that and you are a smart person, you think economically... I can't say the same for 60% of consumers I talk to on a daily basis that seem to just cram negative equity from one loan into another and want lower payments, what sucks is they don't understand why that is not possible. People with bad credit/No credit are still getting hammered in interest (that hasnt stopped btw) and it is seriously setting someone up to fail, even if they make every payment on time, it is almost inevitable that you will owe more than its worth.
It's unfortunate, and you dont see it much/if at all on here obviously, but go check out 8th gen civic forum, lot of repos on that site. &we all know once that happens, its good luck getting anything with credit for the next few years, hope you dont need a house anytime soon, hope you dont get in an accident and forgot to get gap insurance and Bank says Sorry for your loss.. but wheres our check?
I like the Honda Fit because even if you are in a situation like that, it is at least somewhat EASIER to do it in a car that has a better value... thats all. say for example you buy a 2013 fit today and in 2 years, your gf/wife has 4 kids... kind of need something bigger... dont have $10k to pay off loan. Cant afford to pay much more. when its time to crunch numbers... Every little bit helps out. Life happens, thats all. We live in a world where you can spend $30k dollars and not put a penny down... there are consequences, people dont know that. I really hate seeing people get screwed & I try to help people the best I can, besides my love of cars that's why I am in the car business. I hate seeing people that buy a car strictly on a payment and then its buyers remorse and they hate the car less than 1 year later, trade it in and then get a HIGHER payment on the car they could have bought originally if they just did some research, these are the same people that don't test drive cars before they buy them.
If anyone is looking for a new Honda in the CT/MA area, please feel free to send me a message and I will send you a quote for whatever new 2013 Honda model you are looking at.