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Old 05-17-2010, 01:44 PM
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Exclamation Honda US model FIT discontinued in 2011

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Seriously though, do you think the U.S. model fit is going to be here to stay, or maybe just around for a couple years like the del sol?
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Old 05-17-2010, 01:55 PM
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here for some time. nother year and it'll be celebrating its 10th bday, n it just gota facelift so I'm guessin honda doesn't plan on discontinuing it.
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Considering the FIT appeals to a substantially larger part of the car buying market than a niche car like the Del Sol ever had, I think its here to stay for a long time.
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Why the Del Sol never Made It

The reason why the Del Sol did not sell is it was a bad attempt to replace the CRX which was always more popular and the Del Sol was overpriced. The CRX sold for around $12K and the Del Sol sold for around $19K from 1992 to mid-1990's which is the same price you would pay for a new Fit Sport today.

By today's standard, who would buy a Del Sol over a Fit Sport?

My 1990 Honda CRX still gets better gas mileage over my 2010 Fit Sport.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:22 PM
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i think the fit is here to stay. The demand is high enough for them to keep em coming back. Cant wait to see what the next model looks like.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:28 PM
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Yep, every Honda made kept getting bigger so they needed to slot something in the Civics place. It's here to stay, and probably wont be long before something takes it's place as it too continues to get bigger.
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yeah i don't see them trashing a car that is maybe there best seller rite now. I could see them offering more options such as leather maybe.
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i almost had a heart attack when i read this title

i think when the GE8 made a return for it's second year.. i think it was official that the fit is here to stay in the US. I bought one to make a gamble that this car will someday be a popular car, and a car that will also last me for the rest of my young adult life... and then i will return back to honda and buy an accord or an acura 10 years from now when I am in my mid-30's.

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The sales numbers are nothing to sneeze at, and it does fine for a car that they didn't have to be developed exclusively for this market. Their recent decision to maybe move production to over here for the next model year is also telling. The numbers have proven it's success, and now they will make the investment to have the model be a little more profitable for them. Pretty big investment to tool a factory line for a car!
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I'm sure the Fit is going to be around for quite some time. The demand is high and the only reason they would remove it is if Honda was kicking their own ass in sales, like the situation with the RSX and the new SI. I'm excited to see how the Fit looks in a few generations, but if it doesn't stop getting bigger it might replace the Odyssey. LOL!
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The sales numbers are nothing to sneeze at, and it does fine for a car that they didn't have to be developed exclusively for this market. Their recent decision to maybe move production to over here for the next model year is also telling. The numbers have proven it's success, and now they will make the investment to have the model be a little more profitable for them. Pretty big investment to tool a factory line for a car!
do you have a reference for this? the 2011 models?
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:57 PM
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the Fit will stay for a long time in the US, i thinks too. at least until the economy picksup again and S3000's/NSX-R's are back FitS is the bread/butter in the cheezo segment.
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do you have a reference for this? the 2011 models?
I think I read that in a thread on here, as a link to another article. Also, iirc, it was for the 2012 year model. Let me see if I can find it.

edit: not sure if this is the full article I read, but here is a blurb from 2009. Of course, this was during the worst parts of the recession. Not sure if Japan's labor rates vs. their yen has balanced out or not. http://www.egmcartech.com/2009/10/19...ve-to-the-u-s/

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Just as a reference...April 2010 sales.
http://vtec.net/news/news-item?news_item_id=896325

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I think I read that in a thread on here, as a link to another article. Also, iirc, it was for the 2012 year model. Let me see if I can find it.

edit: not sure if this is the full article I read, but here is a blurb from 2009. Of course, this was during the worst parts of the recession. Not sure if Japan's labor rates vs. their yen has balanced out or not. http://www.egmcartech.com/2009/10/19...ve-to-the-u-s/
you had me all excited! haha now iam depressed
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you had me all excited! haha now iam depressed
Everyone's sales numbers were down then. Most by more than that. I think it's a good sign. We all have Japanese made fits now, instead of American made fits later. Whatever keeps it here, and makes Honda some money to continue developing the platform.

“highly likely possibility” is quite the statement from a President though.
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Oh God, don't scare me like that!

I'm still waiting to buy a used Fit later this year, news like this would really keep prices high and then top that off with it already being a hard to find car and in the right combo.
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Here to Stay

The Fit is here to stay. It's the best in its class! My question is how will the Fit Hybrid compare.
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:05 PM
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The Insight is based on the Jazz/Fit platform, so it really is the Fit hybrid, and not very well received in the US marketplace. It sells great in Japan.
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Although the price of oil has taken has taken a beating over the last several trading days, what do you think the price will do over the next couple years? I'm long on oil, especially at about $70/bbl. If someone sneezes in the Middle East the price could shoot toward $200 in one day. Then Honda couldn't make enough Fits.
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