2018 Vehicle Recommendations From Our Auto Expert

November 17, 2017

Your phone is an all-in-one: phone, camera, and mini-computer. Your printer probably prints, faxes, scans and copies. Why shouldn’t your car do it all, and do it well?

Hondas are well known for reliability, safety, and affordability. Just ask Motor Trend, Car & Driver and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Did you know that most Hondas have been made in Marysville, Ohio for the last 40+ years?

Next to the Accord, Civic, and CR-V the Honda Fit is easy to overlook. Yet, when 2018 Honda Fit models start at $16,200, overlooking this car would be a costly mistake. Better yet, you can lease a brand-new Fit for $179 per month.
As many people know, leasing is the best of both worlds: an affordable way to drive a new car and not feel ‘stuck’ with it for 5, 6, or 7 years. Often, warranties and oil changes are included.

So why a Fit?
Because its a 5-door, some would call the Fit a cross-over. In other words, its fun to drive, has lots of room and has features you’d expect in more expensive models.

The automatic (Continuously Variable Transmission or CVT) gets better mileage than the manual transmission models (33 mpg city / 40 mpg highway.
Also, the audio system is compatible with Apple, Android and Pandora as well as USB connectivity. So, you could say that this car Fits your budget, Fits your compact parking space, and Fits your lifestyle.

This time of year the 2018’s are coming in, there are still 2017 models on the lot, and there’s only so much room at the dealer. So, if you are even starting to think about a new car, don’t wait too long. Check Honda.com and put in your zip code to see all leasing and purchase promotions available.

Don’t forget for even greater savings on a late model Honda Fit, try CarMax. The price on their website is the price you will pay. Also, for a low fee, if the car you want is in Tuscaloosa, they will get it to you!

The other option is looking at Government Services Administration (GSA) auctions. Consider that the US Department of Transportation, Military Recruiting Commands and Federal Protective Service use LOTS of vehicles. The federal government only keeps these cars a couple of years and then sells them at auction. Typically, there is an auction near every major city. Some are SUV’s, Hybrids, and diesels.


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