April 2011

April 2011
Boondocking at my brother's in Reno, April 2011

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

For Sale


2009 Honda Fit, less than 18000 miles.  35+ miles per gallon.  Needs a little TLC to the tune of over $6,000…but it is low mileage!!!  If you don’t want to buy it, could you all join in and help us pitch a Fit?
pitching a Fit

no fit



Don’t mind me, I'm just having a little fun and getting my frustration out!!

24 comments:

  1. OH MY, Russ is soooo strong -- I don't think he needs any help to pitch that Fit...LOL!!

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  2. Donna, Donna, Donna.... How DO you come up with these things? You make a frustrating situation turn into something to laugh about!

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  3. I'm almost afraid to ask but are you saying the problem with the Fit was not covered under warranty?

    A little more info would be helpful.

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  4. Uh oh, yes, we need more info. Is there a lemon law that needs to be addressed here?
    Gotta admit, that is a great photo image!

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  5. Oh My! After Russ's email, I was thinking it was going to be a hefty bill. You go ahead and have fun with it; you guys deserve to pitch a fit after the ones you've had with your Fit.

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  6. You are sure one creative writer. Now, find a creative way to get out of this mess. OKAY?

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  7. haha...that is such a cute picture. How did you get him to dress up in a suit? Great job!

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  8. Oh no, tell me it isn't so!!! I hope it is covered under your warranty?????? I certainly think pitching a Fit might be in order!!
    Good luck guys,hope you can get things fixed or replaced....at Honda's expense.

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  9. $6,000 to repair your Fit? Say it isn't so!! I'm feeling your pain and frustration.

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  10. Good gravy, Donna! Exactly what was wrong or maybe the better question is what wasn't wrong. I missed the age of the car, but geez, that's a bitter pill to swallow if it's not covered by Honda. Of course, I'm amazed as everyone else about how you view it with humor, but then that's what makes you Donna. :)))

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  11. Does Paul always dress up when he pitches a Fit?

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  12. Wow! I'm guessing that was a motor mount based on the prior post's picture. But since the engine would not have been running while under tow, why did it break now? And did the broken mount cause other damage or just $6k to replace the mount? Upsetting for sure. Please let us know how you are doing!

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  13. And I was considering buying a Fit! Maybe not now...

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  14. Folks, see my comment to yesterday's post. It's a partially broken upper McPherson strut mount, probably due to the toad braking system locking up. The likely culprit is the braking system, not Honda.

    The Fit is a great toad; I've been towing one for three years now and it's the best car I've ever had. I know others who say the same. See http://www.andybaird.com/travels/skylarking/2009/fit.htm and http://www.andybaird.com/travels/skylarking/2009/towing.htm for more information on buying and equipping it to tow.

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  15. so sorry to hear that 'pitching a fit' was on your agenda today!..hang in there!!..is it worth fixing??..warranty??

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  16. Oh, goodness, do NOT like surprises like that!!!

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  17. That is so not fun. Wish it had a better outcome. And I really wish I had your ability to handle set backs.

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  18. The breakage as shown is highly unlikely to have been the fault of Honda. It is more likely the toad braking system. I think there must be more to this story.

    If it was a Honda failure, then with that mileage the car would be covered under warranty - but those kinds of parts just do not break when the car is not even being driven.

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  19. That picture doesn't really FIT you Russ! Or maybe it does!.

    Sorry to hear about all the problems with it. Don't let that ruin your great getaway.

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  20. Will be interested to see what the true cause of the problem is. I think those folks suspecting a tow equipment fault might be onto something.

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  21. Hope the responsible manufacture helps with the repair costs. Russ deserved to through that fit.

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  22. oh wow..how heartbreaking...hoping and praying warranty is going to cover this for you...now I'm worrying about our brake buddy malfunctioning...

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  23. After finally getting to the dealership today, I got to see the underside of the Fit. They had it up on a lift, and it was obvious that there was considerable damage to some expensive parts of the car caused by something that really whacked it hard! They were all extremely nice and very helpful at Gilbert Honda. Sure glad we were able to get it to a good dealer that will be able to take the proper care to fix it right. With the major problems that they showed me, I was just happy we weren't driving the car at the time of the accident. That would have been a very bad experience, indeed! There were no Honda parts that failed, just got smashed and bashed and jerked around badly. Sure looks a lot worse from underneath than it did from topside. They gave me a nice new Honda to drive as a rental car while they get ours fixed. This dealership is only about 9 months old at their new location, and the building and shop is great. Nice big shop, very clean. Nice folks, very knowledgeable and thoughtful. They even sent a chocolate chip cookie back with me for Donna. The coffee was good there, too. I can't say enough about how good they treated me. Gilbert Auto Group, you're the best! Thanks for being here for us!!

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