The AC also doesn't work -- this is a common failure on Honda Fits & Civics of this vintage.
And from a car dealer's perspective, the fact that it's a manual may be worse than non-functional AC. Nobody wants manuals anymore. [Only us eccentrics!]
I have only seen pics of the car so far -- it's 200 km from here -- but I think I'm going to get it. Keep it to use for next winter, then tidy it up, get it inspected, and sell it for a small profit.
There are 5 2008 Fits with A] manual transmission, B] over 200k kms [120k miles], C] within 1000 km of me. Prices range from $2200-3000 CAD. Not sure why they seem to be cheaper here than in the US.