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#1151 of 3509 Decent deal on 06 Forester 2.5X
May 31, 2006 (8:10 pm)
I just purchased a 2006 Forester 2.5X 5peed manual. No extras, price before tax was $18,099 with $2000 rebate. The '06 has a much richer look inside and out than earlier Foresters, and the '06 felt more refined and was quieter than my aunt's '99 Forester that I drove recently.
I purchased at Becker Subaru in Allentown, PA. They were great to deal with, and made they process very easy. I was surprised to have a choice of 4 exterior colors. They still have rows and rows (and rows) of more Foresters. They also seemed to have a staggering volume of Outbacks.
They regularly advertise prices in the local newspaper that are below invoice, and they sell A LOT of cars. I paid below invoice for the Significant Other's '06 Legacy 2.5SE in January...both deals were made without haggling.
We're a bit infested with Subaru dealers in the PA NJ NY tri-state area, and I have 13 dealers within 50 miles of my home. Despite this competition, Becker is the #3 Subaru dealer in the US for volume. They systematically deliver a good sales process/experience with prices that are hard to argue with, and a great selection of vehicles.
#1152 of 3509 Re: Decent deal on 06 Forester 2.5X [jchagtdi]
May 31, 2006 (8:59 pm)
Sounds like a good experience all around! Congrats on the new ride(s). Yes, Subaru's interiors have come a very long way.
#1153 of 3509 Subaru Motors Finance/Chase Contract Questions
May 31, 2006 (9:28 pm)
Has anyone experienced a similar problem with Chase Bank:
I purchased a Forester on April 27th. The contract I signed at the dealership said my payments would begin on May 27th, and would be due on the 27th of each month, but when my account was set up at Chase, they said my payment was due on June 1st.
And, Chase told me all the information they received regarding my purchase indicated I purchased the car on May 1st -- and I told them this wasn't true that I bought it on April 27th and signed the papers then. They are suggesting I fax my contract to them so they can investigate for discrepancies. My monthly payment amount is the same that the dealer stated, so I don't know what could be going on or where the fault should be -- with the dealer or with Chase. I don't know if anyone is really on my side.
Chase told me that if the dealer changed the paperwork without my knowledge, there is a possibility I could take action to void the purchase contract and get my money back. Suggestions??
#1154 of 3509 Re: Subaru Motors Finance/Chase Contract Questions [mb789]
by kyfdx HOST
Jun 01, 2006 (6:29 am)
Why does it matter? If all the terms are the same, the result is you have three days on your loan, interest-free...
I wouldn't take the bank's advice on voiding your purchase. Not sure what you could do, unless you can prove some sort of monetary damages.
#1155 of 3509 Re: Subaru Motors Finance/Chase Contract Questions [kyfdx]
Jun 01, 2006 (10:30 am)
My mortgage company lets me make payments on the 12th instead of the 1st, same thing - interest fee. I set up an auto-pay and took advantage of it. I'm earning interest for 12 days on that amount every single month. Why not?
#1156 of 3509 Re: Decent deal on 06 Forester 2.5X [jchagtdi]
Jun 01, 2006 (10:31 am)
Congrats, $18,099 is $1200 less than I paid for my '98, which had a lot less equipment! Nice deal...
#1157 of 3509 Re: Subaru Motors Finance/Chase Contract Questions [mb789]
Jun 02, 2006 (9:35 pm)
So let me get this straight... you're unhappy about getting an extra 5 days before making your first payment? In any case since Chase is the lender, what they say is the only thing that matters.
#1159 of 3509 Just got an internet quote on a 2.5x
Jun 14, 2006 (11:56 am)
I'm currently looking for a Subaru 2.5x model and just got a quote from a local Subaru dealership down here in Long Beach, California and this is what I received via email;
The lowest I can do is $19319.00 plus tax and license. This price is $700.00 below factory invoice price. This is for an Aspen White 2.5x Automatic with rear bumper cover, cargo tray, splash guards and tailpipe cover. "
I live in California and the tax would be .08 pct. I was wondering if any of you here from California can help me out in finding a good price for this car. I wanted to get the internet sales manager from Subaru to get it down to 19,000 INCLUDING tax and license..
'ya think this is possible?
#1160 of 3509 Re: Just got an internet quote on a 2.5x [awd4life]
Jun 15, 2006 (5:02 am)
You'd have to be somewhere around $17,500 to get $19k w/tax & license. Invoice on that vehicle, including dest., is nearly $22k. Minus $2000 rebate (if it's the same in CA as in my neck of the woods) puts you around $20k. I think you'd have a hard time finding a dealer able to go $2500 below invoice after the rebate! I can't imagine the holdback is anywhere near that amount. I think it sounds like they made you a pretty good offer. You may be able to squeeze a few hundred bucks out of someone at the end of the month, but nearly $2000 less?... not likely in my opinion. Get rid of all the options and go with a manual transmission and you'd still probably come up $1k beyond your goal.
Maybe you could find a deal on an '06 Forester used as a program car, a loaner, or something, but for the little savings you'd find, a new '06 would probably be worth the difference.