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Subaru Forester, Wagon, SUV
#1377 of 3630 Re: Buying a Forester in AK [daveit]
Jan 10, 2007 (4:36 pm)
You may want to post over in the 2005+ Legacy/Outback forum, where a fellow from the Fairbanks area just picked up a new Outback Basic. He could probably give you a very good idea how much over invoice is achievable at the Alaska dealerships, or whether it'd be worth it to try the L48. Here's a link to his post: xwesx, "Subaru Legacy/Outback 2005+" #9721, 5 Jan 2007 7:35 pm
If you'd consider driving a new Forester up from the lower 48, or having one shipped, check out Carter Subaru (Seattle area) online. 4th-largest dealership in the country (2006 sales), experience sending new Subarus out of state (& to Canada), low prices and huge inventory. Drop them an e-mail with exactly what you want (you can search their inventory online) and you'll get a reply w/a low, no-haggle price, take it or leave it.
Scroll down the page at this link for shippers to AK:http://www.cars101.com/shippers.html
#1378 of 3630 Re: 2007 Forester X, Automatic Quote - Feedback [aladwag]
Jan 10, 2007 (6:52 pm)
aladwag, just saw your message. I ended up buying this vehicle for $18.8K plus sales tax from Subaru of Wakefield, MA. They were the easiest to deal with and most competitive in the greater Boston market for my needs. Hope this helps.
#1379 of 3630 Another angle
Jan 10, 2007 (8:59 pm)
I am a IMBA (Int'l Mtn Bike Assoc) member and they have the Subaru VIP program that gets you invoice pricing. I am wondering if I can pile the $1500 Subaru rebate on top of that to get the car for $19,140 + TTL. Any comments/experience?
#1380 of 3630 Re: Another angle [daveit]
Jan 10, 2007 (9:32 pm)
That'd be a good angle to take in this case, but note it's still at the dealer's discretion to accept the VIP pricing. Yes, the VIP price is before rebates. You would need to contact IMBA beforehand to get your VIP documentation from them.
#1381 of 3630 Good to hear
Jan 11, 2007 (9:26 am)
I think they have over 40 on the lot not to mention a bunch of used ones (previous rental cars). I think they will deal. I'll get the IMBA stuff before I go...or maybe just show them my card and say..."well, I have to wait for this before I can buy" and maybe they'll just do invoice. If they did that I'd just throw an extra $100 with my membership renewal.
#1382 of 3630 Details on Subaru VIP Program
Jan 12, 2007 (9:56 am)
So I called IMBA and got the skinny. The price is actually invoice minus 2% and you can combine it with any SoA rebates/incentives. So according to edmunds...$20015 -2% = $19165 + $625 dest - $49 color adjustment = $20191 - $1500 rebate = $18691
I have that letter printed off in case I get any flak. I called IMBA and they said they will notify SoA and I should have the letter (fax) in 24 to 48 hours.
Should I go in this weekend and talk to them or just wait until I have the letter in hand? I already have financing worked out.
The only place I think they can try to screw me is my trade in, but it shows 18,760 (KBB) and 18250 (NADA), so I'm thinking I can get 18,500.
If I told them 18,000 and a set of alloys (I have snow tires on my Honda that I want to move to Forester). I wonder if that would cost them more or less?
If you haven't yet read that "Confessions of a Salesman" article on edmunds...very informative and entertaining!
Let me know what you think because I might go this weekend.
Jan 12, 2007 (3:10 pm)
They told me to give them some notice before I bring in my CR-V, so they could get a Honda guy to come over since he'd give a higher quote. The guy also said there are no used CR-Vs so they are in demand...hopefully it works out.
Jan 14, 2007 (4:13 pm)
So I wasn't crazy they do have the Forester listed as 23,965 (on the buyatcontinental.com site) but if you click on the Subaru icon and search for Foresters it lists them as 21,970. The quote they gave me was of course the higher one.
They offered my 16000 for my CR-V. I was honest and told them that the car had been in a accident (had a outer door skin replaced) since I figured it would be on CarFax anyway. Well, they said that's why they trade-in is so low. The thing is it doesn't show up at all in CarFax so if they sell it the person isn't going to know.
I had to just leave after they gave me that bid. I really wanted to smack the guy. They only have 1 new CR-V sitting on the lot so I know they want it. They could easily sell it for over 20K.
#1385 of 3630 Re: 2007 Forester X, Automatic Quote - Feedback [neprop]
Jan 15, 2007 (9:55 am)
I am in that neighborhood, actually my first Forester was bought there in 2001. Could you give more information (POC, skills for nogotiation)? I know the sales manager's name is Sal. Also, is there a chance that the rebate be increased to $2K at President's Day? TIA.
Jan 15, 2007 (10:05 am)
You might want to craigslist or ebay your CRV and then negotiate for $21,500 for Forester Automatic with Premium package.