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#1565 of 3627 Subaru Forester - Price at Carlsen Subaru, June 2007
Jun 15, 2007 (2:23 pm)
Just wanted to let everyone know what I paid for a basic Forester XT, June 2007, at Carlsen in Redwood City, CA:
What I bought:
Forester XT, chamapagne color
All-weather rubber mats
Rear rubber bumper guard
Rear plastic cargo tray
Cost: $19,000 (which included the $625 destination charge and a $2K rebate that went to the dealer).
I then added on leather seats (front and back) for $1,200. I think the leather is nicer than what comes standard with the LL Bean model. Before I bought seats thru the dealer, I called a car upholstery shop for pricing and they said to get it thru the dealer - cheaper and it would keep the warranty intact.
I also did all my shopping on the internet. I e-mailed various dealers and played them off against each other 'can you beat this price?'. Not sure that I got the best price, but at least it was below dealer invoice.
#1566 of 3627 Re: Subaru Forester - Price at Carlsen Subaru, June 2007 [maria14]
Jun 15, 2007 (2:45 pm)
Is it X or XT? Can you get 2k rebate on XT?
#1567 of 3627 Re: Subaru Forester - Price at Carlsen Subaru, June 2007 [teenspirit]
Jun 15, 2007 (3:40 pm)
Must be the X; leather is standard on the XT, unless it is a Sports.
#1568 of 3627 Re: Subaru Forester - Price at Carlsen Subaru, June 2007 [maria14]
Jun 15, 2007 (4:58 pm)
Jun 17, 2007 (3:02 pm)
I have a 2004 subaru Outback limited with under 8,000 mi which I'm going to sell (plan to buy hybrd/diesal genre).Would like others opinion on where you think the best market for it is. I live in Florida however I drive up to "middle America" twice a year around Indiana/KY area. Don't you think Subaru is better appreciated there than here?
appreciate any suggestions
#1570 of 3627 Re: Subaru Forester - Price at Carlsen Subaru, June 2007 [maria14]
Jun 19, 2007 (2:21 pm)
$19k for a new XT would be highway robbery!!!
#1571 of 3627 Re: feliciatwo [feliciatwo]
Jun 20, 2007 (9:46 am)
There would be more demand, but also more supply, i.e. competing used vehicles.
Go ahead and list it now and see if anyone bites. If not then take it up with you and try again over there.
Lots of demand here in the Mid Atlantic and especially in New England, too.
#1572 of 3627 Re: Subaru Forester - Price at Carlsen Subaru, June 2007 [teenspirit]
Jun 21, 2007 (11:49 am)
It was the X, but with one of the packages included (rubber floor mats, cargo area mat and mud flaps).
#1573 of 3627 Re: Subaru Forester: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [KarenS]
Jun 26, 2007 (6:44 pm)
My recent experience purchasing a Forester 2.5x was the best ever, thanks to the information provided by this forum. To return the favor, here are the particulars of my deal. I purchased a new 2007 end of year model (108 miles on the OD) from Stohlman in Tysons Corner Virginia. My salesperson was the most laid back fellow I've ever encountered in a dealership. I won't violate the forum rules by posting names, but his initials are CP and I highly recommend his service. MRSP was $21,195. Invoice was $19945 and the internet price was $17,945. I got the internet price (no fuss, no muss) minus $1500 for my 1999 Ford Explorer, about $40 less than the Kelley trade-in value (I knew my Ford's transmission and engine were about to fall apart, so I was happy with the trade). Taxes were $605 (3% on the sum of the invoice price and $225 processing fee that was noted on their website (tax rates can be verified on state DMV websites). Tags, registration and a 0.17% dealer's business license tax came to $55. So the bottom line for me was $17,331. Using the warranty pricing at stevemoyersubaru.com and the discount advice on this forum (ask for 50% discount, settle for 40%), I got a Gold Plus 7/70 plan for $738. But I have since returned it (Subaru gives you 90 days to return it with full refund). I decided the 5/50 on the powertrain was good enough. I love my Forester and can't imagine that a 2008 would have been worth another $3300. Thanks to all for the excellent advice.
#1574 of 3627 Re: Subaru Forester: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [llaugust]
Jun 27, 2007 (5:37 am)
5/60 you mean. I'm sure that was just a typo.