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Subaru Forester, Wagon, SUV
#1573 of 3539 Re: Subaru Forester: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [KarenS]
Jun 26, 2007 (7:44 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 3539 Re: Subaru Forester: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [llaugust]
Jun 27, 2007 (6:37 am)
5/60 you mean. I'm sure that was just a typo.
#1575 of 3539 Re: Subaru Forester: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [llaugust]
Jun 27, 2007 (10:54 am)
Congratulations! Glad your purchase experience was so positive (great deal, by the way!). I wish more dealerships would realize an easy, no-hassle experience like this makes people actually enjoy buying cars and brings in repeat business and new business through positive word-of-mouth.
Doesn't it feel great to come out of a dealership feeling happy & like you got a great deal?
#1576 of 3539 Re: Forester X, auto, $18376 + tax/fee [pbai]
Jun 27, 2007 (12:28 pm)
Just wanted to add my experience.
Forester 2.5x, 5spd, basic package.
Sticker was $21,946. I took in an ad from a competing dealer that said $4500 off sticker on ALL '07s in stock. They matched it without a mountain of fuss. I actually bought a $549 oil change card (dealer), to throw them a bone, and because we tend to keep our cars until hell freezes. In fact, I bought the Forester to replace a '91 Loyale wagon with 225k on the clock, and a blown head gasket (I decided not to fix it).
It was a smooth deal, though I don't think that I "stole" it. They (of course) tried to get me to buy all sorts of nonsense, including extended service packages and paint sealant, all of which would have added a bunch. I think that the service package to 72k miles was $2200!
Best of luck to you all. Here in Portland, the '07 inventory seems to be winding down, and in fact, I saw another car sale closing as we were picking up ours.
#1577 of 3539 Re: Forester X, auto, $18376 + tax/fee [daustin97222]
Jun 27, 2007 (7:40 pm)
Under $17.5k for your 5-spd 2.5X... very nice.
#1579 of 3539 Re: Forester X, auto, $18376 + tax/fee [erics6]
Jun 29, 2007 (9:23 am)
That must be local only, not national or regional.
$4500 off MSRP is about right normally anyway: most Subies sell for invoice, then subtract the current $2000 rebate (at least on the X model) and you'll easily get near a total of $4500 off MSRP.
#1580 of 3539 Re: Forester X, auto, $18376 + tax/fee [erics6]
Jun 29, 2007 (10:34 am)
Hmm, maybe I need a Tribeca...
#1581 of 3539 Re: Forester X, auto, $18376 + tax/fee [subearu]
Jun 30, 2007 (9:22 am)
Yep. Just a local ad. I've seen better prices on the X before, but $4500 off all Foresters in stock is pretty good.
Starting at $10,000 off the Tribeca is a great deal! Didn't see any 06's available, but they have a 07 5 passenger limited that would run about $23,600 with that kind of discount. If I only I needed one.
#1582 of 3539 Re: Forester X, auto, $18376 + tax/fee [erics6]
Jul 02, 2007 (1:19 pm)
They still have brand new 2006 Tribecas?