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Subaru Forester, Wagon, SUV
#1601 of 3627 Re: Anybody has idea why 2008 Forester is cheaper than 2007 [ewu]
Jul 30, 2007 (5:18 am)
You must be comparing Premium models. Subaru simply dropped the price on the Premium trim by around $900 for the '08s... invoice for a Premium automatic is $22,726 in '08 and $23,623 in '07. The other trims for '08 are priced similarly from '07. I'd go for the '08 as long as you're getting a good deal on it. You should be able to get invoice minus $500 rebate, minus somewhere in the ballpark of $750-$1200. Say $21k-$21.5k without any options added on.
Are you an Eastern Washington University grad (or are "EWU" your initials)? Have a friend that graduated from there a few years back.
#1602 of 3627 Re: Anybody has idea why 2008 Forester is cheaper than 2007 [jeffmc]
Jul 30, 2007 (6:34 am)
Thank you. I wanna go for 2008.
But the dealer give me a pretty good deal on 2007 forester.
$21,254 plus tax/doc fee/title/plate/inspection sticker for premium with leather seats/6-cd changer.
I am in Masschusetts. This seems pretty good to me.
Not sure if it worth to wait several months for 2008.
BTW: I am not from Eastern Washington University, "EWU" is a name the system picked for me.
#1603 of 3627 Re: Anybody has idea why 2008 Forester is cheaper than 2007 [ewu]
Jul 30, 2007 (9:40 am)
No need to wait several months for an '08... they're at the dealerships now. I've seen an '08 Premium automatic advertised for $21.6k.
The CD changer is standard, so should be a non-factor deciding between the '07 or '08. I have no idea what leather aftermarket seats run, so can't really judge how much that adds to the '07's value. Sounds like they're offering about $2400 below invoice (including the $1000 rebate) and throwing in leather seats. It does sound like a good price. With the '07 you'll get the aftermarket leather seats and save about $500 bucks vs the '08. With the '08 you'll get a year's better resale value. It seems to come down to how much you like the leather seats!
#1604 of 3627 Re: Anybody has idea why 2008 Forester is cheaper than 2007 [jeffmc]
Jul 30, 2007 (11:36 am)
I will go for 2008 if I can get a good price from dealer, otherwise I will take the 2007 deal.
#1606 of 3627 2007 Subaru Forester Sports X price
Jul 31, 2007 (5:53 pm)
Trade-in (they offered 7,500, I had one other at (9,000) - Kelly Blue book trade-in was 8,600.
Final trade-in 9000
Final Cost 11,860
63 Months finance at 4.9% - no other cost.
From Gary Lang Autos in McHenry, Il.
#1607 of 3627 email@example.com
Aug 12, 2007 (4:25 pm)
OK I 've bought my new 2007 Forester. They convince you it is such a great car until they take you in the finance office & try to sell you a warranty. It sort of scares you when they start telling you what can happen. Needless to say what is everyones opinion about ext. warranties. Good idea or what? $1900 for 7 yrs which is really 4 yrs after the 3/36mo. By the way I did not get it.
#1609 of 3627 Re: firstname.lastname@example.org [sistine]
Aug 13, 2007 (3:05 am)
OWWW, Run away from that. There are dealers that will sell you the Subaru Gold package for thier price and that is roughly half of the "retail." That is a rip. I was going to be able to get a 60 five year for 350 (100 deductible) and that was the Gold package. The retail is like 700. You can do a lot of repairs yourself for 1700. There is a dealer online "Steve Moyer" that does warranties at retail but with a 10% discount and a Suby warranty is a Suby warranty anywhere. AND you don't have to buy now, you have until your factory warranty is out to buy...