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Subaru Forester, Wagon, SUV
#1688 of 3509 Re: will buy new Subaru Forester 2.5x premium tomorrow [ateixeira]
Jan 01, 2008 (3:31 pm)
Well.....call it bad luck or good luck, but I did NOT get the subaru premium 2.5x. The dealer would not budge. I went up to 21,300 on a lovely gold one, and he looked at me as if I were nuts. Since he would not come down one dollar, I never even got the chance to bid the 21,500 as planned. We were one thousand dollars apart. It was tense, and I walked out, and he did NOT come running after me.
So I drove down the highway to Toyota, and bought myself the most gorgeous
Rav4, 6 cylinder 4WD you've ever seen. Of course I paid a lot more, but I am happy about the purchase. Now to put my 1998 for sale on Craig's List...... geeta
#1689 of 3509 Re: will buy new Subaru Forester 2.5x premium tomorrow [geeta]
Jan 01, 2008 (8:37 pm)
I went thru hell last year at this time getting price down for a premium forster to $21,500. But I did it for a 24 month lease in the end. This was a year ago on the 1st as well.
#1690 of 3509 Re: will buy new Subaru Forester 2.5x premium tomorrow [geeta]
Jan 02, 2008 (8:10 am)
You should have contacted a few more Subaru dealers. $21,500 doesn't sound completely unreasonable. Anyways, enjoy your RAV4. What color and trim did you get?
#1691 of 3509 Re: will buy new Subaru Forester 2.5x premium tomorrow [geeta]
Jan 02, 2008 (9:54 am)
This is a good example showing that similar to the housing market, all vehicle markets are local. So just because someone else on the other side of the country got one price, there's no guarantee that you'll be able to get the same price. You may be able to do better but there's an equal chance that you'll not do as good.
It's strikes me as a little ironic that you ended up paying lots more for a RAV4 but then I assume you felt that you were getting a "better deal" from the Toyota dealer
Regardless, the RAV4 is an excellent vehicle and feeling good about such a big purchase is very important. Enjoy your new ride
#1692 of 3509 Re: will buy new Subaru Forester 2.5x premium tomorrow [geeta]
Jan 02, 2008 (12:03 pm)
Congrats. It's their loss that they were not able to please the customer.
You should drive by to show them your new ride. Next time maybe they'll try harder.
#1693 of 3509 2007 Forester XT price quote
Jan 04, 2008 (6:06 am)
i got a price quote for an '07 Forester XT, for $22,400 before all taxes. Seems like a decent deal, given MSRP is around $26-27k. I did not hear about 0% financing, is this only in certain areas?
Is this a decent price for an '07? There aren't too many changes from 07 to 08, so I'm thinking this is an ok starting point. I am hoping to get this for $20k before taxes, but not sure if that is reasonable. Any feedback?
thanks in advance
#1694 of 3509 Re: 2007 Forester XT price quote [thundercracker]
Jan 04, 2008 (7:41 am)
Wow, I remember those were $25k when they came out.
The only concern of mine would be the 09s are about to come out, so yours will seem 2 years old in a couple of months. That might hurt resale.
Shouldn't matter with that low price.
#1695 of 3509 Re: 2007 Forester XT price quote [thundercracker]
Jan 04, 2008 (10:27 pm)
$20k is too low. I'm gonna assume based on your MSRP numbers that this is the least expensive XT, which is a manual transmission XT Sports that has $26,620 MSRP and invoices at $25,000 (incl. destination). Take the invoice price, subtract the $2000 rebate, and you're at $23,000. No way a dealer can take another $3000 off of that. Your $22,400 price is pretty good. I'd estimate you could, at most, knock another $200-600 off.
Here's the rates for 2007 Subies, CAN be combined with 2007 Forester rebate:
Good luck shopping! Your find is pretty rare. I don't think there are many new '07 XTs left around... Fitzmall has over 60, but no '07s, and my dealer (Carter in Seattle) has over 100 Foresters in stock, but no '07s!
#1696 of 3509 Re: 2007 Forester XT price quote [jeffmc]
Jan 05, 2008 (5:54 pm)
thanks for all your replies. the price quote was for an AT '07 XT. it's really for my sister, and i was really surprised at how much rebates they were offering. will go back to the dealer and check to make sure they still have some left.
#1697 of 3509 Re: 2007 Forester XT price quote [thundercracker]
Jan 07, 2008 (11:45 am)
That's a fantastic price for an automatic! If it's still around and she likes it, I wouldn't waste any time. Invoice on an AT is $25,900, after rebates leaves you with $23,900. They're offering another $1500 off, which is the most I can recall seeing... usually dealer discounts top out around $1200-ish, depending on what kind of incentives the dealer's being given by Subaru.