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Subaru Forester, Wagon, SUV
Mar 06, 2008 (7:09 am)
the question is how reasonable...or unreasonable...Subie dealers will be. If they take inventory and then try and sell these cars for MSRP, well...I have a feeling they won't be moving too much metal.
I wonder if Subaru will put a 'guaranteed trade in value' program on Foresters. My parents are thinking of replacing their 2004 2.5x either with a 08 x Premium or an 09, which they of course haven't seen yet.
#1731 of 3629 Re: Right.. [mfletou1]
Mar 06, 2008 (8:13 am)
I hear they are not going to do that trade-in program, at leats not at first. SoA doesn't think the Forester will need help during the launch.
I'm bummed, too, we have an 02 Legacy for trade.
#1732 of 3629 Price I paid for a 2007 Forester Sports XT
Mar 06, 2008 (11:08 am)
Just wanted to share my experience as it may help others. I had been looking for a 2007 Forester XT. I love the 2008’s, but the 2007’s have the heated seats which were ridiculously omitted from all the Sports models for 2008. Anyhow, I found two still available in my area (Sacramento, CA) at separate dealerships. A WRB (Blue) and a Black one. MSRP for the Blue was $27,695 and $27,878 for the Black. Options were fairly similar with an auto-dimming mirror with compass, cargo tray, auto transmission.
Anyhow, I got email offers from both and pitted their offers against each other. I was really annoyed at how staunch they were about going down any further from their quoted prices. Given the state of current car sales, interest rates, the economy in general, I thought they’d be more willing to deal. The dealership with the Blue Forester quoted me $4500 off. The dealer with the Black one quoted $4780 off the MSRP.
After some further talks, I agreed to go with the dealer who had the Black car (though not my first color choice). This was after convincing them to throw in a rear spoiler, free oil changes, and lift tickets.
Summation of my deal:
2007 Black Obsidian Pearl Forester Sports 2.5XT
Added to deal at no cost to me: Paint matched rear spoiler ($319), free oil changes/tire rotations for life, and 2 season passes for a local ski resort.
Total was $23,098.00 (Before tax/title/etc) a little over $25k+ out the door.
Financed at 5% through Chase Bank/JP Morgan (Subaru uses them for financing).
How'd I do?
#1733 of 3629 Re: Price I paid for a 2007 Forester Sports XT [taun]
Mar 06, 2008 (11:18 am)
That price is incredible. I remember when these were $27k vehicles. Wow.
#1734 of 3629 Re: Price I paid for a 2007 Forester Sports XT [taun]
Mar 06, 2008 (1:28 pm)
$2815 below 2007 invoice. Of course, it is 2 model years old now that the 09's are here, so that below invoice figure is a little misleading. But if it had the features you wanted, then hey, not bad.
#1735 of 3629 Re: Price I paid for a 2007 Forester Sports XT [tifighter]
Mar 06, 2008 (1:53 pm)
Yeah, I realize it's now considered 2 years old with the 2009's coming out this month, but I do prefer the styling of the 2007 & 2008's, especially the Sport XT's. For some reason, they look more aggressive to me. My heart was actually set on a 2008 Sports XT because I liked the wheels, spoiler, and painted headlights that came standard. The only thing I didn't like was the fact they deleted the heated seats. I snowboard every season and like having a warm bum afterward
As luck would have it, the dealers in my area had some left over 2007's. So although it may be considered 2 model years old, it's still new to me. I now have 100 miles on the odometer.
#1736 of 3629 Re: Price I paid for a 2007 Forester Sports XT [taun]
Mar 07, 2008 (9:14 am)
Pat installed a set for under $200. He just shared in the Subaru Crew - Meet the Members thread.
#1737 of 3629 2008 Forester 2.5X Price
Mar 07, 2008 (4:31 pm)
Hey everyone, been reading for a while but finally joined up as we are close to purchasing a Forester. I just got an offer on a 2.5X Forester with an MSRP of $22840. The sales manager has offered it for $21, 048.00 before tax/title and before $2000 rebate. So really:
$19,048 plus tax/title. Does that sound fair? I see that they are cheaper at Fitz, but then again it is 3000 miles from me!
Oh, and it's an AT. Thanks!
#1738 of 3629 Re: 2008 Forester 2.5X Price [damon72]
Mar 07, 2008 (4:46 pm)
Looks like $339 below invoice less the $2k rebate. Not bad, although invoice less rebate has been pretty common every spring since '06 (even lower here in the PNW). While I'd love to think that they should be a bit lower since the '09 is hitting dealers now, it may not be reality for most of the country. If its the color and trim you want, and its local, then hey, go enjoy your new car...
#1739 of 3629 Re: 2008 Forester 2.5X Price [tifighter]
Mar 07, 2008 (4:50 pm)
Yea she is saying it is $550 below, which is strange and not right by my calculation either. I am in California, so maybe that is why.
Seems like a good deal but was hoping to get it below $19000 incl rebate. I wonder if she will budge a little...