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Subaru Forester, Wagon, SUV
#2760 of 3516 hello jing!
Dec 03, 2009 (2:37 pm)
Hey jing, you still looking? Before you go to stamford, don't count out branford and Premier Subaru! Premier is a great dealership and it's where I bought my 2009 Forester. The extra drive will be worth it let me tell you.
If we get snow this winter bring it on! You new forester drivers haven't lived till you've taken the car out in a winter storm! I mean I use to tuck myself in and go no where with my old rear-wheel drive. Now I'm out food shopping and visiting the video store! I do miss my old 8 cylinder power. But down the road I plan on getting a 3.6R legacy to fill my power needs. Just remember if your driving in a snow storm and it just began, leave plenty of room in front of you to stop. And it doesn't hurt to not have to worry about buying something big like at IKEA.
#2761 of 3516 Re: oil changes, engine, transmission, and state inspections for life [toddkddot]
Dec 03, 2009 (2:42 pm)
I'd be leery. If nothing else, that "warranty" is dealer-specific, so it is going to be subject to the dealer's longevity and criteria. Have you talked with other owners about their experience at the same dealership? Also, they may require other services (not covered in the "deal") to maintain the warranty, etc. Are you going to live in that area as long as you own the vehicle? Do you plan to own it a long time? The list goes on.....
Really, only you can decide if it is worth it. Depending on the price they are asking, it may be better to do a Subaru Gold warranty (or none at all) and buy the car for much less somewhere else.
#2762 of 3516 Re: Help! 2010 Forester 2.5X Premium with AWP [ediamiam]
Dec 03, 2009 (5:45 pm)
Amazing - a tax rate that high and still the state is bankrupt!......
#2763 of 3516 Re: oil changes, engine, transmission, and state inspections for life [toddkddot]
Dec 03, 2009 (6:59 pm)
Let's see, figure $25 per oil change, 4 times a year, so $100 per year value in that.
The guarantee who knows, the dealership could close or change owners. Plus all the fine print. To me it would be worth less than half of what a Gold warranty would be, a couple hundred or so.
If you can save $500 or more, pass on it. If the difference is tiny, go for it.
#2764 of 3516 Re: Help! 2010 Forester 2.5X Premium with AWP [godeacs]
Dec 04, 2009 (11:11 am)
Right?? That's what I said too! LOL.
Anyway, I wanted to thank everybody for all of your help.
I am now a 2010 Forester owner and cannot believe it!!!
I ended up dealing with Timmons Subaru in Long Beach, they beat Irvine Subaru's quote by $100 less.
I got a premium with AWP and Popular Package (rear bumper cover, Auto-Dimming Mirror with Homelink, Aero Cross Bars, Cargo Tray, Luggage Cover, etc).
MSRP was $26,159. But sales price was $23,818. With taxes, documentation, and NVR, it came out to almost $27,000.
Overall, very happy with my experience and I think I got a pretty good (?) price for Southern CA. Thanks all!!!!
#2765 of 3516 Re: Help! 2010 Forester 2.5X Premium with AWP [gigoypotpot]
Dec 04, 2009 (11:16 am)
$23.8k sounds good with the AWP, congrats!
#2766 of 3516 agreed on a price
Dec 07, 2009 (5:22 am)
so I have agreed on a price with the dealer, '10 Forester X Premium with PZEV, AWP, and Popular equipment group 1A for $23899. Also get the oil changes, inspection, engine, and transmission or life.
I've been doing all of the negotiating over email and now they want me to come in to fill out the buy order. What exactly is this? I googled it and couldn't find much. Are they ordering the vehicle or is this when they try to hit me with additional fees and add ons that I don't want?
Also, I have financing lined up through my bank that I can use if the dealer can't beat 3.96%. I have never used 3rd party financing. Does the dealer send info to the bank about the exact price or do I handle this?
#2767 of 3516 Re: agreed on a price [toddkddot]
Dec 07, 2009 (4:19 pm)
I have financed through my own credit union before and based on my previous experience, the dealer will write up a purchase agreement (or buy order), which you sign. after it has been completed, you take that paperwork to your bank so they can process the auto loan.
the bank will then send the dealership a cashier's check, then you get your car!
hope this helps!
Dec 08, 2009 (6:52 pm)
OMFG i'm pissed. I find out today that my dealer needs to order a vehicle and it will take 4-6 weeks for delivery. I never signed anything so I am starting to reach out to other dealers again. What a pain.
#2769 of 3516 Re: oil changes, engine, transmission, and state inspections for life [toddkddot]
Dec 08, 2009 (10:03 pm)
Re: State inspections you will not be saving any money...at least in my state. For AWD vehicles you get a waiver sticker on your vehicle when you buy it as the equipment that they use for the state emission inspections would harm the AWD, thus no inspections needed.