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#2817 of 3509 2010 forrester price
Jan 12, 2010 (8:05 am)
We just bought a 2010 forester ltd for 26300 in the bronx. i called port subaru and donaldsons, Port gave best price 26200, so your price is good.
main thing to watch out for is Ext Warr. My dealer quoted me a "special' credit Union price of 2000. I negotiated down to 1700, but still felt it was too high. Port gave me same 7yr/70k for 1395.I negotited with my dealer for 1200. Alarm with remote start 595 9 could not get it lower). Bumper guards, my dealer 400 Port 200, my final price 250.
Hope this helps.
#2818 of 3509 Re: 2010 forrester price [jaybee9]
Jan 13, 2010 (7:32 pm)
thanks jaybee. I have contacted six dealers and nobody can get below $26k. Most cars have the same basic options. I'm trying to max out on my trade now and will probably close a deal in the next week.
#2819 of 3509 Re: 2010 forrester price [sacco23]
Jan 19, 2010 (10:57 am)
No problem, sacco. Happy hunting, and dont forget your only edge...get up and start walking out if the Finance guy doesnt work with you..
I also checked the online Ext Warr prices, and they are all about $500 more than i negotiated.
#2820 of 3509 2009 Forester 2.5XT Limited price
Jan 22, 2010 (4:32 pm)
I had an offer from a local dealership for a New 09 2.5XT Lmtd for $25,300 + taxes + doc fee. Do you guys think this is a good price? Can someone tell me the major differences between 09 and 10.
#2821 of 3509 Re: 2009 Forester 2.5XT Limited price [smovva]
Jan 24, 2010 (1:30 am)
These are a couple of things that come to mind off hand...
There is a different heater box in the 2010, per Subaru employees. IF it was a very late run 09, it 'may' have the newer heater box.
A few of the parts in the 2010 appear to be even cheaper/looser/etc.
Some of the '09s didn't have the AWP [all weather package].
2010s have slightly larger piece of plastic to protect rear panels from road debris which flies up & hits it from tires. If you are on dirt roads at all, the paint will chip dramatically. The new piece isn't big enough either.
There's probably more, but that's all I recall tonight. Good luck.
#2822 of 3509 Re: 2009 Forester 2.5XT Limited price [smovva]
Jan 25, 2010 (9:19 am)
Nothing major, no.
The Navi models got Bluetooth. The very early 2009s were LL Bean models, instead of Limiteds, but you're looking at a Limited anyway.
Subaru also just announced the 2010 Limited will get a HID option, packaged with Navi for $2300. Not sure when those will arrive, though.
If the 09 is a significantly better deal, go for it.
#2823 of 3509 Re: 2010 forrester price [jaybee9]
Jan 27, 2010 (12:33 pm)
seems kinda high for the ext warranty. Next time check out ebay. dont have to buy the ext warranty when and where u buy the car
#2824 of 3509 Best price quote in the Colorado area?
Feb 13, 2010 (6:14 pm)
Is this a good deal? I got this from Heuberger. They're apparently the largest volume Subaru dealer in the U.S. One reason why I'm glad to live in Colorado I guess.
"Your Internet price for a 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Limited with Navigation.
Includes Engine Start, Auto-Dimming Mirror with homelink, Puddle Lights, Luggage Compartment Cover, Splash Guards, Illumination Kit in Blue, Rear Bumper Cover, All Weather Floor Mats and Ipod tray.
Manufactures List Price $32,433.00
Manufactures Invoice Price $29,879.00
Heuberger Motors Internet Price $28,739.00
Dealer Handling, Taxes, Tags and License extra."
#2825 of 3509 Re: Best price quote in the Colorado area? [imaginary]
Feb 15, 2010 (12:39 pm)
Possibly, though I would be leery of the "Dealer Handling extra" and not pay any fees added under this category. I spoke with Heuberger in late August and they quoted me at invoice without haggling, so it seems they are consistent in that regard.
Feb 15, 2010 (3:52 pm)
About 5-6 years ago I had a Ford dealer include the optional Wear Care warranty on my lease at about $450 without telling me it was optional. When I got home and read my lease agreement I was furious. When I got my customer survey directly from Ford I wrote on there how the dealership had lied to me and how I was never going to buy or lease another Ford vehicle. About a week later the General Manager of the dealership called me and said he was mailing me a check for $450 if I would redact my bad survey.
The dealer and salesman get bonuses based on how you score them on the survey. The $450 was probably a drop in the bucket.