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#3078 of 3516 2010 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5x
Nov 02, 2010 (1:58 pm)
Just picked up a 2010 Forester Premium 2.5x Automatic with PZEV and All Weather Package. Also had bumper cover and cargo tray, dealer threw in all weather mats and a remote starter which is nice to have with the all weather package so you can heat up the car in the morning from the comfort of your home. I live in CT so this saved me the drive to maryland for a possible better deal.
$22,897 before tax, title, tags, doc (299), etc....
Hope this was a good price, I was happy.
Any info on maintanence programs and extended warranties is appreciated, not sure if these are negotiable but I passed on them for now, I believe I have until 3/36k to extend it anyhow.
#3079 of 3516 Re: 2010 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5x [joepat711]
Nov 02, 2010 (5:52 pm)
Congrats on your purchase! That's almost the exact same deal I got in eastern PA (~1300 under invoice) a few weeks ago on my 2010 2.5x Premium. The day I took delivery (Oct 14) is the day that they got their first shipment of 2011 models and I had a quick look. Nothing to make me regret getting a 2010, but I do envy the new stereo in the 2011. The radio in the 2010 really is subpar, especially compared to our 2010 Outback (we're now a 2 Subaru family.) Otherwise very happy.
I also asked about the extended service plan (or rather they told me about it.) Can't remember what exact price they offerred me for the 6/60k bumper to bumper, but I know it was in the range of $700-$800. We tend to keep the mileage low and turn over our cars every 3-5 years, so it didn't make sense for us at the time, but I did ask if we could purchase later before the basic warranty expired and the answer is yes. The cost of the warranty will be higher in a few years, though.
One comment about the remote starter. I was very keen on having this when we got our 2010 Outback, but am disappointed with the system in that car. It works fine, but the car shuts off as soon as any door is opened. After almost a year with the car and trying it in hot and cold seasons, I found that it's more of a pain than a convenience (mainly use in parking lots since the car is garaged at home.) This is different from my experiences with GM cars, which stay running and give you time (30 seconds?) to put the key in the ignition after you unlock it. Not sure if the system in the Forester is the same as the one in the Outback. If we parked outside in the winters I'm sure I'd feel differently about it.
#3080 of 3516 Re: 2010 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5x [joepat711]
Nov 03, 2010 (6:02 am)
Hi I did some shopping around for the warranty prices and found they vary alot in price. I finally settled on 7/70K with 0 ded for a littl more than $800 + NY tax - Check in new Mexico, NJ, and Missouri. Stay away from Florida since I think he said it was considered insurance so they are not able to lower the price. I went with the 0 ded but if Subarus live up to their name and require minimal service it may have been wiser to get one with a ded, but I like piece of mind. I am still debating the service plan, I have 3K miles before I need to decide but someone at my dealership said it wasn't worth it since it only covers oil changes but I wasn't exactly sure if that is correct. The dealerships also run sales on the warranties and service maintenance packages - you might get lucky and get in on one - there is a post here on this thread from mid- june maybe where someone mentions the name of someone to call and get a quote - they often run sales - personally I was never able to get through. I may try again soon. Good luck
#3081 of 3516 Re: 2010 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5x [dad2be]
Nov 03, 2010 (6:37 am)
The remote starter I have is alittle tricky, to start the car I have to press Lock, Unlock, Lock ( or maybe opp. sequence) to start it, the doors will be locked at this point. I then have to press Unlock to open the door, if I touch the handle before doing this I believe it shuts off, once inside if I touch a pedal, brake or gas it will shut off. I then have to put key in ignition and turn it two clicks and not all the way (otherwise starter will ignite again) to then touch the pedal and gears to drive it.
Hope this helps, otherwise you may want to take it back to dealer.
Thanks to all for info on warranties and maintenance, the maintenance should covers all intervals of maintenance and not just oil changes and it should save you money if you go through dealer for servicing. I'll shop around for them.
#3082 of 3516 Re: 2010 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5x [joepat711]
Nov 03, 2010 (6:47 am)
yes that's what I thought that maintenance plan covers more than oil changes, that is why I will need to call the service centers of some of the dealers and see if it's worth starting a new search to get pricing. I would get the 7500K one to save on cost and they are the big ones anyway. also in the past you prepaid for the service intervals now it's onlne so if you don't get to 36K within 3 years you may be out of luck though I guess the last inetrval is 30K then 45K.So I guess it doesn't matter.
#3083 of 3516 Re: 2010 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5x [baires60]
Nov 03, 2010 (10:48 am)
If you don't mind sharing where you got your extended warranty you'd save me a few phone calls......... my email is joepat711yahoo.com
#3084 of 3516 Re: 2010 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5x [baires60]
Nov 03, 2010 (11:25 am)
Best price for extended warranties I have found is Matt Slap Subaru in Delaware. If you call and ask for Nicole Pagano (tell her Craig referred you), they will give near their cost (since they do high volume). I got a 6/80K for $810 after tax (no tax in DE).
#3085 of 3516 Re: 2010 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5x [baires60]
Nov 03, 2010 (11:42 am)
As for the maintenance plan, this one I haven't done yet, but might consider because of the $500 cash incentive that my dealer (Matt Slap Subaru in DE) told me about (towards a future Subaru). Matt Slap Subaru's pricing for the 7,500 interval (after tax)
in September was
Subaru Maintenance Plan
3/36,000 = $720
3/45,000 = $880
Ask for Nicole and tell her Craig referred you.
#3086 of 3516 Re: 2010 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5x [baires60]
Nov 03, 2010 (11:48 am)
The service (maintenance plan) covers the Subaru recommended services. For example, the 3/36 (every 7,500) plan covers the 7,500, 15K, 22.5 and 30K services. I priced the 15K and 30K service and those alone were more than the maintenance plan costs. However, I believe that Subaru overprices their services and I am going to an independent mechanic for about 50% of the cost.
#3087 of 3516 Re: 2010 Subaru Forester Premium 2.5x [cjkbme2w]
Nov 03, 2010 (12:25 pm)
thanks, that's who I was trying to get in touch with back In August and we just kept missing each other. I will try again for the maintenance plan - agree the prices are good if you go to dealer for those repairs - 15K and 45K are $389 and 30K and 60K are $629 - so add 15, 30 are $1018 alone. I get every other oil change free so that's changes things a little bit as far as oil change at 22.5K. Try Bill Kolb, Jr Subaru in orangeburg, NY ask for the finance guy. His was a good rate on warranty also - 7/70K for $825 + NY tax - Be careful which they quote you - the classic or the gold plus - I got 0 ded gold plus.