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Subaru Forester, Wagon, SUV
#3276 of 3509 Shopping for small suv in Atlanta
Jul 24, 2011 (6:47 am)
We are looking to buy a small suv in the next 4-6 weeks in Atlanta. Our choices are down to the forester(currently favored) and crv. We have owned three subaru cars-2legacys and 1 forester turbo (all JDM 2000). I like the moonroof so might go for the 2.5 x premium; however, not sure whether it will be much used here in the south tho to justify its extra expense. Also like the foglights and alloys are a must. How much discount can Iexpect off the MSRP/invoice in Atlanta? Would one be able to get better bargais here since not as many subarus are sold in the south as in the north-I assume?
#3277 of 3509 Re: Shopping for small suv in Atlanta [kenman93]
Jul 25, 2011 (7:53 am)
Plus supply was cut short, since it's built in Gunma, Japan.
Forester has been selling well, so there's no cash back. See if the local dealers will offer invoice pricing, at least.
Aug 04, 2011 (8:07 am)
Got a 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium w/ AWP, fog lights
Selling Price: $24,589 + Dealer Fee ($489) + TT
Was a little over what I wanted to settle on, but they gave me $1,000 more on an old trade-in that I didn't think I would get much of anything for. They doubled what CarMax offered me. Also, it was the one car in the entire state that had everything my wife and I both wanted on it and nothing too extraneous.
Settled everything except price for trade-in online before going to dealership. I was very pleased with the experience at the dealership. They were straightforward and professional. No tricks. Now, we'll see how the car holds up. First Subie!
#3279 of 3509 2.5 x limited. bay area.
Aug 05, 2011 (6:35 pm)
looking for 2.5x limited in bay area... what price should i aim at ?
does the turbo worth that $3500 more?
#3280 of 3509 Re: 2.5 x limited. bay area. [benjamin9876]
Aug 30, 2011 (11:33 pm)
Hi benjamin9876, I am in bay area, also thinking about a Forrester. Did you pull the trigger?
#3281 of 3509 Re: 2.5 x limited. bay area. [benjamin9876]
Sep 01, 2011 (1:07 pm)
Well, it depends. It's nice to have one and it may increase resale value later. I've got 2010 Forester XT over a year now.
The mileage is not as good as the non-turbo but it helps on those long climbs on I-70 "before the tunnel"....
#3282 of 3509 2011 Forester leasing September 2011
Sep 12, 2011 (12:08 pm)
Hello, I was just offered a 2.5x Premium with all-weather package. MSRP $24964, invoice $23356 for $22856, lease 36 mo. 15,000 miles, 52% residual and money factor of .00095. Is this a good deal? Payments quoted at $279.13/month.
Sep 16, 2011 (7:38 pm)
is this a decent deal: 2011 Forester Premium, 5-speed,AWP, Cargo Tray, Splash Guard Kit, Auto-Dim Mirror w/Compass, Luggage Compartment Cover, PZEV Emissions Equipment, Rear Bumper Cover, Body Side Molding Kit, Luggage Compartment Cover: $24,440 + $1,542 tax = $25,982
My offer was $23,350 + $1,460 tax = $24,810
Said their price was $200 over 'their invoice' and couldn't go lower. I'm in Western MA and finding a 5 speed Prem w/AWP is tough. So just wondering if their current offer is a good deal or not. What do you say back when they tell you they are selling just over their invoice and can't go lower?
#3284 of 3509 Re: Good deal or not? [ellenmarie]
Sep 19, 2011 (8:20 am)
Well, the catch is supply is short right now, so in terms of timing, they are perhaps correct. My brother had to wait a month for his Premium model.
There's a little wiggle room, though. They get the $200 plus the 2% holdback.
Offer flat invoice and see what they do. You'd have to raise you offer about ~$800 or so, though.
#3285 of 3509 Re: Good deal or not? [ellenmarie]
Sep 21, 2011 (3:09 pm)
Well I ended up getting the car for $24,240, plus tax and $398 in fees, registrationg, inspection, etc. Plus 3 free synthetic oil changes. Picked it up today.