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Subaru Forester, Wagon, SUV
#3352 of 3540 Re: Did I Pay a Decent Price for the 2012 Forester 2.5X(base) [specdan]
Feb 27, 2012 (9:06 am)
I've just started shopping and the best I've been able to do so far is $200 above invoice using the consumer reports quote service.
How the heck did you get $1,300 below invoice? Was it an end of year closeout, did you have a trade?
#3353 of 3540 Re: Did I Pay a Decent Price for the 2012 Forester 2.5X(base) [woodynj]
Feb 27, 2012 (11:18 am)
I bet he meant $1,300 of MSRP
It looks like you are in NJ, so check out Stohlman Subaru in Tysons (VA) - email or talk to sales manager directly. They are the highest volume dealer on East Coast from MD to FL. If you get the price you want, you can order yours with the options you need. I did just that and got mine at $600 below invoice. Worth the drive.
#3354 of 3540 Re: 2012 X Premium [bearcrkrd]
Mar 08, 2012 (9:58 am)
I checked 2-3 days ago, and again 5 minutes ago: Same exact Trim / Options Forester I purchased 12/21/11 for Invoice is now selling for $550 less, so $550 below Invoice. I don't feel quite as smart as I did 4 days ago.......
#3355 of 3540 Re: 2012 X Premium [bearcrkrd]
Mar 08, 2012 (11:14 am)
That's why you buy and then stop looking!
I guarantee you I paid more for our '09 than you did...
#3356 of 3540 Re: 2012 X Premium [ateixeira]
Mar 08, 2012 (11:52 am)
Better advice was never given.
#3357 of 3540 2012 X Premium [ateixeira]
Mar 12, 2012 (11:41 am)
ateixeira and xwesx:
#3358 of 3540 2012 Forester 2.5X Auto Premium
Mar 19, 2012 (5:11 pm)
I'm helping my mother-in-law find and purchase a vehicle.
She has decided on a new 2012 Forester 2.5X Auto Premium.
I looked on Edmunds.com to get an idea of invoice price vs. MSRP. Edmunds also has a "True Market Value" that gives you an idea about what the vehicle is selling for in your area.
With Destination Fee, Edmunds gave me the following:
"True Market Value"........$23,481
I've never seen Edmunds give a "True Market Value" price that is lower than invoice. Are Foresters really selling at, or below, invoice?
What should I be shooting for?
My MIL is very worried about money, so I want to strike the best deal I can for her. I plan to do it entirely through email.
I greatly appreciate input on this.
#3359 of 3540 Re: 2012 Forester 2.5X Auto Premium [junglejim]
Mar 20, 2012 (9:03 am)
It is entirely possible; it really depends on your area. This vehicle is also in its fourth year of production, which generally means it isn't necessarily as hot of an item as it might be in the first or second year.
I would have to sell my soul to get a below invoice (or even near invoice) deal in my local area even now, but I did purchase my 2010 Forester in Sept 2009 for $300 under invoice in Seattle.
#3360 of 3540 Re: 2012 Forester 2.5X Auto Premium [junglejim]
Mar 23, 2012 (12:58 pm)
Yes, it is very possible to get one under invoice. A local dealer (Portland, OR) is advertising a 2.5x Premium with All Weather and some other misc items (model CFF-02) for $23,711 and the MSRP is 26,335. They supposedly did not have one of my color (Ice Silver), so they jerked me around a bit, but I still netted one with that same MSRP for 23,899 and a full tank of gas. I had the flu coming on strong during negotiations so rather than fighting them over less than $200, I gave in. FYI, Edmunds shows invoice on my car as $24,666.
As an aside, I find it humorous that after a dealer rakes you over the coals, they insist you mark all 10s on the dealer survey or they "fail". Sorry guys, you will get the rating you deserve. If I had a "10" experience, you'd get it. Problems with my transaction - I confirmed with the salesman THREE times by phone that they had or were getting in the next day or so the ad model in Ice Silver. Once I got there, the sales manager tried to sell me a blue one, then a Silver Limited on their lot. Then he "found" one at another dealer and wanted to charge me $23,999 for the same car they were advertising for $23,711. I baulked and he conceded $100. Like I mentioned I was sicker than a dog, so I took it. THEN, when we went to pick it up the next day, the salesman had given one of our keys to someone else!!! It took over a week to get our key. Now, does that sound like an "all 10s" transaction to you???
#3361 of 3540 Re: 2012 Forester 2.5X Auto Premium [drew510]
Apr 02, 2012 (1:22 pm)
Just a quick update. I found out that the sales manager lied to me regarding their incoming stock. He said they only had one silver coming in and not until April. More than a week ago I checked their inventory and they had SEVEN silvers with my exact MSRP. Well, let's just say I let my dissatisfaction be known and it caught the General Sales Manager's attention. I ended up meeting with him and we ended on good terms. I still won't ever do business with Kenny again.
But back to pricing. Here is a link to their current ad. http://www.dickhannahsubaru.com/files/2012/03/AD_CURRENT_SUBARU.pdf
Now, that link is updated weekly, but as of today, they still have my MSRP on ad, but now the price has dropped to $23,294 - almost $1375 under invoice!!!