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Subaru Forester, Wagon, SUV
#3380 of 3512 Model Year Closeout
Sep 28, 2012 (1:10 pm)
I posted over inth 2009 Forester thread that I placed an order on a 2013 Forester on the last day possible but then realized that this might be the better forum.
Subaru cut off factory orders a week ago in order for them to retool the assembly line for the 2014 redesigned Forester which goes on sale in November in Japan and in early 2014 in the US. Yes you read that correctly, the 2013s which only hit the lots in August, are already on the way out.
So use this info to your advantage if you're in the market for a Forester. You can either get a good deal on a 2013 or wait a few months for the 2014s to arrive. You can google a leaked brochure picture of the 2014 model to see if you like the new look. It's expected to be based upon the redesigned 2013 Impreza and it's exterior demensions will increase slightly. It will also almost certainly be offered with a CVT (at least in thebase models) and get somewhat better gas mileage.
Based upon the leaked picture, I'm okay with getting the current model. While it never won any styling awards, I've always liked the utility-oriented body style and dislike the current trend towards swoopy and rounded with its associated loss of interior volume and driver visibility.
#3381 of 3512 Re: New Forester Buy In Western PA [howchocolate]
Sep 28, 2012 (2:15 pm)
Out the door $23,200 you gotta figure at least 2K for tax, dmv etc. Sounds a little steep to me. I'd say $20,250 before the taxes etc is a better number. I was offered a 2012 Premium with tons of options (back up camera, all weather, all weather plus, nav, etc etc. for $22,995. I was also offered a 2013 premium model with back up camera and the all weather package for $23,400. I just, last week, bought a 2013 Forester Limited with great options. for $24,850......$27,550 out the door. Those are California big city numbers.
#3382 of 3512 Re: Model Year Closeout [p0926]
Sep 28, 2012 (3:05 pm)
What was your final agreed price on the car vs. MSRP, Frank?
#3383 of 3512 Re: Model Year Closeout [xwesx]
Sep 28, 2012 (7:36 pm)
Wes - I was fully prepared to haggle over the price but the dealer low balled me
I was hoping for $3k below MSRP and the dealers initial offer was $4400 below MSRP! I suspect they're going to ask for $200-300 in "processing fees" but at that price, I'm not even going to quibble.
#3384 of 3512 New car buyer
Sep 28, 2012 (8:39 pm)
I am going to Atlanta to help my 22 yo buy a her 1st new car. The on-line MSRP for the 2013 Forrester 2.5X automatic transmission/alloy wheels ranges between $23,929 to 24,361. What is the fair market value I should be looking at? Edmunds estimates $22,700 incl destination fees. To be honest, the 2012 weren't that much cheaper. But nice to know they are re-tooling for the 2014 already!
Also - do you recommend an extended warrantee?
I've bought 3-4 cars on my own in the past....just want to feel like the salesperson and I both got a fair deal. Yr help is very much appreciated.
#3385 of 3512 Re: New car buyer [hermom]
Sep 29, 2012 (6:02 pm)
Edmunds TMV is normally a good guide. You can sometimes do better but I would sleep well just matching the TMV.
I'm firmly in the Consumer Report's camp WRT extended warranties. CR hates them. Especially when you're buying something like a Subaru which has been consistently reliable.
#3386 of 3512 Re: Model Year Closeout [p0926]
Oct 01, 2012 (1:40 pm)
Last day of the month, gotta meet a quota so let's take a loss on one vehicle to meet a target kind of thing?
#3387 of 3512 Re: Model Year Closeout [ateixeira]
Oct 01, 2012 (7:32 pm)
No, I placed the order on the 19th. Plus I doubt the dealer can count it as a sale until I take delivery.
#3388 of 3512 Re: Model Year Closeout [p0926]
Oct 02, 2012 (9:42 am)
Hmm, maybe some end of model year incentives hidden in that deal.
Sounds good to me!
#3389 of 3512 Re: Model Year Closeout [ateixeira]
Oct 02, 2012 (12:11 pm)
I agree it sounds too good to be true, especially since that was the dealer's initial offfer. But the finance guy seemed confident that it was the best deal I could get and promised to beat anyone else's price (and in fact it beat Fitzmall's internet price by $450) .