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Subaru Forester, Wagon, SUV
#3382 of 3627 Re: Model Year Closeout [p0926]
Sep 28, 2012 (2:05 pm)
What was your final agreed price on the car vs. MSRP, Frank?
#3383 of 3627 Re: Model Year Closeout [xwesx]
Sep 28, 2012 (6:36 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 3627 New car buyer
Sep 28, 2012 (7:39 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 3627 Re: New car buyer [hermom]
Sep 29, 2012 (5:02 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 3627 Re: Model Year Closeout [p0926]
Oct 01, 2012 (12:40 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 3627 Re: Model Year Closeout [ateixeira]
Oct 01, 2012 (6:32 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 3627 Re: Model Year Closeout [p0926]
Oct 02, 2012 (8:42 am)
Hmm, maybe some end of model year incentives hidden in that deal.
Sounds good to me!
#3389 of 3627 Re: Model Year Closeout [ateixeira]
Oct 02, 2012 (11:11 am)
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) .
#3390 of 3627 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Auto
Oct 09, 2012 (2:44 pm)
MSRP $23,623 (Alloy Wheel package+Cargo Tray+Auto Dimmer w/ homelink).
Selling price $19,620
Purchased at the end of September.
#3391 of 3627 Re: 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Auto [popomama1]
Oct 10, 2012 (8:28 am)
Under $20k for all that, kudos.