Last post on Dec 01, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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Subaru Forester, Wagon, SUV
#3416 of 3625 Re: did all of my buying via internet... [njswamplands]
Jan 24, 2013 (6:23 pm)
First time for an internet buy for any car since I started driving, long B 4 there even was a WWW. Some patrons are comparing pricing & performance, I would like to throw this into the mix & maybe help others in their auto-buying decisions. My first Subaru ever, I pick up a 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X PZEV (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual) on 25 January 2013 at Appleway Subaru in Spokane Valley, Washington state (close to the ID state line), I will be paying $26,447, no financing. My choice of Forester build is minimal 'glam' no I-anything, back-viewing cameras, Bluetooth nothing, or talking navigation gizmos. Took exact same model out for a 5-mile back country roads and freeway home loop in a bad weather day here. It handles very well in our snow, black-ice, hail and normal Inland Empire winter weather, it drove a charm, the 5-speed is the only model I would buy, 36 years of stick-shift cars (military and civilian) and coast 2 coast/overseas driving makes me an automatic disaster waiting to happen when I finally 'clutch in' fast on a (no clutch) auto brake pedal which is no clutch! Not even close to a fun end to that story. I got one of 3 in the 5-speed manual-tranny configuration that was delivered to the dealership on 23 Jan for my pick up. Was going to buy another MT 98% of 2013 models on the lot cars are now auto, and where the heck did a 6-shirt idea come from? IMHO that's 1-gear too many, I drive cars, I don't buy so-called 'smart cars' that drive me into situations my mind/body is tuned to a 5 shift manual transmission and more power to auto models buyers, just not for me. Happy hunting
#3417 of 3625 Re: Limited forester [pcs714]
Jan 24, 2013 (6:36 pm)
Thanks for Sharing the Price.
I quoted :$27100 OTD price Timmons Subaru dealer (Long Beach), its a family owned dealership, the sales man i dealt with "RC". The buying experience is really nice. Only part i haven't done enough research is the warranty. I brought it for gold plus warranty $1000 with $0 deductible. I think i would have got it for $850 if i did enough research.
I got my forester 100% financed by Subaru for 63 months 0% APR.
Taxes slightly vary by city as well.
So I got it for $24563+ Taxes = $27100 OTD + $1000 (warranty)
#3418 of 3625 Re: did all of my buying via internet... [broken_arrow]
Jan 24, 2013 (6:39 pm)
I like the manual story, BA! It's difficult to compare apples-to-apples, though, if that's your out-the-door price. What was the final price on the car itself before tax, title, and license?
#3419 of 3625 Just purchased!!
Jan 31, 2013 (9:08 pm)
Would like to know what kind of deal I got.. 2013 Subaru legacy x premium MSRP 26,484. Price paid $23961 OTD which includes 7.725% tax and all fees.
#3420 of 3625 I bought a 2013 forester premium
Feb 01, 2013 (7:38 am)
Jan 31, 2013 (9:08 pm)
Would like to know what kind of deal I got.. 2013 Subaru legacy x premium MSRP 26,484. Price paid $23961 OTD which includes 7.725% tax and all fees. The discount off MSRP was exactly $4235. All I paid for was tax, I told them that I'm not paying for any doc fees or any other fees. So math was simple MSRP $26484-discount of $4235 plus tax 7.725% $1712= a out the door price of $23961. I also had them throw in all weather floor mats which is a $60 value. What are your thoughts? I haggled the most I could haggle, I really played hard ball to get what I got. I'm really curious to see if I got a average deal or just mediocre ? They made it sound like I stole the car, so I'm really curious to hear how I really did.
#3421 of 3625 Re: Just purchased!! [dasanii19]
Feb 01, 2013 (11:57 am)
If 26,484 was the MSRP before TTL, and you paid $23,961 OTD with that tax, I'd say you stole the bugger! Nicely done!
#3422 of 3625 Re: I bought a 2013 forester premium [dasanii19]
Feb 01, 2013 (11:58 am)
Were any weapons involved when you stole that car?
#3423 of 3625 Re: I bought a 2013 forester premium [dasanii19]
Feb 01, 2013 (12:00 pm)
Thanks for the further clarification (I should have read that message first!). Invoice on this car is over $24,000, so you were about 2K under invoice. They didn't make any money on the sale of your car, I'll just say that. They must have made it up in monthly incentives from the manufacturer, otherwise there wouldn't have been any point in them selling you that car!
#3424 of 3625 Re: I bought a 2013 forester premium [xwesx]
Feb 01, 2013 (12:39 pm)
Above average deal then? After all said and done, the salesman said they were at the last day of the month and needed to 4 more new cars to sell. Is 2k below invoice a good score or typical? Thanks so much for the responses!
#3425 of 3625 Re: did all of my buying via internet... [xwesx]
Feb 01, 2013 (12:56 pm)
Yikes! 2 posts in my inbox on my 1st ever Edmunds.com post. The base price was $27K, then I got to ordering a front-end hood protecting shield, they call it a bra, it's not, bras are what I had on an old Jeep Wrangler, made of leather, and pop on or off, this is molded synthetic and metal composite, and once bonded on it isn't coming off. It's another layer against the pebbles and ice chunks that breed all over my part of the Pacific North-west. Also back-up warning audio indicator (not viewer screen), a Sirius satellite radio install ($550!), window tinting, remote engine starter, and with tax, registration, license, tabs and it ended up at $31,500, and the Sirius radio packet I want is like $14 a month. Just music. I extended 3/36 to bumber 2 bumper 7/100 and added roadside help with that. It depends on what an end user wants out of the vehicle and where in the US they buy, plus what they have in barganing clout/savvy or trade in to off-set full cost of the extras they add or (like me) have removed like GPS as I don't need the HAL 9000 taking over my wonderful ride. "Turn right here Dave, proceed to drive off the cliff!"
Probably a reference lost on any but Sci-Fi movie gurus.