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Subaru Forester, Wagon, SUV
#3597 of 3629 Good Price? Love this car!
Oct 01, 2013 (9:13 pm)
2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium
Popular Package #2
Rear Bumper Cover
Ext. Mirror Auto Dimming Mirror w/Approach Lighting
Seat Back Cargo Net
Auto Dim Mirror w/Compass & Homelink
The vehicle also included an appearance pkg with side pin stripe and paint sealant.
Sticker Price: $30,695.00
Final Price: $26,500 + tax and dealer fee
By far the best car buying experience over at Shortline Subaru. I think I got a great deal and they car has been great so far....my first subaru!
#3598 of 3629 Re: What do you think about this quote? [north]
Oct 03, 2013 (9:19 am)
I'm with you...love Waze.
I have an S4 now but trying to negotiate a trade for a new Note 3.
Got it on a vent mount and hardly use my Garmin any more. Just about ready to pack it away, actually.
#3599 of 3629 Re: Total Price/Pkg Finance w/Trade Pkg: [carfan47]
Oct 04, 2013 (8:21 am)
I know this is a little late to the game, but anything over invoice is not a "good deal." What you have to decide is at what point you're willing to walk! Clearly, the dealer knows that you are in a tough spot. With a towed in trade, I imagine that you need yourself a set of reliable wheels? That, by itself, puts you at a disadvantage. If you haven't bought the car already, the best thing you can do is determine where else you might be willing to buy a car! Make the dealer compete for your business so that you have some leverage.
Right now, you are at the mercy of the dealer. If the seller doesn't have to give up anything and will still get your business (happy or not), what incentive does he have to do so (other than just being a decent person)?
My local dealer is horrible if trying to get a decent price on a car. The last time I tried to buy one from this dealership, they literally wouldn't give a single penny. Not on the price of the car, not on accessories... nothing. I got a quote from my dealer in Seattle (2,200 miles away) for close to $3,000 under what this dealer was asking, and he said, "if you want to go to Seattle to get a car, be my guest. The next person through the door will buy this car for MSRP." So, I did! Cost me ~$500 to fly down, drive it home, and winterize it, so I still saved $2,500 and had an awesome drive.
Ironically, the next week when I drove my car to work, there was the exact car I was trying to buy locally. When inquiring with the owner, she paid full price for it. LOL; the dealers know what they're doing.
#3600 of 3629 14 Subaru Forester Touring with Eyesight and Package#2
Oct 10, 2013 (2:17 am)
Dealer1 response: Price on a Touring with Eyesight and Pop. Pkg. 2 is $31,377.00 which is invoice. Went there but they do not have touring for test drive.
What do you think?
Waiting for other dealers.
#3601 of 3629 Re: 14 Subaru Forester Touring with Eyesight and Package#2 [eggpulusu]
Oct 11, 2013 (8:09 am)
Dealer1: $31,377 with Total as $33,166.06
Dealer2: $30,841 with Total as $32,293.84
#3602 of 3629 Re: Good Price? Love this car! [militarybrat75]
Oct 26, 2013 (11:15 am)
Care to share this dealer? I am looking for an XT also.
#3603 of 3629 Re: 14 Subaru Forester Touring with Eyesight and Package#2 [eggpulusu]
Oct 27, 2013 (10:15 am)
Just bought a Forester Touring with Eyesight, keyless access (Package 30), Mirror Package #2 and Protection Package #2. MSRP including destination was $34,262. Purchase price was $30,640 plus $250 doc fee. I used a quote from out of town dealer as leverage. Just didn't tell then that the dealer was 1,200 miles away.
We had a 2010 Forester for trade-in but tried to keep the trade-in pricing separate from the 2014 purchase price, though near the end I targeted a net on the deal including doc fee, before sales tax. They ended up allocating the $30,640 to the purchase price and an amount to the trade-in which pretty much matched the NADA Clean Trade-in value I research on-line & brought with me. This was $890 more than CarMax offered for the 2010.
Having documented pricing and quotes made the process much easier.
Hope this helps others. The Shoreline quote was better but too far away to make it realistic.
#3605 of 3629 Re: Total Price/Pkg Finance w/Trade Pkg: [xwesx]
Oct 31, 2013 (6:08 am)
Actually your reply is well timed. I suppose it's a bit ironic that local dealers who might have the most to gain, by offering the best deals, will of course play on the fact that people would rather buy locally than travel great distances.
Bottom line is that I am in still in the market for a new Forester and see that shooting for around $1000 below invoice (maybe even $1500) is not unreasonable. Internet sales agents seem to start at around $500 under invoice while local dealers dig in to MSRP!
#3606 of 3629 $33 Less than Invoice
Nov 01, 2013 (3:22 pm)
2014 Forester 2.5i Premium CVT with...
Cold weather package
Popular Package #2
Aero roof rack bars
Cargo area cover