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Subaru Forester, Wagon, SUV
#560 of 3629 Beat this deal...
Feb 13, 2005 (5:59 am)
Subaru doesn't deal much. For research there is a dealer out of Seattle (WA)that has an unofficial research site. Cars101.com Go there first to get a feel for invoice pricing and MSRP. Do NOT even mention your trade in until you have a clear hard price on what you want.
I got my 2004 X(brand spankin NEW)yesterday. I was looking at Baja's (20,995 about best deal) could maybe go another five hundred. Forget used with the present interest rates.
Well, I found a deal I couldn't refuse. They were desperate to get rid of a 2004 X model with a stick. Invoice was 19,700. I got it for 18,959. Yee Ha!. Nailed down a good down payment as I didn't have to get a new clutch (and linkage problems), timing chain and tires (wear marks showing 75K) for a total of about 15K costs for my 99 Outback Sport with 147K miles with a bent front quarter panel also driven hard and put away wet but a wonderful wonderful auto.
So, let's see, I had around 1,500 bucks staring me (NOW) in the face on the Outback Sport, they gave me 2,200 on it (It probably under optimum conditions had a 3,200 trade in-mine not optimum). So I figure I got around 3,700 in "real" value trade in.
My favorite color is the dark forest green with the tan interior (beige). And a five speed. If I was going to custom order one, this would have been it. So much for the Baja. bye bye...
And there is NOT MUCH Difference between an 04 and 05. This is the second best deal I ever got on a car. And a 250 a month payment...
#561 of 3629 Re: Best time to buy [philliesfan2]
Feb 13, 2005 (6:12 am)
I just posted on getting a new 2004. You might ask around and see if there are any left that someone would trade around with your dealership...
Feb 14, 2005 (5:29 pm)
'06 is the face-lift; your 04 was a deal, yes.
#563 of 3629 Just purchased an XT/PP
Feb 19, 2005 (4:16 pm)
automatic with cargo tray/armrest ext/splash guard/mirror w/homelink/rear bumper cover/all weather mats.
List 29429, got it for 24800+TTL. That's more than 2k below invoice. Not much bargaining needed, I test drove almost everything there made by Subaru except STI. Salesman was very knowledgeable. He mentioned the B9 base will start at 30k, and the 3rd row seat is definitely not for adult
I found that the TMV of Edmunds and Carsdirect were a bit off.
Been looking to get an Outback XTLTD 5EAT, just can't justify spending 4k more for an Outback. For performance, Legacy GT is the choice; for functional and bang for the buck, FXT is the answer, at least for me.
Thank you all
#564 of 3629 Help choosing a color!
Feb 21, 2005 (7:00 pm)
I am in the middle of a deal to order a new 2005 XT from my dealer. He says he'll order me one however I want and it will arrive in mid-April. And if the rebates are not there - then he will refund my money and I can walk away. I am seriously considering this. I think I want a white one but there are none to be had around here (St Louis area) and he could not find any within a 7 state area! He said white is the most popular.
Anyways - to get to my question. Can I get some feedback from this forum on colors? I am considering white or silver. I currently have a silver car and I love the way it hides the dirt. Does white show or hide dirt? And having not seen a "real" white one - its tough for me to know for sure how great the Forester looks in white? I think it would look sharp in white with the XT's black interior.
Any and all comments sure would be appreciated!
#565 of 3629 Re: Help choosing a color! [hillfla]
Feb 21, 2005 (8:24 pm)
IMO silver does the best job of hiding dirt with white a close 2nd. Neither color is going to exactly stand out in a crowd but then they won't attract unwanted attention from law enforcement officials when your foot gets a little heavy on the FXT's gas pedal
Feb 22, 2005 (9:55 am)
I have a white Miata, and I would not recommend that color. It stains too easily, a simple leaf falling on the car when it's wet causes a tea stain.
Pollen looks yellow.
The only time it's good is when there is snow/salt on the road, and even then only the first day.
Go for silver if you want low maintenance.
#567 of 3629 Thanks Juice and Frank
Feb 22, 2005 (7:03 pm)
Thank you both very much for your inputs. I am definately swayed toward silver now. And it honestly makes my purchase easier, because there are two silver ones within 100 miles of my town. Only one problem with both of them, neither one has an armrest extension. Does anyone know if that is something that can be ordered and installed at the dealers?
#568 of 3629 Re: Thanks Juice and Frank [hillfla]
Feb 22, 2005 (7:55 pm)
You can install it in less than 5 minutes with a screw driver and two screws that come with it. Trust me if I can do it anyone can... Good Luck... Matt
#569 of 3629 Re: Forester XS LL Bean - $22486 [tdphatak]
Feb 24, 2005 (4:04 pm)
Can you share with us the price request you used in your fax attack for the XS LL Bean Forester? Was it for an automatic or manual?