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Subaru Forester, Wagon, SUV
#911 of 3517 Re: Suggestion for a reasonable price for a L.L.Bean [denali_wjl]
Dec 01, 2005 (3:13 pm)
My Subaru experience. Just over a year ago my wife was looking for a car. She kind of liked the Forester. I went to the nearest Subaru dealer here Appleway Subaru of Spokane and said that were were interested in leasing a Forester. My wife and three kids came to the dealer the next day and she said that we were interested in leasing a Forester. She went out for a test drive and liked it and asked how much for a lease? The salesman then said that she had just driven a 2004 and that they are bad to lease because they have already depreciated significantly. BTW, the sticker price on the car was over $30,000. A little aggravated at this point, we said we came here, we test drove it and each of the two times that we talked to you we specifically stated that we wanted a lease. Will you please quote us a lease price for the car that was test driven. About one hour after waiting and waiting and waiting with three kids, one of whom was two, we left. The dealership was it seems not up to the mathematics of calculating a lease. I do not really know what they were up to, but they played us like idiots and we are not. Those were my last steps inside a Subaru dealership.
#912 of 3517 Re: Suggestion for a reasonable price for a L.L.Bean [fljoslin]
Dec 01, 2005 (9:07 pm)
Stay as far away from them as possible I went there when shopping and I can tell you they are a bunch of T^&^^T. I wont go into details my trip with them but it was the same by many who I have taled to .But if you want to be treated fair and honest go to SELECT SUBARU in Post Falls. They are a private owned dealer not Corp America like Appelway and Camp. Select in post falls sells more Subarus than both of the Spokane stores together. I live in Spokane Valley and take my forester to Select for service they will treat you fair ... Good Luck... Matt
#913 of 3517 Re: Suggestion for a reasonable price for a L.L.Bean [mnf]
Dec 06, 2005 (6:28 am)
Is Select a new dealer? Year to date they are way behind the others you mentioned, here are the numbers of new car sales reported.
#914 of 3517 Current pricing on Forester X??
Dec 09, 2005 (9:46 am)
my sister's car was totalled last week up near boston (nobody was hurt, just a dumb other driver hitting my sister's car) and she wants to buy a new forester x. i know there's $1000 rebate available, and i've checked the inventory of dealers local to her and they have tons of inventory. i'm wondering where these will trade--invoice less the rebate or can you dip into the holdback?? i'll likely do the negotiations myself to make things easier for her. thanks!!
#915 of 3517 Re: 06 Forester LLBean [rottmon]
Dec 10, 2005 (7:07 am)
manchester sub... i had that price from several dealerships but needed a good price on the trade in. seemed like doing my homework and knowing the phrase 'out the door' really paid off.
#916 of 3517 Re: Current pricing on Forester X?? [cohenfive]
Dec 11, 2005 (5:02 am)
Invoice less rebate is fine, find out what they charge for a doc or conveyance fee and offer a bit under invoice to cover a portion of it. Most subie dealers have links on their websites where you can make an offer.
#917 of 3517 Prevalence of Mandatory Arbitration Weaselling?
Dec 12, 2005 (10:19 am)
I saw an interesting comment a couple of dozen pages (or so) back regarding one dealer's attempt to include a Mandatory Arbitration clause (where you lose your right to sue if needed) in their sales contract paperwork. The poster reported that he was able to tell the dealer to cross the clause out or he'd walk and not complete the sale. I happen be in agreement with the poster - Mandatory Arbitration *is* Weaselling. So, I wonder: Of the people who have bought recently, how many have seen similar clauses in the sales paperwork? Has anyone else tried refusing the clause?
Dec 13, 2005 (12:17 pm)
I am in need of a new car and am considering an '06 Forester XT premium with 4EAT. I was recently offered a price of $25,170 (including title/doc fee). This appears to be a decent price. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
I currently drive a '99 Accord V6 and would love to get into another Accord but I'm tired of "ice skating" during the winter here in New England. I would like to see a stability control system (among other things!) offered on all Subaru models but I'm hopeful that the AWD system alone will set my mind at ease during my commute on the highways. The base 4-cylinder engine is quick on backroads but lacks passing power on the highway which is why I'm looking at the XT.
I appreciate any thoughts, specifically regarding the pricing. Thanks.
#919 of 3517 Re: '06 XT pricing ? [nhroadrunner]
Dec 14, 2005 (10:54 am)
Get a price from several dealers on line. This is a good time to buy. I got $1,550 off an original quote from my local Southern NH dealer after getting a better deal elsewhere. (If you are looking for a dealer there is an excellent one very close to the NH/MA state line.)
I have had vehicles with stability control and don't see any need for it in the Forester...it's great in the snow, ice and rain.
I'm surprised you feel the base engine lacks passing power. I've done great passing on the highway and even on hills. Plus I'm getting almost 30MPG!
Dec 14, 2005 (11:50 am)
That's the cheapest XT Auto I could find at fitzmall.com, so run and buy that before they change their minds.