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Subaru Forester, Wagon, SUV
Feb 05, 2006 (6:09 pm)
I am looking, searching the internet for a 2005 used Subaru Forester LL BEAN, hard to come by but what I want, the Premium Package would be cheaper but I just favor the beans looks! I did test drive a 2003 but waiting for a newer one with less miles, after months of researching and comparing, fitzmall's price (read on here to check there prices out)$22,995 (10500mi) & dealers around my area Toledo to Chicago - $22978(12700 mi)- or $24,495 (6766 mi). Before I go to test drive again, Is there any negotiating/ leeway of these prices advertised? or do they seem fair? I will not be trading in my car (passing it on to my teenager in a few months)
#984 of 3510 Re: 2005 Bean [lumber1]
Feb 06, 2006 (5:19 am)
Keep looking and you'll catch someone snoozing. Subies do hold their value fairly well. I've even seen used cars sell for more than new.
#985 of 3510 Re: 2000 off MSRP for Premium Package? [kzhang]
Feb 06, 2006 (4:50 pm)
This (22600) is around the price that I've been aiming at for a X Premium. Where did you get this offer?
#986 of 3510 Re: 2000 off MSRP for Premium Package? [kzhang]
Feb 07, 2006 (1:00 am)
$22,600 sounds great for an X Premium! The best I was able to find in Los Angeles was just over $23,000. That $2000 off deal is just a gimmick. They have been offering a $1000 rebate on 2006's since last year and the additional $1000 is off MSRP for the Premium package only - and the MSRP is a bullsh*t price anyway. When they give a $1000 discount off "invoice" price, that will get my attention.
Anyone out there come across a great price for a 2006 XT Limited with Auto trans? I could have bought one a month ago for $25,500, but I'm thinkin' I can do better. Any thoughts?
#987 of 3510 Re: 2000 off MSRP for Premium Package? [kumari]
Feb 07, 2006 (4:15 am)
$25,500 and you turned it down? That was a great offer! There was a small amount of dealer cash offered last month and it's gone now. I'm looking at a base invoice of $27,468.00 before the $25 port fee. With $1148 in holdback and $1000 rebate there isn't much wiggle room there. Last month's dealer cash was only $250 on Foresters and you had to hit a certain number of sales to get it.
#988 of 3510 According to Consumer Reports....
Feb 07, 2006 (3:20 pm)
The DEALER'S bottom line cost for the Premium is $22,899 and that includes deducting their holdback of $748.
#989 of 3510 Re: 2000 off MSRP for Premium Package? [raybear]
Feb 08, 2006 (12:51 am)
The $25,500 wasn't even the cheapest price I got. If I drove 100 miles out, they were talking $25,380 with two years free oil changes. If I went to an adjoining state, I could have gotten one for $25,185 or so. That's why I didn't take the $25,500 deal. Plus, it included a rear bumper cover and something called a "shock sensor" that they couldn't even explain to me. I didn't want to pay for these extra goodies and I can afford to wait until they're giving better prices or more rebates. I didn't know about the dealer "holdback" amounts. The salesman should have told me that at the time. To be perfectly honest, I don't even know what a "dealer holdback" is!
This all went down the week before New Year's and he told me that he was giving me this deal because the salesmen would get a bonus if they sold a certain number of cars before the end of the year. I walked because I didn't want to pay the $200 for those two "extras" mentioned above.
If your base invoice price is $27,468, does the car have those expensive goodies like cargo mats, nets, dimming mirror, etc? That would explain the extra costs.
Oh well, I still have a car to drive and the cash for the new one, so I can always make a deal somewhere. I hate buying new cars anyway (prefer used), so that $25,500 was making me choke anyway. I can't find a private party used vehicle.
#991 of 3510 Re: 2000 off MSRP for Premium Package? [kumari]
Feb 08, 2006 (5:20 am)
No extras, we're talking XT Limited Automatic here, right?
The invoice gets squished together but here it is:
Subaru of New England Inc.
Vehicle Detail Invoice
2/8/2006 7:16:39 AM
Dealer Number: 010-000
xxx xxxxx xxx
xxxxx xxxxxx xxxx
Ship / Allocation: 260/1031
Load Number: 9732 Massachusetts\Connecticut - OK
Delivery Date: 12/28/2005
Vehicle Identification Number: JF1-SG696X 6H723229
Model Code: 6FL
Model Description: 2006 Forester XT 4EAT 2.5 Turbo Prem. Pkg
Transmission: AWD ">
Exterior Color: GRC Crystal Gray Metallic
Factory Accessory: RL AW/FL/Cruise/Auto AC/Side Airbag/AWP/MR/LTHR
Body Type: XT
Engine Number: 0
Dealer Cost Suggested List
Base Price 27468.00 28695.00
Port Fee 25.00
MSV 28.00 WHEEL LOCKS 42.00
Suggested Retail Price 28737.00
Transportation and Handling 625.00
Total Dealer Cost 27521.00 Total Suggested List 29362.00