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Subaru Impreza, Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Sedan, Wagon
#520 of 938 Re: Subaru Impreza 2.5 Auto, 5 Door w/ Prem Pkg Pricing [redsnare]
May 03, 2008 (4:45 pm)
I am a happy new owner of a 2.5i Auto 5 Door w/ Prem Pkg. Picked it up from Ramsey Subaru (http://ramseysubaru.net/) out in New Jersey. My sales price was $18798. Here's my buying experience:
1) Went to edmunds.com, sent out requests for quotes via email to Subaru dealerships in NY and NJ (I'm in NY)
2) Within a few hours I got a phone call from an Alex P. from Ramsey:
- "You're looking for the 2008 2.5i Auto w/ Prem Pkg?"
- "Sale price is $18798"
- "That's below invoice"
3) Got a call from a few other dealerships. Format was about the same:
- "You're looking for the 2008 2.5i Auto w/ Prem Pkg?"
- "Why don't you come down here and test drive the car"
- "What's the sale price?"
- "We're very competitive. I can't discuss price on the phone because I don't want you to shop my price around other dealerships"
- "I'm looking at $18789 sale price from Ramsey out in NJ, can you beat that?"
- "Those numbers don't add up. Our invoice is $19*** that's what we paid for the car. When your deal doesn't work out, keep us in mind"
4) Called back Alex to talk about financing
- "I want a dark gray one"
- "Do you want to put a hold on the one coming in in 10 biz days: $500"
- "Yup. Credit card it. Can I get 0% financing - I have excellent credit?"
- "For 2 years it's 0% for 3-5 yrs it's 3.*%"
- "I'll do 2 years. How much do I have to put down?" -- oh did I mention this is my first car, period.
- "You're doing 0% financing right? So no need to put anything down, it's someone else's money... I'll just put your deposit towards it to cover expenses and we're done."
- "Awesome, thanks"
5) Ten days later, as promised I got a call to pick up my new car. Got the VIN number. Set up car insurance with Geico - got temp certificate to take down to the dealership.
6) Drove to the dealership - they're open on Sat. There the process took about 30 minutes. I saw the car. I met Alex + Team. I saw the buttons in the car. I got free all-weather mats. I got comped VIP owner's membership - so now i have some coupons. I also purchased a Subaru-provided warranty extension. Got the 3-yr bumper to bumper extended to 7 yr or 70,000 miles. This is my first new car and I won't be putting many miles on the car - so it's perfect for me. That cost an additional $1688. All other options like added security and what not, the Sales Manager just crossed off the list in front of me as he said I don't need any of that...
Got the keys. Got temp, non-resident plates good for the next 20 days. All from Ramsey. Got into my new car and drove home. Will go back there in 2 weeks for perm plates (I signed a Power of Attorney form there so they can do the set up on my behalf). That was it. Now I'm thinking of something good for vanity plates..
Pricing breakdown for NY/NJ:
1) Sales Price: $18798
2) Extended Warranty: $1688.00
3) Aftermarke: $129.50
4) Sales Tax: $1725.55
5) Documentar: $289.00
6) Deposit: -$500
All this financed for 2 yrs at 0% with $500 down. I believe I got a good deal and had a good experience. Hope the anecdotal (but un-exagerated) narrative helps fellow newbies with the purchasing process. My friend and I both bought Subarus from Ramsey and my bro will probably purchase his 2002 Impreza Replacement from them as well. There ya go - cheers...
#521 of 938 Re: Subaru Impreza 2.5 Auto, 5 Door w/ Prem Pkg Pricing [kingfossil]
May 04, 2008 (7:29 pm)
Every good price and informative buying experience.
Can you share the MSRP? What is the Aftermarke $129.50 ?
May 06, 2008 (10:26 am)
I am thinking about purchasing my first wrx (or maybe an sti), but need help with a couple of things. Is the satellite radio/nav package worth it for the wrx? I don't know how good the in dash nav system is for subaru's since I've never owned one and am wondering if it's worth the extra $$ or if I should just go with the evo...
Also, I've been quoted $27,800 for a wrx w/the sat radio/nav package, and $34,900 for an sti w/no nav package- is the sti worth the extra $$?
#523 of 938 no more automatic WRX?
May 07, 2008 (2:18 pm)
My dealer put in an order for an automatic 4-door WRX 2 months ago. He had trouble getting the order filled last month. Today, he tells me that Subaru is no longer fulfilling orders for this car in automatic due to low demand. Has anyone else heard of this?
#524 of 938 Re: no more automatic WRX? [totalfly]
May 07, 2008 (8:13 pm)
No longer offering automatic tranny? That'd be pretty surprising to me. What it could hint at is introduction of the upcoming continuously variable transmission, a change to a 5-spd automatic, or simply the end of the '08 production run. Either transmission change could also debut with the '09 model year.
I searched my dealer's usually large inventory... they've got 18 WRX sedans, but only 1 automatic out of the bunch (black, by the way). If you want to buy now, my advice is to ask your dealer quickly to do a dealer trade to get your car.
#525 of 938 Re: no more automatic WRX? [jeffmc]
May 08, 2008 (2:10 pm)
A high performance CVT is very, very interesting!
May 08, 2008 (3:47 pm)
Dealership in Scottsdale, AZ is offering $27,225 for 08 WRX w/Navigation & Satellite Radio package + the following options:
Sport Trim (Body side molding & sport grille), Auto dimming mirror & compass, Security Shock Sensor, Subwoofer, Center Armrest Extension, & Short Throw Shifter.
After TTL & $399 doc fee (Isn't this high for a doc fee??), OTD it would be $30,171. Is this a good deal? Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks!
#527 of 938 Re: no more automatic WRX? [merrycynic]
May 08, 2008 (7:30 pm)
Yeah, who knows where they'll implement the CVT... Impreza, WRX, Outback, maybe everything or maybe one or two models. FHI said they were stopping R&D on other types of automatic transmissions to focus on CVT, so I think they're pretty confident this technology will be their future direction. It'll definitely be interesting to see what happens.
#528 of 938 Re: no more automatic WRX? [jeffmc]
May 09, 2008 (5:33 am)
Subaru has always been a very conservative company. That being the case, my guess is that it will be a 2-step process. I expect to see CVTs appear first on mainstream 2.5 Subies first. Once they have proven themselves we should expect a HD version for higher-output engines. Again, just a guess on my part.