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Subaru Impreza, Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Sedan, Wagon
#658 of 932 Re: 2009 2.5i 5dr Auto Premium [Scarren]
Jan 19, 2009 (9:58 am)
Doesn't sound that great.
I read an article about Subaru saying that they are the sole car manufacturer not to post a loss for 08', this was bad news for me as I thought like every other car company they might start offering discounts.
Sounds like they are not budging with the 09 Premiuim 2.5i 5 dr but I have seen a significanct number of 08 Imprezas in dealer inventory.
Anyone purchase an 08 for a great price this month?
#659 of 932 Re: 2009 2.5i 5dr Auto Premium [Scarren]
Jan 19, 2009 (7:52 pm)
I agree, not that great. It's less than $20 under invoice. I've been getting email quotes for '09 Impreza 5 dr Premium and Base both at $400 under invoice plus $500 lease cash. $900 total under invoice. One of my local dealers has 60 Imprezas. I decided to go with the Legacy for about the same money though.
#660 of 932 Re: 2009 2.5i 5dr Auto Premium [indianajohns]
Jan 21, 2009 (11:09 am)
I've been getting e-mail quotes for 2009 2.5i 5dr Auto Premium's for $19,699. MSRP $22,047. That appears to be pretty good to me already, but what do I know... how does this quote sound to you guys?
#661 of 932 Re: 2009 2.5i 5dr Auto Premium [niwin]
Jan 21, 2009 (9:00 pm)
It's a pretty good price. About $900 under invoice including the $500 rebate.
My only complaint on the Impreza is you can get a bigger/better Legacy Special Edition for almost the exact same price. I do REALLY like the looks of the Impreza 5 door but the Legacy is just way more car for the same money. The Special Edition Legacy's have an automatic sticker adjustment that subtracts $1750 off MSRP. I got a quote on a Legacy SE, original MSRP was $24,540, adjusted to $22,790, sale price is $19,625. You can't beat those standard features on a car that sells for well under $20K.
#662 of 932 Re: 08 WRX STi w/BBS for $29997 [walletclan]
Feb 02, 2009 (9:26 am)
Sorry for the late reply.
It's a World Rally Blue Mica. I was happy to get that since Edmund's true market value had WRB as +$100 while the red was -$67. Seems like the other colors were around +/- $0-$10.
I babied it during break-in, and now that's over... and wow... I'm impressed. As a guy with autocross and track experience, I enjoy having the goodies like SI-drive and DCCD that the 265hp 2009 WRX doesn't have. I used the higher hp WRX to my advantage in my negotiations saying "you're going to have a hard time selling 08 STI's sitting next to that 09 WRX"; however, the dealer in MA came out with a great price out the door and I didn't negotiate any.
#663 of 932 Drove another 09 WRX today
Feb 15, 2009 (6:48 pm)
I flogged it hard - at the behest of the salesman - and he took me on some great roads. Wow. Impressed on this drive. I still think a 3 has a bit more smoothness but for fun and utility that 09 WRX seems like a great deal.
Anyone know the residuals/money factor on 09 WRX leases?
#664 of 932 Re: Drove another 09 WRX today [blueguydotcom]
Feb 18, 2009 (11:56 am)
car man will chime in soon.
How do you think it compares to a 1 series? Even the 1 is in a higher price class (or two).
#666 of 932 Re: Drove another 09 WRX today [rsholland]
Feb 18, 2009 (12:04 pm)
I would definitely expect more controversy on the harder-edged car, no surprise there.
I'm sure I'd like the way the 1 series drove but I just think it looks awkward, dorky even. It's too short and stubby.
The convertible looks a bit better but doesn't have a real back seat, so I'd pick a roadster over one of those anyway.
#667 of 932 Re: Drove another 09 WRX today [ateixeira]
Feb 18, 2009 (12:08 pm)
Different tasks. If I didn't have an infant son the 1 would be my choice. As long as the little man can't buckle himself in, I'm stuck with a 4/5 door. The WRX can certainly get the job done - good power, AWD pulls through nicely and overall it was a pretty good car for 24k. Great space, good backseat, nice hatch space.
Still I wouldn't want to pay more than about $350 a month for it on a lease ($0 down). My wife actually told me last night that she'd prefer no on the WRX as it lacks dark leather or leatherette. But she said I can get it if I want, she just thinks the cloth is gonna get torn/stained/abused in ways leather will survive.
My one big gripe with the WRX would be the archaic 5 speed and lack of a freeway cruising gear. Otherwise, it seemed like a fine car for day to day use. Nothing fancy but certainly fun enough to get me by until the little one is in a booster seat.
Her vote is still firmly in the 3 series camp. The new BMW incentives will probably appear tomorrow or Friday, so I may decide this weekend.