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Subaru Impreza, Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Sedan, Wagon
#730 of 938 Impreza Outback Sport AT - $19.1k
May 24, 2009 (8:41 pm)
Just picked up a 2009 Impreza Outback Sport automatic w/iPod connector for $19.1k before TTL. 0% financing for 60 months. In the Northwest.
Other local dealer was having a "sale" on exact same model for $19.7k. Invoice looks to be about 19.9k, and there's a $500 rebate from Subaru... no clue how they're getting the price below that - either hidden trunk money, or just taking a loss to move metal. Woohoo!!
May 25, 2009 (3:33 am)
I just got the same deal in the Northeast. 19.1k for a 2009 impreza sport with arm rest and ipod connector. 2.9% for 36 months. Picking it up today.
Don't worry they are still making money off you. They get paid $84 or something from Subaru for selling the car, $400 if you finance, Whatever the volume bonus for the month is, a $500 rebate, and whatever markup they can squeeze out of the ipod.
I feel is is a fair deal all around.
#732 of 938 Re: Outback sport auto [billynomates]
May 26, 2009 (8:14 am)
I'm guessing they don't get $400 for financing on a 0% APR deal - bank isn't making any money on the deal, doubt they'd give money to the dealership for nothing.
Is the 0% thing regional? I notice you're paying 2.9%.
#733 of 938 Buying 09 STI base, need opinions
Jun 04, 2009 (5:23 pm)
Folks I'm contemplating buying the STI in base form. MSRP of $36,000.00. What Should I expect to pay this late in the 09 model year. I live in PA. Thanks
#734 of 938 Looking for Outback Sport
Jun 05, 2009 (6:47 am)
Looking to buy a 2009 Impreza Outback Sport in Chicagoland. So far the best price I've got - $19,423 was from Evanston Subaru. It looks like it is possible to find it even cheaper, but what about the dealership experience? Is there anyone here from Chicago, who has dealt with Evanston Subaru? How are they?
#735 of 938 Re: Outback sport auto [newmanium]
Jun 10, 2009 (11:11 am)
no, they still get the $400.
The financing is through the automaker, not a bank (although some get money through a bank, they just buy down the rate). If you finance through the automaker, they will get the commision. Through the auto makers eyes, you either get the financing or the rebate. If they give you both, the automaker will lose both the commision price and the cash back rebate, which is why combining both offers is only reserved for cars that are not selling at all (ie outback). So, what is worse, giving your customer $2000 to use towards a car, or giving the dealer $400 to let the customer get a really good financing rate?
If they finance through a bank. they may not get a commision, but they will add 1 or 2% to the rate and keep that added precentage as their profit.
The reality is, lots of automakers realized they could also make money by becoming their own banks. This is why they offer college grads those special rebates (and you cannot combine it with special financing and they encourage no money down). It forces them to finance through the automaker to get the rebate. With a rate of around 5% over 5 years (this is what toyota gives their top tier student rates now) they will easily recoup that $400 they gave to the dealer as commsion and that rebate they gave to the buyer. If they buyer just does minimum payments each month and he/she put not money down, that is easily $3000 for the auto maker over the life of the loan.
#736 of 938 Re: Buying 09 STI base, need opinions [r2m45]
Jun 13, 2009 (5:10 am)
I got my '08 Base STI July 2008 for about $32K ++ with the subaru vip program. I forget the exact discount, but it was below invoice. I would suggest with the given economy you should try to set the price. I would go in and offer $29.5K for an out the door price, give the sales guy your number and leave. You can always go back.
I doubt you will get that price, but unless you start below where they are comfortable you are working down rather than up. Perhaps they will come back with $29.5 but they cannot include tax/title and destination in the price and you will be around $31 walking away.
#737 of 938 Re: Buying 09 STI base, need opinions [r2m45]
Jun 14, 2009 (3:52 am)
Cumberland Valley Subaru is willing to deal, I don't know if you're in the Harrisburg/Carlisle area.
For the first time ever we didn't have to go across the state line to buy a new car (Maryland) and picked up an Impreza Outback Sport for 18.3k - first time ever a PA dealership just gave a quote over the phone......
#738 of 938 09 Impreza 5Dr Prem. Pkge, need advice.
Jun 14, 2009 (3:17 pm)
Just went to the dealer today, and got the following number:
Retail Value: $21,964
Conveyance Fee: $329
Tag Fee: $178
Total (tax's not included): $21,846
According to some previous posts, some people even get around $16500(Tax not included) for a base model 09 Impreza 5 DR.
Do you guys think getting the total price down to $19,800 is a good deal? If any of you know a dealer is selling the 09 Impreza 5DR prem. pkge for around $19,800, please let me know.
#739 of 938 Re: 09 Impreza 5Dr Prem. Pkge, need advice. [jinglecar]
Jun 14, 2009 (5:47 pm)
You're getting ripped off!!! Go to Fitzmall.com and look at what they're selling their 09 5-door Premiums for. They have 8 in stock that range anywhere from 18,200 to 19,750. Good Luck!