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#808 of 938 2011 Impreza Price
Feb 19, 2011 (9:52 pm)
Here's what we just put a deposit down on:
2011 2.5i premium sedan with power moonroof value package. Auto.
Armrest, side moldings, splash guards, spoiler. White.
$19,600 out the door. Subaru of Manchester (NH). I have a purchase and sale that spells out that documentation, destination, dealer prep., full tank of gas, absolutely everything is in that price. All I have to pay is the state for plates, excise and sales tax, insurance to my insurer and my wife takes her princess home
Consumer reports said cost including holdback on this car was $19837. MSRP was 21549.
Dealers don't lose money, so there's something CR doesn't know.
Cash, no trade. That is the only way to get the actual price. People who claim to get these cars for $16800 but had the dealer do the financing? So much can be hidden there. Why not use home equity and get the mortgage interest tax deduction?
Salesperson said holdback was $800, CR said it ws $535. That would put his cost at $19572, still not sufficient profit. He said that those pricing services like Consumer Reports are inexact. $1949 off list. Quirk in MA says it does $1885, but I bet when you get there they tack on doc fees, etc..
We had quotes from 5 dealers. This one was the best and no games. Yet. The car is in transit. The accessories are installed at the port, so we could get just what we wanted in the color we wanted, no more, no less.
They had inventory not just in rows but filling the driving space between the rows. Some cars they'd have to move 10 other cars just to get out. I think they're motivated. They're close to having to rent out an extra lot, and that can't be free.
Still, I wonder if with the model changeover later this year they'll be better deals with leftovers. Something to consider if you aren't in dire need.
Mar 08, 2011 (7:46 am)
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#810 of 938 2011 Impreza 2.5i Premium
Mar 22, 2011 (7:38 pm)
Here's the deal I recently made: (Car man-let me know what you think)
2011 Impreza 2.5i Premium
all weather package
cargo mat (?)
sale price $18,767.23
residual value $14,334.39
money factor .00160
tax 8.75 % $567
acquisition fee $895
This is for a 36 month lease. I will give them $1,500. I also have to pay $75 for registration.
Monthly payment $180.
I did not find out where the $1,500 is being applied. I assume it will cover the tax and the acquisition fee.
The money factor and residual amount are numbers the dealer gave me.
My credit score is 810, not sure if that affects anything.
Is the acquisition fee really that high? Seems a little outrageous to me.
Well, let me know if you think this is a good deal or not and thanks for your help!
#811 of 938 Re: 2011 Impreza 2.5i Premium [sm5199]
Mar 22, 2011 (11:17 pm)
Sounds about right. If it is an automatic. I assume sedan since the spoiler is added on. We purchased one outright for $19600 and your sale price plus acquisition is right there. I don't care how they slice it, money's money.
Ours is a sedan, premium, power moonroof value package (which includes heated seats, heated wipers, heated mirrors and fog lights, a deal at $500), automatic with arm rest extension, side moldings, splash guards and spoiler.
I'm an MBA and have crunched the numbers on leases. They practically never are good deals for consumers. FWIW, Suzie Orman agrees:
#812 of 938 Re: 2011 Impreza 2.5i Premium [scott6113]
Mar 23, 2011 (6:47 pm)
Yes, it is an automatic. Same extras as yours except for the arm rest extension.
The Suze Orman article on Yahoo Finance was interesting.
#813 of 938 CA Bay Area WRX and STI Quote/Paid
Mar 25, 2011 (10:15 pm)
I was in the process of purchasing a WRX limited in northern California and received offers from two dealerships for a WRX limited with the following options:
WRX Hatchback Limited $28,037
S/T Shifter $231
Autodimming Mirror/Homelink $182
Rear Cupholder $57
Armrest Extension $100
All Weather Mats $39
Total invoice price is (according to dealer) $28,646, which is within $3 of Edmunds.com invoice pricing. Dealer selling price of $27,046, while Edmunds.com has a TMV of $28,951. Added fees of $8.75 tire fee, $55 doc fee, $401 license, and $2,506 San Jose sales tax. Out the door is $30,017.
Edmunds.com has a TMV $1,905 higher than what the dealers are willing to sell at, at least through the internet department. The price is also lower than what Truecar and CarsDirect are offering as the selling price. This is for a car being ordered from the factory (6-8 weeks lead time) and no trade-in considered. Subaru dealerships will apparently give lower prices on cars ordered from the factory versus purchased on their lots, as the lowest price that I could get for a car in stock was at least $800 higher than this price, and it is from the same dealer and salesman that is offering the $30,017 OTD price.
I placed the order for the WRX, but became impatient waiting for it and ended up purchasing an STI instead. I purchased a 2011 Plasma Blue Pearl STI with short throw shifter, roof carrier, all weather mats, homelink, rear cupholders for 38,616.70 OTD (9.25% sales tax, $495 DMV, $55 doc fee). Invoice was $35,576 and my price before taxes and fees was $34,839.
The STI is awesome. The deal I got on the WRX could not be beat, and a few dealers told me that they could not compete. The STI probably had some more room to negotiate, but I wanted it the next day and the dealer was going to have to trade.
#814 of 938 Re: 2011 Impreza Price [scott6113]
Mar 31, 2011 (7:47 pm)
What is the sell price?
#815 of 938 Re: 2011 Impreza Price [junj]
Apr 01, 2011 (2:40 am)
$19600 out the door.
#816 of 938 2.5I Premium good price?
Apr 26, 2011 (9:35 pm)
Dealer in PA quoted me the following:
2011 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium
Options Pkg 11 - Power Moonroof, Fog Lamp, All Weather Package
Discounted Price: $20,734 +Tax&Tags
Center Armrest, Splash Guards & AutoDim Mirror w/ Compass
Is this a good price? I think it's good, but not great.
#817 of 938 Re: 2.5I Premium good price? [galever]
Apr 26, 2011 (9:42 pm)
The only thing the one you're describing has that mine hasn't is the autodim mirror. Doesn't seem to be worth the extra thousand. Mine has the center armrest, spoiler and side moldings. Mine has the premium package, the power moonroof value package also. Mine is the sedan. If you're talking the hatch that's five hundred more, so that could be a part of it.