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Subaru Legacy, Sedan, Wagon
#11 of 1006 00 GT Wagon
Aug 07, 2003 (3:44 pm)
Just bought a used 2000 Legacy GT wagon (28K miles, black, auto, loaded) on ebay from a reputable dealer. I wasn't even really looking for one (just some sort of newer Subaru wagon), but it was too good to pass up. Could have had a red 2002 Outback (with less than 20K miles, auto but nothing else) instead for about the same price ($15100), but decided that Legacy GT would be more exciting and enjoyable to drive (6-disc changer doesn't hurt).
I used to own a black 2002 OBS until it was totalled last week (smashed from behind by a large moving truck). I would still recommend one of those as well, but I also wanted to try something a little different. I looked at 2002 OBS's and WRX's, 2000-2002 Outbacks, and 2000-2002 Legacy GTs. Very hard to find a GT wagon around Michigan for some reason, which is why mine is from NY.
So far the dealership experience has been very positive (with the dealer I found the GT from). I've gotten quite used to talking to dealers on the phone over the past week. Been looking at a ton of online ads and making lots of calls. I have found dealers are not very open to talking price over the phone, though I didn't really try playing them against each other at all. It's also fun knowing more about the cars than most of the dealers.
Aug 07, 2003 (8:32 pm)
A 2000 with only 28k miles? That's great! I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Congrats!
Aug 08, 2003 (6:21 am)
Yeah, congratulations. Sorry about the OBS getting hit. Welcome back, I guess.
#14 of 1006 2003 Legacy L Special Edition in Bourne, Ma.
Aug 16, 2003 (9:48 pm)
Just purchased today for 19,200 (750 rebate included). It was difficult to get the proper TMV as the Special edition options weren't all included. (Maybe I was just tired :^) )
4-Speed Automatic: $800
Special Edition Package: $900
Dual Power Moonroofs
16-Inch Alloy Wheels
Projector Beam Halogen Fog Lights
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel / Shift Knob
Popular Equipment Group 1: $336
Carpeted Floor Covers - Gray
Cross Bar Kit
MSRP was $23,239.00
Did I do okay?
(this is replacing a '92 Legacy LE with ~250K miles. Purchased for $15K)
Aug 18, 2003 (7:13 am)
Quarter million miles is sweet. Let's hope the new one lasts as long.
Yes, I think your price was good. Is that a sedan or wagon? Still, you couln't get a FWD Accord or Camry with the same content for that much. Think of it as getting AWD for free.
#16 of 1006 Legacy price
Aug 18, 2003 (9:30 am)
I think your price is awesome! That's way better than I did on my sedan. How did you manage to get more than $4,000 off? I think that is like $2,000 less than invoce. Is there a factory to dealer incentive in your area?
#17 of 1006 2003 Legacy L Special Edition in Bourne, Ma
Aug 20, 2003 (6:36 pm)
Thanks so much for responding.
I apologize for the delay.
I read your 2 responses and felt great. Yet I had just reviewed the paperwork/loan and I couldn't get to the total price from 19700. I was thinking that I let my guard down and got taken when they wrote up the loan.
The way they write things up is confusing. But I got it explained to me:
+ 65 reg/title fee
+ 198 documentation fee
+ 985 tax
- 750 rebate
20198 Is the total price.
It's a wagon ...and I don't know if there was a factory incentive.
I'm just glad it's over with.
Next year I'm afraid I have to replace my '92 Accord EX. (knock on wood) it's got 175K .
I sold my last Honda Civic hatchback with ~250K and it still had the original clutch.
I've had terrible luck with Chevy, Dodge and Ford.
Thanks again for the responses.
#18 of 1006 Excited to be a Subie Newbie
Aug 30, 2003 (8:19 pm)
I have just put a deposit on a 2002 Legacy L today. As you can see, I can hardly contained my excitement.
I'd like to thank you all here on the Legacy board, for I have been reading your expert opinion for a while. I decided to buy a Legacy even before I started really looking for new car.
The car I just bought was a rental car that the dealer got from the auction lot, with about 10K on it. Looks real good - a coffee stain on the back seat, which didn't look too bad. Otherwise, it looks great.
I paid 12,700 on it. The dealer had it on sale for 12,995. My friend said I should have negotiated more. According to Edmunds' TMV price, I think I get a fair deal anyway. The dealer and the sales guy need to make some money to keep them in business, right?
I have a couple of questions:
1. Do you think I need to run a full carfax report? It used to be a rental, so shouldn't it be rather clean?
2. Can you recommend where I can find literature on how to use the automatic shift properly? What do the 3 2 1 do? I drove about 100 miles on the test drive today, but it being used, the salesguy didn't go with me (which is good, really).
Thanks again. I can't wait for Wednesday to come round so I can pick it up!
Aug 30, 2003 (9:31 pm)
Welcome to the Subaru family (both of you)!
If the Owner's Manual isn't included with the used 2002, ask the dealer to throw it in. You can also purchase one from their parts department or, possibly cheaper, from subaruparts.com.
Sep 02, 2003 (8:01 am)
Call 800-SUBARU3 and see what they can tell you about that VIN. It may not be as complete as Car Fax but it's a free call.
You can leave the automatic in "D" and just drive it like that most of the time. Shifting manually will add wear and tear.
However - here's a cool thing - put her in "2" and it starts in 2nd gear in the snow, for more traction (less power).