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#375 of 1010 2006 Legacy SE Wagon in MD
Jul 29, 2006 (11:56 am)
Hi, just picked up my 2006 Subaru Legacy SE wagon, Atl Blue with Taupe Interior.
Options: Splash Guards and all Cargo nets (4) in the rear trunk area.
Total out the door cost was $21,500 including tax and tags.
MSRP: $24973 (Note: cargo nets were thrown in at no cost, did not reflect in the sales price).
Less: $2000 rebate
Selling price: $20096.24
Dealer Fee: $99
MD tire recycle fee: $4
MVA fees - TTL - 128+ Title 23 + lien 20: $171
Excellent salesman, very courteous and professional. No pressure/gimmicks. Even let me do a full test drive yesterday. Customary full tank of gas provided. Bought at Herb Gordon Subaru in Silver Spring (Briggs Chaney Rd auto park).
I took advantage of the 'free money' (0% for 24 months, no processing fees here) for part of the purchase price. Why not?
Service dept. let me pick up the auto dimming mirror/compass + homelink kit for $175 delivered outside the deal.
#376 of 1010 Re: 2006 Legacy SE Wagon in MD [mpansare1]
Jul 30, 2006 (5:27 pm)
Atlantic Blue Pearl w/taupe... same as my SE sedan. I recommend Scotchguarding the interior thoroughly ASAP.
#377 of 1010 Re: 2006 Legacy SE Wagon in MD [jeffmc]
Jul 31, 2006 (4:14 am)
Already done yesterday - two coats!! Now I'm trying to figure out how to integrate my Garmin StreetPilot C320 unit in the cubbyhole above the radio/CD player. I've seen posts in the legacygt forums on how to do this, but the Garmin may prove challenging since the dimensions are bigger than the Magellan unit described in the forum. Also want to disable the DRLs - procedure for this is on the forum, so this should be no sweat.
#378 of 1010 Re: 2006 Legacy SE Wagon in MD [mpansare1]
Jul 31, 2006 (8:24 am)
I have a c320 as well. I think they fit in the bin at the top of the Forester's dash, but those may be bigger.
If you figure it out, let me know. I may try to integrate mine when I get a new car.
#379 of 1010 I'm interested in the Sedan SE
Aug 02, 2006 (6:59 am)
I'm looking for a sedan with great crash test scores, good fuel economy, a roomy interior (have 2 kids age 3 and 9), and at a reasonable price (around 20k, under if possible).
IIHS.org gave it a GOLD rating.
EPA rates city 23 and highway 30.
EPA passenger vol. 93 cu ft.
Are most Legacy's selling around invoice? Has anyone seen an SE with no options? Even at invoice I would be pushing my budget.
Was thinking of considering the VW Jetta Value Edition or Honda Civic EX. Should I consider anything else?
#380 of 1010 Re: I'm interested in the Sedan SE [luvmbooty]
Aug 02, 2006 (8:17 am)
Jetta VE comes with cheap plastic wheel covers, and reliability is a big question mark IMO.
Civic is a solid choice, but demand is so high some people are paying MSRP. $19,810 at Browns Honda, locally. That's actually more than a Legacy SE locally from fitzmall.com, which runs $19,557 (both automatics).
That's crazy. The Civic is a better value below $18k.
The Legacy gives you AWD and 17" alloys, plus a moonroof.
This is what I call a no-brainer.
#381 of 1010 Re: I'm interested in the Sedan SE [ateixeira]
Aug 02, 2006 (12:55 pm)
I would agree 100% with juice. I got the Legacy SE wagon for a shade over $20K + TTL (see post #375). I would not even consider a Jetta because of reliability issues (nor a Passat, even if I had the money to spare). In terms of value, total cost to own, reliability and depreciation, a no-brainer....plus the added 4WD....go for the Subaru
#382 of 1010 Re: I'm interested in the Sedan SE [luvmbooty]
Aug 02, 2006 (6:57 pm)
You should be able to get a Legacy SE sedan for anywhere from $2000 below to $3500 below invoice. At least get invoice minus the $2000 rebate. I paid $18,900 for mine (with auto trans, all-weather mats and subwoofer/amp) a month ago. I don't know if I'd call the Legacy's interior roomy, at least not the backseat legroom, but it's attractive, airy and comfortable. See how your kids fit in it. I'd recommend picking an exterior color (Brilliant Silver or Obsidian Black) that gets you the gray interior, not the taupe interior, which looks great but is light and shows dirt easily. If you don't like those exterior colors, make sure you Scotchguard heavily.
There should be plenty of SEs with minimal options. I think most will have at least one or two options, but there will be some that have very inexpensive options.
I think both the Jetta and Civic are overpriced, and wouldn't look at the Jetta because of reliability history. Civic is a good car, but won't be nearly as upscale or fun to drive as Legacy, and it's hard to get a good deal on one.
#383 of 1010 Re: I'm interested in the Sedan SE [luvmbooty]
Aug 02, 2006 (8:14 pm)
When you are ready to shop Subaru, I assume you are aware that from the Subaru.com website you can select a dealer and view their inventory online. (However, not all dealers participate.)
I mention this because most dealers carry Outbacks and Wagons, sedans are sometimes a bit harder to find.
#384 of 1010 I checked the website...
Aug 02, 2006 (9:27 pm)
and there are some in Long Island, Bayside, and Bronx (all NY area). It was posted to have one on Staten Island where I live but it must have been sold. I went there today.
Seems there are plenty in Jersey, though. White and Atlantic Blue exterior aren't too popular. More of those. Just a few Black and a little more Silver. I already own a 2006 Toyota RAV4 with Silver exterior so I think I'd rather have the Black.
Many of the MSRPs are listed as $23,840. Anyone know what the options might be? I could get this one under $20k, right?