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#416 of 1010 Re: New 2006 Subaru Legacy Sedan in Washington [cli]
Aug 18, 2006 (8:07 pm)
I highly recommend Carter Subaru in Seattle (actually Shoreline) for any new Subaru purchase. Contact them through the internet, you'll get no-pressure, take-it-or-leave-it pricing right up front. I've purchased several vehicles from them this way, and have friends and co-workers who have also. No regrets, no complaints, best car-buying experiences ever. It's nice to find an honest dealer/salesperson for a change. Depending on how far you're coming from, if you're willing to drive to Carter for service they've got free loaners, too, and a service dept. that's open 7 days a week - early and late most days. If you need any more info about Carter, feel free to e-mail me... you can view my profile (which contains my e-mail address) by clicking on my name in the title of the post.
Now, the real hard part is that you're about a month too late. There aren't many '06s left... '07s have been arriving for a month or more. Checking Carter's website, they've got a 2006 SE wagon, a Limited sedan, and two GT Limited sedans. That's it. The rest of their Legacies are 2007s. They're one of the country's largest dealerships, and usually have a good selection, but only have those 4 '06s left.
You might e-mail them for a quote on that Limited sedan (silver, automatic)... it's a small step up from the Special Edition, but I bet the price will surprise you - in a good way. Also, there's already a $700 rebate offered on '07s, so you may want to consider that as another option. They'd probably also be willing to sell an '06 SE from their loaner car fleet, if that's what you're set on.
Other than that, maybe try Carr Subaru, if you're willing to drive to the Portland area (Beaverton). They offer a low, set price on every vehicle, and are also one of the country's biggest Subaru sellers.
Happy hunting, and let me know if there's anything else I can do.
#417 of 1010 Re: New 2006 Subaru Legacy Sedan in Washington [jeffmc]
Aug 18, 2006 (9:09 pm)
Thank you so much Jeffmc. See my email. cli
#418 of 1010 Re: Finding a 5MT LegacyGT in New Jersey? [jeffmc]
Aug 21, 2006 (8:03 pm)
Thanks for your help. Just wanted to let you know that I am now the proud owner of a 2005 Legacy GT. 5MT, Regal Blue... just picked it up a few hours ago! I called the dealer back and he came down $400... so I got it for $17,500. Really not bad at all -- the car appears to be in excellent condition...23,000 miles..
I'm very happy.
Thanks for your help and support, it is much appreciated!
::heading over to legacygt.com to learn a bit more about my new vehicle::
#419 of 1010 Re: Finding a 5MT LegacyGT in New Jersey? [dpalumbo]
Aug 21, 2006 (9:05 pm)
WooHoo! I'm savin' souls for Subaru this week! Congrats on the GT... sounds like a beaut and a very good price. Great value for the amount of vehicle you're getting. That's a decent forum for us Legacy owners, but Edmunds seems to be a more friendly community, at least to me, so I "hang out" here and check up on the rumors over there.
Check out the Subaru Crew Cafe and Subaru Crew - Meet the Members II to talk with other Subaru owners here about Subarus or, well, pretty much anything else. There's a pretty nice group of regulars (and some irregulars as well ).
#420 of 1010 Re: Finding a 5MT LegacyGT in New Jersey? [dpalumbo]
Aug 22, 2006 (5:50 am)
Congrats, Dave. We joke that half of all Subaru owners are named Dave, for whatever reason it's the most common name among our Crew.
Hop on over, we also chat live every Thursday night.
#421 of 1010 2007 Spec. B
Aug 22, 2006 (12:28 pm)
I am close to pulling the trigger on a 2007 Legacy GT Spec B. I have been offered about $1,000 under MSRP. Has anyone done a deal with a 2007 yet, curious to know how this compares?
#422 of 1010 Re: New 2006 Subaru Legacy Sedan in Washington [jeffmc]
Aug 29, 2006 (6:22 am)
Dealer inventories of the 2006 Legacy SE are getting very low, thatís true.
I started looking a week ago, checked Subaruís website for inventory of all the dealerships within a two-hour drive and found very little. Those I called or email on were demo models, which didnít interest me.
I had pretty much decided to give up and start pursuing the 2007 model (no cash-back offer) when out of the blue, last Friday, I received a response from a dealership about an hour drive away. It was the last 06 SE on his lot and not a demo (67 miles on it).
The vehicle didnít have many options on it (auto-dimming mirror/compass and splash guards, thatís it), but that was pretty much all I was looking for anyway.
I guess the lesson there is not to give up yet just yet. Call or email every dealer within the range you are willing to drive and ask.
#423 of 1010 Re: New 2006 Subaru Legacy Sedan in Washington [flyboy616]
Aug 29, 2006 (10:05 am)
Hey, congrats on finding one of the last ones! In my region (NW), the '07s have $700 cash back... not as good as the $2k we got on our '06s, but it's somethin'. The only option included on mine was the subwoofer/amp, which in retrospect I'm pleased to have gotten. The SEs come with plenty of features standard, so even though I didn't add many extras (I did order splash guards and tint the windows), I don't feel like I'm really missing anything.
#424 of 1010 Re: New 2006 Subaru Legacy Sedan in Washington [jeffmc]
Aug 29, 2006 (11:35 am)
Thanks. It's pretty much exactly what I was looking for.
The car is going to be a family vehicle for a couple of years, at which time my daughter will take it with her to college out west. Itíll be her car then and will still have plenty of mileage/reliability/safety remaining in.
Whether it still has all those things once she graduates four years later is up to her and how well she treats it and maintains it.
Good info to know about the $700 back on the Ď07s. I never researched the Ď07s, so I'm not sure if it's available in my area (midwest).
One of the salesmen I dealt with on the í06 said the MSRP on the í07 is a couple of hundred dollars less than the í06. True? I don't know, but it's worth mentioning, I suppose, for those logging on here looking for info on the í07 model.
Edit add: I'd be curious to know if the invoice on the '07 is also a couple hundred less than a comparable '06.
#425 of 1010 Re: New 2006 Subaru Legacy Sedan in Washington [flyboy616]
Aug 29, 2006 (12:35 pm)
'07 Legacy SE automatic sedan invoice = $21,175
'06 Legacy SE automatic sedan invoice = $22,160
Wow - '07 has nearly $1000 lower invoice and a few more features. Didn't realize the price difference was that great. Nice work by Subaru making it an even better value. I'm sure the factory-to-dealer incentives aren't as high on the '07s, but folks must be picking up '07s for a pretty low price.
You can find invoices on all the Subaru models here:
I think Edmunds lists invoices as well.