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#734 of 1010 New 2009 Legacy Limited Edition
Aug 08, 2009 (3:29 pm)
Completed my transaction today at Fitzgerald (fitzmall.com) for a new 09 Legacy Limited Edition, including GTP (Subaru's guaranteed trade-in) program.
20995.00 selling price (09 limited with autodimming mirror/compass/homelink, armrest extension, splash guards, and alarm shock sensor - satin white pearl and taupe leather, sticker MSRP shows 26,131. The car is new, 88 miles on odo.)
LESS 12575 GTP program price for 06 Legacy SE wagon (could not get any better trade in price, old car was well maintained and had exactly 45,000 miles on it. Without GTP, dealer was offering substantially less).
99 Dealer fee
74 Tag transfer (estimate)
4 MD recycling fee
12.50 Titling fee
This price was too hard to resist for a brand new Subie..)) Figured I'd buy one since these are the last of the 09s at great closeout pricing....and I hate the look of the '10s....
Also got $500 in additional Subie reward dollars as part of the GTP price.
They still have an 09 deep bronze metallic Limited on the lot, with spoiler. Deal took approx 2 hours to complete. Very good salesman, very professional service.
#735 of 1010 Re: New 2009 Legacy Limited Edition [mpansare1]
Aug 09, 2009 (5:03 am)
Congrats, that was a $25k car a while ago. Wow.
#736 of 1010 Re: New 2009 Legacy Limited Edition [ateixeira]
Aug 09, 2009 (7:35 am)
That is extraordinary value for a great car. When I bought in Jan. '08, I got my PZEV Limited for $22,900, which was about 9.5% off MSRP. Fitzmall had a similar car for $22,400, or about 11.5% off. This latest deal is almost 20% off MSRP, and there are more options plus the Harmon Kardon.
#737 of 1010 Re: Question on Spec B [ateixeira]
Aug 09, 2009 (7:46 am)
Thanks. The best internet price I found is $29,745 in North Carolina, if I remember right. My local dealer will probably expect more, although this is a car that could sit for some time waiting for the right person to come along. I'm wondering if they've upgraded the 2010 GT Limited so that performance is closer to the old Spec B. Maybe that's why the Spec is gone for the new model year. It might be better to hold out for a new GT.
#738 of 1010 Re: New 2009 Legacy Limited Edition [longislander1]
Aug 09, 2009 (1:35 pm)
Thanks....could not have done better without the GTP program!! I was very happy with the 06 wagon, though Subaru options are too quaint....they seem to nickel and dime you for options which should be standard. Also figured it was getting close to 50K, so with required maintenance and all (transaxle, tranny, brakes, other normal maintenance) I would have spent $500-600 in the next year anyway...let Subaru recondition the old car for re-sale...
The '09 limited seems to have everything I wanted except bluetooth. The HK stereo is absolutely stunning; and the speakers aren't even broken in yet...I played one of my Telarc jazz CDs and heard stuff that was impossible to hear on the '06 cheapo speakers....
While on the lot, I test drove a '10 Legacy Premium. There is more space all around - mainly rear leg room which I figured has at least 4 inches more space. But I just do not like the looks, and there is too much silver on the stereo cluster. I hope they refresh it soon. The salesman told me yesterday was the first '10 Legacy they sold..so it does not seem to have 'warmed up' to customers for looks....
#739 of 1010 Re: New 2009 Legacy Limited Edition [mpansare1]
Aug 10, 2009 (6:28 am)
I drove an '09 with the HK sound system back to back with my '08. You can really tell the difference. BTW, don't be too hard on Subaru's options policy, although I was disappointed to see that they want $995 for the moonroof in 2010. No one nickels and dimes like Porsche. When I bought my Boxster, they wanted $1500+ for a power seat package, $480 for automatic climate control, $900+ for a Bose stereo (still with only a single-CD player), $3,000 for nav, etc., etc. I declined on most items at those ridiculous prices and, as a result, my 2.5i Limited is much better equipped than the Boxster. (Leather seems to be better quality, too.)
#740 of 1010 Re: Question on Spec B [longislander1]
Aug 17, 2009 (11:29 am)
I still can't believe the spec.B is under $30 grand. Last time I looked that was a $33k car.
Porsche does kill you - my friend laughed at the $750 "footwell lighting" option he was offered.
#741 of 1010 Re: Question on Spec B [ateixeira]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Aug 17, 2009 (6:12 pm)
$340 for contrasting color seatbelts
$500 for painted side mirror supports (matte black, otherwise)
$8800 for ceramic brakes
It goes on and on and on..
#742 of 1010 Re: Question on Spec B [kyfdx]
Aug 18, 2009 (7:33 am)
Hans goofed on the assembly line and used the wrong color seatbelts, and Porsche marketing decides to call it "contrasting color seatbelts" and charge $340 for their mistake.
#743 of 1010 Re: Question on Spec B [ateixeira]
Aug 19, 2009 (4:07 am)
Agreed.... and we know brakes get hot n' heavy, but $8K+ for ceramic brakes....sheesh....do they have gold or diamond crush in them.....