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Subaru Legacy, Sedan, Wagon
#824 of 1010 Re: Thoughts/Insight on an 07 Legacy [cway77]
Aug 26, 2010 (5:29 am)
I own two '08 Subarus, bought new, and the price for the '07 seems high to me. If the car has cloth upholstery, it's probably an SE model and, if I had to guess, I'd say it's worth around $13-$14K. I do remember that the SEs, when they were new, were advertised by dealers at the high-teen to $20K level, especially near the end of the model year. Even today, places like Fitzmall are selling NEW 2011 Legacys for under $21K. About a year ago, Subaru offered me $16K and change for my '08 Legacy Limited with low mileage as part of their buyback program. So, all in all, I don't think there's much to support the dealer price for the '07 you're looking at. I think you have plenty of bargaining room and if the dealer isn't flexible, I'd look elsewhere. It would also help to know the mileage and whether the car is manual or automatic.
#825 of 1010 Re: Thoughts/Insight on an 07 Legacy [longislander1]
Aug 26, 2010 (6:26 am)
Thats great info thanks! The seats are not leather and it has 31,000 miles on it. Around here in WI there aren't a whole lot of them around so don't have a whole lot to judge from besides the GT's and that is more of a step up so hard to judge. There was an 06 with 2.5i with 41,000 that sold for over 11,000 here i was just to late so that why I thought the 15,666 seemed high. Looks like it was a three year lease that someone just turned it. Thanks again for the insight much appreciated!
#826 of 1010 2010 subaru legacy 2.5i premium 21,000+TTL
Aug 26, 2010 (6:44 pm)
2010 subaru legacy 2.5i premium
Is this price good?
#827 of 1010 2010 Premium, $21,000, edong
Aug 27, 2010 (7:41 am)
A couple of months ago I would have thought that was a good price, but now that the '11s are in showrooms I'm not sure. What other "extras" does it have? Or what "extras" (all weather mats, etc) can you get them to add? Are you in an area with a lot of competing dealers like CO or someplace like TX where there is little competition?
I know someone who got a great deal on a "leftover" 2010 Outback here in CO because the dealer wanted to clean out the last of them, but they wouldn't budge much on the 2011s.
#828 of 1010 Proud New 3.6R Owner!
Aug 31, 2010 (4:50 pm)
Just purchased a Satin White Pearl 3.6R Premium. Options are: Harman/kardon premium audio system, auto dim mirror/compass/homelink, all-weather floormats, puddle lights, and remote engine start. With destination, MSRP is 29,997. Edmunds TMV is $29,055, invoice is $27,784. Price paid was $29,000 + TTL. These vehicles are rare in my area, and I have been looking for months. I know it's not the best price, but I feel it was good deal since I bought the car the day it came off the truck.
#829 of 1010 Re: Proud New 3.6R Owner! [kmaurer]
Sep 01, 2010 (8:39 am)
Congrats, sweet ride!
#830 of 1010 Re: Proud New 3.6R Owner! [kmaurer]
Sep 01, 2010 (1:17 pm)
you are right not a great deal, but it sounds like you got exactly what you wanted. Sometimes price isn't everything.
i personally am willing to not get the exact color or feature in order to get a better price but I realize some people are willing to pay that premium.
Enjoy the ride!
#831 of 1010 Re: Proud New 3.6R Owner! [hellagrant]
Sep 02, 2010 (6:57 am)
I had a slightly better deal on a red Miata, but a red sports car is ticket bait.
I paid a little more for blue, though it did have more equipment anyway.
Nov 01, 2010 (5:10 pm)
I just bought a 2009 Legacy SE manual with 18k miles for $16k. What I wasn't expecting was the finance guy offering me the chance to Subaru "certify" the car, which has 1.5 years and 18k miles left on the factory warranty. By "certify" he seems to mean extending the powertrain warranty to 6 years/100k and then selling me a "Gold" level Subaru service/certification plan, which is purely exclusionary and has a $100 per visit deductible for another 3 years after the factory warranty ends, so until sometime in 2015. We started at $1690 for this service, and now we are down to $1300. It is apparently refundable and transferrable.
This doesn't seem like that bad a deal, but I've been taught the rule of thumb is not to buy these. This is from the original manufacturer, so is no fly by night company that will disappear. It will also probably add at least $500-$800 of value if I decide to sell the car at some point in the next couple years- I can't lose that bad, can I?
Also, shouldn't the car have to pass some sort of certification process for it to be Subaru certified?
#833 of 1010 Re: 2009 Legacy SE [sellaturcica]
Nov 02, 2010 (2:51 am)
Never mind- looks like what he's trying to sell me really is a service contract that he's vastly overcharging me for. Never say yes to anything in the finance department!