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Subaru Legacy, Sedan, Wagon
#918 of 1006 Re: 2012 legacy LTD [skoman]
Nov 01, 2011 (12:43 pm)
Congrats on the new Subaru skokman!! The Legacy is a very nice vehicle. The only thing that annoyed me was the OEM tires. According to Tirerack, the OEM's are horrible in the snow. Ironic, for a Subaru. But as the snow starts flying, just pay attention to the performance of the OEM tires.
Oh, and I picked up my new car this weekend too. It wasn't a Subaru, but I did get it from Ganley.
#919 of 1006 Re: Subaru Legacy Purchase Price [joek12]
Nov 02, 2011 (8:14 am)
I found out that dealers buy below invoice (3% below?) so you should be able to buy at invoice (they still have to pay commission for salesman) maybe few hundred below. However sokoman's price is great, unrealistic to reach in NE where I am
#920 of 1006 Re: Subaru Legacy Purchase Price [pablolopez]
Nov 02, 2011 (10:12 am)
I just purchased my 2012 Legacy at $366 BELOW dealer cost as listed on Truecar. The internet sales guy at Grand Subaru in Bensenville, IL, Dan D'Andrea, was great to work with. I think I was in and out in 35 minutes with my car. I got a Satin Pearl White with 6 spd. manual. Nice ride. This was the first price offered to me after e-mailing in my interest. If you are anywhere in the surrounding states(or fly in to O'hare??), I'd try them out. Best price I found by far, and better than the lowest number for that car on Truecar. He said that is how they do internet sales--one price, no haggle, and done. I got an email invoice with the exact price to be paid, including doc fee, licenseplates/sticker/registration, and sales tax. That is what I paid when I got there. Happy with my car, and happy with the purchase process!
#921 of 1006 Re: Subaru Legacy Purchase Price [pablolopez]
Nov 02, 2011 (11:57 am)
Are you familiar with the Subaru VIP Program? You should be able to get a great no haggle price that way.
#922 of 1006 Re: Subaru Legacy Purchase Price [flats]
Nov 02, 2011 (8:14 pm)
Can you tell me more about the VIP? might have saved me (or others) some time and effort
#923 of 1006 Re: 2012 legacy LTD [flats]
Nov 02, 2011 (8:21 pm)
I have had ZERO issues in the snow with my OEM tires on my 2010 model, but I do mainly highway driving and even at 36,000 I have lots of tread left. I am hopeful for the same tires as my previous 2010 model but I am not sure as I bought a LIMITED with 17" tires in 2010 and I am now purchasing a 2012 Premium with only 16" tires. We will see. Thanks for something to consider.
#924 of 1006 Re: Subaru Legacy Purchase Price [skoman]
Nov 03, 2011 (5:46 am)
Short version of Subaru VIP Program:
If you belong to an approved program, you can get the car at 2% below invoice, no haggling. The catch, most organizations require a small fee to join, and you need to be a member for a minimum 6 months before you can purchase.
A list of organizations can be found at (I think most of the following participate)
I joined Leave No Trace, which is a great cause, but also one of the least expensive to join (A one time fee of $20 or $30, I can't remember). http://www.lnt.org/programs/subaruVIP.php
And the long version:
THE SUBARU OF AMERICA (SOA) VIP PARTNERS PROGRAM
The VIP Partners Program is a Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) corporate program offering eligible SOA marketing affiliate members the opportunity to purchase or lease new Subaru vehicles at 2% below dealer invoice cost.
Any VIP Partners customer must be an active member of the SOA marketing affiliate for a minimum of 6 consecutive months. The VIP dealer visit authorization forms are issued only to eligible affiliate members and their spouse or domestic partner residing in the same household (address verification required).
The VIP Partners Program offer is non-transferable and does not extend to the member's relatives such as parents, siblings, children, etc.
VIP Partners customers are limited to two (2) new vehicles within a 12-month time period.
The Dealer Visit Authorization form does not obligate the member to purchase or lease a new Subaru; it does, however, inform the dealership that the member is entitled to VIP pricing.
To participate in the VIP Program:
1. Marketing affiliate members must receive an approved VIP Dealer Visit Authorization form PRIOR to visiting a participating Subaru dealer.
2. Members must contact their affiliate's membership office to request a dealer visit authorization form.
3. The affiliate membership office will verify the customer's membership status.
4. The member will be asked their name, membership ID number, address, telephone number and choice of participating dealer.
5. The affiliate membership services office employee will log on to the VIP website at www.vip.subaru.com using their affiliate e-mail address. The membership services office will complete the Dealer Visit Authorization form on line and submit it to the VIP Partners Program at SOA for processing.
Upon receipt, SOA will mail the SOA approved Dealer Visit Authorization form directly to the member. As an introduction to the dealer, SOA will also fax a copy of the Dealer Visit Authorization form directly to the dealer. The authorization form is non-transferable and will expire in 45 days from the date of the letter. The member must take the form to the participating dealer indicated on the form. We ask that the member wait until the form is received before visiting Subaru dealers. The form must be presented to the participating participating dealer contact person (Noted on the Dealer Authorization form) upon entry into the dealership.
VIP customers select the dealer of their choice, generally based upon customer proximity and convenient servicing. Should the customer not have a dealer preference, SOA will select the closest participating dealer based on the customer's zip code. Customers may visit the Subaru website at www.Subaru.com to locate their closest dealer.
All VIP sales must be conducted by an authorized and participating Subaru dealer. The VIP Program is available in all states except Hawaii.
VIP pricing for purchase transactions is based upon 2% below dealer invoice cost for the vehicle and factory installed accessories as invoiced and delivered to the dealer by SOA. This is the non-negotiable base price for all customers with proper VIP Program authorization.
The VIP price is further reduced by all applicable regional dealer or customer incentives or dealer cash, if applicable.
The special pricing under the VIP program cannot be combined with any other Subaru of America, Inc. promotional offers, coupons (such as auto show or internet coupons) or direct mail offers or vouchers (except Subaru MasterCard® points).
The VIP Partners customer will be responsible for all applicable federal, state and local taxes and license and municipality registration fees. Any customary dealer administrative, advertising and/or trade fees are additional.
#925 of 1006 Re: Subaru Legacy Purchase Price [flats]
Nov 03, 2011 (6:08 am)
I got a way better price than VIP pricing. Work the phone and you can save a lot more.
#926 of 1006 Re: Subaru Legacy Purchase Price [kps3]
Nov 03, 2011 (6:59 am)
That's great, and I'm not saying the VIP program is the end all be all. But it may be advantageous to use in certain areas of the country for brand new model years that are in high demand.
#927 of 1006 Re: Subaru Legacy Purchase Price [flats]
Nov 03, 2011 (9:42 am)
Like Alaska, for instance.