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Subaru Legacy, Sedan, Wagon
#968 of 1010 Re: Good price? 2013 Subaru Legacy [rybecka]
Oct 30, 2012 (4:34 am)
I know it goes against the rock-bottom thrill of the hunt bargain mentality, but you're only talking $200. If the dealer is located close to you, I wouldn't worry about the last $200, though the comment about Edmunds and KBB does cause some concern. A good dealer would simply state they can't go lower than $X, without disparaging whatever resource you've used.
You'll have to use your judgement about the dealership. Is it the closest to you, and the one you would use for warranty work? If so, I wouldn't worry about the $200. Now if you have to pass two other Subie dealers to get to this one, then I would wonder why you can't get a similar deal at your local store.
#969 of 1010 Re: Good price? 2013 Subaru Legacy [timadams]
Oct 30, 2012 (10:18 am)
Thanks, timadams. I wasn't getting good customer service from this dealership, I had to leave messages on 2 separate occasions to get the sales guy to call me back initially and then he left me hanging for a week but swore up and down he emailed me quotes even though I told him to call me and gave him my work and cell phone number. Never saw those emails by the way... Kind of put me in an argumentative mood.
There is another Subaru dealership 10 miles down the road that will match this quote so I will probaby go with them. They have a pretty good rep, or at least the sales dept does.
#970 of 1010 Is $20500 out the door for a 2013 Legacy base a good deal?
Nov 08, 2012 (9:04 am)
Hello Edumnds Community - I've been in the market for a new legacy for awhile. I'd ideally like a moonroof/nav but my wallet says otherwise. I've received an out the door quote for a base model, automatic, plus weathermats for $20,500 out the door. Is that a good deal?
#971 of 1010 Re: Is $20500 out the door for a 2013 Legacy base a good deal? [03matrixr]
Nov 08, 2012 (10:00 am)
That sounds like an awesome deal to me being that I just paid 1000 more for the same car without the weather mats! You're being offered below dealer invoice (20,889) and that's with taxes included? Where may I ask are you getting this deal?
#972 of 1010 Re: Is $20500 out the door for a 2013 Legacy base a good deal? [03matrixr]
Nov 08, 2012 (10:44 am)
Buy it before the dealer comes to their senses.
#973 of 1010 Re: Is $20500 out the door for a 2013 Legacy base a good deal? [rybecka]
Nov 08, 2012 (7:49 pm)
Rybecka - I just got home from the dealership and got the price of $20,500 out the door. The only options I got was automatic and the all weather floormats. It was from Brown's Subaru in Manassas, VA. Highly recommend those folks, they're super nice and it was a rather smooth transaction.
#974 of 1010 Re: Is $20500 out the door for a 2013 Legacy base a good deal? [03matrixr]
Nov 09, 2012 (6:40 am)
Well congrats, that's really a great deal! I probably woudn't have purchased from them since they're kind of out of my way and I want to get my car serviced closer to home, but it's nice to know others are getting great deals out there.
I had to get my car traded in from another lot since I was a bit picky on color and they ended up getting me a PVEZ model so I'm not going to complain too much on the price I paid.
Enjoy your new car!
#975 of 1010 2013 Legacy Limited still searching
Dec 06, 2012 (10:49 pm)
I have a VIP voucher and the dealership I selected initially to buy from I feel is being dishonest. The internet sales guy told me on the phone that the invoice price for a limited model after my VIP discount is $25800. $24400 is the invoice price I see all the websites posting. Also other local dealerships have the limited model + moon roof going for $25,075+fees. I get the feeling the sales guy is lying to me if my discounted price is more expensive than another dealerships car with moonroof is.
What does everyone think? It seems that buying one without a vip discount would be cheaper.
#976 of 1010 Re: 2013 Legacy Limited still searching [nsaetern]
Dec 07, 2012 (11:44 am)
Ask to see a copy of the invoice, or at least a copy of the car specs showing the trim level and all options. Three thoughts come to mind:
1. There are options on the car you don't know about.
2. The invoice prices you see elsewhere do not include vehicle delivery costs (dealerships pay manufacturers for delivery costs, which are included on most online invoice summaries). But vehicle delivery does not cost $1,400, so this isn't the entire difference.
3. Your dealer is not being truthful about invoice.
#977 of 1010 Re: Good price? 2013 Subaru Legacy [rybecka]
Dec 07, 2012 (12:35 pm)
No offense to Edmunds and KBB, which provide a lot of good information to car buyers, but my experience is that their numbers for actual new car prices are higher than they need to be. Truecar.com used to have the best prices, but I read not long ago that they, too, were under pressure from auto dealers not to provide consumers with rock-bottom pricing. If I were looking for a Subaru right now, I would still look at Truecar.com and then go to two dealer sites: Fitzmall.com and Bill Kolb Subaru, both of which, I believe, still publish their bottom prices without a customer having to ask. And, of course, I would still come here to see what other folks were paying.
Once you have these numbers, you'll have a pretty good idea of what you'll pay. Then, you have to factor in customer service, convenient location of the dealer, number of competing dealers in the area, etc. When I bought my Legacy back in '08, I got what I felt was an absolute rock bottom price and then was willing to add up to a couple hundred because the dealer is just two miles away and the service there on both my Subies has been simply outstanding. I have more than made that money back in dealer freebies and just the convenience of the whole arrangement.