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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#1448 of 3392 Re: XT in Diamond Gray Metallic [budrew]
Sep 20, 2007 (6:55 am)
Congratulations on your purchase! Did you get the Auto or the Manual? I have been looking at the White because I really want the beige interior. It is just me- no kids or anything and I have kept my beige interior almost factory new for 5 years now.
I currently have a 2001 Outback Limited Wagon auto with 115k. This was my commuter car for 120+ miles a day for almost 3 years. I really miss having a 5-speed as I work from home and no more traffic jams- unless I have customer meetings. Plus, I would like leather and no more 4 cylinder leather 5-speed options. So, that lands me with the XT.
I have heard the same about the Subaru Navi. We also have an RX 350 and that navigation is flawless.
It has been said before...but if only Subaru offered BLUETOOTH!!!
#1449 of 3392 Re: XT in Diamond Gray Metallic [pathtomax]
Sep 20, 2007 (9:26 am)
I have the auto. With Bay area traffic I have no interest in a manual. the 2008 XT drives far better than my 2002 LL Bean! It sounds more like my old 4 cylinder Outback, but is far more fun to drive and faster than my 6 cylinder LL Bean.
I easily passed on the nav, but like you I wish they had bluetooth. I'm sure they will soon, but it may be tied in with the nav, so you'd have to have that too (most are, I believe). Summer 2009 they are requiring hands free mobile phone usage in cars so it would be nice to have it built in to the car. But I'm sure there will be a flood of bluetooth car adapters on the market soon. I wonder if there will be a version that will allow you to plug it in to the Aux input on the stereo?
#1450 of 3392 Re: XT in Diamond Gray Metallic [budrew]
Sep 20, 2007 (1:54 pm)
That is a good point to have the auto. If I was doing a lot more commuting like I have in the past, I would also choose the auto.
I just researched my local dealership and they actually have 2 XT manuals in stock! I will go by and take a look at them. Currently, I have a broken ankle, so I have to wait to actually drive it. This will be my first chance to actually see the white and beige combo in person.
We may actually have to start our own XT thread...I will surely have more questions for you when I go to pull the trigger!
#1451 of 3392 Re: Subaru Outback: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [pglowacz]
Sep 20, 2007 (5:56 pm)
Hi, could you please tell me if your Outback is indeed 2.5i not 2.5i Basic? Also, is that manual or automatic? Lastly, could you please tell me which dealer you got that price from? I'm very interested in getting one for that price. Thank you.
#1452 of 3392 Re: Good price or not? 2.5i Limited [fxoffroad]
Sep 21, 2007 (4:46 pm)
Thanks for the advice I got on here. I bought the 2008 Outback 2.5i Limited in Obsidian Black Pearl w/ VDC and a few additional options today for $25,313 out the door. I think that's better than the $26,000 I was originally quoted. How'd I do?
#1454 of 3392 used '07 vs. new '08
Sep 26, 2007 (10:37 am)
my wife and i have pretty much settled on the outback as our choice for the family car based on its safety and performance features. love the awd, since we live in chicago, and seems like a solid choice for kids and pets.
i tend to prefer the styling of the '08s to the '07s, but our local dealer has a few '07s on the lot with miles in the teens for a substantial savings - $4-5k over a new model with comparable features (probably the 2.5i). is that indicative of any problems the '07 has, or might these vehicles just be coming off a lease with the price indicative of how much depreciation to expect in the first year?
i would suspect the latter, but any light anyone could shed on the decision would be much appreciated - and if there are any other makes and models to consider.
#1455 of 3392 Re: used '07 vs. new '08 [jcorelitz]
Sep 26, 2007 (11:56 am)
Find out how they were used.
If they were some executives' program car, they sound like a great buy.
If they were rental/loaner cars, well, those often get abused. Buying a used rental car is like buying a used mattress from a cheap motel!
#1456 of 3392 Re: used '07 vs. new '08 [jcorelitz]
Sep 26, 2007 (4:04 pm)
yeah... run the VIN on CarFAX for the vehicle you like and you can see if it was originally sold for personal or commercial use.
I was able to get my Limited $3,500 off the sticker... if you're closer to getting 4K off a used model... I'd seriously consider a new vehicle. Outbacks (in the 2.5i configuration) do appear on fleet (car rental) lots. Be careful. Good luck.
#1457 of 3392 Re: Good price or not? 2.5i Limited [ivynorth]
Sep 26, 2007 (4:09 pm)
I have to laugh when I read someone write “How’d I do?” AFTER they purchase a vehicle. It seems to be a common theme on these forums.
If you did your homework and you feel comfortable with the bottom line… then yeah… ya did good. What do you think???