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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#1560 of 3458 Re: 2.5i auto in WI [xwesx]
Jan 01, 2008 (9:18 am)
Thank you to those who gave me advices and are interested in my experience. I just want to follow up with my story.
Long story short, I ended up buying a 2006 pre-owned Subaru B9 Tribeca from another dealer. It is 7 passenger limited with navigation and 39,000 miles. It was a rental car.
Here is the long version.
I was planning to go back to the outback on 12/31. But I also wanted to keep my option open and have all the ground work laid out before that day, so I tested drove a few other cars. I came across this tribeca. The car has been on the lot for more than 60 days. The dealer was so determined to sell this car that I think once he noticed I showed interested in it he intentionally keeping the price high for the other cars I was also interested. He offered me $22000 for the tribeca, and gave me $2000 for my beat-up trade-in that I bought for $3000 7 years ago. During the negotiation, he was not dropping the price for the tribeca, but kept increasing the trade-in price from $1000 to $1500 to $2000. I realized that is a trick for them. But I think the price is great, and the tribeca is an awesome car.
so with about the same price, I thought tribeca give me more car for the money. I hope I made the right decision.
#1561 of 3458 2008 Outback Base
Jan 01, 2008 (4:07 pm)
I wasn't interested in extra features. I was buying the Subaru reputation for making an incredible, reliable AWD car. The Outback met all of my needs. I bought my base model with automatic transmission for 20700 out the door. I probably could have done a little better, but I still feel like I got a fair deal. I did about 95% of my shopping on the internet. I asked for quotes from 6-7 dealers and let them bid for my business. I probably spent a total of 2 hrs in dealerships, including the 45 minutes it took at the dealer that I bought the car. I the car cost 19, 800 and the fees, taxes, tags made up the other 900.
I hope this helps.
#1562 of 3458 Re: Subaru 2.5i 2008 pricing? [dmiller1973]
Jan 02, 2008 (10:46 am)
I am from Minneapolis around. I paid 20900 for outback i Manual Trans (MSRP: 24440). I got it on last Saturday.
I was wondering before that arm extension is useful or not. It is useful for 150$ and that too mine is manual trans.
I tried with few dealers and I felt it is good deal.
Got a internet price and nobody beat that. So one final price and it was easy shop.
#1563 of 3458 Re: 2.5i auto in WI [rickyriver]
Jan 02, 2008 (10:52 am)
You did great. Back in May of last year (since it's 2008 now) that same car was $25k.
#1564 of 3458 Re: Subaru 2.5i 2008 pricing? [hi_sharath]
Jan 02, 2008 (12:04 pm)
That deal sounds pretty good; effectively around $400 under invoice less rebate or so. If you tell me its Satin White Pearl, I'll get jealous.
#1565 of 3458 2008 i Ltd w/ VDC w/ some extras
Jan 02, 2008 (12:27 pm)
I got a 2008 2.5 i Ltd w/ VDC (27695.00) + Equip Group 1D (381.00) + Center Armrest Extension (163) + Floor Mats (55)
for 26172.20 all included out of the door (tax in CO is 7.4 %)
I thought it was a reasonably good deal. The dealer was Heuberger Motors in Colorado Springs and the salesguy was Josh Slead who is pretty good.
I did the deal in person.
#1566 of 3458 Re: Subaru 2.5i 2008 pricing? [tifighter]
Jan 02, 2008 (12:54 pm)
Nope Quartz Silver Metallic and dark grey interiors.
Enjoying the car.
#1567 of 3458 Re: 2008 Outback XT Limited [dules]
Jan 02, 2008 (2:29 pm)
We had to go automatic because of potential babysitters driving.
Haha, if babysitters will be driving it, you definitely do not want a turbo!
#1568 of 3458 Re: 2008 i Ltd w/ VDC w/ some extras [senthilk]
Jan 02, 2008 (8:23 pm)
I bought at Heuberger Motors in CO springs too. You got a little better
deal than mine. I am from Boulder area. I tried with one local dealer
and called up Heuberger Motors. Their first quote itself is better
than my local dealer. I didn't even negotiate as I knew the quote is
a good one. I am curious. Did you negotitate ? Based on your tax rate,
you must be from CO Springs area. My car is 3.0R LL Bean.
#1569 of 3458 Re: 2008 i Ltd w/ VDC w/ some extras [mangud]
Jan 02, 2008 (10:17 pm)
They did quote me earlier on a different car. That quote was quite good too.
When I actually purchased the car I did not even ask for a quote and simply offered 4.4k below MSRP (ignoring the destination charge). I finally got about 4.3k below.
I did not really negotiate. I love to negotiate and the salesman must have seen the look of determination on my face and pretty much gave me what I wanted.
Yes, I am in the COS area. Loving my car ! Quite a joy to drive it around.