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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#1613 of 3392 Re: Bought subaru outback 2.5. Advice on trading up. [julecat]
May 05, 2008 (11:20 am)
Wait for a GTP letter, i.e. Subaru's guaranteed trade-in program.
I heard they may soon offer that for the 2009 Forester. Last year they had it for the 2008 Impreza when it came out.
Generally Subaru offers more than you would otherwise get from a wholesale trade.
You're still going to take a hit - you got a new car and are trading in a used car, but it won't be as bad with GTP.
#1614 of 3392 Re: Bought subaru outback 2.5. Advice on trading up. [julecat]
May 09, 2008 (11:14 am)
I just traded my 2002 outback LL Bean for a 2008 outback 2.5i. I am not happy with the 2.5i because I was so use to the larger engine, leather seats, moon roof, etc. in my 2002.
Is anyone going to ask it?
#1615 of 3392 Re: Bought subaru outback 2.5. Advice on trading up. [tifighter]
May 09, 2008 (11:26 am)
Let's not go there.
Oil is close to $125 a barrel, so the trade-off is worth it.
#1616 of 3392 Opinion on 7 yr 100K mile warranty
May 10, 2008 (5:12 pm)
Any opinions on 100K mile warranty - i'm looking at buying an Outback, and wondering what best price i should pay extra for warranty, and if y'all think its useful, thanks
#1617 of 3392 Re: Opinion on 7 yr 100K mile warranty [tazman8]
May 11, 2008 (8:52 am)
Even though I work on Subies, I still get the extended Subaru Gold warranty. Well worth the money, considering how expensive repair costs are these days.
#1618 of 3392 Re: Opinion on 7 yr 100K mile warranty [tazman8]
May 11, 2008 (3:21 pm)
I wouldn't pay more than 2/3 the "list " price. you may be able to even do better than that.
#1619 of 3392 Re: Opinion on 7 yr 100K mile warranty [paisan]
May 12, 2008 (9:42 am)
I agree, mechanics' labor runs $95 per hour and higher around me.
You also get roadside assistance for the duration of the warranty. We liked that.
#1620 of 3392 "08 2.5i Outback Prices
May 13, 2008 (2:23 pm)
I got the offer of $20,700 for the 2.5i Auto w/out any additional options. I am still a month away from buying but don't know if prices will drop even further as the 2009 are arriving towards the end of June?
#1621 of 3392 New Outback Limited Price Paid
May 15, 2008 (1:02 pm)
An '08 2.5i Limited Outback with VDC and popular equipment group A (auto dimming mirror, compass, and security system shock sensor, whatever that is)
Invoice: 25,738 (or actually 26,738 - 1000 rebate)
Paid: 25,400 and dealer threw in window tinting. It also came with 2 year/24k scheduled maintenance package, but I think Subaru is including that will all new vehicles, at least in my region.
My price was decent, not great, but I concentrated more on the trade--a gas eating premium fuel burning low demand SUV--and a bottom line goal of $18,500 before TTL. (I'd gotten trade in quotes from Carmax and two other dealers before going in, so I knew it'd be a struggle to get what I wanted for the SUV.)
I did better on the trade than I expected--I wasted a couple of hours at another Subie dealer the day before who quoted 1600 less for the trade and steadfastly refused to budge. But I did worse on the price of the new car than I wanted. Still, I hit my target, so I reckon it's all good.