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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#1816 of 3458 Re: What's fair offer for 07 Outback w/ 43,500? [fenway09]
May 31, 2009 (8:10 am)
I would check out the Kelley Blue TRADE IN VALUE for that specific model with all of it's options. KBB says for a 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon 4D automatic with 44,000 miles in excellent condition $13,200 (with no additional options selected). I never pay more than TRADE IN VALUE for any used car regardless of condition. Dealers are demanding only wholesale (auction) prices for your trade in so the actual KBB trade in value adds about $2,000. They are making money because they screwed the last guy on his trade in.
May 31, 2009 (2:33 pm)
Does anyone have any info on whether the current offer will be extended?
#1818 of 3458 What's fair offer for 07 Outback w/ 43,500? [stoopy]
May 31, 2009 (7:46 pm)
This is interesting as dealer we just went to today to trade our 07 Outback XT advised they would only give us $15,000 trade in for our (sticker new was over $30k) car as that is what one went for at the auto auction (with only 17k). Our vehicle with 48k on Edmunds numbers shows $19,800 trade in and in KKB it shows $15,350/$16,300.
I know part of this is the economy, but $4,500+ spread plus selling at full MSRP plus $489 dealer fees has finally taught us a lesson on staying with a dealer we have purchased 8 Subaru from in the last 10 years (we both have one as we go different directions to work). I know dealers are having a rough time, but they should try to do a little better with folks that have a long history with them. Times will get better, but not for at least two years, and my wife and I will remember to go to a different dealer, if we decide to purchase a Subaru again.
If we sell it to a private buyer we will either go up North (New England) to buy a Subaru or try a different make. I really was taken back by the Sales Manager attitude and telling me I was arguing with him. Told him no, just that when a vehicle no longer holds its value why should I buy another one and I'd probably look at something else. He is new at this dealership and I don't think he will last long with HIS attitude.
Just my 2¢ worth.
I could mention a few other things, but won't as I've said enough. But when I say the next two years are going to be rough I mean ROUGH and I mean for everyone. We are not even close to being out of this economic mess we are in.
#1819 of 3458 Re: 2.5i Limited Demo Price [zigboxer]
Jun 01, 2009 (8:26 pm)
We used to see an corporate executive car with 7k miles on it, also fully loaded with navigation system, etc. They asked for $25400, and then finally lowered to $24900. We were told earlier that a brand new 09 outback limited is $26000 after $2000 rebate, so we were not very impressed by $24900. We offered $23800, but they didn't agree, so we left. They didn't ask us back. Later from their website, I saw the car labeled at $25995. I am glad that I went away.
#1820 of 3458 Re: 2.5i Limited Demo Price [truestory]
Jun 01, 2009 (8:28 pm)
In another dealer shop, we got a quote for the Outback limited at $25703 after $2000 rebate (supposedly last day today) before title. I feel that it's the bottom line that they can offer.
Their Forester limited is not discounted much, at $25858, which is even higher than the outback limited.
Hope to see some discount on the Forester, as it is more roomy, and more SUV-like.
#1821 of 3458 Subaru Dealer MAAP
Jun 02, 2009 (6:45 am)
A dealership in our region claims to be selling all new cars at the Subaru MAAP (Minimum Allowable Advertised Price). I'm curious if any of you have run into this term during negotiations. Is it simply dealerspeak? Does the MAAP vary by region or dealer?
Here's what they claim on their site:
Buy any of our instock or order out new cars for 2% under invoice!!
Subaru sets what they call MAAP. Minimum Allowable Advertised Price. St Cloud Subaru has priced all of our new cars at this price and them subtracted all available rebates. This price is clearly marked on all the windshilelds and is listed on our website New Car inventory.
You can shop any subaru dealer in the United States and not find a lower price anywhere. This is the lowest price Subaru will let any dealer advertise!!!
#1822 of 3458 News on any new rebates?
Jun 02, 2009 (7:58 am)
Supposedly the $2K cashback on Outbacks ended yesterday. The Subaru website has not updated with any new offers.
Does anyone know if they are continuing this? I was unable to make a decision this week so unfortunately couldn't take advantage of the offer.
I have been getting quotes for a 2.5i base model with no options for a tad over $19K, but this was with the rebate.
#1823 of 3458 Re: Subaru Dealer MAAP [goldy74]
Jun 02, 2009 (8:03 am)
It doesn't exist - they invented it.
I read from a lot recent posts that folks are giving credence to dealer statements and numbers. You won't get a deal that way.
Do your research, check your numbers, read the forums and be aggressive. They expect it. Just understand, they will take every possible dollar from you. It's the American way, there is nothing wrong with it, it's their job and they are very good at it. But you want a good deal right? otherwise why post here.
So check back through this forum. There is some good empirical pricing information in previous posts, mine included.
Benchmark ad unit price Update:
Outback 9DG LTD less than 23k
Outback 9DD SE less than 20k.
As you can see, these advertised prices are way below invoice.
There is no MAAP
#1824 of 3458 Re: News on any new rebates? [glitch1]
Jun 02, 2009 (8:08 am)
Supposedly the $2K cashback on Outbacks ended yesterday.
Does anyone know if they are continuing this?
Sure they will. They have hundreds of 09's they have to sell pronto.
A new incentive will be along in a while.
Using the expired 2k cashback number, your quote was about $2500 too much.
#1825 of 3458 Re: News on any new rebates? [rdy]
Jun 02, 2009 (10:26 am)
Wow, I have not begun haggling, but you really think I can get an Outback 2.5i for under $17K?
The $19K price i was seeing was already a few grand below invoice!