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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#2560 of 3393 After Market Sun/Moon Roof
Apr 24, 2010 (1:54 am)
I just purchased my first Subaru today! (2.5i Prem - manual).
I've always had a sunroof in my cars. This one doesn't have one.
While I know you *should* just buy a vehicle with one already installed. I didn't want to wait.
The dealer quoted me $2000 to have one added. Is it better to work through the dealer, or go on my own to find a reputable installer?
What is a fair price to have a roof installed in an Outback?
Does anyone have experience with 'after market' roof installation & the long-term success? (leaks, quality, etc.)
#2561 of 3393 2010 Outback Residual & MF
Apr 24, 2010 (11:29 am)
Can you please provide the April residual & MF for 36 mo/12k Outback 2.5 Premium and 2.5 Limited?
#2562 of 3393 Re: Don't forget Costco car buying [iceman03]
Apr 24, 2010 (2:22 pm)
Best hassle free and lowest car price - use the Subaru VIP program ... example after 6 months joining membership (this is a must) of "Leave No Trace" (membership fee is about $20-35) you can activate this VIP program pricing i.e. invoice minus 2% for in stock and factory order and this discount is options included, plus any customer rebate/incentive. Except TT&L and dealer doc fee, and I think STI is not in this pricing.
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#2563 of 3393 Re: After Market Sun/Moon Roof [nvgremlin]
Apr 24, 2010 (2:33 pm)
Congrats on your new car! Hope you love it.
Re: aftermarket sun roof - I had an aftermarket roof added to my Camry back in '92. It was excellent. The dealer took car of all the details so the price was just rolled into the price of my car (and yes, it was a fair price for the roof - I checked that before I agreed).
Never had any problem with it at all. In at least one respect, it was better than the sunroof that came from the manufacturer, as it would automatically close when I turned off the ignition. Got so used to that, the first evening I had my Jeep (bought after the Camry), I turned off the ignition and went into my apartment building. It rained that night.
And that was how I learned, the next morning, that the Jeep sunroof did NOT automatically close. Oops.
Anyway - just make sure you are doing business with a reputable company, and you should be fine with an aftermarket roof.
#2564 of 3393 Re: After Market Sun/Moon Roof [nvgremlin]
Apr 25, 2010 (6:00 pm)
I had a cheap pop-up one on my old Chevy Sprint back in college. A couple of buddies had them as well.
We put a power moonroof in our 2002 Legacy L, also. Adler & Mandell put it in, here in MD. It was $1200 for an average sized one. It had one touch open and close, plus you could program it to close when you removed the key, a nice feature.
No leak issues for any of those 4, a small sample though.
#2565 of 3393 SUBARU VIP Program
Apr 25, 2010 (9:23 pm)
Bigdadi has it right. The Subaru VIP program will net you a no haggle 2% below invoice for car & all options on any Outback or Legacy. Pretty to match 2% below invoice given the popularity of the of the 2010 OB & Legacy. Worked great for me.
There are about a dozen different organizations / groups that participate. For a complete list of organizations / groups check here:
Who knows, you may already belong to one!
#2566 of 3393 2.5 Outback Limited
Apr 26, 2010 (12:57 pm)
Just picked up my 2010 Outback--MSRP $30974, paid $28542 plus a bs $75 processing fee. Car is real nice-I found power to be adequate, averaging over 25 mpg with mixed city/highway driving. Interior is very spacious, I think more passenger room than my 2009 Mercedes E350, especially rear seat. Only complaints so far are outside mirrors and roof rack is not the most convenient. Wish they would offer more exterior/interior color combos. Satellite radio and IPOD integration should be standard. I will start shopping for Subaru warranty-I want to keep this car for a long time.
#2567 of 3393 Outback in DC area
Apr 26, 2010 (1:11 pm)
I've been shopping for both 2.5 base and 2.5 premium+weather pkg.. best deal so far was 23.2 and 24.9 respectively including dest charge. Tax, title and $99 fee doc fee are all going to be extra.
Is this a decent deal? Looks like they quoted the cars at an invoice price.. any way to get 2% off of that besides joining VIP and waiting 6 months?
#2568 of 3393 Re: Outback in DC area [ksalatov]
Apr 27, 2010 (7:56 am)
May as well compare your quotes to fitzmall.com.
They're no-haggle so there's a quick and easy price reference to compare.
#2569 of 3393 "Dealer Invoice" -- different
Apr 28, 2010 (12:38 pm)
I have recently been told that the "dealer invoice" is different and higher in New England than other parts of the country.
Specifically, the invoice for an Outback Premium (PZEV required) supposedly is $360 higher for a New England dealer than indicated by Edmonds.
This developed as I ordered a car under VIP program (been a member of one of the organizations for many years), and got an unpleasant surprise with the $360 greater dealer amount.
Any comments? Anybody able to confirm the higher New England invoice?
Thanks for all responses.