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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#2595 of 3458 It is very hard to negociate price in Minneapolis area
Jun 08, 2010 (11:57 am)
We have been looking at the 2010 outback H4 2.5i ltd with pwr moon for a couple of month. It looks like the Subaru dealers in minneapolis area never worry about selling their cars. We have talked to a couple of dealers and none of them agree to go with price under $29300. I have seen several people in this forum reported that they bought the car at invoice price or less(less than $28000). Does anybody know this is the area difference or there is other reason? How much should I target in this area? Thanks much.
#2596 of 3458 Re: It is very hard to negociate price in Minneapolis area [jjj15]
Jun 08, 2010 (1:22 pm)
It may be a regional thing.... you can check a couple websites, including Edmunds.com, to determine actual market value in your area.
You live in a perfect location though, being in Minneapolis. There is no place in the US that is very far from you. If you want to save some money, consider traveling a little. There are many places, including Washington, Colorado, and Pennsylvania/Maryland, where these vehicles can be obtained for invoice or below. You just have to be flexible and find someone who wants to sell you a car.
#2597 of 3458 Re: It is very hard to negociate price in Minneapolis area [jjj15]
Jun 08, 2010 (7:23 pm)
If you can wait 6 months you can get invoice - 2% from your local dealers ... Subaru VIP Partner Program ... Join "Leave No Trace" www.lnt.org to be a member $25 to $35 and wait 6 months ... what you need is ask for a letter and bring to your dealer and they will honor this discount ...
Eligibility for the Subaru VIP Partners Program after six months of being a member, helping you save as much as $3,300 when you purchase or lease a new Subaru, options included for this discount.
#2598 of 3458 Re: It is very hard to negociate price in Minneapolis area [bigdadi118]
Jun 08, 2010 (7:56 pm)
I have the membership of "leave no trace". The dealer offers me a price of $28,966 for 2011 2.5i limited outback with moonroof package. This doesn't sound right to me. As I know, the invoice price for 2010 outback with moonroof is only $28,316. With 2% of invoice price, the price should be $27,750. Even with the price hike for 2011 outback, it cannot be that high. Does $28,966 sound right to you?
#2599 of 3458 Re: It is very hard to negociate price in Minneapolis area [skyice]
Jun 09, 2010 (6:24 am)
Thanks for both xwesx and biqdadi118. We plan to try WI and Iowa.
About the 2011 2.5i ltd outback with moonroof, the dealer in minneapolis told us it will be a $220 increase in price, but the car you are looking at may have more accessories (backup camera, etc). The other feature is the foldable mirror, also more color option (red etc). Thanks.
#2600 of 3458 Re: It is very hard to negociate price in Minneapolis area [skyice]
Jun 09, 2010 (8:29 am)
On the VIP program, I am under the impression that you have to go through the program to contact the dealer, versus contacting them directly, when wanting to use the program's pricing. I have never purchased a Subaru by this option, though, so I am only going off memory from reading about the program details in the past.
#2601 of 3458 Re: bought outback 2.5i limited pzev [ateixeira]
Jun 09, 2010 (9:19 am)
Fitzgerald on Rockville Pike. Relatively painless process. I emailed other dealers about models w/sunroof, and they were not coming close to Fitzgerald's prices so I went there.
#2602 of 3458 Re: It is very hard to negociate price in Minneapolis area [jjj15]
Jun 09, 2010 (9:22 am)
I don't remember where I read it, but I think for 2011 the moonroof option is another $400 to $500 because it comes with teh backup camera. But that plus the price increase still doesn't make up the difference.
#2603 of 3458 Re: bought outback 2.5i limited pzev [greenjdc]
Jun 09, 2010 (9:45 am)
That's where we got our Forester.