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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#2619 of 3459 Re: Holdback [bigfrank3]
Jul 01, 2010 (10:25 am)
Generally - BigFrank is of course correct on Holdback calculation.
I was wondering how long it would take for the rebuttals to show up.
There will always be exceptions of course, but generally a mini is accepted to be $100.00
I am surprised this issue I documented in a previous post, has not attracted more attention.
http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/104-2010-2011-subaru-outback/20843-slight-st- - eering-wheel-shake.html
There are naysayers of course, but it's real and it's painful.
If it didn't exist, then SOA would not be issuing a TSB this month. I can only hope for your sake your new OB does not develop this issue over time like so many have reported.
I have deferred my purchase until I see how the TSB and resulting fix plays out.
#2620 of 3459 Re: Holdback [rdy]
Jul 01, 2010 (11:09 am)
I agree on the wheel shimmy. I canceled my Outback purchase and bought another Forester instead.
I noticed the shimmy on the Outback I drove on the highway. The first one I drove was a 4cyl and I never took it out on the highway, and I ordered a 3.6. When they got one in stock I drove it even though it was not one I wanted, and found the wheel shake. I then did some research and found a bunch of info at subaruoutback.org. I followed the proceedings and the pain those that had the shakes went through to try and get it resolved with almost no joy at all. That's when I canceled the Outback. I love the new Forester and haven't looked back once. My wife just bought a new Forester Limited, that's number 7 between the 2 of us.
I hope the pending TSB fixes the problem for those inflicted with it because otherwise it is an excellent vehicle.
#2621 of 3459 Does TMV include the "administration" fee?
Jul 03, 2010 (3:35 pm)
We are looking to buy a 2011 2.5i CVT. The Dealer quoted 24,220 plus registration tax and a $349 "Administration" fee He said this fee includes his commission. I know the TMV doesn't include the tax and registration. Does it include the 349 Administration fee? I'm not looking to squeeze every $ out of the guy I just want a fair average price. Any suggestions for dealers in the Boston area?
#2622 of 3459 Re: Does TMV include the "administration" fee? [alacrities]
Jul 07, 2010 (10:26 am)
That fee is dealer-added. Many dealers do this, but you only pay that if you are willing to pay it. If not, keep negotiating. Tax, title, and license are state-driven and are the only non-negotiable fees.
#2623 of 3459 Re: Does TMV include the "administration" fee? [alacrities]
Jul 07, 2010 (1:01 pm)
For me, yes, the TMV should be the bottom line price, minus tax and tags.
People often beat the TMV so if a dealer is still adding fees then IMHO they are being greedy.
#2624 of 3459 Re: Does TMV include the "administration" fee? [alacrities]
Jul 07, 2010 (1:05 pm)
"I'm not looking to squeeze every $ out of the guy I just want a fair average price"
Why not - He is happy to do it to you.
Admin fee, dealer prep fee, salesman's vacation fee, are all bogus.
Commission is not in any 'admin' fee. Never has been, never will be, because there is no such thing.
It's just 100% extra margin and he's seeing if you are willing to pay it.
If it's killing you, donate that money to your local homeless shelter in the dealers name and give him a name check.
Don't worry, you are still leaving $$ on the table even without paying bogus fees.
#2625 of 3459 Re: 2011 Outback with CVT and AWP [ksm12]
Jul 14, 2010 (5:57 pm)
Could you tell me who offered you this deal?
#2626 of 3459 Heuberger Motors
Jul 19, 2010 (6:08 pm)
Has anyone bought a car from heuberger motors in Colorado Springs. They seem to have the lowest prices in the west.
Jul 20, 2010 (6:06 am)
I personnally didn't buy there, but know someone that did, and I know there is at least one poster, or lurker on here who did. I probably could have saved another $300 or so by going there, but it's 120 miles each way from my house so I didn't think it was worth it. Looking at their web-site prices they are lower than any other front range dealer. Can't speak to their service department.
#2628 of 3459 Re: Heuberger [easypar]
Jul 20, 2010 (8:30 am)
I considered buying there, but ended up buying from a dealer in Seattle instead. The pricing was comparable, but the drive home to Fairbanks was an extra 500 miles from Colorado so it did not make sense to spend an extra $75 on fuel and many added hours on the road.
The person I contacted at the dealership was prompt in replying to my inquiries, but customer service never became more involved than that.