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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#2857 of 3393 2011 Outback Limited with Moonroof
Apr 25, 2011 (10:29 am)
Paid $28,845 for this car, with Media Hub and All-Weather Mats. Car should be here in 3-4 weeks. Price includes title and documentation fee (no sales tax in NH!). Dealer was Tri-City Subaru in Somersworth, NH. Good experience, salesman let us progress at our pace. They came down from their initial price. I could have gone $200 less at another dealer, but previous experiences at the other dealer haven't been great.
#2858 of 3393 Re: 2011 Outback Limited with Moonroof [gr26]
Apr 25, 2011 (8:26 pm)
Can't evaluate a price without specifics.
What was the "sticker price?"
Did you use Edmunds.com pricing engine?
#2859 of 3393 Recent Subaru Outback Purchase
Apr 27, 2011 (12:04 pm)
Purchased a Subaru Outback from Dan D'Andrea at Grand Subaru in Bensenville. Got quotes by email. Looked good. Took a train from Springfield to Chicago. Purchased the car. He had all paperwork ready. A very pleasant experience. The business manager was very courteous too. Our train was late so we reached the car dealership at 7PM. 2 hrs later we had a brand new car. I have had it only for 2-3 days but everything looks as promised so far.
#2860 of 3393 Re: Recent Subaru Outback Purchase [jacobjacobson]
Apr 28, 2011 (9:30 am)
#2861 of 3393 Re: Best Price So Far [outback69]
May 08, 2011 (5:41 am)
Why do you think this is a good deal? Subaru owners have to be stupid or part of a cult! Hyundai Santa fe with all the bells and whistles, V6, SE tow hitch, blue tooth, remote start, etc and a 100,000 mile warranty for $24,500. Why even look at a Subaru?
#2862 of 3393 Re: Best Price So Far [mikeyp53]
May 08, 2011 (9:23 am)
Hyundai has come a long way from being known as a "Throwaway" car but the reliability and resale value have not changed since then. If you are only looking at the "Bells and Whistles" and the 100K warranty (which is not transferable), you have fallen for the gimmick marketing that has made them very successful. People that buy Subarus are not drawn by a cheap price as they can usually afford to buy whatever they want, they are drawn by value not gimmicks. Post another message when you try to trade it in five years and it is worth $245.00. I sell Subarus and we cringe when someone brings their Hyundai, Kia or Suzuki in to trade. There is no such thing as a Hyndai High Mileage Club as the generally don't last long enough. Used Hyndais are a dime a dozen, literally, try finding used Subarus !!
#2863 of 3393 Re: Best Price So Far [mikeyp53]
May 09, 2011 (10:32 am)
The SF design is dated, if you like that platform I'd actually recommend a Kia Sorento instead.
The Subie is a bit more upscale, but Kia offers a lot of bang for the buck. My brother was shopping and we drove an Optima and a Sportage. We both liked the Sportage better.
My brother wanted a manual trans, and that forces FWD, and base models only, so he ended up with a Forester Premium/AWP. Subaru lets you get a well equipped model and still keep the manual.
As mentioned above, Subaru resale is proven and very strong:
4-5 stars for Subaru, 2-3 stars for Kia. So don't be suckered in by the low price, you should calculate TCO instead, because depreciation is steep.
Odds are the Subaru will cost less to own in the long run, particularly a Forester, which is closer to a Santa Fe anyway.
#2864 of 3393 Outback 3.6 moonroof & Navigation in NJ
May 11, 2011 (5:46 am)
I am new to the forum and am in the negotiation stage of purchasing a 2011 Outback 3.6 with moonroof and navigation in NJ. Have done research with Consumer Reports and various other forums to get a reasonable idea of prices. However, after reading the forums, it seems as though prices are even lower than even suggested by Consumers Reports. For the 3.6 the dealer gave me a starting quote of $33, 600. Clearly this is way high, and I have not even countered yet. CR suggests a fair market price of $32,200. Is this reasonable or is there probably more room for negotiation? Also, the dealer suggested possibly foregoing the moonroof option and going with the 3.6 limited with a dealer installed Eclipse Nav. system. Any thoughts on that? Lastly, having not bought a new car in 12 years, what other charges do I need to be aware of besides tax, that will be added on to the purchase price and what is a standard amount for those in NJ? ( tags, title , etc?) Thanks for any feedback.
#2865 of 3393 Re: Outback 3.6 moonroof & Navigation in NJ [gs329]
May 11, 2011 (10:53 am)
can't speak to the price per se but any factory-installed/ built-in NAV system is a waste of money and space IMO given the need for constant data updates.
I have no interest in any of them, a $250 portable GPS w/ bluetooth is fine. So I'd pass on the switch offered.
#2866 of 3393 What would you do?
May 11, 2011 (8:26 pm)
I am looking to lease an Outback (4cl Premium), but based on what people are putting in the thread it seems kind of expensive. Are the following better alternatives? (I live in Houston)
1. Dealer willing to sell Outback at $1000 below invoice.
2. Honda is advertising Pilot for $350/month for base model for 36 months, 12K miles per year, nothing down nothing for inception (bigger and more room - which are not big factors, but no AWD and not the best mileage).
3. Honda is advertising Odyssey for same as #2 price and terms.
4. Toyota Highlander also base model for $400/month 36 months, 12K per year.
To me a car is a car, just want something safe with reasonable mileage. Wife already has a minivan so #3 is not the best option, but can live with it if the deal is that good.
Your input is appreciated.