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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#2880 of 3414 Re: 2011 Outback [pilot1226]
Jun 28, 2011 (10:46 am)
I leased a very similar (except for the rear garnish) Outback in Central NJ around the same time as you did using TrueCar. The cost of the car was approximately $28,800 including the $199 doc fee and the window etching thrown in. The car was new but had 228 miles since it was swapped from Maryland. I used World Subaru in Tinton Falls and they were extremely accomodating. What dealer did you use?
I recently drove to Albany, NY and got close to 33 mpg 70 mph. I am very pleased with the car. I replaced a 09 Forester and there is no comparison between the 2 cars. The Outback is much quieter and rides better. The mpg doesn't compare. The CVT does take a little getting used to, but I do not notice any difference now.
#2881 of 3414 Re: Subaru Outback: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [KarenS]
Jul 07, 2011 (11:30 am)
We recently bought a 2011 Outback 2.5i Premium 6-sp manual. It came with the All-weather package, power moon roof package and the Harman-Kardon audio package. We were surprised to find those packages with a 6-speed manual transmission (considering our dealer only had *2* Outbacks on their lot). We ended up paying $500 below invoice for a total of $26K. Still getting used to it, but so far I like it, but my wife has problems with the comfort quality and it's a bit louder than her previous car (a Volvo, so no surprise there).
#2882 of 3414 Looking for info on Massachusetts Subaru Dealers
Jul 23, 2011 (8:08 pm)
I am looking to buy an Outback Limited 3.6R. I am hoping to get any info on Subaru buying experiences here in Massachusetts. The dealers closest to me are:
Village Sabaru, Acton, MA
Patrick Subaru, Shrewsbury MA
Metro West Subaru, Natick MA
but I also do not mind buying from anyone within about an hour of these places if it is worth it.
Where I buy the car and where I have it serviced, really does not have to be the same place as far as I am concerned.
One thing I am looking to find out is what is the Administration/Document fee at any of these (or other) Massachusetts dealers. These fees are mostly profit to the dealer and I would prefer to know the numbers since it is just another piece of the negotiation. We have the abilty to use the VIP program (2% under invoice), but I am sure any other these other fees will be added after that and if there is variation amongst dealers, then it may help me chose where to go.
Anyway any info regarding buying expereiences and prices in Massachusetts/New England would be appreciated. Also I have read about NE Surabru and the Ernie Bach factor, did others find the NE subaru invoiuce to be higher? (~$360) Seesm like just about the 1% distributor "tax" that seems to be mentioned with NE Subaru.
So any help on Admin/doc fees, invoice prices above "standard" would much appreciated. I am familiar with all the other necessary costs of title fees, registration fees, destination fees, but the Admin/Doc fees seem to vary.
Thanks and hope to be an Outback owner soon. (might wait for 2012 if they come in Setember)
#2883 of 3414 Got my Outback today
Jul 23, 2011 (10:59 pm)
Picked up our base 2.5i today in Bangor, ME. Had a great experience, in part because my dad is friends with a dealer in NH who quoted me essentially invoice at $23890 out the door. I took my wife to test drive here in Bangor and when she finished I told the guy about our other quote and he didn't even hesitate, because he knew the NH dealer. Indeed, he got us a deal at $23640 plus tax out the door (we would have had to pay tax in Maine, even if we bought in NH). That's a couple hundred undred invoice (maybe more if you take into account that NE invoices tend to be higher than Edmunds listing, and about $400 under TMV. We also got the 2.9% interest rate, with out fees through Subaru/Chase, which is very competitive relative to local CUs and banks (all running around 4-5%). I have never recommended a car salesman before, but if you are in the Bangor area, I really recommend you track down Lou Martin at Quirk's Subaru. It really was a no hassel process, and I bet the experience would be similar for others who show up with some numbers to work with. If you go into the place to buy a car cold...well...I couldn't really say.
#2884 of 3414 Re: Got my Outback today [fishshtick]
Jul 24, 2011 (9:36 am)
Forgot to mention it is the CVT automatic base 2.5i, not the manual shift.
#2885 of 3414 Re: Got my Outback today [fishshtick]
Jul 25, 2011 (9:27 am)
Congrats, you beat TMV by a nice margin, too.
#2886 of 3414 Re: Ride comparison; Outback vs. Santa Fe
Jul 30, 2011 (11:31 pm)
I'd appreciate your subjective impression of the ride quality of your Outback, compared to the Hyundai Santa Fe. My choices have boiled down to four vehicles, including the Outback.
Given that I already own a 2008 Hyundai Elantra, and I couldn't be more satisfied with the Hyundai product (in general), and the $500 (or so) credit I would get via the Hyundai Loyalty Program, I'm leaning toward the Santa Fe.
However, I haven't made a final decision, and before I test drive the Outback, I'd like to hear other members' impressions of the Outback's ride quality compared to its competitors.
In advance, THANKS!
#2887 of 3414 Re: Ride comparison; Outback vs. Santa Fe [worldly]
Jul 31, 2011 (6:55 pm)
I test drove the 4 cylinder Santa Fe and the 4 cylinder Outback. I felt the Santa Fe was much louder and slower with the getting up and going. I test drove both on a wet day, and the Santa Fe’s wheels spun a few times before getting traction, where the outback held to the road without any hesitation! We have driven the Outback in an ice storm and it was handled amazingly well. I think the inside of the Santa Fe was more luxurious, but safety first in my world. I am very happy with our Outback!
#2888 of 3414 2011 Subaru Premium w/HK, Moonroof
Aug 01, 2011 (11:03 am)
Just picked up a 2011 Subaru Outback Premium with the Hardmon kardon system, Moonroof and I think AWP. Also came with the USB media hub.
I told the dealer I'd pay 92% of MSRP, which matched what I was seeing as a good deal according to truecar.com - basically this was just under dealer invoice. So I got the deal but I broke down and ended up buying the 7-year extended warranty and 3 year service plan.
Happy happy joy joy!
#2889 of 3414 Re: 2011 Subaru Premium w/HK, Moonroof [krisedm1]
Aug 01, 2011 (11:17 am)
Nice thing is you get roadside assistance the whole time, i.e. 7 years' worth.