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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
Aug 31, 2011 (9:51 pm)
In the Seattle area. Just purchased a new, 2011 Outback 2.5i base model with the automatic CVT transmission. No options or accessories from Carter Subaru in Ballard.
MRSP is 25520, invoice listed as 23798. It was the best price I could find for the base model by $600. Here's how it broke down:
Base price: 22798
Tax (9.8% in Seattle): 2234.20
Doc fee and license/reg combined: 309.25
Out the door price: 25341.45
The dealer offered both paint protection and seat sealant for 1295 and 1495 respectively. They said internet customers got a $400 discount on both those prices, but 895 and 1095 still seemed way overpriced.
Offered a 6-year/80,000 mile bumper extended warranty with no deductible for 1510. Said it was a discount if combined with the car purchase. They admitted I could get the coverage from Subaru any time during the initial 3yr/36,000 mile standard one but said it would cost 2350. Interesting side note is that the extended warranty is good in Canada as well as the US.
Overall it was one of the better buying experiences I've had, even easier than either of my Saturn (RIP) purchases. If you're looking to buy in the Seattle area, get a quote from Carter's (our sales rep was a nice guy from New Zealand). I'm sure prices will drop like a rock as soon as the market crashes at the end of October, but all in all I'm excited about the new Outback! Can't wait to take it to the mountains this winter!
#2914 of 3392 Re: 2.5i Outback price [captainsubaru]
Sep 02, 2011 (7:24 am)
capatainsubaru, did you finance the purchase? at what rate from Subarau?
IMHO, I would NOT get Paint and Seat Sealants and protectorant, that's a waste of money. Just make sure they Deliever your new car waxed/polished - I presume with the base model you have Cloth interior - buy a couple of cans of Scotch Brand Fabric Protector at any hardware / auto store. The Extended Bumper to Bumper Warranty - read the fine print and see if the warranty includes changing brakes/pads, wiper blades, all fluids, bulbs, etc., etc., The purchase DOES include powertrain warranty to 5 years - 60k mIles, I believe. I would put off the Extended Warranty purchase for a little while - see how the car is. You are covered for the first 36K miles...You won't spend upwards of $2,300 on Brakes, Pads, Fluids, bulbs, tires, etc on the car even if you replaced all of the above in one shot!!
Curious how the Car Makers including Subaru, offer Limited Extended Warranty / which Power/Drive train concentrated, to purchasers of CPOs , like me,. We bought our Legacy Sedan 2.5i Premium with the AWPackage with 7,400 miles in February 2011 on trade in of our 08 1/2 Mazda 3s. I got 2.9% financing for 5 years !, 100K limited Extended Warranty up to 6 years (from date of In place Service which was 12/09); I enjoy the balance of the B-T-B new car warranty until 12/12 or 36K (now have 19K on the clock); Roadside Assistance for the term of the extended warranty ; the car was delivered "Like New" for $19,000 - a No Brainer - got $12,000 for the Mazda that had 35k +/- miles. The Subbie is far superior in all respects Except for Sport Handling (hard to beat Mazda in that category), it has much more room, smoother, better riding, much Better MPGs [22-23mpg overall on the Mazda - getting about 28 MPGs on the Subbie in same driving scenarios), AWD !!![ Mazda was fair to poor in the snow as a Front drive vehicle even with traction control - all weather Goodyears RSAs not good in the snow), nicer looking, my 25 year son who uses the car for commuting (yes, still at Home - but Thank God he has Teacher's Assistant job Special Ed for a wonderful salary of $27k per year....that's what a $125,000 College education gets you today] - Loves the Car. At 5' 11" and 260lbs (former Football lineman in HS), fits him fine. I have to "steal" the car from him on Sunday mornings....GOOD LUCK
#2915 of 3392 Re: 2.5i Outback price [almatti]
Sep 06, 2011 (11:29 am)
We did not finance this car purchase. We've been a one car family since 2007 in prep for the next car (family's growing and need more space than our previous coupes and sedans in the past). The dealer offered financing options of 1.9%/36 months or 2.9%/48 or 60 months (sounds identical to your options).
The interior is cloth - went and got the scotch guard this weekend! I'll have to look at the extended warranty fine print. I've always gone with 3rd party coverage for extended warranty on previous vehicles.
Your Legacy sedan sounds like a sweet deal. Still trying to get a handle on the "real" mpg the Outback will give us. Haven't had to fill it up yet and we're at 430 miles since Friday. We'll have a better handle on that and the car in general by the end of the month.
Agreed that college isn't what it used to be!
#2916 of 3392 2012 Outback Prices
Sep 08, 2011 (9:31 pm)
Anyone getting any prices quotes on the 2012 models yet? About to sign off on a 2.5i Premium w/ AWP that we're ordering for Invoice, and taking advantage of a very strong Guaranteed Trade-In Value from Subaru on our 2010 Outback. Wasn't really looking to trade up, but for $3k get a two model year newer car with some items we really wish our 2010 had - folding mirrors, Bluetooth compatibility (now standard on the Premium,) a factory trailer hitch, and most importantly to my wife, the dark interior. Our 2010 has the white/taupe and it always looks dingy, especially the door pulls. Drives her crazy...
#2917 of 3392 Re: 2012 Outback Prices [dad2be]
Sep 09, 2011 (5:05 am)
While I haven't gotten a quote I had a long conversation, on the golf course, with the salesman that sold me my '10 Legacy. I asked him about any upgrades/improvements in the '12 versus the '11 models. He said there was no change and mentioned that as far as he knew the price would be about the same.
$3,000 sounds pretty fair, mileage, condition and other things taken into consideration. If I could get by for about that amount I'd give some serious thought to upgrading. I think I paid about $300 for the Bluetooth on mine and AFAIK the factory hitch isn't cheap. Good luck.
#2918 of 3392 2012 Price Quote
Sep 09, 2011 (6:42 am)
Was at the dealer last night, looking to purchase a 2012 Outback.
We are looking at the 3.6 Premium, with the following options, Moonroof, and upgraded stereo. I know the prices are not out yet, but the dealer gave us a price of 31,600, does that seem like a good price?
#2919 of 3392 Re: 2012 Outback Prices [easypar]
Sep 09, 2011 (8:49 am)
Yes, the factory hitch isn't cheap ($389 Invoice), but since we had the opportunity to get what we wanted, I prefer the factory install this since it's integrated into the rear bumper. Prices for 2012s are just slightly higher, plus $50 higher destination (reposted from cars101):
Prices: small increases on all models: 2.5i $100, Premium $300, Limited $200, 3.6R $100, Premium $300, 3.6R Limited $200
Destination now $775 from $725. $925 to Alaska
There are a few changes for 2012, but nothing major like the new engine from the Forester. Summary of changes, simply reposted from other sites:
Optional Alloy wheel pkg for the base 2.5i
-16" silver painted alloy wheels
-All weather pkg (heated seats, outside mirrors, wipers.
New AM/FM/CD stereo on 2.5i
Standard Bluetooth w/steering wheel controls on 2.5i premium.
Optional Harman Kardon Sound with HD radio on 2.5i premium.
New design steering wheel w/black audio and cruise buttons.
New design crossbars.
New Deep Indigio Pearl with ivory interior
New Ice Silver Metallic with off black (dark gray) interior
Ruby Red Pearl now with the dark gray interior instead of ivory.
Gone Azurite Blue Pearl
Gone Steel Silver Metallic
#2920 of 3392 Re: 2012 Price Quote [gtbdevs]
Sep 09, 2011 (9:02 am)
Unfortunately the subaru website doesn't have the 2012 prices, but you can find the "unofficial" pricing information at:
My salesman confirmed these are correct. Ours is on-order and will be in at the end of September (we were able to reconfigure one that was already in-process.) I didn't see the 3.6 Premium with Moonroof and HK Audio as a possible configuration, so not sure what the MSRP of yours is. Dealer should definitely be able to tell you the MSRP at this point.
#2921 of 3392 Re: 2012 Price Quote [dad2be]
Sep 09, 2011 (12:05 pm)
Thank you for the link. Definetly will have to check the options.
#2922 of 3392 Is this a good deal on a lease?
Sep 11, 2011 (5:42 pm)
In mid August I picked up a 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5 Limited. Wondering if this was a good deal on a lease?
1200 out of pocket
385 a month for 36 months
12k a year mileage
(includes tax title and reg)