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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#2968 of 3458 Re: New 2012 Red Outback 3.6 LTD, Loaded ;) [kmartin]
Nov 02, 2011 (5:36 am)
Hi Karen, great to hear from you again—and congrats on the new ride.
Don't know if you have an iPhone, but if you do I'd be interesting in knowing as to whether your phonebook will upload on to the Bluetooth. In the past you couldn't do it with Subaru, however, I just drove the all-new '12 Impreza with NAV/Bluetooth, and was able to do so. So I'm wondering if this upgrade also made its way over to the '12 Legacys and Outbacks with NAV/Bluetooth.
#2969 of 3458 Re: New 2012 Red Outback 3.6 LTD, Loaded ;) [rsholland]
Nov 02, 2011 (7:01 am)
Hi, again, Bob. Great to hear from you, too. I have messed with the phonebook a bit (I have an iPhone 4) but haven't figured it out yet. The instruction manual is ungodly complicated, but I have a few tricks I haven't tried yet. I'll work on that this week
-Karen in AZ-
#2970 of 3458 Re: Amazing deal (lease) on Outback 2.5i Limited [machi]
Nov 03, 2011 (12:46 pm)
Hi, just curious -- what's your buyback price? Is that the 51% residual value? I'm trying to find out how to determine, roughly, what people's buy back values are. I'm looking into buying a used Subaru and many folks are selling their leased vehicles and want to in essence have me pay the bank our agreed upon price, then the bank gives the difference to the original lease owner. Knowing that their buy-back price is, say, $17,000 vs. $22,000 would make a big difference in how I negotiate. But hard to find info anywhere about what a buy back amount could be for a 2009 or 2010. Any advice?
#2971 of 3458 Re: New 2012 Red Outback 3.6 LTD, Loaded ;) [kmartin]
Nov 03, 2011 (1:38 pm)
The phonebook uploaded pretty quickly and easily on the '12 Impreza (NAV/Bluetooth), which this year has an all-new NAV unit. I too have an iPhone 4. Hope you can figure it out, and get a happy answer.
#2972 of 3458 Re: New 2012 Red Outback 3.6 LTD, Loaded ;) [rsholland]
Nov 03, 2011 (1:45 pm)
Bob...I tried the phonebook download again this morning after upgrading my iphone 4 to ios 5...still doesn't work. Haven't had time to apply a couple of tricks I want to try, though. I will keep trying
#2973 of 3458 Great Deal in S. California
Nov 05, 2011 (8:02 am)
I bought a 2012 Subaru Outback last week and got a great deal at Barber Subaru of Ventura. When I started looking for an Outback about 3 weeks ago I was hoping to scoop up a 2011 and cash in on the year end deals. However, there was not that much inventory in S. California, and I while I was offered some great deals via True Car,they were in Bakersfield, Long Beach and Sherman Oaks and I did not really want to drive up to 200 miles to look at a car that may have been bought by someone else by the time I got there. I went into Barber Subaru with my price quotes and John French, the dealer I spoke with, stated "We will not lose a sale due to price" and then gave me a quote that was about $400 less than one of my True Car estimates. The 2011 was not on the lot, so he located one in the color I wanted and had it brought up here (the deep ruby pearl color) and gave me a price of $24,000 for a really basic 2011 model (I decided not to go for all of the bells and whistles so we could pay cash). Later that evening he called and said "That car sold, but I can give you a 2012 with Bluetooth for the same price. We immediately said "Yes!". The next day our new, gorgeous car was on the lot. We got out the door with taxes, registration and everything for around $25,700. I am not so sure that we would have gotten such a great deal if we had been originally looking for a 2012, but I thought it was wonderful that even though we got a newer car than we were originally hoping for, he stuck to the agreed upon price. It was a pleasure working with that Dealer from start to finish, I must say.
I LOVE this car. It is so comfortable and looks so sharp. My friends have a 14 year old Outback with 150,000 mi. on it and have had very little trouble with it (no major mechanical issues), so I hope to be driving this gorgeous car for a long time. I was really glad that I did not have to drive all over Southern California in my 11 year old Nissan Altima looking at cars and risking a breakdown, as it has also been very sound mechanically but is probably nearing the end of it's perfect mechanical record at 120,000 mi.
#2974 of 3458 2011 outback recall
Nov 05, 2011 (12:39 pm)
When I was still enjoying my 2011 outback 2.5i limited purchased in April 2011, I received 2 recall letters a couple days ago, one for windshield wipe (WVW 32) and another for moonroof (WVW 33). Although they are two small problems, I felt disappointed to see the recall letters as I always believe Subaru was one of the most reliable cars. Maybe it is because outback was manufactured in the States rather than Japan.
I don't know if there will be more problems in the future. Who knows...
Why nobody mentioned it in the forum?
#2975 of 3458 Re: 2011 outback recall [skyice]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 06, 2011 (8:57 am)
This is the Prices Paid discussion... have you taken a look at the other Outback discussions?
#2976 of 3458 Re: Great Deal in S. California [nusubaruchick]
Nov 09, 2011 (11:53 am)
How "basic" of a car was it?
Any base model Outback in my area (MI) has at least the alloy wheel pkg, plus a few others such as cargo net, and rear bumper cover.
I have yet to see one without these "options".
#2977 of 3458 Dealer Holdback
Nov 11, 2011 (7:28 am)
What's the dealer holdback on the 2012 Outback? Are there any other "hidden" incentives for the dealer?
I have a quote on a 2.5i Base with the alloy package that is about $800 under invoice, the MSRP is $26,371. I also have a quote on a 2.5i Premium that is about $730 under invoice, with an MSRP of $27,708.
I'm wondering if the dealer has more room to negotiate or if this is getting close to a true cost.