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Subaru Outback Prices Paid and Buying Experience
Last post on May 15, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#3075 of 3392 Re: 2012 outback 2.5i CVT Limited + [bluecarredcar]
Feb 20, 2012 (12:24 pm)
bluecarredcar - Thank you so much for posting!!! I was able to get the same Awesome deal that you received because of your post. I emailed all the Texas Dealerships, and one Houston dealership was able to match this deal ($4000 off MSRP for Outback Lim). Gillman Subaru in Houston was able to match this deal. Lucky for me, I live in TX, so was able to drive there. They can also ship cars.
This is the deal that I received:
2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Black
+ Option Package 4 (Power Moonroof, Rear Vision Camera, Homelink)
+ Body Mold
+ All Weather Floormats
+ Puddle Lights
+ Rear Bumper Cover
+ Splash Guards
+ Moon Roof deflector
+ 24-mo maintenance
Purchased: $27,776 + TTL
$4000 below MSRP $1674 below Inv.
This price was cheaper than some of the used Outbacks I looked at!! I'm really enjoying the car and getting about 27 mpg overall.
#3076 of 3392 Re: Subaru OB price in Oregon [oregonman]
Feb 20, 2012 (6:09 pm)
At $750 below, they aren't "losing money," but they aren't making much on that particular sale either. There are volume incentives, etc., that often make up the difference. If you're under invoice, you're getting a good deal. It might not be the best deal, but it is good.
#3077 of 3392 Re: 2012 outback 2.5i CVT Limited + [thanksoutback]
Feb 20, 2012 (8:53 pm)
No problem. I'm glad you were able to get the same deal. The fleet managers in Houston tend to provide reasonable deals and it's always worth while to come back and ask them again a month later if someone didn't like the answer the first time. To those that had previously asked, we got our deal in December at Gillman Subaru Southwest.
#3078 of 3392 Re: Subaru OB price in Oregon [oregonman]
Feb 23, 2012 (2:13 pm)
I saw the post #3075, the Huston dealer gave deals $1600 below invoice. Wondering how much more can get from NW area dealers. What kind of model are you looking at?
#3079 of 3392 2012 Outback 2.5i Premium CVT w/AWP +
Feb 25, 2012 (3:57 pm)
Any recent buyers in Michigan here?
Quoted $25,500 +TTL for 2012 2.5i Premium CVT w/AWP
+rear bumper cover
+rear cargo net
+alloy wheel locks
I've read that buyers in other regions (CA or TX) are getting closer to 25 even but wondered if anyone in the Great Lakes has? I'm okay with the current offer but left the dealership undecided after feeling "greased" by the # of ways they attempted to pad the deal w/paint coating, GAP insurance, and other sales-specific psychological warfare games.
#3080 of 3392 Buyer's remorse. Please advise me what to do..
Feb 29, 2012 (1:16 pm)
3 months ago, I bought a beautiful 2012 4 cyl Prem Plus Audi q5 with Nav at a fairly good price... 42,000 (plus taxes, title and audicare taking me to 46000)
The car drives great...but I just don't like the controls etc.
It is in perfect condition and has less than 10K on it (5 I think). How much will I lose if I sell it and buy an outback with Nav (prob the 6 cylinder)
I know cars lose a lot the second they go off the lot... but new audis are expensive and I wonder if there is a market for very nearly new.
What is the best way to sell... and do I lose a ton just in the taxes themselves (on the new car.... ) Should I approach a dealer or sell on my own... please advise
#3081 of 3392 Re: Buyer's remorse. Please advise me what to do.. [shadowchaser]
Feb 29, 2012 (3:59 pm)
Between the general scenario of new car depreciation and Audi prices in particular (I've owed 3), I think you're gonna take it in the shorts unless you get really lucky and find a top dollar private sale via Craigslist or wherever.
I haven't checked Edmunds on the Q5 (you should) but I can't imagine that you're not going to take a big depreciation hit.
Your situation sounds to me like the Perfect Storm of how to spend a lot of money flipping cars (sorry).
#3082 of 3392 Re: Buyer's remorse. Please advise me what to do.. [shadowchaser]
by kyfdx HOST
Feb 29, 2012 (5:02 pm)
On the plus side, Q5s are in high demand and fairly low supply..
But, any time you sell a nearly new car, you are going to take a pounding on resale...
#3083 of 3392 Help me understand this
Feb 29, 2012 (5:29 pm)
can someone explain this numbers game that the dealership plays? I'm trying to see if I got a good deal or if they finaggled the numbers somehow. Want to use this as a learning lesson for the next time I purchase a car since it's obviously too late now.
2.5i Premium AWP+Moon (Side Molding, Splash Guards, Rear Bumper Cover)
Quote: $27,281 (Invoice)
Trade In Payoff: $21k
We received a quote from another dealership for almost the same car but it was a PZEV and had package #2. MSRP $29,297, dealer quote was $26,781, OTD $27,981. Fantastic deal (I thought), however, this dealership is over 100miles away and I didn't feel like making the drive.
Went back to the first dealership and told them I wanted to be out the door at $28,000. They agreed, but instead of lowering the price of the car, they increased what they gave me for my trade in. So, my numbers looked like this:
Trade In Quote: $21,678 ($621 applied towards purchase)
So, can someone explain why the quote wasn't lowered but the trade in was increased? I'm assuming somewhere in the numbers they get more if the value of the car is shown as higher??
#3084 of 3392 Re: Help me understand this [lmarti]
Feb 29, 2012 (5:58 pm)
The salesman makes his commission on the sale price of the new car, so he didn't want to lower that quoted price. In addition, the sale price of the new car will go on the books as invoice, rather than "under invoice," which is reflected on sites like Edmunds and TrueCar. In this internet age, all that information has an effect on the bottom line!
They're likely going to make a nice little profit on the used car regardless, so it was no skin off the dealership's back to give you a little more on trade-in.