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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#3089 of 3458 A recent quote
Mar 19, 2012 (8:18 pm)
I got a quote for WA state
2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium automatic transmission with the all weather package for $25041 including destination and handling. Pricing does not include WA State tax, license and $150 documentation fee or any factory installed options (all season floor mats, cargo trays etc).
I wonder whether the price is reasonable. I need to pay $400 for additional options, including FLOOR MATS, Rear bumper cover and BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT,etc.
#3090 of 3458 Re: 2012 outback 2.5i CVT Limited + [thanksoutback]
Apr 18, 2012 (4:04 pm)
Which dealer gave your this deal? Thanks!
#3091 of 3458 2012 Outback Premium - Good Deal?
Apr 19, 2012 (6:59 pm)
I've been offered the following on 1 2012 Premium OB w/o any negotiation ("no haggle" pricing)
Price: $24316 plus TTL
Over $1K under invoice seems like a pretty good deal. Comments? Can I go much lower?....
#3092 of 3458 Re: 2012 Outback Premium - Good Deal? [godeacs]
Apr 20, 2012 (2:41 am)
You can try OTD=MSRP-$1500.
#3093 of 3458 Re: 2012 Outback Premium - Good Deal? [godeacs]
Apr 20, 2012 (6:53 am)
Deal sounds great, I wonder how they're not losing money. Isn't holdback just 2% of invoice? That's about $500, so by my math they're giving you $500 to take their car.
#3094 of 3458 Re: 2012 Outback Premium - Good Deal? [ateixeira]
Apr 20, 2012 (7:55 am)
Dealers can lose money to make money. I know it sounds crazy but for example. The manufacturer says "if you reach, say 10 sales of a particular model within this month we will give you $500 for each one you've sold. Don't hit the target, no bonus money."
Now, say they have one or two to sell to reach that goal. They can easily take a $500 or even $1000 loss on those vehicles because if they sell them they will get $500 times 10 or $5,000 back from the manufacturer. So, bottom line, they clear $3000-$4000 by "losing money" on a couple of vehicles. Shopping at the end of the month sometimes does lead to great deals. However, it doesn't always work because 1. there may be no promotion on and 2., they may be so far away from the goal that they aren't trying to reach it. That's how so-called volume dealers that are selling every day at below invoice still make money on new car sales. Plus, keep in mind that at most car dearerships, more money is made from used cars and the back shop then is made on new car sales.
#3095 of 3458 Re: 2012 Outback Premium - Good Deal? [godeacs]
Apr 20, 2012 (8:47 am)
Sounds great to me. You might be able to squeeze another hundred or two out of it, but I'm not sure it is worth it.
What is the dealership name / location?
#3096 of 3458 Re: 2012 Outback Premium - Good Deal? [xwesx]
Apr 25, 2012 (7:47 pm)
Subaru of Georgetown (TX), north of Austin.
#3097 of 3458 Re: 2012 Outback Premium - Good Deal?
Apr 25, 2012 (7:51 pm)
Thanks for all the comments, guys. BTW, this price was reached w/o any negotiating - I just requested a price via e-mail. The salesman said they could easily beat Edmund's TMV and he was right! They have over 50 OBs in stock so not sure if that helps, don't think it hurts....
#3098 of 3458 Re: 2012 Outback Limited 4-Cyl Price
Apr 28, 2012 (6:56 pm)
I looked at a 2012 Outback Limited 4-cylinder this evening. Sticker price of about $31800. The salesman told me I could have it for $28,900. This is a new vehicle, loaded with about everything except for Navigation. Is this a good deal, or should I expect a lower price?
When you buy from a Subaru dealership, is there typically additional costs, like "Dealer Fee"? I know I will have to pay taxes.