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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#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.
#3099 of 3458 Re: 2012 Outback Limited 4-Cyl Price [cincinnati_dan]
Apr 29, 2012 (4:53 pm)
I'm looking at a similar model (limited w/ moonroof) for my sister. MSRP $31926 (including some accessories like wheel arch moldings, splash guards, rear bumper protector, and cargo net) and Invoice of $29706. Between two dealers and they're both in the same range that you mention ($28900) including destination. Will go the final round tomorrow to see if there is any end of month advantage. There may be some sales volume targets one of them needs to meet (per the thread above) or there also may be some dealer cash that we're just not aware of - lots of inventory out there and the 2013 specs have been released with some notable improvements.
As far as extra costs, it seems to depend on the state and the dealer. In PA, the dealer doc fee is something like $125, state tax is 6%, then there's some other fees for registration, title, etc totaling around $100. Not planning to pay any more than these amounts. Some other states seem to have much higher dealer admin/doc fees though (have seen $399 in Virginia) so difficult to provide any absolute rule. If you're in Ohio, then there seems to be a maximum admin/doc fee of $250 set by the state. Will still have the taxes and registration, etc, costs.
#3100 of 3458 2012 or 2013 Outback
May 13, 2012 (7:47 am)
I'm ready to purchase a 3.6R Limited Outback (no lease or financing). The question is ... should I go ahead and negotiate a deal now on a 2012 model OR should I wait a couple months in the hope that Subaru will offer some kind of cash-back deal on the 2012's (knowing that the 2013's are imminent) OR wait for a 2013 model?
#3101 of 3458 Re: 2012 or 2013 Outback [cerebus1]
May 14, 2012 (5:11 am)
I have a 2010 4 banger. Trouble free so far. I hear the 2013s are going to have rear park assist. That's something I would have gotten.
#3102 of 3458 2012 Outback 2.5i Limited
May 14, 2012 (6:47 am)
I just bought a 2012 Outback 2.5i Limited over the weekend. MSRP was $29,470. It was a pretty basic Limited. No dimming mirror or anything. Out the door price was $26534 (including doc fee of $499 and not including taxes, since I traded). I caved in on the extended warranty and kick myself for not getting them to budge on the price and not threatening to walk. So that brings the total to $28149 with warranty to 7 years and 70k miles bumper to bumper. I need a little help here. Did I get a good price?
#3103 of 3458 Re: 2012 Outback 2.5i Limited [newsubieguyco]
May 15, 2012 (4:42 pm)
So after doing a bit of research, I found MUCH cheaper warranties from other dealers and went back in to re-negotiate. Long story short, they matched another warranty and so I paid $850 for a 7yr/70k mile warranty with no deductible on top of the $26499 (before taxes) for the Outback. Now I'm pretty convinced that I got a very good deal.
#3104 of 3458 Re: 2012 Outback 2.5i Limited [newsubieguyco]
May 16, 2012 (1:28 am)
I just bought a 2012 Outback 2.5i Limited two days ago, and spent $1450 for a 7-year/100K Gold Plus warranty. They wanted $1350 for a 5-year/100K. And both were zero deductible.
#3105 of 3458 Re: 2012 Outback 2.5i Limited [cincinnati_dan]
May 16, 2012 (8:37 am)
I was able to re-negotiate with the dealer to match another dealer's price for the extended warranty. Of course, I had to threaten to return the car before they would budge. But in the end, I got them to match it. They couldn't adjust the term or the payment amount, so they cut me a check for the difference. Which will pay for my registration with plenty left over. You should have one day left to pull a stunt like that if you want, but you have to be ready to act on it.
#3106 of 3458 Re: 2012 Outback 2.5i Limited [newsubieguyco]
May 19, 2012 (12:06 pm)
If I understand your post correctly, you paid $26534 - $499 = $26035 for the car before any fees. The only way to compare is before fees and taxes, since they vary so much. So the price for the car was 3435 below MSRP. That seems like a good price to me, since the dealers around here (Portland, OR) are advertising around 2500 below MSRP for 2.5i Limiteds.
But it is still not really possible to say if you got a good deal overall because you traded in your old car. Did they lowball the trade? Would they have given you the same price on the new car if you hadn't traded? It is difficult to compare car deals that involve trade ins, extended warranties and financing since there are several places for the dealers to take their profit.
#3107 of 3458 Summer incentives/deals coming???
May 19, 2012 (6:33 pm)
With the 2013 model redesign & end of year approaching, any sense if Suburu will be offering rebates on the outback soon? When is best time to buy year end model this summer?