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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#3185 of 3414 New 2013 Outback Limited
Sep 18, 2012 (9:15 am)
I'm about to pick up a new 2013 Outback Limited this Saturday for $27876 before taxes from Chicago. $MSRP is $32,138 & Invoice $29,798. It has the following:
- Moonroof package
- All weather floor mats.
- Rear Bumper Cover
- Splash Guards
- Puddle Lights
- Body side moldings
1) Is $27876 a good price for these options?
2) I'm being offered Subaru extended warranty for $2000 for 7yr/100k miles. Does anyone has experience with the Subaru extended warranty and will recommend to buy it? Is the price good?
#3186 of 3414 Re: New 2013 Outback Limited [quiksilvr1]
Sep 18, 2012 (9:54 am)
Can't comment on the experience part yet, but price-wise, the $2K for the 7/100 (I assume this is zero deductible?) is not stellar. You can get at least as low as $1500 for it from other dealerships. I picked one up from Mastria (I think they're located in Massachusetts) last winter for $1500, and I suspect you can go lower than that. There's another thread here on the Extended Warranty topic that will give you more information about them.
#3187 of 3414 New Outback Premium 2.5i
Sep 19, 2012 (11:10 am)
Was able to get an Outback 2.5i Premium for $3500 off MSRP in Sacramento, CA. Elk Grove (suburb of Sacramento) is officially running this deal through end of September on Outbacks.
#3188 of 3414 Sacramento buy
Sep 19, 2012 (12:06 pm)
Was this a 2012?
#3189 of 3414 Re: Sacramento buy [carteach]
Sep 19, 2012 (10:45 pm)
No, I got the 2013 2.5i Premium for 3500 off MSRP. Elk Grove is advertising the $3500 off on their website through end of September. They may not tell you about it if you don't already know about it, or they may say it's just this weekend... you know car salesman....
#3190 of 3414 Re: New 2013 Outback Limited [xwesx]
Sep 20, 2012 (8:06 pm)
Thanks for your feedback xwesx! I was finally able to bring the price of the extended warranty down to $1761. Its not spectacular, but it works for me as my local dealer wanted $2500 for it and won't budge at all. The local dealer also wanted $2000 more for the same car (same VIN as it was coming through dealer-trade)!
Any thoughts about the price of the car that I'm paying?
Also debating if I should get the remote start installed for $500 or not. The dealer is trying to sell me aftermarket one, as it won't cause the engine to stop when the door is opened and he says that the range of the OEM sucks.
#3191 of 3414 Re: subaru outback 2013 [haori]
Sep 20, 2012 (8:11 pm)
I think it is, I'm getting mine for $1922 below invoice.
#3192 of 3414 Re: subaru outback 2013 [quiksilvr1]
Sep 20, 2012 (8:18 pm)
dealers around here in utah won't do it.
which state are you in?
#3193 of 3414 Re: subaru outback 2013 [haori]
Sep 20, 2012 (8:38 pm)
I'm getting mine from Chicago, IL. I just went to various dealer websites and asked for quotes online by clicking on 'Get E-Price' for each vehicle that I liked in their inventory. No haggling at all. I live 200 miles away from Chicago, but a day spent in getting it is well worth the $2000 that I'll save by not buying it from the local dealer.
#3194 of 3414 Re: New 2013 Outback Limited [quiksilvr1]
Sep 21, 2012 (9:31 am)
Well, the prices you listed make the sale price nearly $2,000 under invoice, so I'd say that's a pretty stellar deal! I didn't comment on it simply because I thought perhaps you were simply rubbing our noses in it.
Given the price on the car, I don't think the warranty price offered from the same dealership is bad. If you buy at the same time as the vehicle, you can roll the warranty into the loan, if you're going that route, rather than paying out-of-pocket at a different time (or from a different dealership).
I agree with the dealer that the OEM auto-start is junk compared to many of the aftermarket options. Auto-start is big business here in Alaska (I wonder why?), and I still don't see factory auto-starts in vehicles all that often. Most opt for an aftermarket solution as they are often better - either due to range, features, or both.
Whether or not the one being offered by your dealer is worthwhile depends heavily on what they're proposing to install. At $500 installed, I suspect it is not a high-end system, but that doesn't mean it is bad. I suggest finding out what unit it is and do a little web-sleuthing.