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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#3236 of 3414 Re: Twin Cities Outback [Financing]
Nov 10, 2012 (6:46 pm)
Today we picked up our Outback as per stated above.
We were pre-approved at our credit union at a super low rate (1.24% for 60 months), but the dealership (Walser Subaru in Burnsville) tried to match it. They did not succeed, as their best offer was 1.79% for 60 months.
However, this seems to indicate that the current 1.9% financing deal is not necessarily carved in stone. In your negotiation with the dealership of your choice, after everything has been negotiated, it may be worth asking for a better interest rate than 1.9% that is advertised. Subaru of America's offer may not get lower than 1.9%, but the dealership's own financial arm might be able to shave another 10 basis points or so, as our experience indicates. The worst that can happen is that they will say no.
#3237 of 3414 Understanding Edmunds pricing
Nov 11, 2012 (6:15 pm)
I'm trying to understand the pricing of accessories used in calculating the Edmund's TMV. Does the invoice price/MSRP on the accessories include labor or just parts? A dealer gave me a price sheet on accessories and the retail is significantly higher than the MSRP shown on Edmunds.
I'm trying to find out the true invoice price on a 2013 OB with a number of accessories/options and I'm unclear if the Edmunds numbers accurately portray both parts/labor for those options.
#3238 of 3414 Re: Subaru Outback Buying Advice [dannysa]
Nov 12, 2012 (1:24 pm)
These are tough ones on which to offer reasonable advice!
I'm actually surprised that some of that stuff on the '07 even popped up on a Carfax (bulb replacements... really?). Drive belts, battery, light bulbs, brake pads.... that's all good stuff to have replaced. Really, though, the only "repair" is the computer replacement. That might be a concern, as well as failed emissions inspections... but both of those depend on what the issue actually was. In some areas, worn drive belts (or bulbs out) can cause a failed inspection. In others, those things aren't even checked. For the computer, when was it replaced and why?
Again depending on the area, the price on the '07 might be high. If you decide to go that route, make good use of your thirty days... they go quick! Also, make sure the car's timing belt was replaced, as those are due at 105K. If there is no paperwork to back up whether the belt was replaced, assume it wasn't (if the timing belt breaks, your engine is toast). If not, reduce your offer price accordingly.
For the '01, the H6 is a reliable engine. You shouldn't have to worry about the head gaskets, at the very least! You'll need to feed it premium fuel, plus it will return lower fuel economy, but you should be able to more than make up for that in purchase price and (possibly) insurance rates.
Also, I'm sure there are more fish in the sea if neither of these look like the best bet. Good luck with your decision!
#3239 of 3414 Re: Understanding Edmunds pricing [ksdjwd]
Nov 12, 2012 (4:35 pm)
My understanding is that those part prices are virtually always parts only, exclusive of labor. In addition, each dealership can and does set its own pricing for the parts and accessories.
#3240 of 3414 Re: Understanding Edmunds pricing [ksdjwd]
Nov 12, 2012 (5:53 pm)
The prices listed on Edmunds and other websites are for accessories installed at the Subaru factory or port. Websites don't reflect prices a dealer will charge for accessories installation at the dealership and the prices will almost always be higher. The dealer charges for the part and shop labor to install. Depending on the accessory, the labor component can be significant. Accessories are always cheaper to have install at the factory. The downside is one has to do a factory order and wait for the vehicle.
#3241 of 3414 Re: 2013 Subaru Limited 2.5i Price? [kevinohio]
Nov 13, 2012 (9:20 am)
The Limited has a few more things/items over the Premium and I did look at one. I did not want much of what the Limited offered and tghe Premium fit the bill.
The 1.9% financing is a good deal and my wife and I took that. That rate beat most banks and credit unions.
If you are an Ohio resident, then you should pay Ohio tax only. I lib=ve in Maryland and have purchased cars in Virginia. I paid Maryland sales tax only. Not every state works the same way so may want to investigate.
#3242 of 3414 Re: 2013 2.5 ltd. w/appearance pkg. [subymand]
Nov 13, 2012 (12:41 pm)
Actually, the MSRP and Invoice pricing were $300 higher since I got the PZEV version. Liberty Auto Subaru in the Chicago burbs.
#3243 of 3414 Taking Delivery Tomorrow
Nov 14, 2012 (9:45 am)
Posting my purchase experience as I am in the process of buying from Wentworth Subaru in the Great Northwest-where there must be the highest concentration of Suburus on the planet. We don't call them dealerships up here; we call them breeders.
Vehicle: White, Limited, SAP with pud lights, seatback protectors, splashguards, 110 outlet, rear bumper protector, all weather mats: MSRP 34,701, Invoice 31,983, Price 31,483. - about 1.5 under invoice. They offered 1.9%, 60 month financing with this quote
Deposit, appraisal and dealer trade to secure the vehicle was all done online and via phone. They also offered $500 more for my 2010 outback trade than the other breeders. I secured the trade-in value prior to getting new vehicle quote. Tomorrow I travel to Portland from Sequim, Wa to trade cars. Will post again after transaction is complete. Hope all goes as it should . . .
#3244 of 3414 Bought the Special Appearance Pkg..!
Nov 14, 2012 (9:57 am)
and I love it.
Got the 3.6 with all the goodies -- moonroof, nav, side molding, bumper, special dark brown interior leather, which is really sharp. The only things I didnt get were the entertainment system and the camera vision thingy. Paid a bit more than I should've I think at a bit more than $36K out-the-door (got $2K off sticker), but still consider this a great deal. It's loaded with great accessories: touch-button start and keyless entry, heated power seats w memory, dual temp, bluetooth, killer stereo with ipod connectivity. Really love the dark brown - wasn't sold at first, but it has really grown on me. Mostly it's very unique, you just dont see that color out there, and also the interior brown leather has the feel of a much higher-end car (much moreso I think than the white leather, certainly.) I've put over 1500 miles on it so far and all good -- it has lots of power and it averages around 24.5 mpg on the highway, which is pretty good, I think. With the bad weather approaching we'll see how the awd is, but I'm expecting great things. Bought it at Curry Subaru in Courtland Manor, NY (and hour north of NYC.) The salesman Peter was excellent -- no hassles and no slick selling, I tested it on Sunday then bought it Thurs, took the train up and he picked me up at the station; drove it away an hour later. Highly reccomended experience all-around. The only annoying thing is that the dealership keeps sending me a barrage of surveys and promotional junk I don't want ... but a minor issue. In all, big thumbs up!
#3245 of 3414 Re: Taking Delivery Tomorrow [superdue]
Nov 14, 2012 (10:00 am)
I'd like more information about how you secured the trade-in value without having the dealership see the vehicle. I'm trying to sell my '06 Acura privately and have never done a trade-in. But would love to avoid the hassle, waiting etc. So looking for tips.