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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
Nov 14, 2012 (3:43 pm)
I purchased a 2013 Outback last Friday from a dealer in Rockford IL. for $3600 below MSRP. I used truecar.com to get quotes from other dealers and used those as negotiating info. I had 3 other dealers all in this range. I bought from the one closest to home.
I now have 760 miles on the car and I am entirely happy with this decision. My first Subaru. I considered the Escape, CRV, Rav4 and Mazda CX5.
#3247 of 3409 Re: Taking Delivery Tomorrow [carteach]
Nov 14, 2012 (7:27 pm)
I am not sure if Subaru dealers (breeders) will appraise other brands of vehicles than Subarus over the phone. I explained that I was not interested in making an unnecessary trip (200 mi) without knowing my 2010 limited outback's trade-in value. He than said he would make an exception realizing how far I was from the dealership He asked me several condition related to tires glass door dings service history, all geared I suspect to insure the vehicle could be sold as a Certified Used Subaru. I believe I was dealing with the sales Manager rather than a sales person. We will see how it all goes tomorrow.
#3248 of 3409 Re: Bought the Special Appearance Pkg..! [tripel]
Nov 14, 2012 (7:35 pm)
I am quite excited about my selection (Spec App Pack) and noticed right off that the quality of the interior leather was quite a bit better and thicker than that in my 2010 limited. I decided I just would not be happy without all that Subaru could offer in luxury and quality. love the push button start and the memory seat function. the blue tooth hands free is awsome (have it in my current trade-in car).
#3249 of 3409 Re: Bought the Special Appearance Pkg..! [superdue]
Nov 15, 2012 (11:57 am)
yeah, ive ridden in volvo xc and the acura mdx, and i feel this SAP compares nicely in the luxury feel ...the brown leather really sold me, i liked it so much more than black or white
#3250 of 3409 Completed Sale on2013 SAP OB
Nov 16, 2012 (8:32 am)
Made it home safely. All went as well as could be. I was quite pleased with how quick and painless it all was. . . . except when I got home four hours later I was greated with an email from Wentworth Subura sent to their customer base stating that they have just received a new shipment of SUBIES and had so many on their lot they were reducing their prices beginning emmediately on all existing stock . . . to a price lower than what i paid . . . What an insult! Just a few hundred dollars but still. Took a little polish of the whole deal.
As for the vehicle I am tickled. Tighter stearing and ride than my 2010. Got 29.4 mpg (about 1 mpg less than the 2010) I have hours of late \night educational material to read regarding the NAV /audio Sys. The car is quiter than the 2010 sippier at low rpm and a much firmer luxury feel. A joy to drive. If you are in the Northwest I would check out Wentworth in portland as their current sales prices arereally low.
#3251 of 3409 Re: FYI [new2013outbk]
Nov 17, 2012 (8:37 am)
Congratulation to your new 2013 Outback.
$3,600 below MSRP which is under invoice price, good work.
Question: i don't think there is cash incentive (rebate) from Subaru right now.
Any reason for dealer to sell under invoice which will reduce the 3% hold back?
#3252 of 3409 Hope I got a good price
Nov 17, 2012 (10:44 am)
I thought I negotiated a good price (thanks to help from many of you) but after I added in several upgrades, I'm not sure if I did that well. The dealer would not budge on the price for the hitch, bike rack, and wheel arch moldings.
I paid $30,000 (before taxes and license fees) for a 2013 OB Limited with moonroof package, all weather mats, rear seat back protector, wheel locks, splash guards, side moldings, rear bumper cover, wheel arch moldings, hitch, bike rack, It also included puddle lamps which I don't particularly want. Was this a good price?
Also, any recommendations on whether to take the gold plus SAS warranty? LOVE the car!
#3253 of 3409 Brilliant brown pearl
Nov 18, 2012 (7:45 am)
I'm interested in a 2.5i Limited w/SAP in the the brown color because it sounds like it would be very unique. I can't find one in any of the local dealers and was wondering how many of you have actually seen one and what your think. Looking at the brochure and pictures it looks almost black and if it looks the same in the sunlight I might have to go with the white. Thanks!
#3254 of 3409 Re: Brilliant brown pearl [cmuniz]
Nov 18, 2012 (8:25 am)
In what region are you located? I have seen several in Brilliant Brown Pearl in th northwest. I almost settled on it because it is quite nice and unusual. The brochure shows it well. I decided on white because it is easier to care for, shows imperfections less and no swirls.
#3255 of 3409 Re: Brilliant brown pearl [superdue]
Nov 18, 2012 (9:02 am)
I'm in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. Obviously we don't have the volume of Subaru's that you have in the Northwest. I used to live in the Western North Carolina mountains and there were lots there, too. The big question for me - is it different enough from black to look unique?