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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#3250 of 3392 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 3392 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 3392 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 3392 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 3392 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 3392 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?
#3256 of 3392 Re: Hope I got a good price [ksdjwd]
Nov 20, 2012 (9:35 am)
I'm not sure what the puddle lights, wheel arch moldings, hitch and bike rack go for but it sounds pretty good to me. We paid $29,200 for ours, which except for those items was the same as yours.
Our negotiation took two emails and done.
So, I'd say you did pretty well. Congratulations.
#3257 of 3392 Re: Brilliant brown pearl [cmuniz]
Nov 20, 2012 (9:41 am)
We were very interested in new brown too, until we saw one in a row with a black and grey in a nearby dealer. We liked the seats and the power seat preset buttons but looking at the saddle leather color against all the black on the dashboard and door panels turned us off.
At that same dealership we saw the new Blue color and decided on it instead of white. We bought the Blue color instead and our local dealer ordered it from a Denver dealership. It was the first one that the sales force at our local dealership had seen and they decided then to order another one in Limited and one in Premium trim to have on the lot.
Naturally since we bought ours (early September) I've seen several more in our little (55,000) town.
#3258 of 3392 Is this a good deal ?
Nov 22, 2012 (12:20 pm)
Hello all.....great comments and advice.
I have a deposit on a 2013 Subaru 3.6R Limited with Special Appearance Package and few other floor maps and cargo nets. The vehicle is a demonstrator driven by the sales manager. It has 2600 miles on it, never titled, will have first oil change, detailed, etc. The list is $36,948 and the deal is $32,500 plus taxes, etc. The dealer is located in Maryland.
I feel that is a fair price but would appreciate any comments.
#3259 of 3392 Vermont 2.5i Premium pzev advice
Nov 23, 2012 (5:48 pm)
I thought I had done adequate research when going to the dealer today to try to get some #s but clearly I had not. Using truecar via my (or my wife's) employer, it showed an MSRP around 28200 after "regional fees" of $300 . .destination + all weather + pkg 1B (all weather mats, bumper protector, mud guards, homelink mirror) . It matches edmunds but they don't show this $300 regional adder. Truecar shows their Estimated price of 25800 (from some dealer 150 miles away ) . The dealer showed me a # like that but then showed their $536 holdback and $536 advertising fee. In the end... best price to me after the sales manager dance was $536 over what I thought was real invoice.. This is 7% off msrp.
Before I went, I had exercised the "costco deal" thru a dealer about 100 miles away ( only local participating one) and I thought I was getting $425 under invoice from him but the invoice price he quoted me is about $500 over what I was expecting so their bottom lines come out pretty much the same.
So I conclude that I can't assume the edmunds invoice prices are the #s the dealers care to use when talking x under invoice. They want to tack on their holdback and advertising and then take something off of that.
I admit I have not bought a car in 15 years (others just keep going and going).
I see deals people are getting here 10-15% under invoice (which invoice # to trust I don't know) . Many of those appear to be Limiteds so perhaps they deal more there.. Not sure.. My wife refuses to go leather so I'm sunk there. It seems I am way off in my thinking of what kind of good deal I could get.
I was expecting for this 2.5i Premium All Weather with a few accessories.. I would be in the low 25s . Right now I'm at 26256 .. or 27398 if I go for the moonroof/backup camera (which I was going to install myself (camera that is ) while upgrading the stereo I hear stinks ) and all weather mats, bumper protector cargo net, puddle lights & mud guards) .. That is 7.6% off of msrp.
We had not gotten to talk about warranties ( i've never taken an extended one before) or anything other than their 1.9% financing.
I could try to get quotes far away but that does seem like a lot of work.. I am asking a relative in PA to see if he can secure something more attractive as a comparison. Not sure if PA would be PZEV as they all are here so I have to be careful about that $300 delta.
Appreciate any advice.