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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#3330 of 3457 Re: Outback Special Appearance [zinderman]
Dec 28, 2012 (3:09 am)
Pretty sure the question doesn't have to do with prices paid.
So let me make sure this posting is apropos:
Just picked up a new 2013 Outback 3.6R Limited with Moonroof and seatback protector and cargo net and flaps and mats and remote start.
Full Mulroney = 35,230
Paid 30,900. (Add 250.00 "fee" + 35.00 title + sales tax)
Emailed local dealers around northern Ohio, found what I liked in stock and started email (and a few phone) negotiations.
#3331 of 3457 Re: Outback Special Appearance [zinderman]
Dec 28, 2012 (7:24 am)
I have had the keyless ignition in a Hyundai Sonata, a Kia Sorento and a VW Beetle and all have worked without fail. Once you use it, it's tough to go back to an FOB w/key. I've gotten used to keeping the "key" in my pocket and using the handle button to get in and out and the button to start the car. I'm looking to buy a 2013 Outback and would buy the SAP just for the keyless feature since it is something I would use every time I use the car, as opposed to the moonroof that is used only occasionally.
#3332 of 3457 Re: Outback Special Appearance [cmuniz]
Dec 28, 2012 (9:15 am)
Let me ask something ... if you have keyless entry/start and the car battery dies or your key fob battery dies, does that mean you are completely locked out of the car? Is there a manual way to unlock?
#3333 of 3457 Re: Outback Special Appearance [JPham]
Dec 29, 2012 (5:27 am)
They have back-up keys for both the doors and ignition that fit inside the FOB.
#3334 of 3457 Re: Outback Special Appearance [cmuniz]
Dec 29, 2012 (7:52 am)
Can you please tell me how this back-up key would work to start the ignition? Does it override the start/stop switch?
#3335 of 3457 Dealers not budging
Dec 29, 2012 (2:45 pm)
2 dealers in my area (ny) are saying there is no manufacturer support on the outback yet people on this forum are getting deals well below invoice. What is the real story - are the dealers not being truthful?
#3336 of 3457 Re: Outback Special Appearance [zinderman]
Dec 29, 2012 (6:44 pm)
The special appearance package includes a remote fob that has a metal key that will unlock the drivers/passengers door in the event that the the remote will not unlock the car or the battery in the fob is dead. Note this key will not start the car as there is no slot in which to insert the key. To start the car in the event that the battery is dead the fob must be placed touching the push button start switch and once the car validates the code in the fob the push button will turn green and the car will start.
Note that the transponder in the fob will be interrogated by the car and does not require power if it is placed very near the push button switch. The battery in the fob only extends the range.
A rather innovative idea.
#3337 of 3457 Re: Outback Special Appearance [radiowave3]
Dec 30, 2012 (4:36 am)
That is innovative!! The others cars I know that have pushbutton start do have a slot for the key and then you push the button after inserting the key.
#3338 of 3457 Re: 2013 2.5i Premium CVT w/ All Weather Package [jacksan1]
Dec 30, 2012 (1:20 pm)
Wow, congratulations on the great deal! Would you mind sharing the dealership you worked with?
We're also in the Twin Cities and are currently negotiating for a 2013 2.5i.
#3339 of 3457 OVERPRICED IN ARIZONA!!!!!
Dec 30, 2012 (8:21 pm)
Hello, I know that most people want to feel like they got a great deal. Most of the postings I read about the purchase OTD purchase price show AMAZING savings off the MSRP. WAY under dealer invoice for 2013 Outbacks even as early as June 2013 before end of the year clearances. Are dealers really cutting into their profits to get rid of these highly rated cars? Is there such a superfluous inventory of Outbacks just sitting on their lots? Or are people really getting these deals? I really hope so. I know no one wants to feel like a sucker or a fool but I really want to make sure that these are facts being posted here and not just egos.
I wanted to ask if I really got a good deal with my purchase and would appreciate a honest answer. I looked at Consumer Reports, Edmunds, and TrueCar to get the dealer's invoice pricing and "good" pricing. I sent out emails to ALL the Fleet Managers what I was looking for. Looked at their inventory to see how much room I had for negotiating. I had narrowed it down to the 2.5i Limited in Ice Silver, Venetian Red, Crystal Black Silica or Graphite Gray Metallic. I only wanted the Moonroof Package.
Now I live in AZ now and the taxes are ridiculous!!!! It ranges from ~8.8-9.1% tax. So on $30,000 I am already paying a minimum of $2,640 in just TAXES. So all four dealerships gave me prices between $28,992-$29,700. This was below the prices from the websites previously mentioned. I compared their tax rates, Doc fees, License & Registration, and miscellaneous BS charges like VTR, etc.
2013 Subaru Limited 2.5i
PRICE: $29,641.20 Moonroof Package, Remote start, Rear Bumper, cargo nets for the back & sides
$369 Doc Fee (This dealer had the cheapest one out of all four dealerships. It is pre-printed into their contract.)
$510 DMV Fees
$2,608 TAXES!!!!>.< TOTAL PRICE: $33,128 Did anyone in AZ get a better price? And to those who were able to get a better price, congratulations! I am a little envious but happy for you... Is the Body Side Moulding, Rear Bumper corner Mouldings, and Moonroof Air Deflector worth purchasing? THANKS!