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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#3339 of 3392 OVERPRICED IN ARIZONA!!!!!
Dec 30, 2012 (9:21 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!
#3340 of 3392 Subaru Extended Warranty
Dec 31, 2012 (4:43 pm)
Hi. I just purchased a Subaru Limited Standard package for $26366 + TTL. I took an 7/70000 Subaru extended warranty for $1000 with the option of cancelling within 30 days if I choose.
Is $1000 a good deal for an extended warranty thru Subaru?
#3341 of 3392 Re: Subaru Extended Warranty [gopey]
Dec 31, 2012 (5:49 pm)
Someone else was just quoted $1500.
#3342 of 3392 Re: Subaru Extended Warranty [gopey]
Dec 31, 2012 (6:14 pm)
Whoops. I meant "$27366"
#3343 of 3392 Re: Subaru Extended Warranty [gopey]
Jan 01, 2013 (2:59 pm)
If it's the Gold Plus Warranty then you got an amazing deal!
Congratulations. I am officially jealous! LOL
#3344 of 3392 Re: Subaru Extended Warranty [gopey]
Jan 04, 2013 (7:27 am)
Can I know where dealer is and the contact information? I am looking for a 2013 Outback. I locate in Philadelphia. Thank you very much.
#3345 of 3392 Re: Subaru Extended Warranty [cwstrees]
Jan 04, 2013 (7:19 pm)
I am on the opposite side of the country from Philadelphia. I am sure you can find dozens of dealers within 100 miles of your location. I would reccommend to contact multiple Internet managers and pick the best deal combined with a trustworthy dealership
#3346 of 3392 Re: OVERPRICED IN ARIZONA!!!!! [nyaz1]
Jan 04, 2013 (7:46 pm)
As far as great deals, I think it depends on what part of the country you live in. In the Northwest where I live Subarus tend to cost a bit more ($500) compared to Northern California?
I feel that some price postings are true. However, I do think other postings are a bit skewed because they had a trade in vehicle. As part of their buying process, dealers are known to give you a "fantastic" deal on the new car but make up for it by giving you less on your trade in.
For myself, I felt that the dealerships I went to were not giving me a fair price for my trade in vehicle. I decided to take the car to other dealerships (not Subaru) and see if they were interested in buying the car outright.
I sold my car to a dealer that actually paid above my target price I had in mind. After selling the vehicle I made an appointment with a Subaru dealer that I agreed to a set price thru Internet sales. And, I bought a brand new Outback.
By contacting several dealers and doing extra leg work on selling my vehicle, I came out $2500 ahead compared to my first dealership's "final " offer on trade in/ purchase of the Outback. Thank goodness I walked away from that encounter. What a blessing!
I hope this info helps.
#3347 of 3392 Re: Outback Special Appearance [radiowave3]
Jan 09, 2013 (6:54 pm)
Hmm..so the fob is completely dead but the ignition button can still detect it? I'm trying to get a no fuss reliable people mover that is not european, and I'm looking at a 2013 OB H6. The thing is there're lots of complaints about Subaru cars. Like the alarm set off will cause the car to quit starting 2 days later, transmission problems, some kind of gasket leak, pipes problems, etc. and on top of it mpg is not that great from gov.org, manufacturer support is not commendable, and repair cost is high. If I want no mfg supports, high repair costs and lots of annoying problems from a car, I can continue to drive european.
But what would be a good price for a 2013 OB H6 OTD? That is what you got? what car price, all fees, and taxes in dollar and rate? Thanks.
Jan 14, 2013 (12:17 pm)
Hi- My first post here. I have found these forums very helpful, but we just bought our first new car in 12 years. We bought on 12/31. Anyway, new to us is:
2013 Outback Limited
A few other plastic things added
MSRP: about $32,200
Paid: $27,400 (before tax, title, registration)
Dealer: Putnam Subaru in Burlingame, CA. Salesman was Adil.
Emailed all of the dealers in the Bay Area, and found a range of about $2K. We did not trade our old car, so this pricing doesn't reflect a trade.
Happy shopping. So far, we are really enjoying the car.