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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#419 of 3409 Re: Subaru Outback: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [KarenS]
by l.l. cool bean
Feb 01, 2005 (4:09 pm)
2005 Outback L.L. Bean 6,700 miles. It had been registered to the dealership, so I'll be the second owner.
The sales experience was good, at Continental Motors in Anchorage, Alaska.
My relative happiness with the price is largely impacted by the beating I took on my trade--a 2004 Volvo. But the dealership did as well by me as they could, I think. They aren't going to be missing any meals because of this deal, but they offered me a decent deal, so we're taking it.
To answer the question, the car was listed at $27,999. For an almost new Outback L.L. Bean in Alaska, that seems like a good price.
There was a 2005 Outback XT 5 speed with 50 miles on it at the same price. We decided on the automatic to maintain family harmony and hopefully maintain a better resale value and lower insurance costs. We'll see...
#420 of 3409 Dealer Prices vs. Online Info
Feb 01, 2005 (7:49 pm)
Anyone with insight into why price sheets dealers are showing have both MSRP and invoice higher than what's given on Edmunds and KBB? (looking at the Outback 2.5i Limited)
#421 of 3409 Re: Dealer Prices vs. Online Info [jaj]
Feb 02, 2005 (8:36 am)
$275 advertising fee? If that's the discrepancy, that's it.
Feb 02, 2005 (8:36 am)
Yeah, for Alaska that is great. I've heard stories of people going to Seattle to get a decent deal. So you did fine.
6700 miles isn't even broken in yet.
jaj: are they including regional ad fees, maybe? Or are they higher across the board?
If the MSRP matches, I'd believe the KBB and Edmunds numbers. If prices went up, they should all have gone up, MSRP too.
#423 of 3409 Can you get a good price when not in stock?
Feb 06, 2005 (11:22 am)
I am looking to buy a base 2.5i 5-spd with mirror/compass and Willow Green exterior. I could not find one anywhere in my area in stock according to the subaru check inventory web site. The local dealer (Saint Paul, MN) has three silver units advertised at about 22,500 which is about what I would want to pay. Can I still expect to get to this price if it has to be ordered? Has anyone done this (ordered a low end outback and negotiated a good price)?
#424 of 3409 Can you get a good price...
Feb 07, 2005 (5:21 am)
piperboy72, I would think a dealer would be more motivated to discount something sitting right on his lot than having to go through the time and hassle to order something; but I could be wrong.
I thought the silver was very sharp and would have preferred that. Instead, I settled on a white over silver.
Feb 07, 2005 (12:22 pm)
Not sure if I posted this correctly:
The other day I saw a 2.5i (non Limited) with the larger XT wheels and leather?? I actually took a double take and looked over the car to make sure it was not a limited. This was possible, as the car was in a parking lot. I noticed it truly was a base model 2.5i (No sunroof, non matching door handles, etc). Is it possible to order this car with the larger wheels and leather? Does anyone think Subaru will offer incentives for the Outback anytime soon?
#426 of 3409 Re: Subaru VIP [puckcoach3]
Feb 07, 2005 (12:59 pm)
Subaru has several VIP partners.
If you become a member of Leave No Trace (www.lnt.org) you can buy a new Subaru at invoice. Mmebership prices start at only $15. The down side is, you must be a LNT member for at least 6 months to qualify for the VIP program pricing.
I have purchased 3 Subarus through the VIP program. It's great! You are told to contact a specific individual at your local Subaru Dealer. He tells you to pick out a Subaru, shows you the invoice, and you pay the invoice price plus tax, license and documentation fees. No haggling. The only variable is the value of your trade-in. If you have no trade-in, you just drive away smiling.
#427 of 3409 Re: Dealer Prices vs. Online Info [jaj]
Feb 07, 2005 (1:16 pm)
Subaru increased prices last fall. Edmunds is probbaly showing the 05 prices prior to the increase.
#428 of 3409 Is Orangelebaron here?
Feb 10, 2005 (9:07 pm)
I saw you purchased your LL Bean at Grand Prix in Hicksville. How has your buying experience been? Would you mind disclosing your purchase price before tax and title? I have had the same experience as you. I liked Metric but their price is high. You can e-mail me if you'd prefer not to disclose it in a public forum. Thank you