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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#476 of 3392 Re: Newbie With Subie [sparkycat]
Mar 26, 2005 (12:54 pm)
As previously posted, I paid $17,340 for my 2004 2.5, 5 speed Outback Wagon 7 months ago from Mc Curley Subaru in Pasco Washington, and so far, I am very happy with it and have had no problems.
However, my previous post met with some skepticism about the amount paid. Well in today's paper, Mc Curley is offering the 2005 2.5 wagon for $18,751 (I can scan in the ad if anyone is still skeptical).
I have no problem with the amount paid for the base model. However I do not understand the huge difference between the base model and the other models. I show these copied from above as reference:
Other dealer cash prices that I found (before dealer admin fees, tax, registration) were:
$31,644 in Carson City, NV
$31,999 in Walnut Creek, CA
$32,104 in Livermore, CA
$32,280 in Napa, CA
$32,394 (no homelink) in Fairfield, CA (but very good prices on 05 LL Bean wagons)
To me this means more than $15,000 for JUST the engine, sunroof, Climate Control, leather interior and auto trans (and possibly VDC?).
Now as far as I know NO ONE has ever complained about the functioning of the standard heater, A/C controls. But EVERYONE has complained about the Climate Control.....so WHY should you pay MORE for something disfunctional? Someone please help me out here and tell me how an optional engine etc. can be worth more than 50% of the total price of the car to YOU.
#477 of 3392 Re: Newbie With Subie [63corvette]
Mar 26, 2005 (5:37 pm)
thanks for your post - it's been a while since someone posted some deals being offered.
I suspect some people are sceptics of such a good deal AFTER they paid more?
Anyway, I would agree with you that the extra bells and wistles are usually come with quite a mark up. The dealer in this case is likely luring in the buyer with a "strippie" knowing that many people will get emotional over a garage door opener or something bell or wistle they are used to having.
#478 of 3392 Leasing an '05 Outback XT ltd.
Mar 26, 2005 (6:23 pm)
Can someone give me an idea of what a reasonable lease rate would be for a 3 year, 12,000 mile lease for a 2005 Outback XT Limited? Thanks!
(p.s. I live in Chicago)
#479 of 3392 Re: Newbie With Subie [63corvette]
Mar 27, 2005 (9:19 am)
You are right! I have a 2001 base Forester w/auto. It handles beautifully on winding mountain roads. In the snow - I now shovel AFTER I do the errands.
There is no NEED for the other options, however, like most people I desire them.
Wanting is a far more pleasurable experience than having.
#480 of 3392 2005 VDC Wagon
Mar 27, 2005 (3:25 pm)
Just got a Champagne Gold 3.0L VDC wagon with the Popular equipment group (auto dimming mirror and perimeter security alarm), all weather mats, center armrest extension, sdaf (not sure what this is), for $30,923 - $1000 below invoice. I haven't seen any published dealer incentives, so I'm not sure why the dealer gave it to me below invoice. I'm not complaining, though. So far, I'm pretty happy with it, though, I wish I could put the baby seat in the center.
#481 of 3392 Anyone have the residual values?
Mar 28, 2005 (10:44 am)
Anyone know what the residual values are for the 2005 Outback and Legacy on a 3 year lease, 36000 miles (12k/yr)?
#482 of 3392 Re: timing and discount [jds2]
Mar 29, 2005 (11:59 am)
Hi. I paid $30,233 for my 05 LLBean in August. I am in VT where Subaru has a huge market too. I think I got a good deal then. I think you should be able to do even better now. At least $29,500 or so!
Apr 01, 2005 (11:20 am)
Received offer from the dealer at $22,695 for the 2.5i. From what i see, this is a pretty good price. Has anyone gotten this car at this price or lower? Not sure how much haggle room there might be left or if i should even bother.
Hoping this will be the perfect family awd vehicle for the NH area.
#484 of 3392 Re: Subaru Bucks! [occking]
Apr 05, 2005 (7:55 am)
If the two cards are on the same amount, you are still limited to the $500/yr. Check out the Citi DriversEdge card. It is earning 5% on all purchases till September. Can earn up to $500.
#485 of 3392 MD price for 2.5i
Apr 06, 2005 (10:18 am)
As I recall, my 2.5i was $22,250 back in December. I figured that to be $900 under invoice, plus I got 1.9% financing and a 24 month free maintenance booklet. I thought that was a very good deal and even drove 350 miles round trip to do it. I would guess demand and prices to be a bit more, being a bit farther north.