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Subaru Baja, Truck, SUV
Jun 30, 2004 (7:36 am)
Aim for $1000 under invoice, use Edmunds' tools to figure out what that is with the options on the car.
They get a 2% holdback, but the dealer's gotta eat. Work a good deal and establish a good working relationship with the dealer. I think in the long run that'll really pay off.
#16 of 44 Re: [ateixeira #15]
Jun 30, 2004 (9:01 am)
Thanks Juice! I'm glad you read this forum!
Yeah, what is happening is that they are quoting me at $20,687, but the car is in Ontario, CA which means it needs to be 'specially' shipped for an additional $350. This makes it about $21,037 total with that extra shipping cost.
Edmunds says my car with my options as invoice is $21,451. I"m not sure if that 'extra' shipping fee is really needed, but they keep telling me they can't drop it - I'm not sure if I can totally believe that, but i"m waiting to hear from another dealer to see if they can waive that fee. If that fee is a must, I was hoping to pay $20800 which would be invoice cost of $20450(including my options) + $350 shipping.
I really appreciate your advice - thanks!!
Jul 01, 2004 (3:26 am)
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#18 of 44 Re: Chat time [pf_flyer #17]
Jul 01, 2004 (4:16 am)
All things Subaru is the general theme, but anything automotive is fair game too.
Hey Bob, you forgot to mention FOOD! LOL
#19 of 44 Baja 05/04/03?
Mar 13, 2005 (5:08 pm)
I have an 04 sitting in my drive way. The dealer let me take it home...doomsday. I love the drive, the turbo is great, but I think I could deal without it. Does anyone know the difference between the 03/03/05? I'd like to get the cost down a little...This one is :
04 turbo manual
2,000 miles (demo model)
all the other standard stuff
I haven't even negotiated, but they told me they could do 23,000. I think this is too high, but like I said I haven't even tried to do better yet, I just want to see what my options might be as far as other used bajas.
#20 of 44 Re: Chat time [dcm61]
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Mar 14, 2005 (5:24 am)
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Mar 14, 2005 (8:11 am)
The 03 had a single model that came loaded up, I believe leather was standard.
In 04 they split the line and had a Sport (cloth, no turbo) and the Turbo (leather, turbo). They also got a suspension lift, so they sit taller.
If you like sitting high, go for an 04 or later. But I would not get a turbo at all if you don't think you want the extra power because you'll be using more fuel and premium fuel at that.
#22 of 44 model difference?
Mar 16, 2005 (8:52 am)
Is the ride effected by the ride height difference?
What is the most comparabkle vehicle to the Baja? rides like car, 4 doors, truck utility?
Mar 16, 2005 (1:18 pm)
I have not driven one. Believe it or not! LOL
Right now it might be the only truly compact Crew Cab on the market. There isn't anything like it, to be honest.
4 cylinder turbo optional car-based crew cab pickup?
#24 of 44 why no incentives?
Mar 17, 2005 (8:41 am)
I never see Bajas on the road here in AZ, and the incentives & rebates never are as good as they are on Foresters for example.
But if Subaru needs to move the poor-selling Baja, why aren't there better incentives? If I could get one below invoice I'd think about it. Getting a Forester $2k below invoice is easy with current rebates.