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Subaru Forester, Wagon, SUV
#474 of 1436 Re: A little help here!!!
Feb 24, 2006 (6:17 pm)
I presently own a 2.5i ltd outback, have had it 14 months now, almost 37k & very pleased with it. Want to trade in my wife's 97 Isuzu (a Honda clone) & considering the Foresters.
I can't believe how peppier the 173 hp 4 is compared to the 168 in my Outback. But I suspect the ride not as "car like" as Outback.
I can get the Forester X Limited with premium package for around 22,400, supposedly around $3000 less than list. Or, for $23,400 & I can get the 1.9 financing. How does that sound?
Comparing it to a 2005 Mazda MPV. Quite a few of those left over. Can get one quite loaded sunroof, auto doors, side air bags,, traction control, etc., for just about the same price. Still want the third seat option, which is not an option on Subaru, unless I spring for the Tribeca but too expensive.
#475 of 1436 Re: A little help here!!! [occking]
Feb 25, 2006 (8:02 am)
I'm actually in the market for a Forester X Limited with the premium package. Was your quote of $23,400 (less $1,000) the price for manual or auto trans? I got the same quote (over the phone) for a manual before any options. I'm planning on going to the dealer with check in hand. At that time I expect to negotiate a better price ....maybe somewhere between 22,800 and 23,100.
Also, beware of extra charges like doc fees etc...
Does anyone know whether the $1,000 cash back will be extended past February 28th?
#476 of 1436 Re: A little help here!!! [billsolo]
Feb 25, 2006 (1:23 pm)
I got a quote based on MSWRP of 25,570 for the Forster X Premium of $22,284. That included the $1000 rebate. If I opted for the 1.9 financing would have been 23,284. This was from Somerset Subaru, Somerset, MA. I have a feeling I insisted, could have gotten a better deal. Turned out I fixed the brakes & installed new tires today on the potential trade in so will not be in the market for approx 18 months. In the meantime, my "Subaru Bucks" will keep accumulating!
I am sure I could have gotten the price down at least to $22,000 or less, and probably have received one year of free oil changes also if I was persistent (with the high mileage I put on of approx 32k per year, that's worth a few hundred dollars.
#477 of 1436 Re: A little help here!!! [occking]
Feb 25, 2006 (1:24 pm)
Oh, Forgot to say -- that was for an automatic!
#478 of 1436 Questions about bug deflectors for the forester..
Feb 27, 2006 (8:24 am)
I have 2006 Forester X-premium. I am looking at getting a bug deflector put on at our dealership. The cost would be $98.00 instuled. A couple of questions.
1. Is that a good price?
2. Are bug deflectors worth puttin on?
3. When on, do they make a wistling noise as some others do?
4. Do they really keep the bugs off the windshield when driving?
5. Who has them on theirs?
Thanks for any information and thougths. I greatly appreciate it.
#479 of 1436 Re: Questions about bug deflectors for the forester.. [jeep1988]
Feb 27, 2006 (7:25 pm)
Walk through a parking lot and check the windshields on the cars and trucks that have bug deflectors. I had one on a Ford truck and all it did was mess up the spray on the windshield washers.
#480 of 1436 Re: Questions about bug deflectors for the forester.. [huey3]
Feb 28, 2006 (4:33 am)
While we are on the topic of accessories, has anyone have any experience with the dust deflector for the rear window or the sporty spoiler. I like the look of the spoiler but know know if it serves any real purpose.
#481 of 1436 March better incentives???
Feb 28, 2006 (4:50 am)
I just got an e-mail from a dealer saying to stop "buy" this weekend. They will have some X automatic Foresters for 19,995...exactly 1000 less than a month ago...
I had heard somewhere that Subaru was going to have a big March 06 sale of some sort. I am taking this as a hint...
Feb 28, 2006 (7:20 am)
My 1999 Forester died in a freak accident (it's only mostly dead... the timing belt snapped and a bolt bent a valve stem) so I'm in the market for a new vehicle. I test-drove a 2006 Forester 5-spd, the low-end model, on Saturday. The only problems I had were with the ridiculous head rests (I tend to like to look forward, not down, when I drive) and the clutch. The clutch was not as "tight" as the one on my Subaru. It felt very loose to me. Is this typical?
I also tested a Mazda5, which is the only other model in serious contention at this time. The shifting on the Mazda was so much nicer, but we also like to be able to tow a boat, or at least stick our bike rack in a hitch.
Has anyone else debated seriously between these two models? I know they're very different and that the Subaru is objectively a better car, but my family is fond of the lower price and the cabin space for passengers in the Mazda.
Vanity-wise, I have to admit I'm not crazy about the Forester colors. Why did they get rid of the Acacia Green? I can say right now that if there had been an Acacia Green 5-spd on the lot that shifted like my old Forester, I would have probably driven off the lot.
Thanks for any help!
#483 of 1436 Subaru Bucks
Feb 28, 2006 (10:33 am)
Simple question: What are they and how do I get some?!
I would love to trade my 4Runner for an LL Bean Forester, but would wait a few months if there is an opportunity to earn some 'credit'.