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#815 of 1436 Price of 2006 Foreseter: Is it worth waiting for a couple more months?
Jun 27, 2006 (5:04 pm)
Greetings to Everyone,
I am new to the forum here. Got to learn a lot about forester in the last one month from this forum and the subaruforester.org. Thanks to everyone for their contribution.
I have pretty much decided to get 2006 X with Premium Pkg.
Is there a chance that Subaru might give $2000 on X with Premium Pkg. ?
I would like to hear from the experienced folks in the forum here. In the past, does subaru give better pricing towards the end of the year? Or whatever they offer now is pretty much what I can expect for the rest of the year?
San Jose, CA
#816 of 1436 Re: Price of 2006 Foreseter: Is it worth waiting for a couple more months? [fxter]
Jun 28, 2006 (5:24 am)
I've been following the pricing patterns for 9 years now, and my educated guess is no.
And believe me, I care, that's exactly the model I want, and exactly the discount that might be enough of a kick in the pants for me to trade in my '98.
Right now the X is such a screaming deal, the Premium package is just too expensive. The street price jumps up from $19k to almost $22k.
#817 of 1436 Re: Price of 2006 Foreseter: Is it worth waiting for a couple more months? [ateixeira]
Jun 29, 2006 (8:09 am)
What?!?! Our resident fence sitter can't seriously be thinking about falling off! I hope Sandy doesn't find out
#818 of 1436 Re: Price of 2006 Foreseter: Is it worth waiting for a couple more months? [p0926]
Jun 29, 2006 (9:26 am)
To be honest the timing is not ideal. I have to pay for 5 tickets to Brazil, since we're going in December. That's about $6 grand ... ouch!
I could sell the '93 Miata and the '98 Forester and get a Limited, since the moonroof is virtually a convertible, but I'm not sure I want to go back to having only one car. The 2nd one comes in handy once in a while.
#819 of 1436 Re: Price of 2006 Foreseter: Is it worth waiting for a couple more months? [ateixeira]
Jun 29, 2006 (2:37 pm)
I know what you mean...
Ever since, I got my car totalled(99 Accord) in april, I have been spending about an hour or two every day, on the web reading about foresters! I had high hopes, that 2006-models' price would fall, once the 2007 models are released for sale!!
If the rebate is going to be same i.e. $2000 on X, and $1000 on other models... why do they make these rebates valid until a certain date!! Only to re-instate again a few days after that period is over !
#820 of 1436 Re: Price of 2006 Foreseter: Is it worth waiting for a couple more months? [fxter]
Jun 30, 2006 (6:06 am)
They keep us guessing!
#821 of 1436 Re: Price of 2006 Foreseter: Is it worth waiting for a couple more months?
Jun 30, 2006 (6:58 am)
quote: "why do they make these rebates valid until a certain date!! Only to re-instate again a few days after that period is over?"
To make you think you have to buy now and better not wait until next month. It's marketing 101.
#822 of 1436 Re: Test drive of '06 base X model [au1994]
Jun 30, 2006 (8:48 am)
I have a 2006 Forester X, and after driving it, it still has a slight burning smell -- it has 1500 miles or so on it. When I first got it, it had a burning smell almost like a skunk smell. Sometimes it smells a little like radiator/anti-freeze. Mine has squeaks, too -- but they are in the dash where the clear plastic covers the gauges.
This is my first Forester, and I am only somewhat happy with it. I've primarily had Jeeps, and I can't wait to go back to one. Unfortunately, that will probably be a while since I've had the Forester only for two months.
Anyone ever been in this situation where you buy a car and don't really, really like it? Any way to sell it or trade it without being upside down in the next vehicle?? I guess I should just be happy that I have a car and stop whining. . .
#823 of 1436 Re: Test drive of '06 base X model [mb789]
Jun 30, 2006 (9:18 am)
The thing with Foresters, and most Subarus for that matter, is that they are good, solid, dependable cars. However, they usually come with a full assortment of annoyances. Most people learn to live with them, but some get rid of them shortly after purchase.
If you get rid of it right after the purchase, you'll be taking a huge hit on depreciation, so you need to weigh this carefully.
#824 of 1436 Roof Rack Removal...
Jul 01, 2006 (9:43 am)
OK, I am not your typical Subie owner (ok, that is a bit of an oxymoron, but let's move on!)...I am wondering if it would be wise (and doable) to remove the roof rack from my 06 Forester X. I do not use the rack for anything. So, should I be happy and leave well enough alone, or should I see what happens? Thanks.