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Subaru Legacy, Car Leasing, Sedan, Wagon
#307 of 598 Re: lease Subaru Legacy LTD 2009 (not the GT) [chuck68516]
Apr 06, 2009 (9:57 pm)
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!!
I was on my way to the dealer, stopped home for the title and thankfully checked my email. I had my father with me and we were so thankful for your guidance. I did not go through with the deal. After sharing with him your findings, the dealer offered me:
2009 Legacy Special Ed (instead of the LTD)
$5000.00 cash for my car (2003 PT Cruiser GT- with all the extras in good condition)
$280.00 monthly/36/12,000 - no hidden fees- all taxes included, included Philadelphia, PA tax
Dealer also will add the leather/heated seats in the SE (as I liked them in the LTD)
It was late and decided to make the decision tomorrow- now today 4/7
My dad and I thought it sounded pretty good. Your thoughts if I could inquire again?
One other Q-- I saw a review on consumer reports which stated the car had a problem in emergency situations with "It loses major points for handling that gets tricky in emergency maneuvers. " I think the review was not current even though it came up on a 2009 search. Didn't find any reivews that duplicated that-- any knowledge here. Sorry for the note length!!!! Thank you!!!!
#308 of 598 Re: lease Subaru Legacy LTD 2009 (not the GT) [joymom]
Apr 07, 2009 (8:45 am)
Wow. He gave you cash for your car? So you didn't put money down on the lease? I hope not. Good job. Sounds like a pretty solid deal. Maybe could've done a little better but since they are putting in leather seats and giving you cash for your trade in I'd say it is a nice deal. Congrats.
#309 of 598 Re: lease Subaru Legacy LTD 2009 (not the GT) [chuck68516]
Apr 07, 2009 (9:35 am)
DId you edit this message? I thought it expressed a negative response and requested additional? Well , here are the details-- YES, cash for my car and NO i would keep it and put it toward the payments.
Well here is the info supplied from a second dealer:
MSRP: 25,903 SUBARU LEGACY SE (NOT LTD)
SALES PRICE: 21.575 (includes leather seats - heated added in by dealer)
INCLUDED ALL FEES w/exception of $187.00 tags and reg
57% RESIDUAL $14,764.71
.00170 MONEY FACTOR
my credit: 773
10% PHILA. SALES TAX rate
36 mth/ 12,000 mi year
My car: I receive $5,000 cash (2003 PT Cruiser GT- very good cond)
The dealer does state inspections at no cost to me for the 3 years
(after 3 years if I don't buy a SUBARU- I pay $300.00 bank charges)
I truly appreciate your help-- you have been a WONDERFUL resource and I am so very grateful!!!!!!!!
#310 of 598 Re: lease Subaru Legacy LTD 2009 (not the GT) [joymom]
Apr 07, 2009 (5:32 pm)
Yeah, I did edit my intitial response. I originally thought you said you traded in the car for $5,000. Then I went back and saw that you said you received cash. I think you did great. Good job.
#311 of 598 Re: lease Subaru Legacy LTD 2009 (not the GT) [chuck68516]
Apr 07, 2009 (6:45 pm)
It went even better..
5,000 cash and $280 X 36 mo -- everything included. I drove the car home minutes ago. If you were local, I would send you a cake! Blessings!!! I am amazingly thankful to you!!! I am praying blessings to you this evening and the Lord to give you the desire of you heart in His will.
#312 of 598 Re: lease Subaru Legacy LTD 2009 (not the GT) [joymom]
Apr 07, 2009 (8:20 pm)
Glad everything worked out. Also, glad to help. I hope I can get as good of a deal when I finally commit.
#313 of 598 Lease :l2009 Legacy SE
Apr 08, 2009 (6:08 pm)
So here's the deal i was given over the phone tonight. It sounds good to me, just thinking it through and asking for your thoughts.
2009 Legacy SE
Deal - 20565 (after $1500 rebate and plus the $695 destination charge)
$256 /month (271 with tax) pay only $271 and drive away.
I was looking to get to $250 and they said if I put $500 down + $250 first month I'd be on my way.
I seriously doubt I can find a better offer...thoughts?
Now, if i can just convince the wife....
#314 of 598 Re: Lease :l2009 Legacy SE [jstlookin]
Apr 08, 2009 (8:49 pm)
for how many months?
and what mileage per year?
#315 of 598 Re: Lease :l2009 Legacy SE [jstlookin]
Apr 08, 2009 (8:54 pm)
Keep holding out. Here's my latest quote:
Manufacturer's List Price : $23,825.00
Heuberger Motors Internet Price: $19,677.00 (Including $595 Acquistion Fee).
The Legacy SE I'm looking at is almost $1,000 higher MSRP and is almost $1,000 lower sale price. That equals $241.69 monthly payment on a 36 month/ 12K per year lease including my 7% sales tax and ZERO down. The only reason I haven't signed the lease agreement yet is I have one dealer telling me they can add the $1400 Special Edition discount back onto MSRP to calculate the residual and one dealer telling me they can't/won't do that. The dealer that will doesn't have the car I want. If I can convince Heuberger Motors to use the pre discounted sticker price of $25,225 my monthly payment will be $219.45 including tax.
You should be able to get a loaded out 2.5i Limited for $275 a month with zero down. I'd hold out a while longer. Plus, the 2010 Legacy is going to be completely redesigned so the 2009's will soon be even less attractive. Hold out 1-2 more months and you'll be able to get a 2009 for under $200 with nothing down.
#316 of 598 Re: Lease :l2009 Legacy SE [chuck68516]
Apr 09, 2009 (4:58 am)
Its a 36 month lease 12,000 miles /year.
The MSRP was the same as yours (chuck), i just used the Edmunds MSRP. They are e-mailing me the sticker today so I can compare it.
As far as residual, I am using the $14,XXX from the Subaru website on the details of the lease offer.
Big question, when using an online lease calculator, I couldn't get the standard Subaru lease offer to work without removing $300, so that is what I was using as a baseline. Do you happen to know where that comes from?
When I get home and see the sticker price, I will put all the details in.
Thanks for your help!