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#3420 of 3510 I bought a 2013 forester premium
Feb 01, 2013 (8:38 am)
Jan 31, 2013 (9:08 pm)
Would like to know what kind of deal I got.. 2013 Subaru legacy x premium MSRP 26,484. Price paid $23961 OTD which includes 7.725% tax and all fees. The discount off MSRP was exactly $4235. All I paid for was tax, I told them that I'm not paying for any doc fees or any other fees. So math was simple MSRP $26484-discount of $4235 plus tax 7.725% $1712= a out the door price of $23961. I also had them throw in all weather floor mats which is a $60 value. What are your thoughts? I haggled the most I could haggle, I really played hard ball to get what I got. I'm really curious to see if I got a average deal or just mediocre ? They made it sound like I stole the car, so I'm really curious to hear how I really did.
#3421 of 3510 Re: Just purchased!! [dasanii19]
Feb 01, 2013 (12:57 pm)
If 26,484 was the MSRP before TTL, and you paid $23,961 OTD with that tax, I'd say you stole the bugger! Nicely done!
#3422 of 3510 Re: I bought a 2013 forester premium [dasanii19]
Feb 01, 2013 (12:58 pm)
Were any weapons involved when you stole that car?
#3423 of 3510 Re: I bought a 2013 forester premium [dasanii19]
Feb 01, 2013 (1:00 pm)
Thanks for the further clarification (I should have read that message first!). Invoice on this car is over $24,000, so you were about 2K under invoice. They didn't make any money on the sale of your car, I'll just say that. They must have made it up in monthly incentives from the manufacturer, otherwise there wouldn't have been any point in them selling you that car!
#3424 of 3510 Re: I bought a 2013 forester premium [xwesx]
Feb 01, 2013 (1:39 pm)
Above average deal then? After all said and done, the salesman said they were at the last day of the month and needed to 4 more new cars to sell. Is 2k below invoice a good score or typical? Thanks so much for the responses!
#3425 of 3510 Re: did all of my buying via internet... [xwesx]
Feb 01, 2013 (1:56 pm)
Yikes! 2 posts in my inbox on my 1st ever Edmunds.com post. The base price was $27K, then I got to ordering a front-end hood protecting shield, they call it a bra, it's not, bras are what I had on an old Jeep Wrangler, made of leather, and pop on or off, this is molded synthetic and metal composite, and once bonded on it isn't coming off. It's another layer against the pebbles and ice chunks that breed all over my part of the Pacific North-west. Also back-up warning audio indicator (not viewer screen), a Sirius satellite radio install ($550!), window tinting, remote engine starter, and with tax, registration, license, tabs and it ended up at $31,500, and the Sirius radio packet I want is like $14 a month. Just music. I extended 3/36 to bumber 2 bumper 7/100 and added roadside help with that. It depends on what an end user wants out of the vehicle and where in the US they buy, plus what they have in barganing clout/savvy or trade in to off-set full cost of the extras they add or (like me) have removed like GPS as I don't need the HAL 9000 taking over my wonderful ride. "Turn right here Dave, proceed to drive off the cliff!"
Probably a reference lost on any but Sci-Fi movie gurus.
#3426 of 3510 Re: I bought a 2013 forester premium [dasanii19]
Feb 01, 2013 (2:21 pm)
It's not a good score at all.
Rather, it is almost unbelievably fantastic! I'd say you did as well as you could possibly expect to do. The dealership staff weren't joking when they said you were getting a good deal. That said, they wouldn't have sold it if it didn't further their bottom line (assuming they sold those other three units, that is!).
#3427 of 3510 Re: I bought a 2013 forester premium [xwesx]
Feb 01, 2013 (3:03 pm)
Awesome thank you!!!!! I also got 0% financing. I put $1000 down and my payment is around $365 which I'm ok with because its all going to principle. I was thinking about putting more down (like 5k) but being it only moved the payment down $16 per 1k it didn't make much sense, I'd rather have that money in my bank. Make sense? I hope so
#3428 of 3510 Re: FXT : Wolf in Sheep's Clothing [bobshere1]
Feb 01, 2013 (3:24 pm)
I don't think Subaru makes a bad vehicle, the NTSB has rated the various models safest passenger cars since Moses was a Private. My dictate was find a mid-sized safe and utile SUV, it HAD to be a manual and Subaru is one of very few left in the Man-Tran game that sells 5-stick shift MT's , unless U like 6-shift, the new way to mess up your knee by keeping it in constant clutching in & out pumping the car along, too Fred Flintstone for me, and for me in any 4-banger (even Suby's latest powerful HP output hybrids of their boxer engine), that's about one gear-shift too many for me, it is not a Mac-Truck or some sports afterburner speed racer. FYI, I joined the Subaru USA web site as a lowly lurking member (https://www.subaru.com/index.html). There (for members only I guess) I looked at the past 2-decades of Subaru safety, evolution, successes and not so hot widgets that come & go over models, years and driver wants. Big factor Subaru recalls, some models, makes and years do seem to spend more time in the dealership than out on the road. From Subaru's USA URL I downloaded all my model's 14 part manuals (in PDF) on my 2013 Forester, followed a link on that URL to Sirius, wasn't even going to go there until I listened to some killer classic rock non-stop with no ads or chatty hosts now I'm hooked and that ain't chump=change! I learn as much about what my new Forester can do in front of a computer screen as I do week 2 owning, driving and still building it. U-Tube has some excellent videos that were shot at all model auto shows all over the place, and take that then apply it to my on-road only driving. Cruising along at 55mph with your windows fogging-up is not the time to try to figure out what turns on defoggers. I also trace Subaru's fleet by year/model recalls; more time recalled in the shop than out and about, maybe I don't need to be driving a dealership's loner all the time, while others have a pretty solid record of no recalls. My neighbor/friend's '99 Outback has 280K (!!!) on the odo and still climbs the steep/icy passes in the Cascades every few months like it was a V6 SUV or truck, runs a charm and never quit on her or given her any major problems. The Forester came with everything I wanted, like it fit in my garage! Some kit I didn't I had removed or left non-activated. Bluetooth is not for me an imperative, for others it's in the top must-have chatty selling gizmo if your chat is something you can't afford any others eavesdropping on. I understand that need and how important that is linked into the vehicle steering wheel controls that offer hands-free secure safe phone calls is maybe to a stock-broker or a chatty cell-phone user in their cars their must-have item, and whatever I bought had to fit inside my fully enclosed, work-shop & garage, larger/longer Subaru models don't fit (Under 190" is all I had to chose from in total vehicle length), or I can't close the garage door. So I had many factors to consider and that is why prior to buying the customized Forester I am putting together (will have completed 16-18 Feb '13) in an after-sale auto customizing shop linked to my dealership for fancy kit Subaru may not offer in a MT Forester on the lot build. I couldn't find window tinting building the base Forester online and keeping MT, the after-sale shop could tint all of my windows, and in this state mild tinting is legal. Window tint for me is a must-have privacy/rip-off prevention option. As were the code #'s acid etched into all the glass, one visible in normal light the other only under a UV source is passive anti-theft deterrents. It took me a lot of online searching of dealer inventories. 98% of new cars on any lot in America are automatics. That's only 2% left MT's and most of those were 6-shift and only found in a few $15-20K starters/base-models with horrible safety or driving or recall albatrosses around their bumpers!
#3429 of 3510 2010 premium with all weather package
Feb 03, 2013 (10:49 pm)
Looking for a used subaru since I will be hauling paint supply's and other equipment. Found one with 27k miles on it. Msrp is 20995 Internet price is 19995. I got them down to 18.3. It is pre certified. This is before taxes. Is this a good deal?
Living in California if that makes a difference