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#3447 of 3627 What should I pay for a 2013 Forester 2.5x manual?
Feb 05, 2013 (2:10 pm)
Looking at buying a basic 2.5x manual or auto. I am having a hard time figuring out what a good price is out the door for both the auto and the manual. What are others paying for the 2.5x auto and manual?
#3448 of 3627 Re: What should I pay for a 2013 Forester 2.5x manual? [potatotica]
Feb 05, 2013 (4:47 pm)
For the auto base model, you want to be as close as you can to $20,956 out the door with tax and fees included. My tax is 7.725%, so if your tax is lower just deduct accordingly. I know for a fact this is a good deal and can be had. My number is based on a MSRP OF $23,690 (sticker price). You would actually be stealing the car for that much... Even if you can get it for $21,456 that's still a good deal. If you get it for $21,456 out the door, tell them you will I only do it if they throw in the all weather floor mats you should do all of the negotiating on the last day of the month! And try to talk directly with the general manager if possible
#3449 of 3627 Re: What should I pay for a 2013 Forester 2.5x manual? [dasanii19]
Feb 05, 2013 (7:27 pm)
Thanks for the reply. I was thinking a good price for the auto would be $22,000 OTD with all taxes and fees, so I am glad I asked. Did you actually buy a forester for this much, and does it matter what state I am in?
#3450 of 3627 Re: What should I pay for a 2013 Forester 2.5x manual? [potatotica]
Feb 05, 2013 (7:50 pm)
I had that offer on the table along with a offer on a premium model. Both offers were accepted and I chose the premium. I think it depends on the sales guy and dealership and what time of the month it is. Play hard ball. Those are the figures to shoot for. Talk to other subaru dealerships in the area, try to send offers directly to the GM or Internet sales manager. Don't tell them what dealerships your shopping because they will call your bluffs. I think shopping on the last day if the month really helps. Go down to the dealership and negotiate, get pre approved for financing, get their hopes up and then leave. Then send your email with your offer letting them know that's your final offer. Don't forget to include the all weather floor mats
#3451 of 3627 Re: What should I pay for a 2013 Forester 2.5x manual? [dasanii19]
Feb 05, 2013 (8:24 pm)
Great advice. I have no problem playing hard ball, I just didn't know what my target price should be. If I don't get a good response this week on my price, I will wait until the end of the month and see if things change. And don't worry, I will make sure to get the floor mats. I'll let you know how things go.
#3452 of 3627 Re: What should I pay for a 2013 Forester 2.5x manual? [potatotica]
Feb 05, 2013 (8:39 pm)
Yea please post back, I'm curious to see how it goes. I know one dealer I asked for that price told me to take a hike.
Feb 06, 2013 (9:10 pm)
As you know I just bought a used certified subaru. I just realized they didn't fill up the wind shield wiper with fluid. Really makes me wonder if they forgot to do anything else. I am having the car checked out by another mechanic. If I find out that they didn't do a couple other things on the 152 point inspection does that make the contract I signed invalid? I don't really care that much about the wind shield wiper fluid it's more about if they forgot other major important things. I just want to know what I bought is really what it was sold to me as.
#3454 of 3627 Re: What should I pay for a 2013 Forester 2.5x manual? [dasanii19]
Feb 11, 2013 (5:41 pm)
The basic 5-speed MT Forester is a rare breed, most buy an automatic, so if you don't plan on the fancy extras: tinted windows, Sirius radio, backing-up sensors, or a remote-starter (not to even mention a ritzy sun-roof) then you start building way above the MSRP or sticker price. Turned my $27K as-is model into a $31K buy only because I wanted those few creature-comfort, safety & privacy features The 2nd most expensive check I wrote the day I picked my MT Forester up was extending warranties. 3 years of road-side assistance is OK, I went with their 100K/7-year bumper 2 bumper package. Being VA rated disabled, not something I ever planned on, that service is literally a life-save for me. Look at what it doen't have & ask those ?'s about exactly what you are paying for in the base model, then you haggle.
#3455 of 3627 2013 Limited.
Feb 13, 2013 (2:18 pm)
Short story - with the rugged package, I am paying $27,000 including destination charge, and before taxes.
Long story - our 2002 Forester S with Premium Package with 111K miles was in an accident involving another driver making an illegal u-turn, both passenger side doors damaged. Insurance giving me $3,200 for repairs, and dealer giving me $2,500 trade-in value as it is. So $5,700 total trade-in value for my car.
How am I doing?
#3456 of 3627 Re: 2013 Limited. [daniell]
Feb 13, 2013 (3:08 pm)
Not bad given it is a dozen years old now.
If you want get it appraised in the Real World trade-in values thread.