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#73 of 126 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon
Nov 13, 2006 (2:43 pm)
Okay, who knows if I did it right but I wanted to share what I paid for my 2007 Outback wagon in case it helps a novice like myself in getting the price they want.
I have the All Weather Package with heated seats and a bunch of other extras like all weather mats and compass rearview mirror, cargo light, ashtray and lighter, cruise control etc. Automatic transmission.
The MSRP with DD was $25,698. I read that I should ask to see the invoice price and it was $24,400. I have no idea if it was the real invoice or not. I offered $23,000 and they accepted it. That included the $750 rebate and a 5.99 interest rate for 5 years. I paid a DD fee of $499 making my total price, before taxes, $23,499.
I bought it at Mike Shaw Subaru in Thornton, CO ( near Denver). Salesman was Cliff.
Did I overpay?
Hope this is helpful for the next person who doesn't really know what they should pay for a car! I think it should just be a law that dealerships have to offer the same price to everyone!!!
To those who don't know anything about buying a car, NEVER pay the MSRP price and always ask to see the invoice price. Also, go lower than you think is fair, I wish I had, they were too fast to accept my below invoice offer!!
#74 of 126 Re: 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon [jillywilly]
Nov 13, 2006 (4:43 pm)
Congrats on your new car! May it bring you many happy trouble free miles
#75 of 126 Re: 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon [jillywilly]
Nov 14, 2006 (1:19 pm)
Demand is strong in CO so people often pay higher prices there. With that in mind, I think you did pretty well. Congrats.
#76 of 126 Re: 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon [jillywilly]
Dec 03, 2006 (11:12 am)
If I understand your numbers correctly, I think the Fitzmall price on that car would be around $22,000. Fitzmall is always a good standard, IMHO.
#77 of 126 Re: 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon [evergreen]
Dec 03, 2006 (10:45 pm)
The relevance of Fitzgerald's numbers depends on what's happening in *your* market.
Here in New York, there are tons of competing Subaru dealers, but there are also tons of people buying Subarus (and I suspect the same is true in Denver). The dealers are much firmer on price -- they can afford to send you on down the road and wait for the next customer.
Dealers here simply won't sell you a car for the prices the MD dealers allegedly do. If Fitzgerald is actually selling brand-new cars for invoice minus holdback and then some and incentives, I applaud them, but it ain't happening in my neck of the woods.
#78 of 126 Re: 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon [smittynyc]
Dec 04, 2006 (9:52 am)
Your "allegedly" comment cracked me up.
We bought our '02 Legacy there, the prices are for real. They do have a $99 processing fee they disclose up front. The process was quite painless, so I will very likely go there again. My family has bought 4 cars from that dealership.
#79 of 126 Re: 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon [ateixeira]
Dec 04, 2006 (10:42 am)
I didn't mean allegedly in a pejorative sense. It just seems to me that not as many Edmunds posters actually buy from Fitzgerald as quote their prices.
Any thoughts as to why the Maryland market is so competitive to the consumer's benefit? The weather, maybe? Most of the year you're fine w/o AWD, but then you get those 4-5 ice/snow storms? Are domestics more of a presence there than in the NYC area? I can literally go weeks between sightings of late-model American makes here(excluding SUVs).
I mean, it's not just Fitzgerald -- there are several other MD Subaru dealers who have similar pricing.
I actually did shop Fitz for a 2006 Sienna/2007 Legacy, but I figured that between the time spent and gas and probably a hotel room and everything else, it was too much trouble to save (net) two or three hundred bucks.
#80 of 126 Re: 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon [smittynyc]
Dec 04, 2006 (11:13 am)
We bought 4 Subies from Fitzgeralds. 2 from their Rockville store and 2 from their Gaithersburg store.
#81 of 126 Re: 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon [smittynyc]
Dec 04, 2006 (12:04 pm)
I am inclined to think that, in terms of an unwillingness to negotiate prices, my "tail" of the woods is likely the least consumer-friendly place on the continent. That is fine by me though, because if I cannot find a decent price on a car here, I jump at the opportunity to pay $500 for a flight to the lower 48, pay $3000-4000 less for the same car there, then have an immensly enjoyable time spending another $5-600 driving it back up the highway.
I will let other folks line the local dealers' pockets on new car sales. I am sure that I will give them more than my share when it comes to maintenance.
#82 of 126 Re: 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Wagon [xwesx]
Dec 04, 2006 (12:24 pm)
It is wise to drive a little, to save a lot.
Two houses, both costing $250,000. One, in the city, has 1500 sq ft. The other, eight miles out, has 2100 sq. ft. and a bigger lot. Which one is the bargain? Well, it depends on if you have kids or not, hate the city congestion or not. Value shopping and night life or not.
In California, the Tri-State area of NJ/NY/CN, or similar metroplex areas, it always pays to search dealers in at least a 100 mile radius. Is there anyone who feels two hours of driving isn't worth saving $500+ on a car?
I usually save, at the minimum, a whole year's insurance premium doing that.