Last post on Jan 06, 2010 at 7:05 AM
You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
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Subaru Outback, Car Buying, Sedan, Wagon
#35 of 54 Re: outback supply [easypar]
Nov 20, 2009 (10:11 am)
Subie inventory is low all over, and not just Outbacks. I heard that from a friend at SOA couple of days ago. Normally they try to keep a 30-day supply at dealers, and now they're having a hard time just meeting a 15-day supply. The factories are working overtime to meet the demand, but they just can't keep up. It's great news for Subaru, less so for customers.
Nov 20, 2009 (12:02 pm)
Well the Legacy is the number one selling car in our state, Outback about #3 selling truck/SUV (not sure why they're broken out that way!) and I didn't have any trouble getting a bit more than 10% off MSRP on a Legacy, a couple of dealers 30-40 minutes away show discounts of 7-9% (depending on how loaded) on all of their models on their website.
The dealer had no problem getting the combo I wanted right from the distribution center and then adding the "accessories" I wanted.
#37 of 54 Short supply
Nov 24, 2009 (10:58 am)
I never had considered the outback until now. I like the look and for me in the Colorado Mountains, it seems perfect. Looking for a 3.6 limited. Finding out it is in short supply. Like I said, since I have never stepped foot into a Subaru dealer unitl now, just wondering if this is an anomaly or is it something that Subaru does ie: withhold production to create demand. If so, I think I will pass.
#38 of 54 Re: Short supply [thinair]
Nov 24, 2009 (11:44 am)
No, this new model is simply uber-hot. Especially the Navi versions. They only have a 15 day supply and cannot keep up, so they are ramping up production.
Problem is the Navi supplier cannot keep pace with demand.
#39 of 54 Re: Short supply [thinair]
Nov 25, 2009 (6:53 am)
I like the look and for me in the Colorado Mountains, it seems perfect. Looking for a 3.6 limited.
I am surprised you are not considering the Forester XT instead. The XT's turbo would probably give you much better high altitude performance and the passenger space is almost the same as the Outback. The XT is slightly less expensive also.
#40 of 54 Re: Short supply [saedave]
Nov 25, 2009 (9:10 am)
Actually the Forester is a tad bigger - 107.6cf of passenger space.
Outback has 105.4cf.
Both without the moonroof. I think if you add that to both, the Outback would end up just a tad roomier.
#41 of 54 Re: Short supply [saedave]
Nov 25, 2009 (9:22 am)
OK, I'll bite. Looked at the specs on the Forester XT. Noticed it has a 2.5 CVT turbo. Does that give as much power as a 3.6?
#42 of 54 Re: Short supply [thinair]
Nov 25, 2009 (10:33 am)
Power is 224hp 5200 rpm, torque is 226 lb-ft 2800rpm.
Outback gets 256hp 6000 rpm, 247lb-ft torque 4400 rpm.
So the H6 makes more power, but a bit higher in the rev range. The turbo makes lots of low end torque, while the H6 likes to rev.
Drive 'em both, you'll probably have a clear preference.
#43 of 54 2010 Outback Supply
Dec 26, 2009 (9:04 pm)
Back to subject.
Placed an order for Outback 3.6R Limited via SNE, November 19, haven't even got a confirmed build date yet - let alone a delivery date.
Dealer says he hopes it will be in his January allotment >> end of Jan/early Feb for me
#44 of 54 inventory levels
Jan 02, 2010 (9:54 pm)
Anyone heard anything about when inventory levels of Outback limiteds will increase? Especially with NAV? Subaru may miss out on a sale...........