Last post on Jan 24, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Sedan, Wagon
#3 of 12 Re: Subaru National Financing Offers [ateixeira]
Aug 02, 2010 (4:02 pm)
Hmm, yes, I understand your point. Other car companies, like Honda for instance, has a yearly, recurring sale with predictable offers on lease rates and financing.
I was more curious to see if Subaru had any historic type of recurring sales, for instance, around New Year's or around the end of the model year.
#4 of 12 Re: Subaru National Financing Offers [pilot1226]
Aug 02, 2010 (4:17 pm)
I doubt there will be any cash incentives this year (there weren't last year with the 2009 Forester - not sure about the other models), but the finance rates are fairly predictable in that they tend to drop as the model year ages, bottoming out at around 0.9 - 1.9%. For the time of year, their financing incentive as well below the market rate last September when I purchased my 2010 Forester (3.9%), but, as usual, it continued to drop as the model year progressed.
#5 of 12 Re: Subaru National Financing Offers [pilot1226]
Aug 04, 2010 (12:36 pm)
Even before, when the Forester did have cash on the hood, it varied by model. I remember the base X model had $2000 cash but the models I wanted only had $1000. I waited and waited, and they never went up.
Before the recent sales surge, Subaru did tend to offer the very best deals towards the end of the last model year for a model about to be replaced. The savings can be significant, too.
Aug 04, 2010 (5:32 pm)
Thanks for the info Wes & AT - was exactly what I was looking for.
#7 of 12 Re: Thanks [pilot1226]
Aug 08, 2010 (9:28 am)
The past doesn't help much because the best rebates were on outgoing versions at a time of very low sales. The interesting aspect to the subaru deals was that rebates were combined with low financing rates. We got 1.9% financing with $2000 cash back in March 07 on my wife's 07 Forester X, and I got $2000 cash back with 2.9% in March 09 on my 09 Outback. The 09 also saved us some fed income taxes on the sales tax. At the time of both purchases, there was lots of inventory and nobody was buying. Since then, both models have been upgraded and sales have increased. I haven't seen rebates on the newest generations.
The best way to get the lowest price on a subaru is to use a fixed internet pricing dealer like www.fitzmall.com and use Chase Subaru bucks.
#8 of 12 News flash update...
Aug 09, 2010 (6:30 am)
Just got an e-mail from SoA offering $500 off on any model, check their web site to see if it applies to you.
I'm sort of shocked given supply of Foresters and Outbacks is so short!
Jan 15, 2011 (12:43 pm)
We purchased a Outback about 4 months ago.
We are pleased with the car.However we flinanced the car for two months
because it was convent for us. At that time we asked if there was a penality for an early pay out.
Salesman said no. There was no penality.We paid the car off and was c charged a 75.00 fee.
In reading the fine print We see that it says The penalty may or may not be charged.
I think it is pretty chinsey on your part.This is enough to make me go back to Ford Products.
#10 of 12 Re: Michael [bordino]
Jan 15, 2011 (12:45 pm)
Who did you finance it through?
IMHO, I think you are too quick to judge and dismiss an entire brand based on this.
#11 of 12 Re: Michael [robr2]
Jan 19, 2011 (10:39 am)
I agree - find another dealer, not manufacturer.
#12 of 12 Current offers
Jan 24, 2011 (9:48 am)
Over the weekend we purchased a 2011 Outback Premium w/All Weather.
We were able to get 1.9% for 36 months
And although no advertised rebates, we got the car for $500 BELOW invoice. Note that I also got firm offers from two other dealers at $500 below and $1000 below invoice.
The reason we skipped the $1K below was they wanted $500 locate fee and $400 doc fees. The other two dealers only wanted $200 doc fees and had no locate fee within reason.
I started via Amex Auto Buying program (truecar.com) but after getting offers I approached the dealer we will be doing service with and told them my existing offers and he matched.
This is central NJ.