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#167 of 260 Re: Need feedback on purchase price for 2014 Forester [firstsubaru]
Jun 29, 2013 (7:55 am)
I got the same model, but the next package up, for $1,236.00 under invoice but not the free oil changes ($73.00 each) or the extension on the warranty. The final price was 26,803.00 with all fees and taxes out the door.
I had the same issue as I wanted a pearl white one. I had made arrangements to sell my car the following weekend. They looked all over the state and to the west but couldn't find one and I couldn't wait until July when it would arrive. They offered more off on a black or dark gray but living in the mountains on dirt roads those colors wouldn't work. I walked the lot and decided on silver or bronze. They found a bronze. I'm very happy with the color as it is different than what's out there.
If you got the CVT in it you'll love the mileage. You have to learn to light foot it but I'm getting more than the 32 mpg highway advertised. Going from an SUV that got 17 mpg I'm overjoyed and the Foresters clearance is higher. Come on snow. I'm in Nevada.
The safety of a Subaru is amazing. I bought the first station wagon in 1979/1980 and ended up hitting a horse on a highway going 55 and walked away. I saw an accident by Lake Tahoe on Tuesday where a 1992 Cadillac was on the wrong side of a 45 mpg highway and hit a 2010 Forester head on. The Cadillac driver was lifeflighted out, the Forester driver walked away after ending up on top of the steel barrier on the side of the road. Both cars were totally demolished.
This would be our fourth Forester. I liked the new size and design and after my wife bought a 2.5i base model in June I bought the one described last weekend.
#168 of 260 Re: 2014 Subaru Forester speedometer [nvflash]
Jun 29, 2013 (7:59 am)
After talking to and emailing to Subaru of America, the dealer, the parts person, even the shuttle driver a solution was found. The shuttle driver recommended polarized sunglasses. I went and bought a pair and it worked. At least I can see the gauges clearly now. Pretty funny the shuttle driver figured it out when the rest were baffled.
#169 of 260 Best time to buy 2014 forester?
Jul 12, 2013 (1:05 pm)
I am looking to buy 2014 forester , auto w/ backup cam , all weather pkg, heated seats, and have no time urgency on buying. As a retired person, I'd like to find best price I can . I'm in Ohio but could travel to buy elsewhere. Eventually likely to relo to Seattle area. I can afford to finance thru bank, or special Mfgr rate if available...but major issue is total price.
My questions are-
1. Which models will have equipment I want, and
2. When is the most likely best time to buy the model indicated? I could wait til intro of the 2015 possibly...
Thanks all advice!
#170 of 260 Re: Best time to buy 2014 forester? [ronaries10]
Jul 12, 2013 (2:16 pm)
The Premium trim level (and above) will get you those features. Note that the AWP is an option on the Premium CVT, but is standard on the Premium 6-speed, Limited and Touring trim levels.
Usually your chances of getting the best deal is at the end of the month, as dealers try to meet sales quotas.
Good. Luck. The new Forester is very nice.
#171 of 260 Re: Best time to buy 2014 forester? [ronaries10]
Jul 12, 2013 (4:11 pm)
If you add the All Winter Package or get it factory installed there is not much difference. To get deals is on items that the dealer does or outsource. Undercoting - paint protection etc.
I would see on the Internet what is available at what cost and with those figures go to several dealers and see who would really want to sell you a car. The winter package is great and it is worth the investment in snowy winter country. You should haggle for a set of winter tires on rimms. All those can add up to a fairly good figure. Drive the car on a really crappy day to see how it behaves. In nice sunshine all cars will run well.
#172 of 260 Re: 2014 Subaru Forester speedometer [nvflash]
Jul 18, 2013 (7:29 pm)
I drove the Forester today with polarized sunglasses and could not see the speedometer or the data on the top of the dash where the temp and time should be. It is the only thing holding me back from buying one.
#173 of 260 Re: 2014 Subaru Forester speedometer [rose920]
Jul 19, 2013 (6:57 am)
I did notice when I first tried the polarized sunglasses that the cheap ones, $25 at CVS, didn't work as well as more expensive ones. Maybe try this? Keep your receipt just in case it doesn't work.
#174 of 260 Re: 2014 Subaru Forester speedometer [nvflash]
Jul 19, 2013 (7:13 am)
I bought expensive polarized sunglasses with a gray lens and it was really difficult to see. My daughter was in the passenger seat and could not see it and she has phenominal eyesight. I also had difficulty with the backup camera screen. Not while backing up but trying to read the other info on there. I do have cataract which will be taken care of in a couple of weeks (1). what kind of sunglasses did you buy? And how is the screen at night?
#175 of 260 Re: 2014 Subaru Forester speedometer [rose920]
Jul 19, 2013 (7:15 am)
Someone on here said that if you do not have 20/20 vision, then you can't see it at night either.
Jul 26, 2013 (6:49 pm)
So far in a hot NW summer my '14 XT's black exterior gets hot, but not quite as hot as I expected it to. Perhaps Subaru put more IR shielding into the vehicle glass this iteration? Also, the XT's windows don't fog up like those in my older black interiors did (am so glad there's little vinyl inside the Subie !!).
Still, I wish Subaru offered warm gray as alternative to Black interiors.