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  • pon1pon1 Posts: 196
    Posted on another site was a report tha 04 FXTs are still available at some dealers in Canada and carry a $4200 incentive. If you can swing invoice, that's over $7000 off list. How can these amzing vehicles not sell at this price????

    JP
  • sdufordsduford Posts: 577
    I think the majority of people who are looking at the Forester are looking for an affordable, practical, dependable, no-nonsense vehicle.

    They are not interested in the awesome power of the FXT. But for those who are, it's the ultimate sleeper!

    Sly
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Well, in the USA, Subaru just had their best sales month ever. I think the lineup is great and they finally caved in and offered incentives.

    So don't be surprised if SoC reports record sales next month...

    -juice
  • rkrurkru Posts: 16
    Saw an ad in the local newspaper claiming a huge Subaru sale: limited time & limited stock. Have been thinking about an OB for awhile & decided to go down for a look. Salesman responded with what sale? Does anyone know if SoC is starting to deal? Am located in Vancouver
  • sdufordsduford Posts: 577
    I was at my dealer today and they told me they were only getting 4 Tribecas between now and Decmber 31st. Apparently it is the same for all Canadian dealers.
  • peentoopeentoo Posts: 1
    All, I am an Subaru newbie and have been convinced that the Forester is my best bet for what I am looking for. I really need this ASAP and was wondering a few things. Does anyone know if any 2004 are kicking around this late into the next season. Can anyone give me the Candian price breakdown for the 2005 ie invoice price vs MSRP. What about the LL Bean edition?

    Also has anyone ever used APA to get a quote? Is it worth it? Was it the lowest.

    Thanks in advance for any help.
  • mark28mark28 Posts: 8
    Hi guys, I may have missed it in previous posts but What reliable dealer is there (only 2 I think?) in Calgary to buy a Subaru and where to have it serviced (not always the same place).

    thanks
    mark
  • rkrurkru Posts: 16
    Was at a Vancouver area dealer today (am buying a VDC). he has 2 tribecas on the lot & 1 in the show room. Claims he's sold 11 of them already. They are quiet big, lots of rear leg room. Would be very comfortable for long hauls i would guess.
  • ozman62ozman62 Posts: 229
    Mark, I have had pretty good luck with Subaru of Calgary. We bought my wifes' TS wagon there, the sales experience was pretty decent. I do most of my own maintenance, but the times I have had service work done there, it has been satisfactory, but not awesome by any means. Hope this helps.
    Owen
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Seems to be off to a good start. My local dealer had sold 11 also, and that was the 3rd day after they'd arrived!

    -juice
  • pon1pon1 Posts: 196
    Seconded hugely re: Sub Calgary. I really like dealing with Terry Bharti, he's been there forever and is a genuine, no BS kind of guy. So is Jack, the sales manager. As for servicing, great so far (5 years) if a little pricey, maybe it's the effect of a joint dealership with Jaguar. There is an independent Subaru specialist in Calgary (Allmakes? Allsubaru? something like that). I have heard they are good but I dont have any experience with them.

    JP
  • rkrurkru Posts: 16
    I'm in the process of buying a 05 VDC & went through Cars at Cost. On the outbacks, the markup is about 10%, so the dealer then adds a markup of about $1,200 to the invoice price. He's currently trying to find me my colour: Monotone Gold. My deal was a bit more complicated as I was trading in a car (low mileage but some scratches) and we settle on less than I wanted but well up from what was originally offered. Will sign once I get a delivery confirmation as I think the deal is fair. I went in prepared which helped.

    Don't know anything about APA
  • luck11luck11 Posts: 425
    See my post in the 05 OB and Legacy thread.

    Essentially, mid-prodn design change means early buyers have to pay a premium to change their cabin air filtres.....

    luck11, "Subaru Legacy/Outback 2005+" #8921, 27 Apr 2006 7:39 am
  • 03leggt03leggt Posts: 7
    I just bought a used 03 Legacy GT. The driver side floor mat hook is broken right out of the base. I noticed that when I exit the car, its hard not to push on the mat with your foot. I phoned the dealer and was told they would sell me a replacement for a few bucks. Apparently, it fastens to the seat bolts. Anyone else tried this? How well does it work? How easy is it to do? I'm not worried about the cost - just don't want to spend an hour driving to the dealer and 1/2 hr installing if its not a good solution.

    Also, any advice on where to get accessories? The dealer has some rubber mats but says they are not exact fit. I'd rather get a custom fit for rubber ones. Has anyone tried buying accessories online like subarupartsmall.com? I'm thinking of getting a spoiler with matching paint.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    The hook is fragile, mine broke long ago, and a friend that owns a Legacy GT has the same thing happen to him. :sick:

    -juice
  • 03leggt03leggt Posts: 7
    Hi Juice. Good to know that I'm not alone. I've ordered the hook and will report back how it went.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I never replaced mine. How much was it?

    Let me know if you think it'll hold up.

    -juice
  • 03leggt03leggt Posts: 7
    I ordered it on 22July but no call yet. It sounded like it was going to be under $10 CAD. I'll let you know how things look when I receive it.
  • It came in on Aug 2nd. I finally got around to installing it. Centaur Subaru of Calgary gave it to me free of charge although there is noramlly a cost. There were no instructions with it. It just fastens onto the seat bolt. Easy to do yourself. At first, it didn't look like it would line up properly but it does hold the mat mat in place.">
  • I am looking for winter tires. I currently have P205/55/R16 on my 03Legacy GT. The APA site says I should go with a minus conversion for winter. The wheel is smaller but the tire diameter larger with this type of conversion. Does anyone know what Subaru recommends and how I can find the correct conversion? A local tire dealer wants to sell me Toyo G02+ which seem a good compromise between ice/snow/pavement. I'm also looking at Michelin Pilot Alpins. The Blizzak Revo is not so good on the pavement according to my research so far.
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