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2013 and earlier-Subaru Forester Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • mysterxmysterx Posts: 2
    Pretty good deal. Which dealership and where?
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,268
    Pretty good deal

    That's a modest understatement! rameshb, I wouldn't lightly walk away from that offer. ;)
  • rameshbrameshb Posts: 4
    This is from Grand Subaru in Chicago. I'm from Detroit area and after reading through this thread wanted to get pricing from them. Glad I contacted them.

    Well, what do you guys think about the navigation in the new Forester. Adding navigation and remote started would still keep me below $25K :)
  • karhill1karhill1 Posts: 98
    Leasing can be a great deal if the right vehicle is leased at the right time. The best leases are when the OEM subsidizes the lease with a low money factor and\or high residual value.

    Most people do not understand a lease. The truth is with a leased vehicle, a person can do anything they can do with a purchased vehicle. They can keep it, sell it, or trade it at a dealer. In addition, they can just give it back at the end of the lease. That cannot be done with a purchased vehicle

    With the right lease, people do not pay much more than if they bought the vehicle. They often do have less in equity but that is simply because they pay a lower monthly payment. Equity is not free.

    And always, people need to negotiate the price of the leased vehicle as they would for a purchased vehicle.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,268
    Me, not being a fan of tech-nannies, would have to recommend that you save your money for something more useful over the long run. If you really want navigation, you could get a better portable unit for far less cost.

    Auto-starts are a nice convenience feature, but entirely unnecessary. Again, far better aftermarket units are out there, and probably at comparable cost to the factory unit.

    The only drawback to either of these suggestions is that you won't be able to finance the cost of non-dealer/factory-installed options. ;)
  • verbmomverbmom Posts: 4
    I may be mistaken, but it appears that the only way that you can get a Forester with satellite radio is also to get navigation. I hope that I am wrong! I am interested in buying a Limited without navigation, but I also really want the satellite radio (without wires hanging out all over and without after-market installation).
  • g40txg40tx Posts: 4
    Chrisff1,
    Same price here in Houston, but I didn't ask the sale rep if the reservation or deposit that I gave will be deducted from the total price. Plus I have to wait till the end of the month for the vehicle to arrive. Any input from the group will help. Thanks.
  • kyakujakyakuja Posts: 1
    Hi, Schewmi,

    I would like to buy a Forester Premium and I am living at Montgomery County. Could you please share with me the dealership name and the person that you were working with?

    Thanks
  • I was looking for a 2014 Forester. Best price around Baltimore area by far was at the Rt 40 West Subaru dealership - Russell. We ultimately decided to go with an 2013 Outback and then Jones Junction matched Russel's great price but also had lifetime oil changes. But if you are in Montgomery County, highly suggest checking Russell. The new Forester is a real nice car. Good luck.
  • novarpnovarp Posts: 2
    Hey all. Very excited about my first Subaru purchase. I live in Northern Virginia which is part of the Washington DC metro area. I have contacted a few dealerships in Va and Md, but not got any good quote. Would you'll share your buying experience and prices paid for the trim level in the subject line.
    Thanks in advance.
  • blgblgblgblg Posts: 1
    Dealer has a Subaru with less than 750 miles on it. Turned in from someone that did not like it. Base model with no options. They are asking almost MSRP for it. What is a good price. This is way too high. I was thinking $18-19K?
  • novarpnovarp Posts: 2
    Is this a good quote ?

    $25,998 plus tax, title and processing fee of $299. MSRP $27,517.

    Option Package 02: All-Weather Package.

    Accessories:

    - Front Bumper Underguard
    - Rear Bumper Underguard
    - Auto-Dimming Mirror Compass
    - Rear Bumper Cover
    - All-Weather Mats
    - Splash Guard Kit
    - Security System Shock Sensor
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,268
    It'd say about a grand less than the best price you can get on the same car new (there or anywhere else you'd be willing to travel to buy it) would make for a worthwhile deal. Remember that while this car only has 750 miles and is likely "new" in nearly every way, its in-service date (the date at which the warranty timer starts ticking down) started when the original owner drove it off the lot....
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,268
    edited August 2013
    It's not terrible, but is a little over invoice. I'd shoot for no more than $25,500. At the end of the day, though, a "good price" is any price at which you're satisfied! ;)
  • Thought I'd pass on what I paid in Northern CA last week. 2014 Forester Limited with package 2 (mirrors/homelink), MSRP $29,461. They took $2750 off, but added $400 for body moldings and splash guards, so it came to $27,111 before tax (8.5%!), license, doc, tire, and CVR. Out the door $29,806. This vehicle might come in 6 colors, but in these parts, the only color we could get with the light gray interior was white.
  • Is this a good deal:

    2014 Forester Limited, Rugged package #2
    Aero Cross Bar Set.
    Rear Bumper Cover.
    Luggage Compartment Cover.
    Splash Guard Kit.
    .
    $26,695

    OTD $28,323

    Appreciate any feedback or information!
  • Sounds like a good price to me.....I'm in metro DC area, just beginning to look for a 2014 Limited.
  • Brown's Manassas Subaru was great, very painless process.
  • Thanks so much,,,,,just curious, did this include the VA dealer "processing fee" and if not, how much was it in addition to the 26+ price?
  • The best MSRP's I have noticed in my area (upstate NY) are around $26,300 for the premium w/just the All Weather Pkg. The splash guard and rear bumper guards are common, yet the - Front Bumper Underguard
    - Rear Bumper Underguard seem to be pricey! Also I would like the Auto-Dimming Mirror Compass but my dealer already has my Trade i and $700 cash deposit (I am financing w/him) and is not budging on the MSRP!!

    Your dealer gave you $1500 discount so i would not even blink at the $299 processing fee. I think my dealer is making about $2000 on the sale, (MSRP) and nothing on the trade (maybe losing $100-$200) and has me at 4.9% financing for 72 months at $447/mo payment!

    Your deal looks great, are you financing there, or trading in?
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