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2013 and earlier-Subaru Forester Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • jeffmcjeffmc Posts: 1,742
    40 miles? No worries about that.

    Foresters are assembled in Japan, Gunma Prefecture. Maybe the port of entry for the vehicle was Vancouver? In that case, any port-installed options would go onto the vehicle in Vancouver, but that's it.

    Vancouver would be a very expensive place for Subaru to have an assembly plant. :)
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    Exactly right, Jeff.

    Vancouver is the POE, and things like the chrome tail pipe cover and the rubber hatch mat are "installed" (read as thrown into the back of the car) there. ;)
  • fxterfxter Posts: 17
    I live in the bay area(California). Dealer is located in Roseville. YMMV.

    Good luck!

  • fxterfxter Posts: 17
    Thanks Terry.

    My last car was Accord and I did buy the extended coverage from Honda 7Years/100K miles. Never had a chance to use it though. Ironically, I met with an accident just after 7years and the car got declared a total loss!

    I will check out the Warranty-Direct. How much did you have to pay for the PowerWrap+? Does it cover the Head-gasket(spelling?) oil leak type issues?

    I did notice that the Forester was rated to be higher on the emission scale when compared with the Outback! I wonder why. [I am the new kid in the subaru candy-store... inquisitive about everything :)]

  • fxterfxter Posts: 17
    Thanks for the explanation.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Find out if you can get a refund since the warranty was not used. Don't some of those work that way?

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Sweet. I wish the X Premium had the same incentive!

  • kate5000kate5000 Posts: 1,264
    yep that would be sweet. It was strange that the cheaper model had twice as big an incentive, but I guess X Premium's were moving faster off the lots. In fact, by time I came to test-drive Foresters, dealer had only 2 X Premiums on the lot: golden (auto) and red (stick). Next morning, golden was already gone!
  • suesyesuesye Posts: 3
    Bought the 2006 Forester 2.5X, base model, AT, cyrstal grey at the end of last month, $19600 (including destination after rebate), with options of auto dimmer mirror and compass, splash guards,cargo tray, cargo net, real bump cover and tinted window. OTD $21362.
    I haven't drove the car back since the dealer said they need wait unitl my check to be cleared.

    The deal was done with Oasis Subaru,NJ. I test drive the car before they put it in the showroom, it has 10 miles.

    The internet manger of Coleman Jeep Subaru Kia of NJ is totally a liar, I confirmed with him about the car one hour before I went down and then he told me the car was sold once I got there after driving 30 miles.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Congrats, hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine!

  • gajulesgajules Posts: 1
    Last night we purchased a 2007 Forester L.L. Bean Edition. This is our first Subaru.

    Red Garnet/Urban Gray, Cargo Net-Rear of Seat, Cargo Net-Rear Vertical, Rear Bumper Cover, and Splash Guards Gray.

    MSRP 27,629; Invoice 25,757; TMV 26,240

    Negotiated Price 25,557; less $500 'Rebate'; Final Cost 25,057 before tax,tag,title -- $700 under invoice.

    Additional items: Window tiniting and 2 year maintenance contract at no charge.

    We originally were pricing a Forester XT (also under invoice), but quickly realized that the non-Turbo models were powerful enough, use less gas, and don't require premium fuel. We are very satisfied with our buying experience at Troncalli Subaru, Cumming, GA and would recommend it to anyone shopping for a Subaru.
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661
    Congrats on your new ride! :) Keep us posted as to your living experience with it goes.

  • poodog13poodog13 Posts: 320

    MSRP 27,629; Invoice 25,757; TMV 26,240

    Negotiated Price 25,557; less $500 'Rebate'; Final Cost 25,057 before tax,tag,title -- $700 under invoice.

    $200 under invoice, nice! Any tips or comments on how you got them that low?
  • kate5000kate5000 Posts: 1,264
    congrats! great deal on 2007 LLBean!
    Please post the pix of your new ride - I love Red Garnet/Urban Gray combo - looks very classy.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Tint is worth $200 at least. The 2 years' maintenance adds up to at the very least 4 oil changes, or roughly $88 at my dealer. Figure another $300 or so in discounts due to the value-added.


  • in the market for a XT, previous car got totalled so need to buy a car soon. Done quite a bit of research and think the XT will satisfy my taste buds although my other car has blue tooth and it'd have been nice to have that here.

    Any prompt help 'd be very helpfull. I am in the northern cali/folsom area.
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    When calling around check Reno as well. ;)

    Many of my friends, when buying a new model, not just Subaru, have saved more than a few hundred driving over the pass...
  • yeah but how would the taxes and registration stuff work?
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    No problem at all!

    Don't worry, even in Nevada they are quite used to handling it. Works the same as if buying in Sac, they collect and send it all in. :)
  • so they would charge me Cali taxes in Reno? :confuse:
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