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2013 and earlier-Subaru Impreza and Impreza WRX STI Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • raybearraybear Posts: 1,776
    Most dealers really don't get many STi's. I think it would be a fair deal to get invoice on an ordered vehicle but expect to pay more for dealer-installed options.
  • Well i also bought mine in Waipahu, and got about the same deal, less neg equity from a trade in. They have many here in Hawaii and if you were going to buy it outright with a check from your bank you can get anywhere from 300-500 off MSRP whick is awsome considering the 5000 markup in Hawaii. I dont think they anticipated the lack of buyers in that part of the Island since it is virtually a run down part of town. Not to many that could afford a STI wander around there, so a good deal can be had here in Hawaii. Good people there and awsome customer service.
  • I just drove home my new STi (black, no accessories).
    The internet manager priced it insanely low at $30,109. I sprung for the super-duper 6/80 warranty with tires/rims, interior/exterior, theft recovery, and 2/24 scheduled maintenance. After all that and TT+L, I payed just over 33K. Subaru currently has decent finance rates - 3.9% for 48 months, and 4.9% for 49-72 months.

    I bought it from Subaru of Milford in southern NH, and had a great experience with them. They were very helpful with the logistics - gave me a ride from rental car dropoff, and gave me a loaner so I could get insurance and plates (NH temp plates are no good in MA)
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Congrats, indeed that's about the best price I've seen on those...

    -juice
  • fisherboyfisherboy Posts: 16
    Closed on '06 STI this week. Black/silver, fogs, security impact, short throw, auto dim mirror. About $200 over invoice - BS fees I did not argue on (Dock fee, finance fee). I did jump on the 0% for 2yrs as a part of it and got the 100K/6yr with no deductable for $1,392 (they made a around $200 on the warranty), figure the warranty will protect me if I hang on to it and help resell if I don't.

    Picking it up in an hour, psyched.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Good price on the warranty. I've seen quotes up around $1800. Is that a Subaru Gold?

    You know you get roadside assistance for all 6 years, right? AAA was costing me $71 per year, so that alone is worth $426.

    -juice
  • fisherboyfisherboy Posts: 16
    Juice - yes Gold Plus. Yes on roadside, up to $80/tow. AAA costs helped me justify it. The dealer cost on a 6yr/100k with $100 deductable is $1200. So I assume this was a little higher, ended up at $1385.

    Going to be a long 1K miles under 4K rpm.........
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Cool, congrats!

    -juice
  • km24km24 Posts: 36
    Hi
    What is a good price for a new 2005 wrx automatic wagon with a MSRP 26,300? So far the best I could get is $21,800 - $22,600. What is a good price on a 2006 wrx wagon automatic with MSRP $28,500 - $29,000? Also some one bought a 2006 wrx sti for 30K what was the original MSRP price? Lastly someone bought a 2005 wrx from a distributor for low 20k – 20.k what is meant by the distributor vs. the dealer

    Thank You
  • raybearraybear Posts: 1,776
    You're so busy asking questions you're going to miss out on a car. Focus!
  • km24km24 Posts: 36
    Hi
    What do you mean? What car would you buy the 2005 or the 2006 and why?

    Thank You
  • raybearraybear Posts: 1,776
    You need to decide what is best for you, I can't tell you that.
  • Found a left over 2005 Impreza 2.5RS auto sedan,Crystal Gray Metallic/black interior, at a local dealer's website. MSRP $20,147, including ARMREST EXTENSION, and
    SPOILER as the options, according to their website. Left my email address, got a message from them below:
    "Hello CKS,
    I'm BB from WJ Subaru in xxxxville. I wanted to thank you for your response on the 2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS. Great news! I still have this vehicle available. It is a brand new Impreza not a DEMO, and we paid Subaru $18,713.00 for the Impreza. I've never been more motivated to sell a vehicle. When would be a good day or time for us to meet? Please make sure you ask for me when you do decide to come in so you can get the special internet price!"
    I replied to him saying that I was expecting it to be a DEMO for cheap. Then got another reply:

    "Hey CKS,

    You can get this vehicle really really really cheap. When do you think you can make it in? If you're not interested in the 2005 Impreza. I do have a 2003 with really good miles I'll sell you cheap!!"
    So what do you guys think is a good price for this 2005 "new" car? As I've seen among the local HONDA, TOYOTA, and NISSAN's dealers' inventories, there were no left over compact cars like civics, corollas, and sentras even months before. Which I think is attributed to the high demand of these inexpensive vehicles. Do you folks suspect if there is any potential problem with this car's background? I remember somebody mentioned on this board that some Subarus were contaminated by acid, or sth else, then auctioned by Subaru to its dealers.I checked the CARFAX report and it returned 0 records on this car's VIN. I guess there should not be any problem, or should it? Any thoughts?
  • slazengerslazenger Posts: 99
    Do you know how many miles the car has? You should go and checkout the car. You can also call 800-SUBARU3 and get info from them by providing the VIN number. Honda/Toyota/Nissan dealers may be able to unload cars faster than Subaru dealer as they typically have more customer traffic for both new and used cars. Moreover, customers not particular about AWD will typically end up buying Honda/Toyota/Nissan as they get more bang for their buck...
  • Does anyone know if there is any rebate/dealer cash on 2005 impreza 2.5RS? Thanks.
  • Hey Slazenger,
    Thanks for your reply. The dealer says there's 446 miles currently on the car and he is asking for $17,713, taking into account the current $500 rebate.
    As I figured out,
    the dealer invoice + destination = $17,754 (base auto trans invoice)+ $300 (spoiler invoice)+ $84 (armrest extension invoice)+ $575 (destination)=$18,713. This is what the dealer told me they paid Subaru.
    MSRP + destination = $19,572 ($19,045 base + $399 spoiler + $128 armrest extension) + $575 = $ 20,147. This is the "MSRP" on the dealer website.
    Dealer cost (not considering the cost they run the shop)= $18,713 - 3%*$19,572 (I do not think they can get holdback on the dest. fee :P but correct me in case)= $18,713 - $ 587.16 = $18125.84.
    Taking off the $500 rebate they can sell for $17625.84 not to lose money. So that is close to $17,713 he asked.
    I remember people usually take 2 grands off or so to compensate for one MY loss. Do you think this (~$15,700)would be fair to both me and the dealer? Thanks.
    BTW, KBB gave me a higher private party price for a 1000 mile-used 2005 than a new 2006 while Edmunds seems to be fair. I suspect KBB tends to overprice pre-owned cars.
  • slazengerslazenger Posts: 99
    You should be able to get a 2006 for about $17,800+TTL (M/T with arm rest and spoiler) in St. Louis, MO (zip 63110). If you are going to keep this car for a long time (7-10 years), IMO your cut off price should be $16,500. If you plan to get rid of the car in 4-5 years, you are better off buying a 2006 unless the dealer is willing to sell 2005 at $15,750.

    Good Luck!
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    446 tough miles, probably multiple test drives and I doubt they babied it.

    All that for what amounts to their holdback? Not worth it to me. I'd buy a new model and pay a little more. The discount should be bigger given those miles.

    -juice
  • km24km24 Posts: 36
    Hi

    What would be a good price for a NEW leftover 2005 WRX WAGON Automatic with a MSRP OF $26,433? Please let me know as I have read that some people have bought a new WRX for 20k -21.5k and would like to know what you think is a good is a good price.

    Thank You
    Khyle
  • slazengerslazenger Posts: 99
    Khyle:

    The price depends on your location, miles and options on the car. Do you have more info on the car?
  • km24km24 Posts: 36
    Hi
    Thanks for responding. It is a 2005 wrx wagon automatic trans with 100 mile on the clock it located in south jersey. Also the car only has four options which are floor mats, cargo tray, cargo net and wheel locks. Msrp is $26,433.

    Khyle
  • slazengerslazenger Posts: 99
    Are you dealing with Fitzmall? They have a similar car listed for $21,807 (MSRP: $26,333). Usually they have the best deal. If you are not dealing with fitzmall, ask your dealer to beat/match this price.

    Good luck!
  • km24km24 Posts: 36
    Hi

    I am looking at another car with a quote of $21,300 . But i am trying to get the price down to $21,000. For two reason one person on edmunds was lucky enough to get a car for $20,000 and others for 20,500 to 21,000 otherwise a similar discount can be had on a newer 2006 with upgrades totaling about $4500 in value (ie 17 inch rims, brakes, bigger 2.5 engine, leather and sunroof) So I am still on the fence and will make a decision before the end of the month $5k discount on old or $4.6k discount on new just have to wait for the rebate to increase.

    Thank You
    Khyle
  • slazengerslazenger Posts: 99
    Are you sure that you can get a good discount on 2006 WRX Limited? For some reason WRX and WRX-limited supplies are extremely low. May be they are selling well. Most dealers have plenty of WRX-TR and WRX-STIs on the lot. Typically SOA offers good rebates only on base trims and not performance trims.
  • km24km24 Posts: 36
    Hi
    So far I received a price quote on a 2006 limited autofor $3650 off MSRP with the $500 rebate included. Also in the past they had a $2000 rebate on 2004 WRX and a $1500 rebate on 2005 WRX so I hope that they will offer $1500 again with the 2007 model year coming out.

    Khyle
  • bigpapidobigpapido Posts: 18
    Anyone do better than $750 below invoice in SoCal for an STI?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    That sounds pretty great to me, are you sure the price is legit?

    -juice
  • bigpapidobigpapido Posts: 18
    As far as I know. It was just an internet quote. I've also been quoted about $400 below invoice from another dealer. The price may also increase if I choose to do the special financing...I don't know yet.
  • raybearraybear Posts: 1,776
    There's no loss of rebate if you take the financing and the dealer will get a finder's fee just for doing the paperwork so you both benefit. I think they're nuts myself, spring is here and there will be more buyers than cars in the coming weeks.
  • drbzdrbz Posts: 4
    Hi, shopping around for a new 06 STI. So far got 1 quote of $200 over invoice here in Seattle, WA. Is this fair this late into the season? I read the other posts and saw 1 guy ~2 mos ago getting quotes of $400 to $700 below invoice in Cali! Anyone have any experiences/thoughts? Many thanks.
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