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

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I'm not a good person to ask because I do all the maintenance myself. Haven't paid for a dealer to do it...ever, now that I think about it.
  • i just bought my 4 door 2008 subaru impreza 2.5i manual for 19,500 with the premium package....that price is including destination, tax and everything. u guys think this was a good deal?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I think so...the premium package is SUCH a good deal, actually. The WRX prices are so much higher it's hard to justify stepping up to those.

    Congrats.
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,652
    I just spent the beeter part of today with a new Impreza 2.5i base model automatic. I had my car in for the 30K service and they (Herb Gordon Subaru in Silver Spring, MD) gave me loaner.

    So, I did some X-Mas shopping, and checked out the car pretty closely. A few points to note:

    • The car had almost as much road noise as my WRX—which was a shock! Maybe the base model has less sound dampng than Premium Package models, as my memory of the new WRX Prem/Pack was quiter than this car.

    • The front seats are awful. They're flat with almost no side support. Even my son's '06 Outback Sport has better seats.

    • Hate the rock-hard sun visors. My WRX has sun visors that are nicely padded, not so with the '08 models. This is a clear bean-counter victory. :(

    • I played a bit with the SportShift. It's okay, but nothing special. It needs 5 gears, not 4 gears.

    • As previously noted, it's much roomier than my car, which is good.

    Bob
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Cool opportunity.

    If you're still going back to pick up your car, check out if the 2.5i Premium models are any different.
  • jeffmcjeffmc Posts: 1,742
    Did you check out the rear shelf on a sedan? Plastic. :( Add up all the extra plastic surfaces, and you've probably got part of the reason the car sounded noisy. Door panels, visors, rear panel, ceiling (vinyl rather than fabric, correct?)... that's a lot of area for sound to bounce off of.
  • tiff_ctiff_c Posts: 531
    I was asked if the 2008 STI's were available for sale yet. My friend is going to be out of email contact except sporadically for a couple of weeks and wants to know as he's probably going to buy one first week of January.
    Dealers that I called are saying no chance in the Northeast. Also what's expected on this car full MSRP or are any discounts possible? I'll pass it along so he can prep for a test drive if they are available.
    Thanks
  • If you pre-order through subaru.com before the end of the month you get a free I-Pod Touch. You probably won't see STi's at most dealers until the middle of January. Call around to every dealer that first week your friend is visiting, though, to see if any are in; I'm guessing most will be pre-orders or snatched up quickly. I'd be surprised if you see any prices much lower than MSRP that early.
  • tiff_ctiff_c Posts: 531
    If you pre-order through subaru.com before the end of the month you get a free I-Pod Touch. You probably won't see STi's at most dealers until the middle of January. Call around to every dealer that first week your friend is visiting, though, to see if any are in; I'm guessing most will be pre-orders or snatched up quickly. I'd be surprised if you see any prices much lower than MSRP that early.

    I don't think he cares where he buys it but for sure he'll want to test drive one fairly close, at least he'd better if he expects me to drive him there. ;)
    I think he's worried about the seats in the STI. I should have my Mazdaspeed3 by then so who knows maybe he'll buy one of those. Seats seem very supportive and comfortable in the Speed3.
    I did call around for him and he did the Internet thing and so far he can't get a single quote. i guess it's tough to do. He really should get a BMW 335i but he wants AWD. The 335i is only like $4K more. But he wants more power. I'd go for a BMW if I had the $$$.
    Thanks for the info it's appreciated. :)
  • Are the 08 Imprezas selling at all?
    I have seen a total of two, yes 2, '08's so far.
  • tiff_ctiff_c Posts: 531
    I guess they will trickle in. I'm all set to buy a Mazdaspeed3. I like the STI but I just don't see an extra $14K in it over the Speed3. I'm wondering if I can fit a full size spare in the back, will have to check that out.
    My Rex fits a full size spare no problem! :shades:
    I really think for that kind of money a BMW 335i Sedan with the Sport package would be a better buy except for the damn RFT's. I can't afford a BMW so not an issue.
    Too bad the STI wasn't a bit less expensive, like $30K :D
  • They're posting better sales numbers than last year but as far as random road sightings are concerned, yeah, I think I've seen maybe 2, also.
  • logs1logs1 Posts: 10
    Looking to lease either a 2008 2.5i base model or Premium model.
    For base, dealer provided numbers are: invoice -$18,000, sticker $18,640, 36 month lease $288 per month. For Premium with Sat radio kit and rear fin (not options I need), invoice -$20,175, sticker $21,328, 36 month lease at $329 per month.

    Doing a quick comparison to fitzmall, the above numbers seem high (fitz lists a base model delivered for $16,739). Any examples of leases people have gotten for either of the above cars would be helpful.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I recall an ad for a $199/month lease. I'm sure there's more to put down but that makes $288 sound awfully high.
  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,906
    My local Subaru dealers advertise a 42 month lease for $199/mo, with just $1000 due at signing..

    Normally, I don't recommend leasing outside the warranty period, but if that is where the incentives are, sometimes you have to go that way..

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • logs1logs1 Posts: 10
    Just drove off the lot with a new 2008 Impreza 2.5i, 5 door, Premium Package, 3 yr / 36 month, payments are 278.60 a month, total initial payment of $406.06.

    Detailed numbers:
    MSRP - $20,682
    Cap Costs - $18,719
    Term - 36 months
    Rate - 1.15 - lease factor = .00115
    Residual - 55%
    Adjusted residual value = $11,375
    miles allowed - 12,000
    doc fee - $795 - (this is marked up either $200 or $300 if you want to try to get it lower)

    Car was in stock, White, automatic, Premium Package.

    Dealer tried to push a 42 month lease on us and claimed they could not make this deal work. Extending a lease outside of the warranty period does not make sense to me, ever. In the end the dealer was cooperative and did the deal as detailed above.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Congrats, that's a great value for all the stuff you get in the Premium package. :shades:
  • Hi. Got a 08 Impreza Outback Sport yesterday for $20043 + dest, tax, reg. Accessories: All wx mats, armrest, Homelink mirror, Rear bumper protector. Seemed like a good price. Really enjoying a beautiful car so far. Question though, do Subarus come with floor mats? Realized when I got home I didn't have any carpeted ones, just the all weather ones that were a paid for accessory..
    Thanks
  • jeffmcjeffmc Posts: 1,742
    Carpeted floor mats are standard... looks like it's time to give the dealer a quick call and pick 'em up. Glad you're enjoying your Subie. :)
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Congrats! :shades:
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