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



  • tmagtmag Posts: 1
    Hi all,
    Newbie here and to subaru, coming form a toyota family. Looking to replace my 4-runner, been offered 18400 for a 5-door auto w/premium pack. By the way Northern CA. Was really trying to close me tonight but I was just not ready was that a good deal or should I try for better deal? Thanks all for any advice.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Glad to hear that, but I can't say I'm surprised. My family has purchased 5 Subarus from Fitzmall. :shades:
  • jeffmcjeffmc Posts: 1,742
    $18.4K is a good price. You might ask them to throw something small into the deal, (all weather mats, or rear bumper cover - a must have! - etc.) but I think that's about as good of a deal as you'll find. Total invoice (incl. destination charge) is $19,660, minus $500 rebate is $19,160. So they're offering $760 below invoice before the rebate is applied.

    One other thing to consider... the 2009 Impreza models will be arriving sometime in September, and for '09 the Premium package will include a power moonroof, but will be more expensive. So, if a moonroof happens to be an important feature for you, it'll be available next month on the '09s.
  • Anyone have news as to when the 2009 Impreza Sport is going to be released?? Thanks
  • jeffmcjeffmc Posts: 1,742
    Looks like at least one small shipment came and went already, but everywhere I look online there are only 08s... I'd guess Subaru is waiting to clear inventory. There are pics of '09s at a Seattle dealership here:
    Besides being labeled as an '09 webpage, you can also tell these are 09s because one of the models is the new Sage Green/Silver combo. But the dealership doesn't have any OB Sports in their inventory so they must already be gone. :confuse:
  • I just bought an 08 STI from Chino Valley Subaru, they were awesome. I would recommend them to anyone. There was no pressure and they were very patient. I got the base model STi for $31500 before tax and Lic. I got the warranty for 7years/100,000 miles for $1650. I love the car. The only thing I noticed is the HID head lights come low, so I will have to position them higher.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Sweeet. Congrats. What color?
  • sbcookesbcooke Posts: 2,297
    Yeah...see my posts followed by "learn how to use the high beams" replies.

    They are really low. I looked, it doesn't look like there is a way to adjust them any higher than just the auto control on the dash.

    I don't do a lot of night driving...however just last night...I couldn't see coming up an onramp and had to hit high beams...much to the delight of the people the low aiming is supposed to help.

    I was going to ask at my 3750 mile checkup.
  • Thanks, Dark Grey Metallic. They only had 6 left as of Saturday, no 5 in So Cal. So I pulled the trigger.
  • I found some post on how to adjust the headlights, it seems pretty straight forward. I am going to try it tonight if I have some time. The only suggestion is to use a ratchet and not a screw driver, since you might damage the adjusters for the lights. Here are the links:

    link How to Adjust Your Headlights

    link IWSTI
  • sbcookesbcooke Posts: 2,297
    Cool. I will check it out.
  • akpakakpak Posts: 2
    I received an offer from a small Subaru dealer in NJ for a 2008 WRX w/ Prem Packg for $24k with 0% for 24 months. That's $100 below the invoice price for the base WRX! I should have jumped on it right. Except this guy only came back with that offer Monday night. I had gone home to NJ for the weekend and I was leaving Monday night because I had to work the next day. (I'd taken Monday off).

    Now this was a great deal even considering that the better 09s were only weeks if not days away from going on sale. I don't think I'll get anything close to this deal on the new 09s or even on the 08s considering so few dealers in New England where I live even have them in stock.

    I feel the opposite of buyer's remorse. Should I have stayed the extra few hours and jumped on that deal? Thoughts?
  • I have a feeling that the '09's might have a much better resale value.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Well, you'll pay more now, and probably get most of it back.

    Buy the one you prefer. That matters more than a few bucks 7 years from now.
  • akpakakpak Posts: 2
    Yea, I'm starting to feel the same way too. The more I read about the '09s, the better I feel. It comes standard with a lot of things from the '08 prem package so even the base package might be enough. Plus, it's a MUCH better car.
    And considering the economic climate and how bad car sales are doing, I think I might be able to pick up an '09 for a reasonable deal within a couple of months.
  • Hi There
    I'm talking with the Fitzmall in Gaithersburg, MD, right now. Did you do any haggling at all with them? I sent them an email to see if they'd go lower if I pay in full up front, but I didn't know if that was kosher, since their prices are so low anyway :)

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    They don't - it's a no-haggle concept, the whole point is that everyone pays the same price.

    You can pay their lower "internet" price, but then you don't get the free oil changes that you get with their slightly higher normal pricing (about $300 or so extra).

    I still think they're a good deal. They only charge a $99 processing fee and freight is included in their price. Those 2 things could add $1000 to your total if you go to a VA dealer.
  • josswjossw Posts: 9
    I've been considering getting an 08 STI. Dealers here in SoCal are offering $9K off MSRP with 0% APR for 63 months. You can get a base STI for $26,000 with 0% for 63 months. I think that number will go down to $25K by the end of November.
  • Can you let me know which dealer in SoCal offered you $9k off a base model STI? Thanks.
  • josswjossw Posts: 9
    Basically any SoCal dealership will give you $8K off immediately. If you do some haggling and calling around I've found that most people will take off $9K. Dealerships include Santa Monica, South Coast, Timmons, Renick, etc. Subaru is giving all dealerships $5K for selling an 08 STI so it trickles down to the customer. The 0% APR is combined with the savings.
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