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2013 and earlier-Subaru Legacy Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • su_a_vesu_a_ve Posts: 62
    Looking to replace the auto dimming mirror to one with home link. Dealer said it would be no problem replacing it (when we finalized the deal parts was closed), but they now want us to pay full price on the part and can't take back the original one. So I'll fleabay it or keep it as spare.

    Found the manuals for both and it should be literally a 2 minute job (disconnect cable from mirror, unscrew it, screw in the new one, connect cable) and then calibrate it.

  • I bought mine for $ 810 @ Mutlipoint Subaru in NJ. 7yr/ 70K with zero deductible.. There was also 7% tax on it. The final price was $856.
  • su_a_vesu_a_ve Posts: 62
    edited January 2012
    Good to know. Looking more for a bit higher mileage. We don't put too many miles, but average of 12k per year... Will follow up with them. Thanks
  • hbnyhbny Posts: 3
    looking to buy 2012 legacy limited with moonroof. Quoted $27125 for car - walk out for $27,372.50 + tax. No major negotiating yet. In Westchester County, NY. Any ideas for good price?
  • minghiminghi Posts: 21
    I've been in the market for a 2012 Legacy for the past couple of months (looking for 2.5i premium with manual transmission, options include AWP & Moonroof) and the best price I found was from delware subaru dealers at $700-$800 below invoice.

    On the other hand, my brother purchased a 2012 Honda Accord Manual LX base model for $5500 below MSRP or $3500 below invoice in Feb 2011. My question is, does Subaru offer any such discounts anytime during the year? I'm checking the Accord forums too and noticed a few people were offered similar discounts at this time of the year. Should I wait another month or two?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Subaru has not had to rely on big incentives to sell cars - the Legacy has been very successful.

    Honda is probably chasing volume, and the Camry, and piling on the incentives. Problem is, that erodes resale values, so you pay now or pay later, basically.
  • Hey everyone,

    first time poster here looking for info on the Legacy. I am looking to buy a Legacy as close to $20K as I can (stupid teachers salaries) I love the reliablilty of Subarus as well as the safety aspect, what is the most reasonablt amount I can expect off of the MSRP? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587

    Cheapest they have is $21,111. Includes freight, but add $199 processing fee. That's in MD.
  • pablolopezpablolopez Posts: 6
    edited February 2012
    you should get 1% below invoice, after winter will be time to buy subaru because 4x4 wont be a necessity in the summer.
    In November i bought legacy ltd almost 12% below MSRP so closer to the summer you should get your legacy relatively cheaper.
    if you have 6months you can buy 2or3% below invoice thru loyalty program (look in this forum about November 2011 or Subaru website)
  • subarunewbie14subarunewbie14 Posts: 1
    edited August 2012

    My local dealership is offering $25.7K + 400$ doc fee for a 2.5i Limited with Moonroof. My other choice is 27.4K$ + 500$ in dealer fee for a 2013 Legacy 2.5i Limited with Moonroof and Nav package. I'm tempted to go with the first offer, as I dont really care for the Nav package. Is this is a good deal?

    Thanks! This will be my first Subaru and I am pretty excited about it!
  • It seems to be a no brainer that the 2013 models are far superior to the 2012s
    I am sold on the 2013 model year Legacy sedan but looking for a decent price to buy
    The dealers in the seattle area have jacked up prices and offer no deals
    how are the prices in california, oregon or idaho
  • marvinlee1marvinlee1 OregonPosts: 43
    Consider determining the price that you are willing to pay and making
    a take-it-or-leave-it offer to your local dealer. If he accepts your
    offer, you benefit from having a local seller to deal with on future
    repairs and services. If he rejects your offer, you are at no
    disadvantage compared to your present situation. Also, consider
    having your dealer order a car to your specifications on model and
    options directly from the factory. The dealer benefits from not
    having a car sitting on his lot and you may find that you can do just
    fine without some of the costly options that dealership car inventory
    often comes with. Good luck on your shopping.
  • Friends,

    I have been offered this car: 255734a235ffc.htm

    for $30K even "all taxes and fees included"

    How does this sound to you? Here are some details in case the link is no good:

    thanks - Will

    Convenience Features

    Air conditioning
    Automatic temperature control
    Front dual zone A/C
    Speed control
    Power windows
    1-touch down
    1-touch up
    Remote keyless entry
    Illuminated entry
    Tilt steering wheel
    Telescoping steering wheel
    Driver vanity mirror
    Passenger vanity mirror
    Front beverage holders
    Rear beverage holders
    Overhead console
    Driver door bin
    Passenger door bin
    Rear door bins

    Entertainment Features

    AM/FM radio
    CD player
    MP3 decoder
    Radio data system
    Steering wheel mounted audio controls
    Speakers: 9
    Wireless phone connectivity
    1st row LCD monitors: 1


    Basic warranty: 36 months/36,000miles
    Powertrain warranty: 60 months/60,000miles
    Corrosion perforation warranty: 60 months/ unlimited distance
    Roadside assistance coverage: 36 months/36,000miles

    Seats and Trim

    Max seating capacity: 5
    Front seats: bucket
    Power driver seat
    Power passenger seat
    Front center armrest: w/storage
    Heated front seats
    Rear seats: bench
    Split folding rear seat
    Rear seat center armrest
    Leather upholstery

    Body Exterior

    Number of doors: 4
    Power door mirrors
    Heated door mirrors
    Door mirrors: body-color
    Bumpers: body-color
    Roof rack

    Specs and Dimensions

    Engine displacement: 2.5 L
    Engine horsepower: 173hp @ 5,600RPM
    Engine torque: 174 lb.-ft. @ 4,100RPM
    Engine bore x stroke: 94.0mm x 89.9mm (3.70" x 3.54")
    Compression ratio: 10.00 to 1
    GVWR: 2,080kg (4,585lbs)
    Towing capacity: 1,225kg (2,700lbs)
    Exterior length: 4,801mm (189.0")
    Exterior body width: 1,821mm (71.7")
    Exterior height: 1,671mm (65.8")
    Wheelbase: 2,741mm (107.9")
    Turning radius: 5.6m (18.4')
    Front legroom: 1,092mm (43.0")
    Rear legroom: 960mm (37.8")
    Front headroom: 1,036mm (40.8")
    Rear headroom: 998mm (39.3")
    Front hiproom: 1,384mm (54.5")
    Rear hiproom: 1,369mm (53.9")
    Front shoulder room: 1,430mm (56.3")
    Rear shoulder room: 1,425mm (56.1")
    Passenger volume: 2,985L (105.4 cu.ft.)
    Interior cargo volume: 971 L (34 cu.ft.)
    Interior maximum cargo volume: 2,019 L (71 cu.ft.)


    Engine liters: 2.5
    Cylinder configuration: H-4
    Horsepower: 173hp @ 5,600RPM
    Torque: 174 lb.-ft. @ 4,100RPM
    Number of valves: 16
    Variable valve control
    Sequential multi-point fuel injection
    Engine location: front
    Recommended fuel: regular unleaded
    Transmission: continuously variable automatic
    Manual-shift auto
    Drive type: all-wheel drive
    Fuel economy city: 24mpg
    Fuel economy highway: 30mpg
    Fuel tank capacity: 18.5gal.

    Safety and Security

    4 wheel disc brakes
    ABS brakes
    Brake assist
    Dual front impact airbags
    Dual front side impact airbags
    Overhead airbag
    Occupant sensing airbag
    Panic alarm
    Ignition disable
    Security system
    Electronic stability
    Traction control
    Anti-whiplash front head restraints


    Four wheel independent suspension
    Front anti-roll bar
    Rear anti-roll bar
    Power steering
    Speed-sensing steering
    Alloy wheels
    Front tires: 225/60TR17.0
    Rear tires: 225/60TR17.0
    Wheel size: 17"

    Lighting, Visibility and Instrumentation

    Fully automatic headlights
    Front fog lights
    Variably intermittent wipers
    Rear window wiper
    Rear window defroster
    Front reading lights
    Outside temperature display
    Low tire pressure warning
    Trip computer
  • Hi Will,
    This price looks fair for 2013 Outback 2.5i Limited.
    What was the sale price before tax etc.? Did you check it with
    Legacy Sedan and Outback are being sold ~2.0...2.5k below MSRP and 1...2% below invoice. Remember they are being made in Lafayette, IN now. Supply is pretty good. I purchased 2013 Legacy Sedan 2.5i Premium w/all weather package a hair above 22k a month ago. It was my first Subaru ever and I LOVE it! Good luck!
  • Hey Blin, what was your final price and did it include taxes and fees?
  • Hi there im looking at a 2012 Legacy with the all weather package for $21,000, is this a fair deal. Vballplayer 30-you mentioned you purchased a 2013 with the same package for a lil over 22k, how much was it and where?
  • I negotiated the 2013 Legacy premium with the all weather package for 22,400$...The car also had the dimming/compass mirror, all weather floor mats and cargo net, which they claim were additional extras, but I refused to pay extra...they are such scammers. There was a 296$ fee at the end, which I'm thinking was a bs doc fee, but I didn't feel like arguing and learn! All and all, it was still a good deal getting it under invoice price even with the fee...again unsure if it was legit. Bought it at Subaru dealer in Hicksville, NY...hop
    e this helps
  • I just negotiated the 2013 Legacy premium with the all weather package for 22,400$ for my parents...The car also had the dimming/compass mirror, all weather floor mats and cargo net, which they claim were additional extras, but I refused to pay extra...they are such scammers. There was a 296$ fee at the end, which I'm thinking was a bs doc fee, but I didn't feel like arguing and learn! All and all, it was still a good deal getting it under invoice price even with the fee...again unsure if it was legit. Bought it at Subaru dealer in Hicksville, NY...

    ok, just negotiated and bought the car for my parents today so everything is fresh

    1) Look around for the car/s you want, but don't buy that day...ideally search 1-2 wks before the end of the month. If you like a specific car on that lot, find out what extras are on that car and what extras you do or do not want. When negotiating later, they can't take off the moon roof, nav, etc. They can order the car, but it could take 8 wks. You may have to buy the car with the extras if you don't want to wait, so consider all this before hand.
    2) Search for prices paid in edmunds forums and the new car section to get an idea of the lowest price. Also search kelly blue book and Don't forget to add in ALL the extras that they say the car has...again, you may have to buy the car with the extras or wait wks for a factory ordered car. They will prob make you a better deal on the car on the lot.
    3) Figure out your grand price of the car you want to spend with all extras (nav, moonroof, whatever), plus taxes, and other LEGIT fees associated with the car...look up online for legit and whats typical in your area. They got us for a 296$ fee...unsuer if it was legit, but after 4 hrs...didn't want to negotiate anymore...this is 1 of there clever/slimy tricks!!
    4) Armed with all your price info., go to the dealer on the LAST DAY OR 2 of the month. (They are trying to reach their quotas so you will have your best luck in getting the lowest price!)
    Don't waste time with the salesman...they will try to crunch numbers with you and go over other bs...the mgr makes the final decisions, so immediately ask the sales rep to get the mgr because "you're ready to buy".
    5) Once he gets there, tell him you did all your research and have narrowed your search down to his car and 1-2 others. Here is my "OUT THE DOOR PRICE" with taxes, fees, etc. Tell him you will not waste anytime discussing, bartering, or negotiating and STICK TO IT!!! "Here's my've got 2 minutes to decide!" If he says, "he can't go below invoice...he runs back to his office with various printouts saying look at what this and that costs...says, but I'm giving you the floor mats and cargo nets, I have to make something, etc, etc, etc, etc...(he would not stop)" Then say, "thanks anyway, I'm gonna go buy that new lexus!"

    If you did your homework and priced the car well (the forums from here are prob the most helpful and def the most accurate), you should get the deal without the headache of sitting there for 4 hrs like we did! DON"T be afraid to walk out, and be prepared to do so if ANYTHING is not what you wanted. Any additional fees or waste of your time then leave. The moment we got up to actually leave, he said give me a price and was ready to sign off...and did!!! Remember, it's the end of the month and they need to reach their quota!

    On a side note, we were paying cash, but agreed to finance as this made him some extra cash. It didn't effect us because we are paying it off in 3 payents in the first 37 days so there is no finance charge for us (of course we got that in writing as should you). You could possibly do this with your deal as they make money and as long as you pay it off, it won't cost you anything, but provides additional bargaining power... Hope all this helps!
  • blin279blin279 Posts: 21
    edited October 2012
    "Hey Blin, what was your final price and did it include taxes and fees?"by vballplayer

    Hi Vballplayer,

    Sale price was $22,074 before tax.+ tax (7.75%) +$250 doc fee + $78.25 title & registration. Total: ~$24,113. MSRP: $24,196. Brunswick Subaru, OH.
    It has Option Package 2/All-Weather Package, two sets of mats, home link/auto-dim mirror, plastic cargo tray in the trunk. I think that tray is a little more useful and practical than cargo net.
  • Hi thank you so much for your reply,
    I just signed for a new 2013 Legacy Premium w/ option 2/All-wether package w/ moonroof-sale price was $22,200(they were asking $25,800), total price with tax & fees were $23, 817.
    My parents signed for a 2012 Legacy Premium w/all weather package for total of $21,200(asking price $24,850), total w/tax and fees $22,725.

    Negotiate, negotiate, don't let them sell you on extras, and if you can wait, wait for the end of a quarter when they can and will budge for the extra sale.

    Hope this helps. =)
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