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2013 and earlier-Subaru Outback Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Well the deal has my blessing. ;)
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,267
    Hahahah; and, there you have it! Run, do not walk, to buy that car! :P
  • pf2001pf2001 Posts: 110
    LOL, thanks guys.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I guess it's that the Legacy is priced so much lower than the Outback.

    Honestly, I expected someone to pop in and say it would be in the $30s.

    The 3.6R costs less than the GT, right?
  • pf2001pf2001 Posts: 110
    Yes, the Legacy is priced lower than the OB. I would have gone with the OB but they do not come in a sedan any more. I know the Legacy and OB are the same but I like the clearance of the OB.

    Yes, the GT cost more.
  • Well, after a long wait (ordered November) yesterday we finally picked up our 2010 OB 3.6R Limited with sun roof. Very happy with it so far .. 200 miles.

    Purchased from Suburban Subaru in CT, why? because the price was better than in NJ. I have to say apart from the wait, (ours was a custom order from any dealer in the northeast), this dealership made the transaction simple and painless, especially the pick up process.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Congrats. Those are hard to find! :shades:
  • Having taken deliver of my OB I started looking at extended warranties, can I ask you the obvious question.

    You now have a 7/100K no deductible warranty, the car came with 3/36K, so when the dealer mentions 5 years or 7 years for his price its really for the extra 2 or 4 years - is that right? Or does it cover something the OEM warranty doesn't?

    I just want to be sure I calculate the different options and offers correctly.

    Did you check out any of the dealer offers available via eBay?
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,267
    That's right; the extended warranty only extends the factory warranty to the later dates, but the calculation remains from the original service date. So, for the 7/100 gold warranty, that's seven years from the original service date or 100,000 miles.
  • curvecurve Posts: 20
    A dealer is telling me that a 2.5i LTD with option 08 (Nav+sunroof) has an invoice price of $30,131. I come up with $28,767. The difference is quite high. He argues that his quote is at cost and that NE distributors is different from Subaru of N.A. Then he explains that PZEV is "approximately" $500 (I think it's more like $300 and an option in MA, not mandatory). "Edmunds tends to be a little off".

    All other accessories were priced (correctly) at invoice.
    The made-to-order will take 12 weeks to deliver.

    Any comments from the experts out there?

    He agreed to sell at "invoice price". The doc fee is under $300. My goal is invoice minus doc fee.

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    You are correct about the cost of PZEV, and I think SoNE prices are a couple hundred higher, but that does not add up to the $1400 or so difference.

    He must be adding other fees, maybe advertising or processing?

    This is why I usually ask for out-the-door prices. I ask them to include even state tax, and fees for tags.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,267
    The three times I have purchased new Subaru vehicles, Edmunds invoice is spot-on. I strongly suspect this dealer is "a little off." ;)
  • curvecurve Posts: 20
    PZEV is mandatory in MA

    So should I add $300+ to the invoice price to be fair?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Yeah, I think it was just over, $308 IIRC? That may have been for the Forester, though.
  • kyfdx%40Edmundskyfdx%40Edmunds Posts: 25,851
    Subaru does sell their cars through a distributor in the Northeast.. similar to how Toyota does it in the Southeast and Gulf States...

    I have no idea what the extra costs are, but as an example... a Toyota in the Southeast can cost the dealer upwards of $1000 more than in other parts of the country..

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • psdxohpsdxoh Posts: 4
    For a 2010 Outback 2.5 Premium CVT I paid $650 below dealer invoice, plus the $250 dealer documentation fee and sales tax
  • nickc3nickc3 Posts: 13
    WHERE did you get this deal ($650 under invoice). I'm in Northern NJ.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Great deal indeed, congrats.
  • how much would you offer the dealer for a 27-28K MSRP sticker on a new 2010 Outback?
  • I want to get a feel for how low the dealer will come off the msrp. I have 2000 from one dealer off msrp on the 2.5 outback premium with all weather package. can they go lower?
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