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2013 and earlier-Subaru Outback Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • Mark. Please share purchase price and perhaps even location of purchase. I am also in Mil-town and looking at that exact same car (3.6 Limited), though I'd go without the moonroof to save some additional cash if that were an easy thing to do.
  • Hey I just recently started looking for a Outback the same as yours... I am pretty bad with negotiations and hate doing it. Would you be able to tell me which dealer you got your car so that I can check out that dealer. I am in Seattle too. That price looks really good.

    All the best with your new Outback.
  • i ended up with very similar quotes from carter (ballard), walkers (renton), and chaplins (bellevue) - since they were all willing to match prices (or get very close to what I was getting from one of the other). i ended up purchasing from chaplins b/c they had the color i wanted. i did all my negotiating with the respective internet sales managers over email and phone, which made it a lot less stressful. good luck!
  • Hello,
    A week and a half ago I went to a local (Bay Area) dealership to look for a deal on 2011 Outback 2.5 Limited...knowing that 2012s are rolling in very soon...
    I was expecting up to a $3,000 off MSRP.
    Inventory was getting slim and they did not have what I wanted (silver or dark gray Limited without Nav).
    Dealer offered $2,700 OFF MSRP on 2012 "in transit" without much hesitation...and I took it.
    It was delivered last night as promised...I have purchased Subaru extended warranty - bumper to bumper up to a 6 years/60,000 miles - paid $912. I feel I could have done better on this.
    Overall positive experience...
    I love color display on stereo even without Nav.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,391
    bumper to bumper up to a 6 years/60,000 miles - paid $912. I feel I could have done better on this.

    Possibly. Is that the Gold warranty with zero deductible? Instead of looking at what you could have done better, consider what you did get.... There are many folks out there who pay MSRP for the extended warranty; you picked up yours for way under that.
  • Congrats on your purchase! Sounds like a great price on your 2012 2.5 Limited (~$500 under invoice, depending on what other accessories were included.) I'm certain I could probably have done better on my deal as well, but with the Subaru trade-in program, I got a bit lazy since the deal seemed so good already. I also liked that I got to configure one with the exact accessories I wanted. Really hate the expensive wheel arch moldings, but I must be in the minority on this since every single Premium Outback they order in eastern PA has them.
  • Paid $24 for 2012 manual Premium w/Cold Weather package. When i was buying they said it would be ready monday, then called back to push me to Wed or Thu. I was happy with deal though.
  • machimachi Posts: 3
    I recently leased a 2012 Outback 2.5i Limited in Houston. I think I got a really good deal...

    It was raining and the 2nd to last day of the month (9/30) and they wanted the sale.
    MSRP was $31,467; the negotiated capitalized cost was $26,740.
    Tax & tags ($131); Acquisition ($895) probably too high; Doc, Lic & M ($334).
    Gross Capitalized Cost = $28,225.91
    Total out of pocket $800 (including 1st month payment) and I had the car delivered to my house (~ 20 miles from the dealership).
    39 month lease at 12k miles/yr = $369.99/month
    Money Factor = 0.0018
    Residual Value = 51%

    I had initially negotiated a deal for a 2.5i Premium (but the dealer had a toughttime locating the color I wanted); we ended up at:
    MSRP - $27,049
    Value ~ $24,049
    Out the door - $800 (including 1st month payment)
    36 month lease at 15k miles/yr
    $352/month
    MF = 0.0018; RV = 54%

    The first deal they offered was a capitalized cost of $24,049, w/ a monthly payment of $440 - $460/month. I'm not sure what MF or residual value they were using, but it was way high. After a few iterations for the guy to check with his manager we got to the above deal.
  • dinomandinoman Posts: 56
    Can you send me the name of the dealer and salesperson. I offered the local dealer 2700 off MSRP on the same car and they acted like I insulted their mother. Thanks.
  • dinomandinoman Posts: 56
    Anyone know the money factor and residual on a 36month/15k mile lease
  • dinomandinoman Posts: 56
    Below is the best offer I have so far. Should I keep looking or is this a good deal?

    2012 Subaru Outback Limited
    2.5i Automatic Transmission / Moonroof


    MSRP: $ 31665.
    Price: $27667.
  • That sounds like a great deal. Is it from Subaru Carter Ballard???
  • MSRP was just shy of $33000. Got if for $28887 about $4100 off MSRP. I suggest anyone in the midwest Contact Melissa at AutoBarn Subaru in Countryside, IL. You could also try Grand Subaru, they were aggressive as well but I do not have the buying experience there just e-mails, the autobarn was painless. Melissa's price will be great but also with little wiggle room if any. Go on the website and ask for the e-price.
  • In NYC and got it with remote start for 32500.

    How'd I do?
  • Based on the above it seems like ~$27500 is the best deal anyone has received (non-moonroof). We just want one with a tan interior, outside color doesn't matter so much, we can take/leave the moonroof, and would like to be at $30k out the door (6.25% tax in TX). Does this seem reasonable? Just need to purchase this year.
  • I did not mention this also had a moonroof!

    MSRP was just shy of $33000. Got if for $28887 about $4100 off MSRP. I suggest anyone in the midwest Contact Melissa at AutoBarn Subaru in Countryside, IL. You could also try Grand Subaru, they were aggressive as well but I do not have the buying experience there just e-mails, the autobarn was painless. Melissa's price will be great but also with little wiggle room if any. Go on the website and ask for the e-price.
  • That should not be a problem. I did not see many w/o a moonroof. You should be getting around 4K off MSRP not matter what model you buy.
  • Bought 2011 Outback 2.5 Premium w/HK audio last weekend in San Diego.

    MSRP: $28315
    Paid: $25178 plus TTL

    They also took my 2010 Venza I4 with 19K miles for $500 over BB value:).
    Venza paid: $24750 plus TTL
    Trade in: $23500

    I believe I won't be able to do any better.

    Very happy with the purchase and so far I love the Outback.
  • dinomandinoman Posts: 56
    Just picked up a 2012 Limited 3.6 with sunroof...no navigation at Bill Jacobs Subaru in Joliet, Illinois.
    By far the easiest car buying experience. They did not play any games or try to push any unnecessary warranties. I would recommend talking to Monica or Pam.
    MSRP 34,600
    Sale price 30,600.

    The whole deal was done over email. No other dealer in chicagoland area came close to those numbers.
  • Hi, I would love some advice regarding my choices in buying a used Subaru Outback. I live in Florida so don't necessarily need one, but when I lived in California I had a 96 Legacy and put more than 125 k on it after it already had 100k when bought. I loved the car, but didn't realize how much until now - while looking for a new/used car to purchase (so few choices and so awful for my price). I keep going back to Suby's!! Everyone here is recommending a Toyota.

    Unfortunately Subarus are hard to find down here and I'll probably have to drive a few hours to go get one...here's the dilemma...I'm looking at three different cars thus far: a 2001 Outback Limited with 152K for $4750 (two owners, a bit more roughly used)., a 2002 Outback Limited with 162K for $5695 (only one owner and very clean), and a 2001 Outback LL Bean for $7488(not sure of the condition - looks ok). They are all nice looking from what I can tell, I was hoping to pay less than 6,000,but have been reading about the different models and was wondering if overall the LL bean is the best buy (because of the engine), despite the price. It has low miles, but doesn't look nearly as well kept as the 2002.

    Now, here's the thing, I haven't personally seen any of these cars yet (only online pictures and talking with the owners/dealers), they are all about 3 hours away from me. I'm going to have them mechanically checked before I even drive anywhere but am not sure I should even check all of them (about $100 each time). I'd really rather not, but I also don't want to go drive all the way there before checking them out. Which one sounds the best to you all? I know the information is quite limited, but I need to narrow it down I think.

    Thanks for your time...hoping to have a subaru again soon.
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