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2013 and earlier-Subaru Outback Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    They already had short supply, this is a mess. There goes 2011, pretty much. :sick:
  • Not sure when exactly this started, late November anyways cause they caught it @ 11/23 or so. But they are shipping now, presumably with new master cylinders included for the dealerships to install. LOL So there will likely be a backup at the dealerships to get the part replaced depending on how fast they restock. Dealers in my area have 2 OB's "in transit" each. not very heartening!
  • Lon,

    I picked up my 2.5 Limited with Sunroof package this morning. I paid a little more (~$150 more) than you did and I consider my price good but not great. Yours is closer to great :-)

    I did pick up a 6/100k warrantee for $1200 with it. I think that was a decent price too. again not great but good.
  • achalachal Posts: 2
    As you said yourself, it seems the new Outbacks are getting shipped again along with the replacement parts that are going to installed before we get the car out of dealership.

    I have been in touch with the dealers here in bay area. A couple of them are willing to give new outbacks at prices below invoice price and this is without me even starting to negotiate.

    The prices look good, but it could be that Subaru is incentivising the sale of recall vehicles, but I don't know for sure what the deal really is.

    Anyhow, if the replacement of master brake cylinders is not a big issue then this is a good time to buy an outback as they seem to be available cheaper.

    What are your thoughts on this?
  • I agree that this may be a good time to move on an OB. Depends on how picky you are in terms of selection. I have been looking at the base models but am thinking I should go for the premium with awp and HK stereo, as I plan this to be a long term vehicle. Was originally looking at making the move in early January after the Auto Show here in Detroit.
  • What would you venture the a good price below invoice should be on a leftover 2011 if I can locate one in my area? I'm not too picky about colors but I don't even know where to start. Many Thanks!
  • Seems dealers started to offer below invoice price before negotiation (MA).
    My target is OTD below 27k for 2.5i premium w/ AWP, autodimm mirror, popular package #3.
    Don't know if there is more room to bargain in the last month of the year.
  • iyyiiyyi Posts: 2
    I just wanted to share my deal with everyone. Just purchased a 2012 Outback 2.5i Limited with Power Moonroof. Has the power moonroof, auto-dimming rear view mirror, rear vision camera, homelink, puddle lights.

    MSRP: $31,500
    Invoice: $29,066

    Selling Price: $27,495
    Doc Fee $156
    Sales Tax: $2,560
    New Plates: $219

    OTD: $30,430

    I was a big fan of my dealer and sales person. They were non commission and I think the deal was pretty good.
  • Wow, that's an insane price. @$700 less than dealer cost (according to truecar.)
    Good job!
  • jk894jk894 Posts: 5
    Congrats on the great deal. Was a trade-in involved?
  • Good deal!
    Do you mind to tell us if you trade-in your car?
    I think this is one factor that affects new car price.
    thanks
  • How do you figure?
    Up or down w/trade-in?
    Just curious.
  • Based on http://www.carbuyingtips.com/car4.htm

    "Think twice about trading in your used car at the dealer!
    Dealer's never give you fair market value for your car. They offer wholesale value, which is much less. This is so they can sell your trade-in and make a profit. The wholesale value is quoted in Edmunds, Kelly Blue Book, or most of the other internet car pricing sites. The problem is, many dealers like to low ball the wholesale figure too."
  • iyyiiyyi Posts: 2
    There was a trade in. However, I negotiated the price via email before I even stepped into the dealership to begin talking about the trade in.

    I will say that the puddle lights weren't initially in the price negotiations though. Turns out that someone else had put a deposit on the car we originally negotiated so they went and brought in another car with the exact same specs + puddle lights and gave it to me at the same price.
  • Thank you for the input.
    Enjoy the new car! :)
  • 2.5 Outback Limited
    +pkg 4 (sunroof, mirror)
    + Side Moldings
    +All weather matts
    +Puddle lights
    +Rear bumper cover
    +splash guards
    MSRP 31665

    Negotiated price of car 27995 including destination. + sales tax, title, fees (156). Illinois mandates the amounts on these three items -- non-negotiable except for doc which could go less than 156.).

    After this was finalized, we then talked about a trade.

    Found dealer (Grand Subaru) via the Subaru website, in Bensenville, il. Dealt via email with Dan D. Dan was great and did not make me do a lot of back and forth with the car. We did do a bit on the trade which I got the price boosted by 10%. Car was waiting for the test drive when we pulled in on Saturday PM. Finance guy was another story, I heard the '2more minutes' every5-10 minutes three times. Eventually we got in and when we got over his astonishment that I did not want their (3rd party) warranty the deal closed quickly. It was typical nice Saturday afternoon, with other customers buying cars, so I am not sure it the total time was too long or not, but beginning to end it was about 2 hours. My record for in and out is 40 minutes including a trade in and a test drive.
  • tripeltripel Posts: 12
    wow, fantastic deal -- that's exactly the one i was looking for (though now am considering a 3.6)
    in the NYC tri-state area i can't get anyone under $30K all in for that car
  • The dealer is really close to Ohare. Fly 1 way, see the town, drive home.
  • Keerock,

    Just bought the car today.

    Limited w/Moonroof
    Puddle Lights
    Rear Bumper Cover
    Rear Cargo Net
    Rear Vision Camera
    Splash Guards

    MSRP: $31,706
    Selling Price: 29,400 + tax
    I also have $250 coupon from the Auto show so total deal is $29,150.

    Not a good deal compared to others but I'm happy with it. :)
  • Hey tripel, I too am from NYC in Queens. What other dealers have you gotten quotes from, in Queens & Long Island. I am in search of an 2012 Outback Premium CVT w/AWP. I have gotten 2 quotes of $26,102 and $26,075. Is this a good deal or can I do better? I have not counter offer yet.
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