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2013 and earlier-Subaru Outback Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • bill45bill45 Posts: 1
    I just bought a 2005 Subaru Outback wagon 3.0 R VDC for $31,289 + $28.25 NV title
    fee + $295 dealer admin fee + NV tax & registration fees at Reno Subaru in NV. They had asked
    $33,455 internet price and came down to $31,289 when I decided to buy it at Fitzmall in MD.
    Prices were for all cash - no financing.

    Fitzmall had the best Subaru prices and did not seem to have the dealer add-on admin fees
    that the other dealers that I checked seem to demand. I would have flown (free with frequent
    flier miles) to Fitzmall for the lower, no-haggle price, but my back doc told me not to drive from
    MD back to NV.

    Other dealer cash prices that I found (before dealer admin fees, tax, registration) were:
    $31,644 in Carson City, NV
    $31,999 in Walnut Creek, CA
    $32,104 in Livermore, CA
    $32,280 in Napa, CA
    $32,394 (no homelink) in Fairfield, CA (but very good prices on 05 LL Bean wagons)

    If you negotiate a deal by phone with your dealer, get a final, drive it home price, and tell
    them you will bring a cashier’s check for that amount. This may avoid last minute surprise add-
    on fees, credit checks, or title delays. If you are shopping for a new Subaru, shop around and be
    ready to walk out if they try to add any surprise fees onto the negotiated price when you arrive to
    buy your Subaru.

  • aspesisteveaspesisteve Posts: 833
    that's what the add says in my local paper for "all model 5DA in stock".

    I'm not sure what equip. group this includes but was wondering if this is a deal that can be improved on by a little leg work?

    anyone care to reply what the 4 cylindar outbacks are going for with smart shopping?
  • Looking to buy my first subaru. Just wanted to check some pricing. I have one offer for a new '05 2.5i automatic (silver). Extra options are all weather mats, security sys upgrade, and auto-dim mirror w/homelink. Only has 6 miles on the odometer and financing is 1.9%. Seems like a good deal, but wanted some opinions.
  • As previously posted, I paid $17,340 for my 2004 2.5, 5 speed Outback Wagon 7 months ago from Mc Curley Subaru in Pasco Washington, and so far, I am very happy with it and have had no problems.
    However, my previous post met with some skepticism about the amount paid. Well in today's paper, Mc Curley is offering the 2005 2.5 wagon for $18,751 (I can scan in the ad if anyone is still skeptical).
    I have no problem with the amount paid for the base model. However I do not understand the huge difference between the base model and the other models. I show these copied from above as reference:
    Other dealer cash prices that I found (before dealer admin fees, tax, registration) were:
    $31,644 in Carson City, NV
    $31,999 in Walnut Creek, CA
    $32,104 in Livermore, CA
    $32,280 in Napa, CA
    $32,394 (no homelink) in Fairfield, CA (but very good prices on 05 LL Bean wagons)

    To me this means more than $15,000 for JUST the engine, sunroof, Climate Control, leather interior and auto trans (and possibly VDC?).
    Now as far as I know NO ONE has ever complained about the functioning of the standard heater, A/C controls. But EVERYONE has complained about the Climate WHY should you pay MORE for something disfunctional? Someone please help me out here and tell me how an optional engine etc. can be worth more than 50% of the total price of the car to YOU.

  • aspesisteveaspesisteve Posts: 833
    thanks for your post - it's been a while since someone posted some deals being offered.

    I suspect some people are sceptics of such a good deal AFTER they paid more?

    Anyway, I would agree with you that the extra bells and wistles are usually come with quite a mark up. The dealer in this case is likely luring in the buyer with a "strippie" knowing that many people will get emotional over a garage door opener or something bell or wistle they are used to having.
  • rarrietararrieta Posts: 3
    Can someone give me an idea of what a reasonable lease rate would be for a 3 year, 12,000 mile lease for a 2005 Outback XT Limited? Thanks!

    (p.s. I live in Chicago)
  • cpp788xcpp788x Posts: 47
    You are right! I have a 2001 base Forester w/auto. It handles beautifully on winding mountain roads. In the snow - I now shovel AFTER I do the errands.

    There is no NEED for the other options, however, like most people I desire them.
    Wanting is a far more pleasurable experience than having.

  • gylhomegylhome Posts: 6
    Just got a Champagne Gold 3.0L VDC wagon with the Popular equipment group (auto dimming mirror and perimeter security alarm), all weather mats, center armrest extension, sdaf (not sure what this is), for $30,923 - $1000 below invoice. I haven't seen any published dealer incentives, so I'm not sure why the dealer gave it to me below invoice. I'm not complaining, though. So far, I'm pretty happy with it, though, I wish I could put the baby seat in the center.
  • andrewdmandrewdm Posts: 1
    Anyone know what the residual values are for the 2005 Outback and Legacy on a 3 year lease, 36000 miles (12k/yr)?
  • khallockkhallock Posts: 63
    Hi. I paid $30,233 for my 05 LLBean in August. I am in VT where Subaru has a huge market too. I think I got a good deal then. I think you should be able to do even better now. At least $29,500 or so!
  • Received offer from the dealer at $22,695 for the 2.5i. From what i see, this is a pretty good price. Has anyone gotten this car at this price or lower? Not sure how much haggle room there might be left or if i should even bother. :shades:

    Hoping this will be the perfect family awd vehicle for the NH area.
  • drevodrevo Posts: 2
    If the two cards are on the same amount, you are still limited to the $500/yr. Check out the Citi DriversEdge card. It is earning 5% on all purchases till September. Can earn up to $500.
  • andrewkandrewk Posts: 59
    As I recall, my 2.5i was $22,250 back in December. I figured that to be $900 under invoice, plus I got 1.9% financing and a 24 month free maintenance booklet. I thought that was a very good deal and even drove 350 miles round trip to do it. I would guess demand and prices to be a bit more, being a bit farther north. :D

  • sweet_subiesweet_subie Posts: 1,394
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    More of these are popping up. Looks like they're in NH. $19.2k for starters for the Leg sedan MT5, not bad.

    But fitzmall has one for less, and it's even an automatic. Wonder if it's a demo or has any miles on it.

  • sweet_subiesweet_subie Posts: 1,394
    look at the 4k below MSRP on XT Ltd
  • rob_mrob_m Somewhere North of BostonPosts: 795
    I think the fence is getting slippery. Rob M.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Check out Future Models for the 2006 lineup. I think the packaging is less attractive, unless you wanted an H6 with cloth. But for the most part there will be fewer options.

  • njswamplandsnjswamplands Posts: 1,760
    i think your front license plate got to slippery :P
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