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2013 and earlier-Subaru Forester Lease Questions

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  • ursusursus Posts: 48
    Hi Car_man. Just wanted to mention that I ordered my 2012 Forester X Touring for $~600 under invoice last week.
  • Hello Car Man,

    Looking for the December Residual and Money Factors for a 2012 Forester 2.5X w/ Alloy Wheel Package. MSRP of $23,703 (http://bit.ly/vObryp). The salesman said residual was 58% for 10k miles per year.

    Online deal at $249/month, 42-month lease, with $2000 due at signing.

    Went in to dealership hoping to get the $249 Subaru.com on-line lease price, but they indicated to me the price was for Manual transmission only - and none are available. They first came back with $289. I pushed back for $250, they came back with $269. I pushed back again but they wouldn't budget. I got up and left and just as I was pulling out, the salesman came out and said he can do $259. I told him I still wanted to think on it.

    My other questions is about the 42-month lease vs more standard 36 month. Most blogs I've read say to stay away from a lease that is longer than the basic warranty, which is 36 months for Subaru. What's your take on this? I understand the reasoning, but I'm not sure how much weight to place on the concern.
  • Thanks for letting us know, ursus. $600 under invoice is a great deal. Enjoy!

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    edited December 2011
    Hello ianjrc. Chase's December buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 42-month lease of a 2012 Forester 2.5X w/Alloy Wheels and 10,000 miles per year are .00195 and 57%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier.

    I personally try not to lease vehicles for much longer than their bumper-to-bumper warranties, though I have done a 39-month lease on a vehicle that had a 36-month warranty in the past. The difference in payment was great enough for me to take the three month risk.

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  • ursusursus Posts: 48
    edited December 2011
    Thanks Car_man.

    They are also giving me 1.9%/60 month financing through Chase (Subaru Finance) after I mentioned that Subaru's 3.9%/60 month will not work for me and I would have to bring an outside financing at around 2.75%/60 month. My wife currently leases a Forester through Subaru Finance and that might have played a role.
  • HI I'm looking at leasing a Forester, 2012 Touring. I live in Canada.
    When figuring the price for the lease, I've taken the invoice price plus 3% markup. Here we also have 1595. or freight, and 100.00 for Air conditioning tax. Do I figure the lease cost on the invoice + 3% and then add the freight and air to that? I don't think I should be adding it to the cost I'm paying a lease on since it's a one time charge.
    Also there is a 500 holiday rebate here, and they say that there is a 1% rate reduction if you've leased from them before, and .1% off for every security deposit you leave, up to ten deposits, or a minimum of .5%. But it doesn't say what the security deposit is.
    Not sure how to figure out the Money factor up here. There are calculators on the subaru Canada website, but they all have a minimum 2900.00 down payment in there, and you can't change that number.
    I'm also using a company which gives you the invoice prices and rebate info (yes, it's not free in Canada, you have to pay to get that info, and we pay a lot more for the same cars you do here, even though the dollar is at par.)
    What should I be looking at here to get a good deal? This company says that invoice plus 3% is a 'fair price' and what they recommend. There are two dealers: one I dealt with last time I leased, who is out of town, and one who is 5 minutes from my new home. Should I see if they'll go below the invoice plus 3%, especially the one farther away, whom I did business with last time? I've got to really watch the pennies this time.
    Thanks,
    cdndriver
  • Hi,
    Can someone please tell me the current money factor and residual on the Forester 2.5x in zip 07052?

    Thanks
    Nicole
  • I'd be happy to help you out, Nicole.

    Chase's January buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 Forester 2.5X with 15,000 miles per year are .00175 and 58%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier.

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  • Hi Car_Man -

    Can you give the current lease rates on a 2012 Forrester 2.5X Limited. For both 10,000 and 12,000 miles per year. This is for Western New York.

    We are currently leasing a 2009 Subaru Impreza and will be returning it. Not sure if there is any loyalty cash that is available. Also, is there any advantage to turning it in a few months early if we are 5000+ miles below?

    Thanks!
  • I sure can arandazzo. Subaru's February buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 Forester 2.5X Limited with 12,000 miles per year are .00150 and 57%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier.

    The residual value for a lease with only 10,000 miles per year would be 1% higher.

    The only loyalty offer that Subaru is running right now is the waiver of the first month's payment for returning lessees.

    There should not be any advantage to turning your vehicle in early. In fact, you might not be able to without making your remaining payments...even if you are significantly under mileage.

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  • Hi Car_Man, thank you for your previous reply. My wife is now thinking she wants to go with the 2.5XT Touring instead of the Limited. Would you be able to get me a money factor and residual on 36 month 10/12k miles for that option as well?

    Also, what is a good price on this vehicle. The MSRP is 29,895 so I am trying to see how much wiggle room I have in negotiating.

    As always, thanks!

    -Adam
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    You're welcome Adam. Subaru's March buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 Forester 2.5XT Touring with 12,000 miles per year are .00090 and 54%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier.

    If I was in the market for this vehicle right now, I personally would shoot for a selling price of around $500 or so over dealer invoice. The supply of the Forester is fairly tight in certain areas right now though.

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  • Hi Car Man -

    Looks like we are going to pull the trigger in April on the Forester 2.5XT Touring. Do you have the April Money Factor and residual values on 12,000 miles/year?

    Thank you for all of your help so far.
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    You're welcome arandazzo. Subaru's April buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 Forester 2.5 XT Touring with 12,000 miles per year are .00090 and 54%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier.

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  • Do you have the lease rates and residual for the Subaru Forester 2.5x Premium model on a 12K lease 36 months in ZIP 98004? Is it different for the limited model? (NOT the Turbo)
  • I forgot to ask about the acquisition fee on the lease. Is this a stock fee for Chase products? If so, if I find it different in the Finance Office, can I assume the dealer is adding something to the "bank" fee??
  • burgenburgen Posts: 2
    Hi Car Man,
    Thanks for all the info you give in here.
    Can you please provide the residual and money factor for a 2012 Forester X2.5 premium (with All Weather package)?
    I live in 06460 (does that make any difference?)

    thanks!

    B.
  • pshustedpshusted Posts: 1
    Hi Car_man! Would you happen to know the current lease rate for a 2.5X Premium Forester in Newport Beach/Irvine, CA? Also, the residual value and money factor if available?

    The dealer I went to tried to price the Premium at 27,600... it's under 24K on subaru.com

    I also caught that they are saying the residual is at 51%, but I'm skeptical.

    Thanks!!
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi im4sockeye. Subaru's May buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2012 Forester 2.5X Premium with 12,000 miles per year are .00120 and 57%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier.

    The numbers for an otherwise identical lease of a 2.5X Limited are .00130 and 56%.

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  • cowgirl15cowgirl15 Posts: 1
    Hi Car_man, Do you know the June money factor and residual value for a 2.5X Limited PZEV Forester in Woodland Hills CA with 12000 miles per year for a 36 mo lease? They quoted me $27,567 for this car with a navigational system, about $700 over invoice, is this reasonable? Also, they told me my monthly payment would be $412 with a down payment of $2000. I thought that was a bit high.

    Thanks so much.
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