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Subaru Outback/Legacy Buying Advice

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  • nickelnickel Posts: 147
    In Minnesota. I didn't buy it because for my lifestyle I needed an OB. That dealer is White Bear Subaru, north of St. Paul. Call 'em to see if they still have it.
  • Thanks for all of your replies. The consensus seems to be that the guy trying to sell me this car is crazy (or thinks I'm a sucker).

    Either way, after thinking about my need for a "new" car I've decided that I'm more interested in a used car then a new car. I've found a 2002 WRX in excellent condition for about $17,000.00

    Anyone have any advice as to what I should look out for when considering this purchase?
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661
    Anyone have any advice as to what I should look out for when considering this purchase?

    Anything that suggests that it has lived a hard life. WRX owners, on average, are pretty hard on their cars.

    Bob
  • maxymaxy Posts: 1
    anyone have any suggestions re best colours for a new gt wagon. am in australia and cars are made in japan so we are not stuck with one colour as US cars seem to be. cars are a bit different too, the interior has no blue, it is all black. actually am leaning towards the diamond gray or urban grey (cant remember what it is over there but it is a slightly darker brillian silver). also having the metal grill fitted. i figure you wont see the bonnet scoop or grill as clearly if i got the diamond gray as they would stand out on the urgan gray. also my current car a forestor xs2.5 only came in silver so need a bit of a change.

    any input re colours would be appreciated.

    Cheers
    Maxy
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Go for the darker gray and then get the windows tinted. That would look pretty sinister. :shades:

    -juice
  • Okay, who knows if I did it right but I wanted to share what I paid for my 2007 Outback wagon in case it helps a novice like myself in getting the price they want.

    I have the All Weather Package with heated seats and a bunch of other extras like all weather mats and compass rearview mirror, cargo light, ashtray and lighter, cruise control etc. Automatic transmission.

    The MSRP with DD was $25,698. I read that I should ask to see the invoice price and it was $24,400. I have no idea if it was the real invoice or not. I offered $23,000 and they accepted it. That included the $750 rebate and a 5.99 interest rate for 5 years. I paid a DD fee of $499 making my total price, before taxes, $23,499.

    I bought it at Mike Shaw Subaru in Thornton, CO ( near Denver). Salesman was Cliff.

    Did I overpay?

    Hope this is helpful for the next person who doesn't really know what they should pay for a car! I think it should just be a law that dealerships have to offer the same price to everyone!!!

    To those who don't know anything about buying a car, NEVER pay the MSRP price and always ask to see the invoice price. Also, go lower than you think is fair, I wish I had, they were too fast to accept my below invoice offer!!

    Jill
  • Jill,

    Congrats on your new car! May it bring you many happy trouble free miles :)

    John
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Demand is strong in CO so people often pay higher prices there. With that in mind, I think you did pretty well. Congrats.

    -juice
  • mystromystro Posts: 64
    As the subject says,I can't seem to find any GT legacy wagons,a local popular LA car wash rated them as "the best/hottest looking wagons in the world"..now that's a true five star rating. :)

    Has the the Legacy GT hauler morphed into a "OB" xt..how disappointing if so even though I am considering a move to the high risers simply for ground clearance reasons, the GT Wagon...I'd hate to see them fade.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    05 was the last year for an MT5 GT wagon. :cry:

    -juice
  • krzysskrzyss Posts: 843
    05 was first and last year for an MT5 GT wagon.

    There are rumors that Outback becomes wagon and Legacy sedan only.

    Krzys
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    For '08, right? 07s will still be around for a while.

    -juice
  • krzysskrzyss Posts: 843
    and they did not kill choice of wagon or sedan, yet.
    However it matches SoA policy of limiting the choices.
    I do not like it.

    Krzys
  • I don't know about the argument that SOA is limiting choices. They just added four trim levels to Forester line up - CrossSport X-M/T, X-A/T, XT-M/T and XT-A/T. CrossSport XT-A/T comes with VDC and VTD. Mind you, this is a mid-year change.

    May be Legacy wagons are really not selling well. Legacy is not marketed well in US at all. I only see ads for Forester , Outbacks and rarely Impreza.
  • mystromystro Posts: 64
    I agree, marketing and bottom line mentality,you rarely experience salesman directing customers towards the much better priced Legacy L Wagons which basically do *everything* the OB does for thousands less,the L Wagon is a screaming Value in the savvy subbieworld if ya want AWD without w/wo Leather and the GT Wagon, although not a bargain is a hell of alot more fun then most so-called lux..we all know that. :confuse:
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661
    as is rumored...

    I hope they offer an "Outback GT" (in addition to the Outback XT) that will merely be a Legacy GT wagon, but with an Outback grille.

    If that happens, I really don't have a problem with the Legacy wagon disappearing. From a marketing standpoint it will be good as the only sedans will then be Legacys. Note that it is also rumored that the Outback sedan will also disappear.

    Bob
  • mystromystro Posts: 64
    I'm sure the OBxt in all it's glory will remain the only turbo OB sitting 8 inches off the ground while the LegacyGTwagon a muscle flexing *ground effects* 5" and looks it.
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661
    I dunno. I keep hearing rumors about the Legacy wagon disappearing...

    Bob
  • kenskens Posts: 5,869
    I do too. Subaru would lose my potential future business if they axed the LGT wagon. While I like the OB, it's just not my cup of tea. An OB GT that's basically a LGT would be fine.

    IMO, keeping the LGT wagon makes more sense than the OB Sedan.

    Ken
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