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Mitsubishi Outlander Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • biscuit_xlsbiscuit_xls Posts: 194
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  • batman47batman47 Posts: 606
    Could someone reports his/her experience in buying a 2008 Outlander XLS with
    18 x 7J Aluminum Alloy (7-spoke bright finish). Usually the Outlander XLS is sold with 5-spoke wheels, however the 2008 XLS can be ordered with 7-spoke. This is at the Mitsubishi America web page.

    A dealer want me to pay $24,000 for a 2008 Outlander XLS no options + taxes and documents feeds. Is this price reasonable? Any comments appreciated.
  • biscuit_xlsbiscuit_xls Posts: 194
    What's the MSRP and invoice price?
  • Hi batman 47,
    If you are looking at a 2wd XLS w/no options at all, the MSRP(according to edmunds.com) is $23,750 and the invoice is 22,389. I hope you didn't buy it yet because you can get this vehicle for well below invoice as I have stated here before. I would offer $1,500 below invoice (22,389) and if they don't agree, go elsewhere. Whatever you do, don't be in a hurry. If they don't agree to this offer, call or email all of the dealers in your area and let them know what you will pay for that vehicle and most likely you will get one to give it to you for that price. Good luck!!!
  • batman47batman47 Posts: 606
    Thanks:

    MSRP: $25,785
    Invoice: $24,346

    Outlander 4WD XLS
  • I would offer $1,500 below whatever the invoice is on the vehicle your looking at. There are others in this forum who have been able to get that price so it is definitely worth making the offer and see what they say. Good luck!!!
  • Dealer will offer 2008 4WD XLS for $29,080, includes:

    Luxury Pkg
    Sun & Sound Pkg
    Navigation Pkg
    Accessory Tow Pkg

    It was stated that the price I'm getting is $100 over invoice. How close is this offer to the price I should be getting? I have no trade-in and already have better financing than the dealer could offer.
  • biscuit_xlsbiscuit_xls Posts: 194
    That's exactly what I paid for mine a year ago. I think you can probably beat them down another $1,000 if you want to. It helps if they have a lot of inventory and/or several nearby competing dealers. I don't think there are any incentives on the 08's right now.
  • batman47batman47 Posts: 606
    Thanks:
    The amount $1,500 below invoice!

    Could you please direct me to a couple of dealers where these types of transactions are a reality? Do you have first hand experience on this?

    The dealer where I want to order my Outlander XLS (no options) quoted me $300 below invoice.
  • batman47batman47 Posts: 606
    The 2008 XLS Outlander is sold in the USA with the following set of wheels (P255/55R18):

    18 X 7J Aluminum Alloy
    (5-spoke silver painted)
    or
    18 x 7J Aluminum Alloy
    (7-spoke bright finish)

    If you check your Outlander it is most probably that your vehicle was sold to you with 5-spoke wheels).

    Could someone report his/her experience in buying a 2008 Outlander XLS with 7-spoke wheels? If so, where did you buy it or what did you do?

    I do like the 7-spoke wheels.
  • batman47batman47 Posts: 606
    How long did it take to Outlander owners to obtain their vehicle number plate? What is the minimal and maximum time to wait for a number plate? Who is the main responsible for obtaining the number plate: the owner or the dealership? How can I obtain the number plate at the same day or second day after I finalize the deal? Help appreciated!
  • Batman47,where are you located? I'm in Southern California and a few of us on this forum have gotten $1500 + below invoice at South Coast Mitsu in Costa Mesa, CA.There are several dealers out here in SoCal. I ended up getting over $3200 below invoice because I went with an 07' XLS that had the rebate. Hopefully you're in an area with at least a few Mitsu dealers within 30 miles or so and what you do is go back and forth with the Internet managers at those dealers. Just don't be in a hurry and you will get a great deal. Like I've said before, they will probably laugh at you and act like it's impossible, in fact, they even showed me on their computer how much they will "lose" on the deal. That is just BS. They want you to think they're not making any money. I'm telling you, if you have the invoice of the vehicle you want, offer them $1500 less. If they say no, walk out. You might not get this price at the first dealer you go to, so be patient. I contacted several dealers by email and phone so I didn't waste time and gas. That is the beauty of email. If you have any more questions batman47, feel free to email me at ca_angelsfan@yahoo.com. Good luck.
  • batman47batman47 Posts: 606
    Many thanks:

    I think 2007Outlander XLS has good discount but I doubts that the 2008 XLS could have similar discount. I got in contact with SoCal and they offer me a 2007XLS at good price.
  • All it takes is patience. it is well worth the wait if you're not in a hurry. Some dealers will laugh at you but others want to make the sale. Remember, they are still making money, even if they sell it $1500 below invoice.The 08's are not selling fast either so they want to get them off the lots. I was about to purchase an 08' XLS at Poway Mitsu for $1500 below invoice before I came across the 07's at South Coast. I couldn't pass up the deals on the 07's. I had the same offer from Riverside Mitsu. All you have to do is email or call the Internet managers. Once you get a low price, call another dealer and they will most likely come down in price. I looked for over a month because I wanted the best deal possible and I got it. You can get it to.
  • Took a drive to Vegas last weekend in the Outie. After reading some of the posts about paint chipping, I was cringing when I drove on some dirt roads over there. I went as slow as I could, probably less than 30mph, while on the dirt. I was just imagining the whole time the side of the Outie being chewed up. Well, yesterday we got home and I washed it. I am happy to say that there were no chips in the paint!!! I don't have mudflaps or side bars so it's not protected at all.
    I don't know if the people that are having problems with the chipping are always driving on dirt or gravel roads or what the circumstances are.I read that some were driving in snow. I do still plan on putting some extended mud flaps in the future because I know I will come across more dirt roads and will be going to the snow.
    On a sidenote, this is the first trip we have taken with our outie and it performed flawlessly. I finally was able to use the cruise control and got about 22mpg going about 85mph. I guess that's not too bad. I did use the NAV and it didn't find a couple of streets out in Vegas. They were probably new streets but I am going to call Mitsu to see if there are any updates for the NAV. Also, I never really had the need before to use the paddle shifters, they are awesome on a trip like that. There are so many hills that you need to constantly shift up and down and it is so nice to have the paddles there.
    The only thing I need is a DVD system. Anyone out there in SoCal had an after market one put in? I have looked at the headrest one's but the one's I have seen don't match the beige interior. I might end up going with a headliner DVD system. Thanks for any info.
  • cooljwcooljw Posts: 47
    If you are near LA you should also check with Edward (the Internet Sales Manager) at Glendale Mitsubishi. I bought a 2008 SE from him for $1,200 under invoice. The XLS's are more expensive so I bet he could do $1,500 under for them.
  • Those of you claiming offers of $1500 under invoice on a 2008 XLS must be getting it taken on the back-end with your trade-ins or financing. I've pretty much determined that I'm the only one shopping for an Outlander in my region since all 20 something of the dealerships I've contacted have not moved any inventory since I started looking 4 weeks ago. The best deal I've been offered is $1200 under invoice with the $1500 rebate from Mitsubishi and I'm a little skeptical of this offer since there is no $1500 rebate on 2008 Outlanders. Other than this pretend offer, all others are offering between invoice and $300 over, and not budging. I guess that's why I have yet to see a single Outlander on the road. With all the incentives being offered by other manufacturers, I'm about ready to walk away from these overpriced wagons.
  • Maybe it depends on the region your in. Where are you located? I know out here in SoCal that these are legitimate deals. I had no trade-in and did not finance with the dealer so it was a cash deal as far as that was concerned. Almost every dealer I contacted in SoCal gave me below invoice pricing when first contacted. I just went back and forth until I got the $1500 below invoice.
    I looked for over a month and I saw the same thing. The same vehicles were just sitting on the lots. That is why they will eventually come down. You will find a dealer that will take the offer. I can tell you this. I looked at the competition(Honda CRV, Toyota RAV4) and they don't even compare to the Outie. This vehicle has so much more for the price. I like the fact that you don't see many of them because it makes it stand out that much more. These vehicles are awesome. The V6 alone drew my attention.
    Be patient and go out and get your great deal!!!
  • cooljwcooljw Posts: 47
    Nope, the deals are legit. My $1,200 below invoice was also a straight up cash deal like avalanchez66's with no trade in and no financing.

    In SoCal the dealers are routinely pricing the 2008s below invoice and they know that these vehicles move slowly, that is until they hit the road =)
  • shc343shc343 Posts: 1
    Hi, I went to All-Star at S. Amboy, NJ for a 2008 XLS 4WD with S&S, Luxury packages. The invoice they showed me was $27500, I offered $25000, hope they will come back to me somewhere around $26300, but they just rejected. Any suggestion ? Also, how are the NAV and DVD, are those options good to have ?

    Thanks,
    An Outlander fan to be
  • Try a different dealer. If you're in NJ then I'm sure you have plenty of Mitsu dealers in the area. You should be able to get one of the dealers to take $1500 below invoice for an 08' Outlander.
    As far as the factory NAV, I am a little disappointed with it. I have a Magellan portable unit and I like it better than our Outlander's factory NAV unit. The factory one has led us more than once to the wrong address and a few times it didn't even have certain streets listed.I am going to contact Mitsu about the missing streets. Maybe there's an update? Personally, if I knew what it was like before we bought it, I would have not opted for the factory NAV. I just wanted to get my wife a decked out XLS since we've never had a car that loaded before. I didn't get the DVD system so I can't comment on that.
  • I'm glad to finally see TV commercials for the Outlander. I'm in SoCal and for the past 2 weeks or so I've been seeing commercials for the 08' Outlanders. I guess corporate Mitsu is finally spending some money to try to get more exposure for these vehicles. Like I've said before, I really don't mind there not being too many on the road like the CRV's and RAV4's because it makes them stand out even more. I think we'll start seeing more on the road after these commercials.
  • It's a new rebate period, but there's no new info up at Misubishi's page. I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on an xls, perphaps a 2007, if I can find one in the color/packages I want. Anyone know what the new rebate plans might be for April?
    I find it crazy that the outlander seems to be the only small cuv with no dealer incentives, especially since it sells way fewer vehicles than the other manufacturers.
  • batman47batman47 Posts: 606
    Hi!

    It will be of great help to tell us the dealer name/contact where you got the $1200 under invoice. So far I have four dealer's names: South Coast Mitsu, Poway Mitsu, Riverside Mitsu and Glendale Mitsu.

    What car did you buy? a 2008 XLS or 2007 XLS? and where (Dealer's name)

    Thank
  • rhuangrhuang Posts: 10
    You should try calling few dealers regarding the incentives before making the move. For my personal experience, some salesmen would purposly hide the incentives to maximize their earnings. As you know, Mitsubishi currently offers grad/military/return buyer for $500 each. I was able to negociate the final price then mentioned I qualified for the $500 grad cash back to maximize my saving. I received the check yesterday, which I only waited for three weeks.

    I bought the 2007 XLS loaded w/ navi/S&S/Lux in early March and I qualified for the $1,500 factory incentives. End up paying $5,000 below invoice, which thanks to all the brothers in this forum. So I'm sure there are plenty of rooms you can negociate.
  • rhuangrhuang Posts: 10
    I bought in South Coast. I believe they have two fleet managers. So skip the salesperson and go straight to the fleet managers, as they would be more straight forward.
  • batman47batman47 Posts: 606
    Sam from South Coast quoted me $800 under invoice for a 2008 Outlander XLS AWD, no options, cash payment but when I answered his email to close the deal his emails stop coming. Perhaps he is trying to get me the car, who knows.

    Could someone explain how a Flee Manager manages to offer prices below Invoice and normal or "poor" internet employees (always consulting to the "fat money" manager in the second floor) if he/she is allowed to reduce the price for $100 for example?
  • comem47comem47 Posts: 390
    The term "Fleet Manager" seems to be an oxymoron to me when it comes to Mitsubishi. (A term I could see for like a Chevy or Ford dealer with rental car accounts)
    At least in this part of the country (northeast) Mitsubishis are not that common.

    A "fleet" would be 5 cars ;) so much for the management!
  • rhuangrhuang Posts: 10
    According to my own experience, many time on the internet or phone, the salesperson don't know if you are a serious buyer or just some kind of spy from other dealers. I suggest you go down to the dealership, sit down with the fleet manager, and go straight forward to the rock bottom price. By talking to you in person, they are willing to consult the "desk" and give you a good deal. But again, you're looking for a 08 model vs. I bought the 07 model in March 08. Consider the depreciation I have, don't expect to get the same deal like I did. However, push for $1,000 - $1,500 below invoice is definately possible.
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