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2013 and earlier-Subaru Forester Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • gajulesgajules Posts: 1
    Last night we purchased a 2007 Forester L.L. Bean Edition. This is our first Subaru.

    Red Garnet/Urban Gray, Cargo Net-Rear of Seat, Cargo Net-Rear Vertical, Rear Bumper Cover, and Splash Guards Gray.

    MSRP 27,629; Invoice 25,757; TMV 26,240

    Negotiated Price 25,557; less $500 'Rebate'; Final Cost 25,057 before tax,tag,title -- $700 under invoice.

    Additional items: Window tiniting and 2 year maintenance contract at no charge.

    We originally were pricing a Forester XT (also under invoice), but quickly realized that the non-Turbo models were powerful enough, use less gas, and don't require premium fuel. We are very satisfied with our buying experience at Troncalli Subaru, Cumming, GA and would recommend it to anyone shopping for a Subaru.
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,788
    Congrats on your new ride! :) Keep us posted as to your living experience with it goes.

  • poodog13poodog13 Posts: 320

    MSRP 27,629; Invoice 25,757; TMV 26,240

    Negotiated Price 25,557; less $500 'Rebate'; Final Cost 25,057 before tax,tag,title -- $700 under invoice.

    $200 under invoice, nice! Any tips or comments on how you got them that low?
  • kate5000kate5000 Posts: 1,271
    congrats! great deal on 2007 LLBean!
    Please post the pix of your new ride - I love Red Garnet/Urban Gray combo - looks very classy.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Tint is worth $200 at least. The 2 years' maintenance adds up to at the very least 4 oil changes, or roughly $88 at my dealer. Figure another $300 or so in discounts due to the value-added.


  • in the market for a XT, previous car got totalled so need to buy a car soon. Done quite a bit of research and think the XT will satisfy my taste buds although my other car has blue tooth and it'd have been nice to have that here.

    Any prompt help 'd be very helpfull. I am in the northern cali/folsom area.
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    When calling around check Reno as well. ;)

    Many of my friends, when buying a new model, not just Subaru, have saved more than a few hundred driving over the pass...
  • yeah but how would the taxes and registration stuff work?
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    No problem at all!

    Don't worry, even in Nevada they are quite used to handling it. Works the same as if buying in Sac, they collect and send it all in. :)
  • so they would charge me Cali taxes in Reno? :confuse:
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    Well, of course!

    The Nevada Sales Tax is the same as California's, 7.75%. They either collect it and give it to California, or you would have to pay it yourself, and of course they would report the sale, and California DMV would tell the Franchise Tax Board.
  • I see

    Now I am starting to wonder though if the base version would be enough for us since we don't need to use premium gas. So does anyone have any price comparision in California for the X premium vs. the XT.?
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    Some great deals out there online on the L. L. Bean editions....and the X's, try the get-a-quote dealie on :)
  • arent' those prices delivered though? so wouldn't that be delivered to Norther Cali if I wanted to buy it from them?

    (I was referring to pricing)
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    All car prices include "delivery" no matter if they say it or not. Someone pays to get them from the POE to the dealer, you know...... ;)

    Go use it, and see for yourself what it "includes". :P

    Online you can buy a car from any dealer, anywhere, if you have a mind to. It does let you select the search area. If you buy it somewhere besides No. California, you will need to go pick it up, of course. Oftentimes I have done that, if I am saving $1500 or more, a $300 plane ticket from Reno to Chicago is a small price, eh?
  • just got quoted $27330.00 plus $364.00 for hitch installed = $27694.00 plus fees.


    +$45.00 documentation fee

    +$2149.77 sales tax (sacto county)

    +$251.75 dmv registration and tire fee

    = $31,135.52 out the door including hitch installed.

    Warranty price will depend on which deductible and the amount of component coverage you need? The Subaru Added Security 5year/100000 miles with a $100.00 deductible would be $1120.00 and that is for a gold plan that covers most components.

    # Automatic Transmission
    # Cargo Tray, Beige
    # Splash Guards - Champagne Gold Opal (it's either this or the rear bumper cover)
    # Security Sys Shock Sensor (doesn't this just mean that the car has a security system) Turbo

    I am still trying to figure out what a comparable 2006 would cost so if someone can post their recently aquired deal a 2006 I'd really appreciate it.
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    Did you price it out on :confuse:
  • well I used and to request quotes from the dealers. Now I am going to cross shop them. Just posting the quotes that I get from the dealers on here so you guys can give me some feedback.
  • Hi everyone,

    I was quoted $23,791 OTD for the 07 Forester X with premium package automatic with compass and auto dimming mirror. Is this a good price?

  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    Very good price!
  • jeffmcjeffmc Posts: 1,742
    Invoice is $23,742, no rebates available, so basically they're paying your taxes & fees and selling at invoice. I think that's a great price, too.
  • You must live in a very low tax rate cuz that is stupid
  • You're right, I'm in DE (2.5%) and you get a full credit of the NADA value for a trade-in or total loss vehicle. So my tax came to $46.
  • jsongjsong Posts: 4
    Hi all,

    I got a quote for 07 Forester automatic trasmission with rear bumper cover, cargo tray and splash guard for $20266.00 plus tax and license fee.

    What do you think of this price?

  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    Sounds excellent!
  • kate5000kate5000 Posts: 1,271
    a very good price
  • I think I found a deal but something is amiss, please give opinion/advice: An add with a local dealership online in nashville tn is advertising an 06 subaru forrester X model for 17875, it has 4500 miles on it. It is listed as an X model online but when you open up the "standard features" list it lists out the features for the Premium package. I did go to the dealership and this car was the X not the Prem. and they were asking 18995 on the lot....also, online they have a silver model selling on the same page that is listed as an X type but under the standard features it lists out the Prem package. Is this false advertising? Is this something I should take as the dealer being a "hoodwinker"? It feels! And of course, I want the Prem Pkg!...I haven't asked dealer about the descrepency yet...
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    You should be asking the dealer. They must sell it exactly as advertised, under the law, or produce documentation from the newspaper's advertising department that they made a mistake. If it is their mistake, they eat it. If they refuse, file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and whatever State agencies have purview there. ;)

    But certainly you should be first speaking to the Sales Manager about it....
  • Thanks so much! I want to get the best deal I can but I think they just made a mistake but I guess I want to be sure it wasn't intentional just to get me to stop by. That I would not be happy about being misled just to get me on the lot and I would therefore go to another dealer. I'll definately speak with the Sales Manager about it. The Sales person I spoke with that day was top notch, no pressure so...we'll see! I'm just glad I found this forum because there is so much great info! Thanks, again! :D
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