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  • ballisticballistic Posts: 1,687
    100% smarm-free. Gotta say it was weirding me a bit...)

    That's exactly how mine was. Never once got in my way or bothered me, vastly more knowledgeable about the line than 99% of the semi-literate pushers I've encountered before, etc.
  • zmanzman Posts: 200
    Why should you guys on the west coast have all the luck? Are any of these dealers in New York? The Northeast? On the East Coast? Help!
  • ballisticballistic Posts: 1,687
    Why should you guys on the west coast have all the luck?

    We don't. We hardly ever get the privilege of naming hurricanes, for example.

    But you only have to drive a few minutes to visit and reflect on the nearest Revolutionary or Civil War battlefield. The day I spent at Valley Forge changed me forever.
  • zmanzman Posts: 200
    I'll concede that point, Jack. My visits to Gettysburg have been nothing short of transcendant. And now that I think about it, Gettysburg is on the way to Fitzmall from where I live. Never been there in the dead of winter. Hmmm........A plan is hatching.

    -The Mudge
  • p0926p0926 Posts: 4,423
    Jack- Let's be fair now. Sure the east coast has easy access to lots of history but you left coasties have a few natural wonders worth seeing. Giant redwoods and Crater Lake to name a couple.

    -Frank P.
  • dcm61dcm61 Posts: 1,564
    Remember, VIP pricing is not simply invoice. It's invoice MINUS any customer AND dealer incentives. Not sure how it works with special financing though.

    DaveM
  • dcm61dcm61 Posts: 1,564
    I drive by Valley Forge park twice each work day. :-) Actually just drove by about 2 hours ago. I used to mountain bike in the park until I got lazy (and put on weight as a result).

    A couple of years ago they completed a walk, bike, horse path that's on the edge of my office complex and goes to Valley Forge park or to Philly. Really no excuse now for not getting the wheels rolling.

    DaveM
  • raybearraybear Posts: 1,795
    There is nothing to prevent a VIP from getting the same benefits as everyone else. Truth is, we'll settle for VIP pricing on anything right now so it's no big deal.
  • ballisticballistic Posts: 1,687
    Giant redwoods and Crater Lake to name a couple.

    Nice, to be sure. Neither has ever caused this tough-guy to bawl like a baby, as I did at Valley Forge. And I was there in summertime. The time to fully appreciate what our patriots endured there would be right now, in subzero snow.
  • njswamplandsnjswamplands Posts: 1,760
    southern utah is awesome

    went to gettysburg 1½ ago. incredible the way they kept commercialism out of it.
  • dcm61dcm61 Posts: 1,564
    as it's currenty 14F (2F windchill) but there is a little bit of snow. But the winds are kicking up and it'll be negative wind chills soon. Brr...

    DaveM
  • ballisticballistic Posts: 1,687
    If the only thing on your feet is a few rags wrapped around them, 14 degrees is plenty cold enough.
  • p0926p0926 Posts: 4,423
    Nice, to be sure. Neither has ever caused this tough-guy to bawl like a baby

    No but they've left me slack-jawed in awe.
  • i drive past there often in my commute - w/these cold weather days it does remind me of 'ole GW & the troops campin up in that valley for the winter. that must have been nasty. we'll let's thank them today for their fortitude of yesterday. we should forever be in their debt.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    True Market Value numbers are updated monthly.

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    I used to hike in Shiloh. One evening, so the story goes, a Yankee couple were touring the cemetery at dusk when a pair of docents approached them from behind to tell them that the cemetery was closing at sunset. Scared the heck out of them.

    Seems the docents were in antebellum costume - she was in Scarlett O'hara skirts and her beau in a Johnny Reb outfit.

    I suspect that the same story floats around Gettysburg and Sharpsburg....

    Steve, Host
  • rek1rek1 Posts: 1
    looking at purchasing '04 XSP AT or XT AT in midwest region.Need info on getting best price
  • subearusubearu Posts: 3,613
    http://imba.com/tcc/subaru.html

    Basically, you get to purchase a Subaru (excluding the STi) at invoice. You just need to be a member for 6 months. Well worth the $25 for the basic membership.

    Of course, you should be able to get invoice or close to it on an XT (and XS for that matter), depending on your area. But, the IMBA VIP method is hassle (and haggle) free.

    -Brian
  • akasrpakasrp Posts: 170
    "I can always wait until my IMBA VIP program kicks in and buy at Invoice - but I am ready to buy now if we can work out something better..."

    just a thought...

    srp
  • subearusubearu Posts: 3,613
    you probably can do better than invoice on an X or XS, but it may be more work on an XT. Of course, your mileage may vary. :-)

    I've only seen a couple of XT's around my area, more XS ones and Outbacks, with several WRX too.

    -Brian
  • I'm am about to pull the trigger on a XS premium for 23,685, which I believe is dealer invoice with options (security, dimming mirror...). Does anyone have any comments or advice? Is this about the best price that is out there now or no? Thanks.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Compare to fitzmall.com, they're in the DC area.

    -juice
  • p0926p0926 Posts: 4,423
    Corey- Invoice is good. Just make sure that the dealer doesn't try a stick you with any dealer prep or document fees.

    -Frank P.
  • I'm am about to pull the trigger on a XS premium for 23,685, which I believe is dealer invoice with options (security, dimming mirror...). Does anyone have any comments or advice? Is this about the best price that is out there now or no? Thanks.
  • Thanks Frank. We're actually got $200 under & 1.9%, so I feel pretty good. We're so happy we are going to spring for the bike rack (at cost!).
  • coreypgh, it depends on the options you're getting, and if it's MT or AT. I got an '04 XS PP MT with auto-dimming mirror/compass, sec. sys., and cargo bin for $22950 at the end of Sept., and I'm in an area with few Subaru dealers.

    If you are getting AT then that sounds about right to me.
  • pgillpgill Posts: 84
    Does anyone know the definitive dealer invoice for 2004 XT AT (no PP) in Northeast? Edmunds, CarsDirect, and MSN Auto all seem to have different numbers.
  • mnfmnf Spokane WaPosts: 405
    After 3 quotes from the internet departments of the dealers the best one so far is $23,984 with options on a xs pp w/leather Auto. . This is $500.00 below invoice and from the post's that i have seen looks like a good price.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Sounds like a good deal. Keep an eye on tacked on fees, but go for it.

    -juice
  • raybearraybear Posts: 1,795
    Current inventory is $24,342 including the port fee and gas, no additional options.

    Cars delivered in January will show a price increase.
  • pgillpgill Posts: 84
    Thanks for the information. What is the port fee and how much is that? Also, what was the price increase in January?
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