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2013 and earlier-Subaru Impreza and Impreza WRX STI Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • jeffmcjeffmc Posts: 1,742
    Price looks pretty good to me! Invoice (incl. destination) on your car would be $20,565. The invoice price of all your options adds another $821, so you'd be at a total invoice of $21,386.
  • randylfrandylf Posts: 12
    I was looking at a WRX today, and here is what they worked out for me.

    10k/yr and 42 month lease with a MF of .0016 and a residual of 60 -

    This is with 1500 down -

    The cost of the car was 25,669 sticker, and they discounted to 23,786, which came to 25,637 with tax, title, license.

    Does this sound okay? I told them I wasnt planning on keeping the car after, so they planned my residual around that, does this look right?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,749
    Is 10K mi/yr enough for you?

    What is the payment?


    Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • randylfrandylf Posts: 12
    Oh wow sorry, the payment was 292.00

    - And I work only 2 miles from my home, so I have done some calculations and I think that 10k miles will be fine.

    Thanks for the response, Im thinking of shipping around more, then making a decision today.
  • randylfrandylf Posts: 12
    Well, without the guidance of the lease prophets, I did my homework, shopped around and ended up leasing a 2008 wrx today.

    MSRP was 26,566 - It was the non premium, with a rear spoiler, s1 sports trim, auto dim mirror, and shift knob.

    I ended up doing 22,356 sale price with a 24k mile, 2 year maintenance warranty for oil changes, tire rotations, etc.

    It was a 42 month lease, w/ 1500 down, and 272/mth payments, with a residual of %59. Also,It was a 12k per mile lease.

    I think I got them pretty rock bottom on price, but would like some feedback.

    Thanks for the help everyone.
  • dl7265dl7265 Posts: 1,381
    Where are you located ? How did you manage $4100 off ?

  • randylfrandylf Posts: 12
    Im located in Arizona, Tempe specifically, and im honestly not really sure how I managed to get them that far down.

    Basically, I had all the subaru dealerships in Arizona running numbers, trying to beat the other dealerships.

    Finally, avondale subaru was able to really drive the price far below what anyone else had quoted me.

    They also threw in tint on the windows, and really took good care of me.

    Finance was a breeze, as the FI guy was totally straightforward, and all the numbers matched up completely and it was already ready to sign when I showed up, as we were working numbers over the phone.
  • randylfrandylf Posts: 12
    Also, just to note:

    Im only 21, and this was my first ever dealership buying experience, so if I can do it, im pretty sure most anyone can manage it with enough research, patience, and a level head.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Congrats, glad to see you had a good buying experience. At that age mine were not so good.
  • dl7265dl7265 Posts: 1,381
    Thanks for the reply! You did very well.
  • rogerazrogeraz Posts: 3
    I'm also in Phoenix and looking at a WRX automatic sedan for my wife. She like the blue but nothing in the state. We received a quote $25700 to bring one in. I think we can still do better. I don't recall if the quote was from Camelback or Power. I spoke to the Avondale dealership on Sunday but no quote so far. What does everyone think about this price offer?
  • dl7265dl7265 Posts: 1,381
    What other options besides Auto ? Premium ? or other accessories ?

  • sandhogsandhog Posts: 3
    08 2.5 with Nav and premium package,automatic trans.
    MSRP $22390
    Quoted price $21000
    Yea or nay?
  • jeffmcjeffmc Posts: 1,742
    sandhog - If that's a hatchback Impreza, you're paying invoice minus rebates, which is very good. If it's a sedan, you're paying about $500 over invoice before rebates, which is still good, but probably a bit of wiggle room if the dealer's willing to negotiate. Price is definitely a fair one either way, though.
  • joerandjoerand Posts: 2
    Leased, 36months 45,000 miles, $500 at signing (includes first payment, license, fees) for $245/month plus tax.

    Man did I want that WRX 5dr, and the STI is UNBELIEVABLE, but I already have a toy so I had to go practical. But next time ....

    Oh I was quoted 36/36,000 for a red WRX sedan w/spoiler for $305 month, don't remember how much up front. They are dealing in Northern Ohio!!!
  • dsn112dsn112 Posts: 2
    Nice car and deal, be careful with your mileage, 10k always sounds like enough, but the wrx is a drivers car, and your going to load miles onto that beast. Good luck.
  • randylfrandylf Posts: 12
    Actually, I went with another dealership for the 12k mile lease, so I think im pretty good. I was about at what I needed to be the first week, but this week I have used almost no miles, so I think im gonna be under my miles by far.

    Thanks alot.
  • randylfrandylf Posts: 12
    Nay - The new car industry is hurting right now due to the implosion of the housing market, and hardly anyone is buying new cars.

    I got my 2008 wrx sedan for 22300 out the door and my invoice was 26,566, so I think you could haggle quite a bit more.

    If your willing to battle them and shop around ALOT, then you can def beat it.
  • sandhogsandhog Posts: 3
    22300 for a WRX is an impressive deal.
    I would love the WRX but I work in Manhattan and would prefer the automatic.I had a 5 speed back in 1992 or so and it was a PIA when caught in traffic.An Auto is available with the WRX package,however around my area it seems that anything with an auto is so loaded with other options that it raises the price to around 28000-29000 mark.More than I want to pay for a work car.
    Ive been a Chevy man my whole 47 years ,and this is my first [non-permissible content removed] car.I really find it amazing that when ya walk into a Chevy dealer and ask for something with AWD or 4 wd,they try to unload a "GREAT DEAL" on a used Tahoe for the low price of 28000......I told them that the days of a fullsize SUV ,with a 15 mpg average bringing top dollar are over.Now that gas is around $4 a gallon,who the hell can afford it?
  • tiff_ctiff_c Posts: 531
    My wife and I were out shopping for a new car for me. My 2002 WRX being no longer a part of our family. My wife has to be able to drive the car and even with the seat all the way forward and height adjusted to max, she still had to have her leg straight out to get the clutch to the floor.
    The techs at the dealer said that you can't adjust anything short of making a new rod due to the car being a push clutch versus a pull one.
    Anyway is there an option that might work that isn't drastic?
    My wife had no problem reaching the pedals in my 2002 WRX. The new STi is bigger for certain.
    Oh and neither of us liked the way the new EVO felt. She had no hope of reaching the pedals in the EVO at all. The STI she probably needs 2 inches so her leg isn't straight out.
    Any ideas?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    A timely article from Automotive News says:

    Big pickups and SUVs lead plunge in used-vehicle prices
    Wholesale prices of big used SUVs and pickups plunged by double-digit percentages last month compared with February 2007, amid weak demand and rising gasoline prices. In February, large SUVs sold at auction for an average price of $11,790, 14.7 percent lower than in the year-ago month, reported ADESA Inc.

    Print it out and show that salesman. He's crazy.

    You can get a brand new base 2WD Tahoe for $29k now. $28k used it high unless it's really loaded.
  • terapicoterapico Posts: 1
    Hi, I want to buy a 08 Impreza WRX STi with only the standard package (No BBS wheel and Nav packages). I would like to know if anyone can provide me a "reasonable" price before tax and everything. I saw some in the "price paid" thread saying he can knock about $1700 off invoice, but that's with the BBS package (message #468). Is it reasonable to go for, say, $1000 below invoice? Should I shoot for even lower?

    I, like everyone else, want to prepare myself before I go to the dealer, but I don't want to ask for a price that is impossible for the dealer to give.

  • jeffmcjeffmc Posts: 1,742
    Perhaps you could attach (superglue or... ?) 2 or 3 pedals on top of the clutch pedal, making the pedal itself thicker (taller). Or if you're handy w/a saw, you could fashion your own 2" thicker clutch pedal out of wood, then paint it with a rubberized grippy finish and attach it on top of the existing pedal. Just throwin' ideas out there. There's gotta be a way to get it done.
  • tiff_ctiff_c Posts: 531
    Perhaps you could attach (superglue or... ?) 2 or 3 pedals on top of the clutch pedal, making the pedal itself thicker (taller). Or if you're handy w/a saw, you could fashion your own 2" thicker clutch pedal out of wood, then paint it with a rubberized grippy finish and attach it on top of the existing pedal. Just throwin' ideas out there. There's gotta be a way to get it done.

    Apparently the issue is a rod that connects the pedal to the tranny. It's not really anything that can be dealt with easily. Plus I'd primarily drive it and I don't want the pedal all messed up for me when i drive it. You'd think short people like my wife would be allowed the advantage of driving a car as much as anyone. But now all cars are designed for tall people with little thought given to short people.
    I am going to email a guy I know who builds race cars and see what he says. If it can't be one properly then I'll pass on buying it.
    Thanks for the suggestions. :D
  • i just recently bought a 2008 subaru 2.5i 5dr with premium package automaitc for $18,460.. is it good?
  • i just recently bought this car and paid $18,460 + tax and licensing.. is that a good deal? i just want to know..
  • beijibeiji Posts: 1
    Writing from San Diego. I just got my '08 STI this week through Costco's car-buying service. I paid $400 below invoice. It came with an ext arm rest and then I had an iPod adapter installed. Before taxes, etc., it came in less than $34k. Hassle-free. I would recommend it to folks who don't like or are no good at haggling. Of course, you don't have to go through Costco. There are other on-line buying services out there.
  • arclarkearclarke Posts: 1
    I just bought an '08 STI base model with only the all weather mats for $34,100 including destination. After taxes in new york state OTD came in just under $37k. MSRP for the vehicle was $35,700. They are going to tell you they can't lower the price because its a limited production model but they will. I believe I could have gotten the price $200-$300 lower but it wasnt worth the additional effort at that point.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    To all 3 of you, I think each of you did well.

    Join us in the Subaru Crew threads, come to Meet the Members and introduce yourselves.
  • rascal99rascal99 Posts: 54
    I realize insurance rates are relative, but can anyone indicate how their rates are faring for the new STI?
    Also, did you all get a chance to actually drive the STI prior to taking delivery? Thanks.
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