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2013 and earlier-Subaru Outback Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • cmunizcmuniz Posts: 604
    That is innovative!! The others cars I know that have pushbutton start do have a slot for the key and then you push the button after inserting the key.
  • Wow, congratulations on the great deal! Would you mind sharing the dealership you worked with?

    We're also in the Twin Cities and are currently negotiating for a 2013 2.5i.

  • nyaz1nyaz1 Posts: 2
    edited December 2012
    Hello, I know that most people want to feel like they got a great deal. Most of the postings I read about the purchase OTD purchase price show AMAZING savings off the MSRP. WAY under dealer invoice for 2013 Outbacks even as early as June 2013 before end of the year clearances. Are dealers really cutting into their profits to get rid of these highly rated cars? Is there such a superfluous inventory of Outbacks just sitting on their lots? Or are people really getting these deals? I really hope so. I know no one wants to feel like a sucker or a fool but I really want to make sure that these are facts being posted here and not just egos.

    I wanted to ask if I really got a good deal with my purchase and would appreciate a honest answer. I looked at Consumer Reports, Edmunds, and TrueCar to get the dealer's invoice pricing and "good" pricing. I sent out emails to ALL the Fleet Managers what I was looking for. Looked at their inventory to see how much room I had for negotiating. I had narrowed it down to the 2.5i Limited in Ice Silver, Venetian Red, Crystal Black Silica or Graphite Gray Metallic. I only wanted the Moonroof Package.

    Now I live in AZ now and the taxes are ridiculous!!!! It ranges from ~8.8-9.1% tax. So on $30,000 I am already paying a minimum of $2,640 in just TAXES. So all four dealerships gave me prices between $28,992-$29,700. This was below the prices from the websites previously mentioned. I compared their tax rates, Doc fees, License & Registration, and miscellaneous BS charges like VTR, etc.
    2013 Subaru Limited 2.5i
    PRICE: $29,641.20 Moonroof Package, Remote start, Rear Bumper, cargo nets for the back & sides
    $369 Doc Fee (This dealer had the cheapest one out of all four dealerships. It is pre-printed into their contract.)
    $510 DMV Fees
    $2,608 TAXES!!!!>.<

    TOTAL PRICE: $33,128

    Did anyone in AZ get a better price? And to those who were able to get a better price, congratulations! I am a little envious but happy for you...:-)

    Is the Body Side Moulding, Rear Bumper corner Mouldings, and Moonroof Air Deflector worth purchasing?

  • gopeygopey Posts: 17
    Hi. I just purchased a Subaru Limited Standard package for $26366 + TTL. I took an 7/70000 Subaru extended warranty for $1000 with the option of cancelling within 30 days if I choose.

    Is $1000 a good deal for an extended warranty thru Subaru?

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Someone else was just quoted $1500.
  • gopeygopey Posts: 17
    Whoops. I meant "$27366"
  • nyaz1nyaz1 Posts: 2
    If it's the Gold Plus Warranty then you got an amazing deal!

    Congratulations. I am officially jealous! LOL
  • Can I know where dealer is and the contact information? I am looking for a 2013 Outback. I locate in Philadelphia. Thank you very much.
  • gopeygopey Posts: 17
    I am on the opposite side of the country from Philadelphia. I am sure you can find dozens of dealers within 100 miles of your location. I would reccommend to contact multiple Internet managers and pick the best deal combined with a trustworthy dealership

    Good luck!
  • gopeygopey Posts: 17
    As far as great deals, I think it depends on what part of the country you live in. In the Northwest where I live Subarus tend to cost a bit more ($500) compared to Northern California?

    I feel that some price postings are true. However, I do think other postings are a bit skewed because they had a trade in vehicle. As part of their buying process, dealers are known to give you a "fantastic" deal on the new car but make up for it by giving you less on your trade in.

    For myself, I felt that the dealerships I went to were not giving me a fair price for my trade in vehicle. I decided to take the car to other dealerships (not Subaru) and see if they were interested in buying the car outright.

    I sold my car to a dealer that actually paid above my target price I had in mind. After selling the vehicle I made an appointment with a Subaru dealer that I agreed to a set price thru Internet sales. And, I bought a brand new Outback.

    By contacting several dealers and doing extra leg work on selling my vehicle, I came out $2500 ahead compared to my first dealership's "final " offer on trade in/ purchase of the Outback. Thank goodness I walked away from that encounter. What a blessing!

    I hope this info helps.
  • buyabuya Posts: 74 the fob is completely dead but the ignition button can still detect it? I'm trying to get a no fuss reliable people mover that is not european, and I'm looking at a 2013 OB H6. The thing is there're lots of complaints about Subaru cars. Like the alarm set off will cause the car to quit starting 2 days later, transmission problems, some kind of gasket leak, pipes problems, etc. and on top of it mpg is not that great from, manufacturer support is not commendable, and repair cost is high. If I want no mfg supports, high repair costs and lots of annoying problems from a car, I can continue to drive european.

    But what would be a good price for a 2013 OB H6 OTD? That is what you got? what car price, all fees, and taxes in dollar and rate? Thanks.
  • EastBayDriverEastBayDriver Posts: 1
    edited January 2013
    Hi- My first post here. I have found these forums very helpful, but we just bought our first new car in 12 years. We bought on 12/31. Anyway, new to us is:

    2013 Outback Limited
    Moonroof package
    A few other plastic things added
    MSRP: about $32,200
    Paid: $27,400 (before tax, title, registration)

    Dealer: Putnam Subaru in Burlingame, CA. Salesman was Adil.

    Emailed all of the dealers in the Bay Area, and found a range of about $2K. We did not trade our old car, so this pricing doesn't reflect a trade.

    Happy shopping. So far, we are really enjoying the car.
  • vtkahnsvtkahns Posts: 10
    wow.. I paid $27K 11/30 for a 2.5i premimum / mooroof / pzev (all are in N Amer I think now ) so these deals make me feel really crappy. The sales manager made me feel like I was killing his first born.. I knew we could get to $26.5K 400 miles away but that was as low as I ever found.. Clearly I'm in the wrong area.
  • jacksan1jacksan1 Posts: 504
    Sorry about not having gotten back to you sooner. The dealership is Walser Subaru in Burnsville, Minnesota. Their price is "what you see is what you get," meaning that they do not negotiate. The price we received was also on this basis.
  • Outback 2.5i Premium with All-Weather and Option Package 1B - $26,600 plus tax and title - purchased in Queens, NY.
  • seanuseanu Posts: 7
    Thats not a bad price at all. I paid 27,300 for the same car. I was being picky about the color and the dealer had to get one from another location. I got a few additional items like the wheel well arches, seat back protectors and side moldings. I was a little miffed because the only reason we got a moon roof was because we wanted the backup camera. . I think the premium + awp is the best bang for the buck. Moonroof, Leather, HK + nav are where they are making a big profit.
  • There are no current incentives - but you can still shop - I went to 4 dealers and there was a $1785 difference between the high and low offers (2.5i premium with all-weather and option pkg 1b).
  • jacksan1jacksan1 Posts: 504
    edited January 2013
    I do not now whether you are still looking for an Outback, but Walser Subaru has this one listed:

    2.5i Premium CVT with AWP and Moonroof Package for $24,998

    A tad under $25,000 for a 2.5i Premium with the AWP and Moonroof Package seems like an amazingly good deal. And as always with this dealership, this is the price (no negotiation).
  • This week I purchased an 2013 2.5 Limited Moonroof/NAV/Eyesight from a dealer in Atlanta. The car had some small accessory add-ons. MSRP was 34,500 before the add-ons. I paid $31,500.

    This is my first Subaru and the fourth car I've purchased from a dealer. With my other three car buying experiences I was able to really beat up the dealers. My negotiations have lasted as long as two weeks over a single car. This was completely different. Over the 10 day process of finding the car I wanted and arranging financing I noticed that every car I was interested in would sell just after I would get my quote (online). It eventually became very difficult to actually find the car I wanted in the Atlanta area.

    My takeaway from this is that Subaru's (or possibly just Outbacks) appear to really sell themselves. I might have been able to shave off a couple extra hundred $$ off my purchase price. However, at the end of the day I feel good about what I paid. The dealer provided great customer service and really fought for my business. I hope they made some $$$. One thing is for sure -- I am a happy first time Outback owner.

    Thanks to everyone who posted on this board. This was a great research tool.
  • Hi,

    Traded in a 2007 Camry Hybrid (they gave me my target price after some discussion).

    2013 2.5i Outback Premium (auto CVT) with all weather package and package 1A (bumper guard/alloy wheel lock kit/splash guards/auto dim mirror with compass) for $25,500 before TTL.

    Very happy with the car and buying experience (Galles & Davis Subaru in Albuquerque)
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587

    Ever go up to Taos? I'm sure the AWD will come in handy. Often.
  • Yes, Angel Fire as well (mountain biker). My two kids have just started skiing (I forgot how much fun it is/it's been years).
    It was actually a recent ski trip that led to us getting the outback.
    We went to Red River NM. For the weekend in the Camry. An unexpected snowstorm rolled through and the road conditions were pretty bad for a bit. We decided that since we are going to be skiing more often (Sandia Ski Area is 45 minutes away, Santa Fe is hour and a half) and we also likevto camp/backpack every year, it was time to get a more capable vehicle. After some research and test drives of numerous AWD vehicles, the Subaru was the obvious choice.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I like my Sienna, don't get me wrong, but it's not good in the snow. Traction control only gets in the way, I usually turn it off.

    Better yet, I steal the keys for my wife's Forester. :shades:
  • Samyi, I found this very interesting. I am currently negotiating with a dealer for the same vehicle and they are not close to this offer.
    I was wondering if you ever pulled the trigger on this deal and the dealer honored it. If so, how are you enjoying the car and, in particular, the eyesight features.
    Finally, would you be willing to share the name and location of your dealer. Thanks for any information you can provide.
  • dogscadogsca Posts: 5
    I just want to thank on their internet pricing through their Premier Dealers. Very simple process. I received pricing from five dealers within a 60 mile radius of the bay area on Sunday and it was well worth it. Just purchasd a white 2013 Outback Limited 2.5 with SAP, list $34,159 and best price was $29,705 which included destination. Other dealers told me they could not touch it so I think the deal was decent. Financed a small portion at .9%. Price was about $500 less than

    Great reviews and advice on this forum. We look forward to driving our first Subaru this Saturday when we pick it up.
  • gilangilan Posts: 5
    Hi dogsca
    Can you please provide the dealer's name?
    Was this their first offer or did you have to negotiate further?
  • dogscadogsca Posts: 5
    Sure Gilan, the dealer is Carlsen Subaru in Redwood City and Larry is their internet guy.

    The offer was their first and I had no trade in. The next closest price was $30,651. I went in at noon and left at around 1pm with all the paperwork done. Very simple process.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 11,000
    That's about a thousand under invoice, so excellent deal. Congratulations on the new car!
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • daveylidaveyli Posts: 1
    Could you please let me know the dealer's name?
    BTW, $31,500 is out of door price? If so, that's amazing, please let me know, thanks!
  • Hello EastBayFlyer,

    I too am about to purchase the exact same vehicle(2.5 Limited) that you purchased down to PKG #4. I did not receive the same quote so I have a question. Did you have a trade in or put any money down? The quote I received was $28683 + Fees. I live in the East Bay as well.

    Thank you,
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