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2013 and earlier-Subaru Outback Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • Used my tried and true "internet buyer" fax and e-mail.

    Got a nicely loaded 3.6 R with moonroof, remote start for $1300 under invoice with current February 2011 lease and other incentives.

    Next best offer was $500 under invoice.

    Best part, it was the local dealer 4 miles from my house.

    Biggest compromise: Had to give up Ruby Red For Satin White Pearl.

    Not a prob. to save $800.

    Thank you, Edmunds, for teaching me how to get the best deal.

    Steven, my third suburu, two foresters 9 and 12 years ago.

    (I was waiting for a bigger 2nd row seat)
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Wow, congrats.

    Wonder how they beat the rest by that wide a margin? Maybe another dealer went out of business and they bought their inventory at the other dealer's loss?

    I found a Miata like that once, but it was an automatic. Bummer!
  • I just got my Outback LTD 6 cyl at Bloomington Subaru.
    Got dealers invoice. I considered it a good deal. Good site to check prices is It gives the average prices paid for vehicles in your area.
  • I finally bought the Outback from White Bear Subaru:
    2011 Outback Premium+AWP+moonroof+All weather mat+splash guard+rear bumper cover,
    Car: $26532 +TTL
    Trade In: $8332 for 2003 Acura RSX with 49600 miles.
    Basically I got the new car for dealer invoice and the trade in for KBB good price. Not a great deal but I think it is an easy and good deal.
    Thanks for all the replies.
  • I think the guy was hungry for business.

    He priced the car at invoice less all the available deals,maybe 100-200 less.

    Always good to buy close to the end of month when qupotas can save you money.
  • nuynnuyn Posts: 1
    Just went and picked up my 2011 Outback earlier this evening. Graphite Gray Metallic with PZEV, automatic CVT transmission, All Weather mats --> $22500 + TTL.

    This deal kind of fell into my lap. Gotta love shopping for cars on the last day of the month. ;-)

    Proud 1st time Outback owner.
  • cumcmecumcme Posts: 4
    Hi, I just got my new Azurite Blue Outback 2.5i Limited
    with Power Moonroof ( & rear view mirror w/ integrated Rear Vision Camera),
    Puddle Lights, Rear Bumper Cover, and Rear Chrome Garnish.

    It is leased from Subaru of Santa Monica, California.

    MSRP: $31,425
    INVOICE: $29,479
    DEALER PRICE: $28,293

    42 month,
    $2,000 total down,
    and $350+tax a month.

    Do you guys think it's a good deal?

    It is my first Subaru and I'm so excited. Those paddle lights are so pretty and I think
    it is perfect car for my wife.
  • skyiceskyice Posts: 21
    edited March 2011
    Your price looks very good to me! It is about $1200 off the invoice. My deal (buy not lease) is $28,990 for 2.5 i limited with moonroof package, rear bumper cover, media hub, all weather mats, body side moulding, and splash guards. The invoice is $29,757 ( The MSRP is $31,861.

    I wonder if there is a difference between the lease price and the sale price.
  • tommy312tommy312 Posts: 15
    Picked up my first Subaru 2 weeks ago & love it. 3.6 ltd azurite blue moonroof, All weather mats, Cargo nets, rear bumper cover & Remote start 31k. Went back & forth between 2 dealers for best price . My wife drives an 06 X5 that became hers after we got engaged
    but I like driving the outback more. I've had A few BMW's, Lexus's & an MKX. This car may not look as pretty, stylish or get the blood pumping but it's fun to drive & you can't beat the price.
  • cumcmecumcme Posts: 4
    They told me that the Sale Price would be $28,505 instead of $28293 if I bought the car.
  • ronsteveronsteve Posts: 437
    Congrats on the new Outback!

    An Outback could get my blood pumping... if I could track down a manual XT from the previous generation! Sadly, the asking price on most '08-09 Outbacks is close to what the real transaction prices were when they were new! :(
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Isn't that funny? My brother is car shopping and used ones are ridiculous. May as well buy new. They lose almost no value.
  • lihualihua Posts: 1
    I am in Stamford,CT and just test drove the Outback 2.5 Limited. I love it. Now I am doing research on the price. The best quote I got for the 2.5 LImited CVT + moonroof package is $28,399 not including tax and registration. The dealer basically offers me almost the invoice is about $28,500 on the limited CVT+Moonroof, which I think can still be negotiated down. I am shooting for about $27,000 and hopefully it's possible.
  • easypareasypar ColoradoPosts: 192
    Just under invoice is pretty good, once I got to that point I basically just got them to put in the "add-on" that I wanted at way low prices. Things like wind deflector, cargo nets, ipod connection, "Homelink", floormats etc.

    Good luck

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  • mister8mister8 Posts: 5
    Who was the sales person at Santa Monica Subaru?
  • cumcmecumcme Posts: 4
    please e-mail me your e-mail address. I think I can't post sales person's name or phone number on the forum.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,603


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  • Get it from first round of email. And I am suprise to see it's better than I expected.

    Any ideas how good /bad it is ? I know it's a very very basic Outback. But I like 6SP though.
  • Been shopping around for about a month. I think I got the best price around. Here is where we are at. Scheduled to pick it up tomorrow.

    2011 Subaru Outback Premium w/ AWP, Media Hub, Splash Guards, Auto-Dimming Mirror, Rear Cargo Net, All Weather Floor Mats, Rear Bumper Cover. MSRP $27,612 Out the door price including all taxes, title, etc. $26,895.
  • scudderascuddera Posts: 1
    Hi, I'm looking at a very similar package this coming week. May I ask what your negotiated final price was? It would be great since I know tax, title and licensing fees vary from state to state (Wisconsin). Thanks!
  • $31650 for car with MSRP $35335
  • papaya1040papaya1040 Posts: 26
    edited March 2011
    If you are in SE Wi, might as well drive to IL, you are not getting any good deals here. MSRP 27612, Shoot for 25650k for a prem w/AWP, plus similar add-ons. Dealer cost is 25143. Good luck.
  • The MSRP was $27,612. Final sales price was $24,285 + $498 in dealer fees. Grayson Subaru in Knoxville, Tn
  • corevetcorevet Posts: 2
    MRSP of $35, 564. Being quoted $31,300. Comes with moon roof and navagation, and a few other small options. Does this seem like a good deal? SF bay area dealership.
  • bradmartbradmart Posts: 1
    Working with a dealer in the NYC area. Considering the Outback LTD 2.5i AWD and was told by the dealer he would charge me invoice price for the vehicle. The actual price is TBD, as he is trying to locate a vehicle with the options and color I want. Basically, looking for a loaded vehicle with all the options (leather, moonroof, bluetooth, heated seats, Nav, backup cam, etc, etc).

    Is this a a good deal? I believe there is a dealer holdback, so I assume he's making $ offering the car at invoice in any event. Still, it seems to me that there are people out there doing better and the TMV seems to indicate that I should be doing slightly better.

    Also, while the promise of invoice sounds great, I am a little concerned because he told me I would need to pay an additional $550 to add XM and $550 to add remote start, plus another $250 to add body side moldings. He says that the XM and remote start are installed at the dealer and installation alone is $100 each. Similar story with the side moldings. Sounds fishy. Doesn't the LTD with Harmon Kardon come standard with XM??? Isn't remote start an option in one of the convenience packages?

    Something doesn't seem right. Hoping someone can help me sort this out. Thanks in advance!
  • lch77lch77 Posts: 53
    I'd give the dealer the benefit of the doubt. I'm looking at an Outback limited too. This site as well as other sites including Subaru's own site and brochure don't reflect the exact way the options and packages come in on the car stickers. From what I've seen, it does appear that XM is part of the HK Audio package but the remote start is a $424 option. The Body Side Molding is a $249 option. Also, the wheel arch moldings, splash guards, bumper cover and puddle lights might come separately, or 2 or 3 of them in a mini package or most of them together in a package. Fortunately, most of these can be added by the dealer if you want one of them.

    You might try looking at local dealer's or regional inventories, select 2.5 Limited's and start with those with MSRP's of $32,000 and higher.
  • corevetcorevet Posts: 2
    Can anyone provide the cost and dealer information for the best price on a 80,000 or 100,000 mile extended warranty? I'm being quoted $1610 for a 5 year/80,000 mile bumper to bumper. Seems high.
  • paopao Posts: 1,867
    definitely shop around...go over to the subaruoutback site and do a search for also have up to the 3/36 period to purchase the extended warranty at the same no rush to buy an additional two years now...when you can wait and get an honest five years...the mileage doesnt convey over my understanding...make sure its a SOA warranty as well and not a third party after market warranty...
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