Just Purchased 2017 Subaru Crosstrek Premium - Was The Deal Too Good?

katiegrrlkatiegrrl Member Posts: 19
edited January 2017 in Subaru
Hi,
After a month of bad experiences with Nissan Rogue dealers, we ended up buying a 2017 Subaru Crosstrek Premium manual transmission for $21,114 plus tax, title and $169 doc fee. We're in Chicago.

The closest other offer on the vehicle was in Colorado for $200 more and with a $490 dealer prep fee.

This price seems very low to me. Other dealers thought perhaps we were buying the base model, but this one has all the standard options (heated side mirrors and seats, rear window privacy, body color side mirrors, orange stitching etc) found in the premium.

We've had a few bad experiences with dealers along the way, so I am suspicious when something seems too good to be true.

The deal was easy. We sent out internet inquiries asking for the best price on the identical vehicle. We received the $21,114 and jumped on it. We didn't even bother to negotiate, which goes against my personality, but the price seemed so good compared to others we didn't want to blow it by being greedy. The car had 5 miles on it when we test drove it.

It's ours now. Everything seems great. I plan on enjoying the ride, but still...am I missing something?

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 232,951
    katiegrrl said:

    Hi,
    After a month of bad experiences with Nissan Rogue dealers, we ended up buying a 2017 Subaru Crosstrek Premium manual transmission for $21,114 plus tax, title and $169 doc fee. We're in Chicago.

    The closest other offer on the vehicle was in Colorado for $200 more and with a $490 dealer prep fee.

    This price seems very low to me. Other dealers thought perhaps we were buying the base model, but this one has all the standard options (heated side mirrors and seats, rear window privacy, body color side mirrors, orange stitching etc) found in the premium.

    We've had a few bad experiences with dealers along the way, so I am suspicious when something seems too good to be true.

    The deal was easy. We sent out internet inquiries asking for the best price on the identical vehicle. We received the $21,114 and jumped on it. We didn't even bother to negotiate, which goes against my personality, but the price seemed so good compared to others we didn't want to blow it by being greedy. The car had 5 miles on it when we test drove it.

    It's ours now. Everything seems great. I plan on enjoying the ride, but still...am I missing something?

    Too good to be true. Better take it back.

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  • cmhj2000cmhj2000 Member Posts: 381
    I'd take it back!
  • katiegrrlkatiegrrl Member Posts: 19
    Ha! I'm just checking. The price seemed good. I'm wondering if I should have bargained, but I didn't want to lose the car in the process. And again, I've gone through two bait and switches on the Rogue where I negotiated for an SV trim level w/AWD only to discover the car they showed me had been punched, had navigation(that wasn't part of the negotiation) and wasn't eligible for the 0% financing they promised on two separate days. Then they tried to pawn off an S trim level as an SV trim until we quickly pointed out we knew the difference.

    I also took my Edmunds Price Promise certificate to another dealer (after calling to confirm they would honor the price) and once in the showroom was told they would not honor the price.

    So, if this deal happened a little too easily, please understand my caution and skepticism.
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  • xtine25xtine25 Member Posts: 1
    Hello. I don't have knowledge regarding cars and i am just new here in the US. I like the subaru crosstrek msrp $22445, 5 yr cost yo own is $34501. All i want is a nice car with low monthly payment of not more than $300. I really dont have any idea about cars... pls help me...  
  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 232,951
    xtine25 said:

    Hello. I don't have knowledge regarding cars and i am just new here in the US. I like the subaru crosstrek msrp $22445, 5 yr cost yo own is $34501. All i want is a nice car with low monthly payment of not more than $300. I really dont have any idea about cars... pls help me...  

    You can't buy a Subaru with an MSRP of $22,445, and have your payments be $300 or less.

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  • saratogastevesaratogasteve Member Posts: 186
    katiegrrl said:

    Ha! I'm just checking. The price seemed good. I'm wondering if I should have bargained, but I didn't want to lose the car in the process. And again, I've gone through two bait and switches on the Rogue where I negotiated for an SV trim level w/AWD only to discover the car they showed me had been punched, had navigation(that wasn't part of the negotiation) and wasn't eligible for the 0% financing they promised on two separate days. Then they tried to pawn off an S trim level as an SV trim until we quickly pointed out we knew the difference.

    I also took my Edmunds Price Promise certificate to another dealer (after calling to confirm they would honor the price) and once in the showroom was told they would not honor the price.

    So, if this deal happened a little too easily, please understand my caution and skepticism.

    this is why some dealers make you haggle for your price - they know many buyers will think they left money on the table when a "rock bottom" price is given out too easily. You're over thinking this one imo
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