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# 2013 and earlier-Subaru Forester Lease Questions

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Hi everyone. Please use the following discussion to post any questions that you have about leasing a Subaru Forester. Thanks.

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9Do you have the money factors and residuals for a 2005 Forester XS or XS LL Bean Edition? Looking at 36 months, either 36 or 45k miles. Thanks!

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104I'd like to get the (1) residual, (2) lease money factor, and (3) estimated monthly payment (with $0 down) would be for the 2006 Forrester LL Bean, with an MSRP of $27,500 and a selling price of $26,000. I'd like the numbers for a 36 month, 12,000 miles/year lease and for a 48 month, 12,000 miles/year lease.

Thanks!

Ben

1I live in New Jersey and would also be interested in the residual and money factor for an '06 2.5 X LL Bean for a 36 month lease but with a 15,000 mile per year allowance. Thanks.

15.00175 money factor

51% residual

The residual here is quite poor for a Subaru. The Toyota Highlanders, for example, are between 55% and 58%, with a comparable money factor (.0019).

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1Any ideas?

11Thanks!!!

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2Do you have resididual and money factor for the Forester X 2.5 with the Premium Package? I would like a 36 month lease, 12,000 miles. I'm in NYC.

I expect the MSRP to be $24,500 and the Dealer Invoice price to be about $23,000. Those numbers reflect the current $1,000 rebate that Subaru is offering.

Do you know if the consumer rebate still applies if you lease? They are also offering 0% financing in lieu of the rebate, but I assume that applies only to loans, not leases?

Thanks!!

Will

1They told me the for a purchase:

Retail price: $22,420

then "savings" of $2,425

Then Rebate of $2,000

for an adjusted sale price of $17,995.00

But, if I lease, the numbers will not include the rebate because the rebate only applies to finance deals.

Is this correct?

Thank you!!!

Can you verify if the

1The price changed dramatically once I told them I may be interested in leasing. I think this is typical. Essentially they get nearly MSRP, minus residual value then the money facotr to calculate lease payments. Rigth now, the Forester lease is $264 for a 48 month, 12,000 miles lease. About 15 bucks more a month for the 15,000.

Residual value is kind of low, it was just about 50% of the sell price of the car.

For what it's worth.

Regards,

Allison

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75I would like to lease/rent a car for short term, mainly during winter. I am interested in subaru cars/suv's only.

Are there any leasing companies/rental companies which rent/lease vehicles for very short term.

Regards,

Viz.

16MSRP: 25861

Cost: 23866

MF: .00280

RV: 54% (14482)

miles: 12k/yr

term: 36 months

location: nj

with fees and first month at inception (1296 total), this comes to 399/mo.

Is this a decent deal?

another question - ive been quoted 1011 in sales tax - i cannot for the life of me figure out where this number came from...how is sales tax on a lease computed in nj, and where did this number come from?

thx.

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1Any thoughts on this? Are there any other numbers you need before you can tell me if this is a good deal?

Thanks for your help.

Tim

38,514Take this price and make sure that this dealer uses Subaru Finance's buy rate lease money factor to calculate your monthly payment and you're in business. Subaru Finance's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 39 month lease of a 2007 Subaru Forester 2.5X with 15,000 miles per year are .00260 and 49%, respectively.

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19The leasing program was not that good compared to the mazda CX-7, but I wanted the full time awd so I went with it.

I am hoping a hybrid version will be availbe when my lease is up.

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3,40525,988 price, includes 1k in lease cash

12k/ 36 mo. lease

1st payment down payment is 490/mo 6% taxes included

1016 down (fees etc) payment is 473 taxes included.

I think this can be improved. Am I right?

Thanks!!

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41Thanks in advance.

David

9MSRP $25086

Inv. $23697

36 mo./10K yr.

$330.35/mo., no initial payment except trade-in

I would like the "buy rate lease money factor" and residual value for this deal, but also wanted your opinion. It looks like about $2000 was taken off if I was to actually purchase the car, but I am also "waiting for the hybrid".

To buy this car outright I was quoted $21636.26 including taxes and fees. Which is the better deal? I'd rather go with the lease but want to know if this is a good deal. It sounds like jefbak got a really good one!

Thanks, Kathy

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38,514As far as this vehicle's lease program goes, if you were to lease a 2007 Subaru Forester X Premium through Subaru Auto Finance right now for 36 months with 10,000 miles per year, its buy rate lease money factor and residual value would be .00280 and 55$, respectively. Make sure to use the lease cash that is available on the Forester to negotiate an attractive capitalized cost for your lease.

Is the $21,636 that you mentioned the selling price that was used to calculate this lease payment? If so, this is a very good deal.

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419Any further information would be appreciated.

1Is this a good deal on a new 2007 subaru 2.5i limited?

28,617 MSRP

-1,500 dealer discount

40 doc fee

with subaru discount,title,taxes,and transfer of plate the

total is

27,309.

I would like to buy an extended warranty. Should I buy it with the car or shop around? I plan on keeping it for at least 5 years and 100,000 miles.

5After hunting for months now, we've narrowed our search to a Forester LL Bean. Based on the new lease deals from Subaru do you consider now a good time to lease?

Thanks,

Vin

5I just put a deposit down to lease an 07 Forester X-Premium. it includes the dimming compass mirror, rear cargo mat, sound system. It's about 2300.00 down(tax/fees) and 335.00 for 42 months. How does this sound to you?

Thanks for your advice!

VK

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8I'm looking for the money factor and residual for the lease of a 2008 Sports 2.5 XT. I am located in New Jersey. I'm looking for 15k miles/year, however I'm not sure what length of lease is offered (36 or 39 months) and which offers the best value. In addition, is it reasonable to expect that this model can be purchased at invoice? I will need to order the car as I cannot find one locally in dealer stock. Thanks in advance for your help.

12008 Subaru Forester Premium Pkg, w/homelink mirror

Automatic

$245.14/mo payments

2yrs w/15,000mi a year.

I had to fish around dealerships for this price. When dealerships compete YOU WIN!

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8I greatly appreciate this information. I think that there are enough dealers in my area to create some reasonable competition on the selling price. Thanks again for your help.

35i am looking at 12k/yr 36mo, i am in SoCal by the way.

thank you

1We are talking the base model Forester X with a MSRP of $23,213. The cap cost is $20,258. We discussed a 36 and 48 month lease. for the 36 month lease,the residual is .48 and for the 48 the residual is .45. The money factor is .00230 (this might have been just for the 48. Monthly payments for the 48 month lease were $250 with $1200 down. The dealer suggested extending the bumper to bumper warranty for an additional $15 a month. The were even more vague on the cost of the 36 month lease - but said it would be about $300 a month.

Does this sound OK? What else should I be asking?

Thank you.

65You've helped me several times before, last time on an infiniti M35x, I was wondering if you could get me the program information on a 2008 Forester XT Limited, and a 2008 Forester X premium, I'm pretty sure that 24 months is the best program right now, so I guess I'm just looking for the residual and MF for these two models, 12k and 15k. Also need to knows if manual/auto makes any difference.

Thanks in advance for your help!

24From what I see so far, I like the '09 Forester redesign. Still, I don't really NEED to buy a new car and think waiting to buy the 2010 model is a good idea (for a potential better transmission and any other sophomore improvements).

My current daily driver is an Atlantic Blue Pearl '05 Turbo Baja with the leather package and options galore (including the hard bed cover, which is not entirely watertight). It has only 34K miles (dealer serviced), is in great shape, and hasn't given me a moment's problem. I could add a cap (for @1700 OTD), get the enclosed space I now want, and just wait until 2010 to buy a new Forester, but by then the Baja will have @ 50K miles and I'm guessing that the cap probably won't improve resale/trade value.

So, I've been thinking about looking into leasing an '08 Forester for 24 months - that way, I can turn it in at the end of 2 years, just in time for the 2010 models to be clearing out for the '11s. So far, so good -- I just need to find out what terms are reasonable. But . . . here's the part I don't understand. If I want to do the entire transaction with a Subaru dealer, how do I deal with a trade? I owe about $11.6K on the Baja (at 2.9% - 20 more payments @ $590/mo.). I've never leased a car before.

I would be most grateful for any insight/advice on this - TIA.