2.5XT Premium or Touring?
I was debating between and Outback or a Forester and after looking at and driving them today I'm set on a Forester. I thought I wanted the 2.5XT Touring but the leather quality doesn't seem that great to me and I like the cloth seating in the Foresters. Also, my dealer has 2 XT Touring models in stock but they are both silver and that's the last color I'd want. The dealer told me there's one black XT Touring within a 100 miles and it's not guaranteed they can get it.
They did say that there are 2 black and 1 white XT Premiums that they would be able to get. Like I said, I like the cloth interior but I like the upgraded sound system and the HID's in the Touring. Ordering would take 2 months and I really don't want to wait that long. With the $2k in accessories they priced for me I think the Premium comes out to roughly $29k and the Touring is $32k. This is just MSRP. I didn't do any price negotiating yet. And I'll be paying cash. Don't know if that helps or hurts with the price. None of the Touring or Premium models they can get have navigation, which I would prefer, but I can live with a portable system. Or just upgrade the sound system with an Alpine built in navi system.
So with my dilemma, would you go with the Premium which I can definitely get, or go with the touring, which I'll probably have to order? I wanted to get the car this week, but I also don't want to rush and get something that isn't 100% the way I want it.