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scorpian5 03-11-2013 04:51 PM

I have just started looking for a premium model and my local dealer gave me a web price of only little under a $1000 off msrp to $25,899+ttl and the dealer i purchased my current forester gave me a web price of $27,375=ttl on a XTpremium the Xt seems like a good deal without me even offering less.

B2Suby 03-12-2013 05:40 PM

Timing is sometimes everything...that is what I thought when I left my Subaru dealership January 30th. I was somewhat torn between getting a STi or a 2014 Forester, but was leaning heavily towards the Forester. My saleswoman knew this and after she told me I could get the 2014 at invoice, I was sold...that is 2013 invoice!
Because they didn't have official numbers yet at the dealership, the owner was willing to pre-sell the 2014's at 2013 invoice. So my saleswoman and I sat down and ordered up a 2014 XT Touring. I picked up vehicle yesterday.
Sticker: $36258 Paid: $31015
Options: Rear bumper cover / splash guard / remote engine starter / cross bar set - Aero / sport grille / body side molding / trailer hitch / auto-dim mirror compass

I'm extremely pleased with deal. Also used $2000 in Subaru Bucks towards purchase. It's early, but very pleased with vehicle thus far.

Cheers.

ConnorLug 03-12-2013 05:42 PM

Wow, you saved a lot! ^

hello 03-13-2013 07:45 PM

2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited
 
I just purchased a 2014 Subaru Forester 2.51 Limited with Popular Package #2 (mirror w/ compass and homelink, rear bumper cover, cargo net seat back ext mirror w appro lt/compass --- which is $641) plus cargo tray, car mats, and no other add ons (other than some sort of stripe they added on the sides that the dealer told me costs $600 ?? ).

The Limited already comes with the all-weather package, panoramic sunroof, and a few other things (I forget). I didn't get the NAV option. I bought a car that was already there because I wasn't picky about the options and needed something ASAP.

This is from the Tag/Sheet on the car window:

MSRP for 2.51 Limited: $27,995.00
Popular Package #2: $641 (incl: rear bumper cover, mirror w compass & homelink,
car net seat back, ext mirror w appro lt/compass)
Destination & Deliver: $825.00
Appearance package (door edge protectors + Stripe added to side of car) - $694
Total MSRP: $30,155

I bought it for $26,500 (excluding taxes, title, etc.) and drove it off the lot the same day.

I *think* this was a good deal. (or at least, I'm happy with it!). Looking at some of the prices you guys got, I'm wondering if I should have bargained more! I didn't know about the 2% VIP discount! That would have been amazing!

Mad Dog 03-14-2013 06:13 PM

Less than VIP
 
Starting with the crummy Consumer Reports "Build & Buy" feature that lets you build a car and then solicits offers from dealers, only one of the three dealers that CR seems to be in cooperation with in at least a 150 mile circumference made an offer. However, the offer was much better than the VIP discount (as I understand it). Here it is:

Car:

2014 Forester 2.5i Touring
Venetian Red Pearl with Black Interior
Keyless Access & Start/EyeSight Assist/HID
Luggage compartment cover
Compartment Separator
Auto dim mirror w/compass
Splash Guard Kit

Dealer invoice (including destination charge) per carconnection.com: $31,589 (confirmed by two dealers)
Subaru VIP 2% less than invoice: $30,957
Grand Subaru (suburban Chicago) offer: $30,269

The MSRP is $34,128

Late this afternoon asked a local Milwaukee metro dealer to match, but haven't heard back yet.

wlam3 03-14-2013 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mad Dog (Post 1438490)
Starting with the crummy Consumer Reports "Build & Buy" feature that lets you build a car and then solicits offers from dealers, only one of the three dealers that CR seems to be in cooperation with in at least a 150 mile circumference made an offer. However, the offer was much better than the VIP discount (as I understand it). Here it is:

Car:

2014 Forester 2.5i Touring
Venetian Red Pearl with Black Interior
Keyless Access & Start/EyeSight Assist/HID
Luggage compartment cover
Compartment Separator
Auto dim mirror w/compass
Splash Guard Kit

Dealer invoice (including destination charge) per carconnection.com: $31,589 (confirmed by two dealers)
Subaru VIP 2% less than invoice: $30,957
Grand Subaru (suburban Chicago) offer: $30,269

The MSRP is $34,128

Late this afternoon asked a local Milwaukee metro dealer to match, but haven't heard back yet.

Very interesting. I live in Chicago, IL and went to 3 different dealers. Just like you Grand Subaru gave me the cheapest price, so I went with them.

grinnelljd 03-15-2013 10:04 AM

I am curious as to how people are ordering their 2014 Forester. I visited my dealer here in MA and was told they can't place custom orders for the new 2014 yet. Best I can do according to them is put a deposit on a car due to arrive at the port sometime in the future and selection seems limited.

So is this limitation a Subaru of New England thing? Why won't they let me order a car at the trim level and with the options I want?

Wyldcat89 03-15-2013 11:34 AM

^ strange... have you tried emailing another dealer? The order window has been open since February I believe.

When I emailed my dealer asking simple questions about VIP pricing they inquired if I was interested in ordering one from the factory to get exactly what I wanted. Sounds like they either didn't know what they were talking about or didn't want the hassle. Either way, let us know what you find out..

grinnelljd 03-15-2013 12:42 PM

It does sound strange and I experienced something similar when I was checking out the Subaru Crosstrek. They told me then that the Crosstreks were not available to be ordered and that I would have to accept whatever was coming into the port. Now I'm getting the same story for the 2014 Forester.

They showed me the program they use to place custom orders and the 2014 Forester was not an available selection so I don't think they are trying to be deceptive or anything. I'm starting to think that it may be a local thing. I recall hearing that Subaru of New England often does thing differently than the rest of the country so I'm wondering if that is the case here.

wlam3 03-15-2013 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grinnelljd (Post 1441418)
I am curious as to how people are ordering their 2014 Forester. I visited my dealer here in MA and was told they can't place custom orders for the new 2014 yet. Best I can do according to them is put a deposit on a car due to arrive at the port sometime in the future and selection seems limited.

So is this limitation a Subaru of New England thing? Why won't they let me order a car at the trim level and with the options I want?

Hmmm that does sound odd. I live in Chicago, IL USA and the several dealers that I have talked to about 2 weeks ago all told me to order the vehicle because of the options I've wanted. They also told me they can give me a better deal when I order it versus the cars that they have ordered for their dealer which I honestly don't get why, but I didn't argue when they said they can give me a better deal. I would try asking around other dealers and see what they will tell you. In my opinion different dealer and salesmen will vary in what they know about ordering also because one dealer quoted me 5 months versus another 50-60 days. Hope this helps and good luck.

grinnelljd 03-15-2013 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wyldcat89 (Post 1442026)
^ strange... have you tried emailing another dealer? The order window has been open since February I believe.

When I emailed my dealer asking simple questions about VIP pricing they inquired if I was interested in ordering one from the factory to get exactly what I wanted. Sounds like they either didn't know what they were talking about or didn't want the hassle. Either way, let us know what you find out..


Thinking that this whole thing of not being able to custom order a 2014 Forester might have something to do with Subaru of New England I contacted a Subaru dealer in Albany, NY. The saleswoman there immediately rang me back and had experience with this issue. She said that their dealership could indeed order exactly the car I wanted through them. She was very helpful.

Albany is only a couple hours from my place in central MA so this is definitely doable. Of course I'll have to deal with the minor issues associated with buying a new car out of state. I know I can file to get a rebate of the extra state tax I'll have to pay in NY and I'm not sure if this dealership will be able to visit the MA RMV to register my car for me with MA plates or if I'll need to handle that myself after I take possession of the car.

So I don't have a definitive answer, but it certainly does look my initial suspicion that this ordering restriction is a regional anomaly is correct. Perhaps Subaru of New England gets incentives to simply "take what they get" when a new model ships and then the custom ordering option is opened up later. Curious.

In the interests of getting this back to the topic of pricing here is what I was quoted for my custom order:

2014 Forester XT Touring:

The starting MSRP is $32,995

Transportation (Inland Freight & Handling Charge)

Option Package 30: includes Keyless Access & Start, EyeSight Driver Assist System, HID- High Intensity Discharge Low Beam Headlamps
Exterior Auto Dim Compass Mirror w/ Approach Lighting
Auto Dim Mirror Compass Interior
Luggage Compartment Cover
Rear Bumper Cover
Splash Guards
Trailer Hitch Turbo

Total quoted price to me was $36,038. Doesn't included tax or registration.

Now that I know I can actually order a Forester to spec, if I go to a dealer outside of New England, I'll have to see what prices other dealers quote me.

Going through my USAA buyers service I'm getting a quote of $35k for the same Forester not including the trailer hitch.

I've looked into the VIP pricing, but none of the organizations I belong to are qualifying groups. Odd that ADK, AMC or the ATC are not VIP groups. The only hiking/backpacking related VIP group seems to be Leave No Trace.

bobby303 03-15-2013 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by grinnelljd (Post 1443962)
Thinking that this whole thing of not being able to custom order a 2014 Forester might have something to do with Subaru of New England I contacted a Subaru dealer in Albany, NY. The saleswoman there immediately rang me back and had experience with this issue. She said that their dealership could indeed order exactly the car I wanted through them. She was very helpful.

Albany is only a couple hours from my place in central MA so this is definitely doable. Of course I'll have to deal with the minor issues associated with buying a new car out of state. I know I can file to get a rebate of the extra state tax I'll have to pay in NY and I'm not sure if this dealership will be able to visit the MA RMV to register my car for me with MA plates or if I'll need to handle that myself after I take possession of the car.

So I don't have a definitive answer, but it certainly does look my initial suspicion that this ordering restriction is a regional anomaly is correct. Perhaps Subaru of New England gets incentives to simply "take what they get" when a new model ships and then the custom ordering option is opened up later. Curious.

In the interests of getting this back to the topic of pricing here is what I was quoted for my custom order:

2014 Forester XT Touring:

The starting MSRP is $32,995

Transportation (Inland Freight & Handling Charge)

Option Package 30: includes Keyless Access & Start, EyeSight Driver Assist System, HID- High Intensity Discharge Low Beam Headlamps
Exterior Auto Dim Compass Mirror w/ Approach Lighting
Auto Dim Mirror Compass Interior
Luggage Compartment Cover
Rear Bumper Cover
Splash Guards
Trailer Hitch Turbo

Total quoted price to me was $36,038. Doesn't included tax or registration.

Now that I know I can actually order a Forester to spec, if I go to a dealer outside of New England, I'll have to see what prices other dealers quote me.

Going through my USAA buyers service I'm getting a quote of $35k for the same Forester not including the trailer hitch.

I've looked into the VIP pricing, but none of the organizations I belong to are qualifying groups. Odd that ADK, AMC or the ATC are not VIP groups. The only hiking/backpacking related VIP group seems to be Leave No Trace.

I live in Wyoming and am buying my car in Colorado. If I finance then they will collect the Wyoming sales tax not Colorado and if I pay cash I will pay the tax when I licence the car in my county in Wyoming. So I don't think you have to pay tax in NY since you will be registering it in your state. My dealer will put on a temp plate for 50 or 60 days to give time for the title papers to get to me back home then I register the car.
Ask your salesperson. she should know all about that or their finance person should. Bet they do that a lot given what is being said about the New England dealers.

Mad Dog 03-15-2013 07:54 PM

Forget VIP; paying resident sales tax on registration
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by grinnelljd (Post 1443962)
Thinking that this whole thing of not being able to custom order a 2014 Forester might have something to do with Subaru of New England I contacted a Subaru dealer in Albany, NY. The saleswoman there immediately rang me back and had experience with this issue. She said that their dealership could indeed order exactly the car I wanted through them. She was very helpful.

Albany is only a couple hours from my place in central MA so this is definitely doable. Of course I'll have to deal with the minor issues associated with buying a new car out of state. I know I can file to get a rebate of the extra state tax I'll have to pay in NY and I'm not sure if this dealership will be able to visit the MA RMV to register my car for me with MA plates or if I'll need to handle that myself after I take possession of the car.

So I don't have a definitive answer, but it certainly does look my initial suspicion that this ordering restriction is a regional anomaly is correct. Perhaps Subaru of New England gets incentives to simply "take what they get" when a new model ships and then the custom ordering option is opened up later. Curious.

In the interests of getting this back to the topic of pricing here is what I was quoted for my custom order:

2014 Forester XT Touring:

The starting MSRP is $32,995

Transportation (Inland Freight & Handling Charge)

Option Package 30: includes Keyless Access & Start, EyeSight Driver Assist System, HID- High Intensity Discharge Low Beam Headlamps
Exterior Auto Dim Compass Mirror w/ Approach Lighting
Auto Dim Mirror Compass Interior
Luggage Compartment Cover
Rear Bumper Cover
Splash Guards
Trailer Hitch Turbo

Total quoted price to me was $36,038. Doesn't included tax or registration.

Now that I know I can actually order a Forester to spec, if I go to a dealer outside of New England, I'll have to see what prices other dealers quote me.

Going through my USAA buyers service I'm getting a quote of $35k for the same Forester not including the trailer hitch.

I've looked into the VIP pricing, but none of the organizations I belong to are qualifying groups. Odd that ADK, AMC or the ATC are not VIP groups. The only hiking/backpacking related VIP group seems to be Leave No Trace.

See my recent post on the offer I got from Grand Subaru in Chicago area. I told them I joined a VIP org (American Canoe Association) January 18 and can wait until June 18 if necessary to get the VIP pricing, but they offered a price on a 2.5 Touring w. Eyesight and several accessories that was $4,000 less than MSRP and significantly lower than VIP pricing. Others posting here have gotten at least that much of a discount on MSRPs nearing $35K (and all siginificantly lower than dealer invoice). Carconnection.com is the place to go to get the dealer invoice pricing for the base model plus all options/accessories. Also, because I am a WI resident, they told me that they would not collect any Illinois sales tax -- I pay the sales tax here in WI when I register the vehicle. (They also told me to expect a June delivery date if ordered now -- and, yes they can place a special order.) You do have to shop around. Asked a local dealer here, by e-mail, about making an offer, and they were initially very welcoming. But when I told them in a follow-up e-mail of the offer from Grand Subaru, well, haven't heard from them again. Dealers are all over the lot I have found. Another dealer, in Racine, WI (between Milwaukee and Chicago) who received my Consumer Reports-generated request for a quote sent me a real enthusiastic e-mail (with photos of a Venetian Red Forester -- the color we want), but did not, as it would appear is required by CR, make any offer, and he has continued to hound me by phone (which I ignore), with his messages still not making any offer. Grand Subaru, however, was on top of this within, literally, minutes after I competed the CR build and buy online, made an offer immediately, noticed right off that I had mistakenly not included the splash guard kit in my own calculation of the dealer invoice, and have responded immediately to any and all questions. Also told me I can place the order over the phone, presumaly with a credit card deposit, so after I do a test drive at the dealership who hasn't responded, I'll just give Grand Subaru a call. Wish they were here in the Milwaukee area, but it's no big deal to drive down to the northwest suburbs of Chicago. I think on my way back from picking up our new Forester in Chicago I'll stop by the dealership in Racine, WI that doesn't seem to know how to make an offer.

Tomash 03-17-2013 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobby303 (Post 1444042)
I live in Wyoming and am buying my car in Colorado.

Bob:

Just found your message here, now that the Forester web site where I made your acquaintance a few weeks ago closed down. I sent you my e-mail address previously and would welcome to hear of your further adventures re. the purchase of your 2014 XT. I am still waiting for a first allocation delivery here in my bailiewick, to take a test drive with Sherry before contacting Flatiron. Cheers, T.

pedersen 03-17-2013 07:36 PM

2.0 XT Touring delivery date moved up!
 
Dealer just emailed me that mine will arrive 1st week in April instead of the May-ish date I was originally quoted!!!


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