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With all else being the same, this is what you get for $5000:
  • Harman/Kardon stereo upgrade
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Navigation system
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • Roof rack
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • High intensity discharge headlights

As for the roof rack, I think they mean it's the touring style - don't they all come with roof racks?

The navigation system will be obsolete in a year or two and laughable in 5 or 6, compared to cell phones.

Seems like a lot of money for fairly low cost upgrades. Or is there something major that I'm not seeing?
 

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Where do you get the $5000 difference? On the build site on Subaru, the price for limited is $27,995 and Touring is $29,995. Are you talking about the Turbo by any chance?

I believe you also get -
  1. Side mirrors with integrated turn signals
  2. One-touch folding rear seatbacks
  3. Available Keyless Access and Start (Optional)
  4. Removable cargo-area tray
  5. EyeSight Driver Assist System (Optional) NA on Limited I believe


With all else being the same, this is what you get for $5000:
  • Harman/Kardon stereo upgrade
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Navigation system
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • Roof rack
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • High intensity discharge headlights

As for the roof rack, I think they mean it's the touring style - don't they all come with roof racks?

The navigation system will be obsolete in a year or two and laughable in 5 or 6, compared to cell phones.

Seems like a lot of money for fairly low cost upgrades. Or is there something major that I'm not seeing?
 

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Where do you get the $5000 difference? On the build site on Subaru, the price for limited is $27,995 and Touring is $29,995.

Looking at the local dealer's site between two cars priced at either ends of the spectrum. Then I went line by line to find the differences. I thought there'd be more.
 

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Where do you get the $5000 difference? On the build site on Subaru, the price for limited is $27,995 and Touring is $29,995.

Looking at the local dealer's site between two cars priced at either ends of the spectrum. Then I went line by line to find the differences. I thought there'd be more.
Ok, if it is indeed 5k difference (and not a turbo) I would guess it has some additional options on like Push button start and Eyesight etc. Otherwise, it doesn't sound right.

The Subaru site (build your own ...) or 2014 Subaru Forester are good resources.
 

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Yes, if it is $34k then it has to have Eyesight... considering you said it has HID lights and Nav that would indicate it has Eyesight as well.
 

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Yes, if it is $34k then it has to have Eyesight... considering you said it has HID lights and Nav that would indicate it has Eyesight as well.
34 still seems like a lot don't it? I thought the ES package was around 2.5 k. This still seems high unless they've added side moulding and other options.
 

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34 still seems like a lot don't it? I thought the ES package was around 2.5 k. This still seems high unless they've added side moulding and other options.
There are definitely other options.

I built one with a bunch of protection accessories (underguards, bumper cover, side molding, cargo nets) and some other accessories. I did not add everything and the price I got was $35,380.

If he picked the most expensive Touring the dealer had, then it probably had more accessories than a regular touring with just eyesight/nav/hid ($2,400 value)
 

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Right, 34 K is XT Touring with Eyesight territory (without too many add-ons)

There are definitely other options.

I built one with a bunch of protection accessories (underguards, bumper cover, side molding, cargo nets) and some other accessories. I did not add everything and the price I got was $35,380.

If he picked the most expensive Touring the dealer had, then it probably had more accessories than a regular touring with just eyesight/nav/hid ($2,400 value)
 

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Nope - My XTTwES was 34,500 + TTL, and yours was a better deal. Maybe you're quoting MSRP?
Yes, that is MSRP. The dealer website likely shows MSRP.

Mine was $37,500 MSRP... but I did not pay that of course. $34,994+ TTL I think was what I paid.
 

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Yes, that is MSRP. The dealer website likely shows MSRP.

Mine was $37,500 MSRP... but I did not pay that of course. $34,994+ TTL I think was what I paid.
Yeah, and you got more than I did in your price - Sports grill and maintenance was it?
 
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