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I am currently looking for a 2.5XT limited or not.

So far I found a 2009 2.5XT not limited with ~11,000mi. The dealership is asking 24,650 before tax and title. Is this a good catch?
TMV is 23,073. Is 24,500 after tax more reasonable?

2009 2.5XT Limited ~16,000 w/Navi. Dealership is asking 28,885. TMV on this is 25,915.

With the popularity of the Outback and the possible release of the 2011 models do I have any leverage?

Any help or advice will greatly be appreciated.

From a potential future Forester first time Subaru owner. :icon_biggrin:
 

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get a 2010.

I just got one for the wife. 2010 2.5x Limited with a bunch of extras for $24,500 before taxes only. No dealer fee or that other crap.

With 2011 coming soon, and the forester taking a back seat to the outback, it's not that you really have leverage...it's that perception that you need to impress on the dealership, and that the dealership needs to move cars!
 

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The 09 for $28,800 is too much $. The other one is a better deal, but don't settle for the asking price, come on!

You could probably get it for $1-2000 less than TMV since the 2011s are on their way, the 2010s are incentivized and year-old 2009s are like orphan children on the lots. I got a 2009 premium w/ 13,500 miles for $16,700 two weeks ago. TMV was in the 19s based on edumunds and 22000 based on KBB. It wasn't the turbo, but you catch my drift. They want to move these cars.
 

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What is your location? Prices you list seen unreasonably high for used cars.

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Ya, I'm in Texas. There is only a handful of turbos in the state.
I didn't mention to the dealer that it's going to be a trade-in. I heard that was a good negotiation technique. Any suggestions and/or advice?
Trading in a Nissan Titan 08.5 LE.
 

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Solicit a few online quotes from nearby subaru dealers or Autotrader.com.
Most will email you a quote same day at less than the online lsit price. You can take this with you to your first dealer to show what the local market is doing.

Yes get a firm out-the-door price negotiated before launching into the trade-in discussion. Do your research on edmunds or blackbook to see what the tradein value of your Nissan is.
 

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What is your location? Prices you list seen unreasonably high for used cars.

Stan
I would almost agree but have you shopped used car's since the cash for clunkers? They have gotten expensive. Seriously. We were looking at used foresters before we bought our 2010. A beat 06 non turbo with 100k was listed at 13k....
 
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