In houston Area, limiteds are around 40k to 41k i wonder what would be a good price to offer to my dealer?
I live in CO and we are buying from Heuberger which happens to be the highest volume Subaru dealer in the nation so they are able to know a lot off the price. We built our limited and it came out to about $44,244. The dealer said the would charge us $40,128. I would say offer 3-4k under MSRP but be prepared for them to decline since they probably dont sell as many as a dealer in CO.
Invoice or below is an Awesome deal and MSRP or below is an Ascent deal :tango_face_wink:
I agree! Don’t pay over invoice! There is plenty of threads on here that break down invoice for all trims and accessories. Some will go with it some won’t! Just shop around.I live in CO and we are buying from Heuberger which happens to be the highest volume Subaru dealer in the nation so they are able to know a lot off the price. We built our limited and it came out to about $44,244. The dealer said the would charge us $40,128. I would say offer 3-4k under MSRP but be prepared for them to decline since they probably dont sell as many as a dealer in CO.
Are you sure you got the car for several thousand under “invoice?” The price you listed seen pretty close to invoice for a decked out limited (option 23, additional accessories).Honestly, if you want the easiest experience try this:
I ran across this really short video from a professor somewhere about using game theory to get the best price on a car. Youtube Link, 2m46s
I'd wanted to try it for years, so I decided that I would buy the new Subaru this way.
I got it for several thousand under invoice, and the lowest that anyone had reported on the online car buying services, so it really seemed to work. I used Heuberger to validate the price.
Don't call like the video suggests. Reach out to the internet manager of each dealership. You can use the email form on the various subaru websites to initiate communications. Here's what I wrote:
Hi! I'm interested in price proposals from a few dealerships for a factory order for the car below. Could you please send me the price for the car and the itemized out-the-door price (including DMV fees, sales taxes, and any dealer charges for documentation, etc.)? Since this is a factory order, it would be useful to know your factory order deposit requirement as well.
Here's the exact build I'm interested in, with the standard and optional accessories I'm after. (See below.)
And here is where I pasted the exact build I wanted as copied from the Subaru car-builder website thing.
After I got each of the initial offers, I took the lowest offer and sent that back to everyone one at a time to see if they would beat it.
One important note: don't tell them about your Subaru Ambassador coupon. Wait to give that to them until just before you sign the paperwork. The coupon is a payment directly from Subaru to the dealership, so you don't want the dealership to know that you have it before they settle on the lowest price.
Once they give you that out-the-door price, keep a copy with you and you shouldn't have to haggle at all. It was definitely the fastest car-buying experience I've ever had.
That is how I was able to get a slamming deal on our Limited. $41,500 (not including tax and all that crap) no other local dealer would come CLOSE to that.