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Purchased Vehicle City State Dealer MSRP Paid Savings Satisfaction
Mar 27, 2017 2017 Subaru Forester Findlay OH Lariche $29,598 10.86%
Apr 30, 2016 2016 Subaru Forester Bensenville IL Grand Subaru $28,348 14.37%

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Tips from Subaru Forester Buyers

Subaru of Pembroke Pines
Pembroke Pines, FL
I am very satisfied with the dealership. They lowered they price to where I wanted it and was the best offer in the market

Pros: Largest inventory of Subaru in South Florida

Cons: Far from Ft. Lauderdale and Miami

Purchased 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT) on Apr 21, 2017

Village Subaru
Acton, MA
Fairly straightforward negotiations. Only had to 'talk to manager' twice. Had the best price over e-mail and was willing to drop price even more in competition with another dealer.

Pros: Minimal game-playing by salesman if you are confident about your target price. Generally good Yelp and Google+ reviews for sales.

Cons: None

Purchased 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) on Feb 17, 2014

Baierl Subaru
Pittsburgh, PA
The price was good. Car was still in factory wrappings and dealer made effort to have the car ready for us to take home that day. Make sure you look the car over before finalizing the deal. Found one inch deep scratch on rear bumper.

Pros: Their dealer charges were more reasonable than some dealers. Friendly person for their internet site, who responded to all my requests for quotes and questions.

Cons: They used the "packing" trick for presenting the loan payment. Scratch on rear bumper was not disclosed to us. Financial person misrepsented covered items in the extended warranty, he implide bumper to bumper, it is not.

Purchased 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) on Apr 14, 2012

Santa Monica Subaru
Santa Monica, CA
use carwoo.com - very easy site to use - dealer will bid for your business.

Pros: None

Cons: None

Purchased 2011 Subaru Forester 4dr Auto w/Alloy Wheel Value Pkg PZEV 2.5X on Jun 25, 2011

Irvine Subaru
Lake Forest, CA
Very smooth, no hassle

Pros: Familiarity (have bought 2 cars there previously)

Cons: None

Purchased 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited on Apr 30, 2009

Shrewsbury, MA
Very Low pressure. Pleasant.

Pros: Low pressure

Cons: None

Purchased 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium on Mar 20, 2009

Eddy Accardi
Pompano Beach, FL
Good, but I may have been given a $260 extended warranty that I did not want/expect/know I was getting

Pros: There were knowledgeable sales people present (our guy was new), but he got us to the right people

Cons: None

Purchased 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X on Oct 29, 2008

Subaru of Plano
Plano, TX
Very good - love this dealership. I've purchased two cars with them.

Pros: Create an environment you want to come back to, very open about pricing and financing - no "let me speak to my manager" stuff going on

Cons: None

Purchased 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Limited on Aug 20, 2008

Austin Subaru
Austin, TX
Good experience overall.

Pros: Friendly. Helpful after the sale.

Cons: I think I paid a bit more than I should given the 08 was being phased out.

Purchased 2008 Subaru Forester 2.5 X L.L.Bean Edition on May 30, 2008

Findlay, OH
We bid the same SUV out to six Dealers, then decided down to the best deal .

Pros: Many Years in Business, Willing to work with us to keep us local.

Cons: None so far , But this is the first Subaru for Us and the first time working with this Dealer.

Purchased 2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT) on Mar 27, 2017

Pleasantville, NJ
Very satisfifed

Pros: Speed of processing purchase

Cons: slow follow up on questions

Purchased 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) on Feb 28, 2013

Grand Subaru
Bensenville, IL
Excellent experience, used internet for quotes.

Pros: Quick, efficient communication.

Cons: None

Purchased 2012 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 4A) on Apr 13, 2012

Westchester Subaru
Elmsford, NY
The actual price I paid ($28,045) included all dealer costs including conveyance fee. I got this great price by researching the price of the vehicle and then having dealers in my area compete against one another by email only. I never spoke to any dealer. I refused to visit any dealership (even though they kept asking) to keep the upper hand. Once I got the lowest price I could; I went to that dealership after I got email confirmation that the price included everything I asked for (options and dealer fees). I then went to the dealer to purchase the car. That was the first time I spoke to and met my dealer. The whole process took two weeks and saved me a lot of money.

Pros: My dealer wanted my business so he would meet the prices I gave him.

Cons: None

Purchased 2011 Subaru Forester 4dr Auto w/Navigation System 2.5X Touring on Apr 1, 2011

Shrewsbury, MA
Very Low pressure. Pleasant.

Pros: Low pressure

Cons: None

Purchased 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium on Mar 20, 2009

bayridge subaru
Brooklyn, NY
well I think dealerships know u wud bargain so they start from a inflated price and try to get u up to theire price. it wud be better to wait for them to come down- wait for a week or two- they wud call u and slowly lower their rates!!!

Pros: nothing except they give u a lower price quote compared to other delaers in teh area- though I am pretty sure these guys would have dropped down by 500$ easily had I waited for a week.

Cons: rude , aggresive salesman. also they wont give u a test drive if they feel u wont take it from them--

Purchased 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X on Nov 26, 2008

Burt Subaru
Englewood, CO
Very quick and simple. I had gotten prices over the phone from several dealerships and knew what I wanted. They understood that, and we had agreed on a price in about 15 mins.

Pros: Friendly, no bull, low price.

Cons: Slow detailing/car prep (1.5 hours total from price agreement to drive away)

Purchased 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5 X Premium on Oct 11, 2008

Feasterville, PA
overall satisfied. it's like most dealers that playing same game.

Pros: None

Cons: None

Purchased 2009 Subaru Forester 2.5X Limited on Aug 19, 2008

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