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kraziedomo 01-28-2013 11:59 AM

Should I pull the trigger?
 
So I have never owned a Subaru before but have heard great things about them. Just moved to Colorado where it snows and my current car blows in the snow. About to pull the trigger in this deal and looking for others opinions....

Current car-
2005 Acura Rsx Type-S
74,000 miles

Trading for-
2006 Subaru Legacy GT
53,000 miles
Orginal owner
Clean title

Broker is offering $10,000 as a trade in and selling the LGT for $17,000

Should I do it or wait?

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SCASEYS 01-28-2013 12:05 PM

Lgt a mt or 5eat?

kraziedomo 01-28-2013 12:09 PM

5 speed manual

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SCASEYS 01-28-2013 12:11 PM

Damn 17,000 seem a bit high

kraziedomo 01-28-2013 12:15 PM

Really? Bluebook is 18k and my car bluebook value on trade in is only 8k



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JJBerk 01-28-2013 12:16 PM

If it's any useful frame of reference, I just got $7500 for my '06 LGT AT, 101,000 miles. It was a trade on a '12 LGT. $17K seems way too high.

Drift Motion 01-28-2013 12:17 PM

the low mileage and location increases the book value

but for around 18k, most people can find a slightly higher mileage spec.B with 6MT!

stuck686 01-28-2013 12:17 PM

17K is a bit high but if you love it and the car is in great shape just pull the trigger. they are getting more and more rare

BarManBean 01-28-2013 12:18 PM

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Originally Posted by JJBerk (Post 4266524)
If it's any useful frame of reference, I just got $7500 for my '06 LGT AT, 101,000 miles. It was a trade on a '12 LGT. $17K seems way too high.

Ouch on that trade-in price.

kraziedomo 01-28-2013 12:25 PM

I have only owned Hondas and Acuras for their reliability. How are subarus on reliability?

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Gex 01-28-2013 01:01 PM

Depends on if the previous maintenance has been tip top. The 60k service interval is coming up on the car. New Belts, plugs, and fluids will be needed. The car is a turbo so oil changes every 3-3750 miles are crucial along with topping the oil off as necessary. A compression check and pulling the down pipe and checking the turbo for shaft play would not be a bad idea. Other then that its little things like wheel bearings and rattles that pop up on these cars.

stuck686 01-28-2013 01:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gex (Post 4266619)
Depends on if the previous maintenance has been tip top. The 60k service interval is coming up on the car. New Belts, plugs, and fluids will be needed. The car is a turbo so oil changes every 3-3750 miles are crucial along with topping the oil off as necessary. A compression check and pulling the down pipe and checking the turbo for shaft play would not be a bad idea. Other then that its little things like wheel bearings and rattles that pop up on these cars.

belt is at 105k no?

BarManBean 01-28-2013 01:35 PM

Correct, I think he's referring to the accessory belts which are necessarily part of the 60k maintenance AFAIK--just check 'em and replace if necessary.

Serb Legacy GT 01-31-2013 05:04 PM

It's really a play on numbers. A 2005 RSX Type-S is not worth $10k on trade in. A 2006 LGT is not worth $17k. However, the dealer pumped up your trade value and just pumped up his asking price to give you the appearance that you're getting $10k for your trade. In reality, once the deal is done and the real figures are put in the computer, the dealer may type in $7,000 for your trade-in, and $14,000 for his car's sale price. In the end it doesn't matter, because the cash difference is the same $7,000.

Want to avoid the confusion and make this simpler for you? Go in there, tell the dealer you want to be at a $5k cash difference out the door (that includes taxes, title, and license). He'll probably think 'NO WAY', but you have your starting baseline just like they gave you theirs, and you negotiate. Just negotiate in terms of cash difference out the door, because that is a final number for you. No confusion. No way to spin the numbers. Hey, you can fight from that $5k figure and try to make it $6k or $7k cash difference out the door. You let the dealer go with this whole your car is worth 'x', my car 'y', then add this fee, that fee, tax, title, license, etc, and you let them have control of the deal. You want to be in control, so dumb it down and put the pants on them.

xVern 01-31-2013 05:57 PM

Eh, looking in the northwest 17k for those miles is pretty good. Would you be financing or paying cash?


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