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Old 07-23-2004, 03:13 PM   #1
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Default Baja pricing - How much are Baja going for these days?

I'm currently in the market for an 05 Baja turbo and I'm curious about pricing.

I was reading this thread http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=560989 and if I read it correctly, pffft paid under $20k for an 05 Baja turbo with a manual. This means he paid $3k+ under invoice according to Carsdirect.com. Is this type of pricing common due to the poor sales record of the Baja (not to mention the current economy) or did pffft just got lucky?

Please share your thoughts and buying experiences. I would like to know how much people have paid for their 04/05 Baja turbo (please list your options ...i.e auto or manual).

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Old 07-23-2004, 05:04 PM   #2
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Me thinks you misread.
"under 20k with 3k down and my worn out rx7 turbo"
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Old 07-23-2004, 10:17 PM   #3
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I bought my Baja Turbo automatic one week ago with MSRP of $26,286 and got them down to $24,000, as the dealer had put 1500 miles on it, but still, I think, a good deal.
That was below invoice, but I found that there is a $500 dealer rebate till the end of July.
So am now no longer Bajamaybe but Bajaowner!
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Old 07-23-2004, 10:40 PM   #4
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I paid $23,250 for an '05 5MT Turbo about a week ago. No options--bought what I wanted online.
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Old 07-24-2004, 01:24 AM   #5
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Nah, I figure I paid maybe 800 under sticker, but I was happy
cause it was the first week the 05s came out and no one else
ever drove it but me. 4k miles now on it, only mods are a home made
bike rack and a rear swaybar. I like it more than the day I
bought it.

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Old 07-24-2004, 03:16 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone for responding. I missed understood Patrick's post in the other thread, thanks for setting me straight Patrick.

Several dealers have quoted me around 23K for a 05 5sp turbo with minimal options, which I guess is the going price.

I'll update this thread when I buy.
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Old 07-24-2004, 09:28 PM   #7
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go my 05 turbo with bed extender,splash guards,cargo net, security upgrade, automatic for 23,850.
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Old 07-24-2004, 11:55 PM   #8
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Mine was $23,250 OTD--sales tax, title and some BS paper-pushing fees. Taxes alone were $1100.
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Old 07-25-2004, 05:55 PM   #9
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Mine was $23,250 OTD--sales tax, title and some BS paper-pushing fees. Taxes alone were $1100.

Wow! That's a good deal. Did you have a trade-in or did you get financing through the dealer?
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Old 07-25-2004, 06:03 PM   #10
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what year and is it turbo? also manual or automatic? sounds like a heck of a deal if it is a 05 turbo automatic.
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Old 07-25-2004, 07:47 PM   #11
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Fitzgeralds is the place to buy. They've got '05 Outback turbos under invoice. It's a no-haggle, 1-price dealer. They've got two Subie stores there, one in White Flint (Rockville), MD and one in Gathersburg, MD.

http://www.fitzgeraldautomall.com/

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Old 07-25-2004, 08:10 PM   #12
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Quote:
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what year and is it turbo? also manual or automatic? sounds like a heck of a deal if it is a 05 turbo automatic.
As I mentioned: 05 Turbo MT. I financed about $13K through the dealer.
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Old 07-25-2004, 11:18 PM   #13
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I paid $23,250 for an '05 5MT Turbo about a week ago. No options--bought what I wanted online.
mjalex007,

Did you go through an Internet car buying service (carsdirect.com, autobytel, etc..) or did you deal directly with the dealer (internet sales rep)?

Also, any advice on negotiating with the dealer to achieve similar result to yours?

Thanks
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Old 07-25-2004, 11:24 PM   #14
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go my 05 turbo with bed extender,splash guards,cargo net, security upgrade, automatic for 23,850.
Is this an out-the-door price?
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Old 07-26-2004, 12:20 AM   #15
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yup thats what i paid out the door.
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Old 07-26-2004, 01:09 AM   #16
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yup thats what i paid out the door.
How much of that is tax and licensing?

Which state are you from? I'm from CA and it seems we pay premium for these vehicles.
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Old 07-26-2004, 08:35 AM   #17
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mjalex007,

Did you go through an Internet car buying service (carsdirect.com, autobytel, etc..) or did you deal directly with the dealer (internet sales rep)?

Also, any advice on negotiating with the dealer to achieve similar result to yours?

Thanks
I did not use a service. I did the research online--Edmunds etc. and looked at the how many cars were in New England using Subaru.com. I could see inventories were high, which suggested the Baja isn't selling all that well in NE. There were several 04s still around when I was researching and I could have done even better on one of those but I wanted an 05.

I believe the dealer invoice stated on various Web sites is higher than what it really is. In addition, all dealers have "hold backs," which some sites say the dealers rarely figure into their negotiations, but some certainly do. Ergo, dealers can sell at or below "invoice" and still make money.

Once I had a sense (a guess, really) of what I might be able to get the car for, I contacted several dealers via e-mail and asked for their best offer. I countered with my offer until I got close to my price. I went to the dealer who was most flexible and responsive via e-mail and said I was ready to buy, right then and there (after a test drive). We went back and forth on the price a little bit more and sewed up the deal. Basically, the dealership asked me just how much profit I thought it was entitled to and I said a couple-few hundred bucks.

If the dealership doesn't have to spend any time selling you a car, it is more inclined to deal.

It was a bit more involved than that but those are the main points.
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Old 07-26-2004, 10:08 AM   #18
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Cool 05 price

I bought mine last week Garnet Red 2005 sport with bed extender and splash guards.talked the dealer down to under 21K then put 4K down. Paid taxes title and other fees. He drove it from another dealership for me so it had 146 miles on it when I picked it up. Have almost 1000 more since. Everyone agree's that I made a good choice.
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Old 07-26-2004, 11:02 AM   #19
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I think on the Baja Turbo the dealers are more than willing to at least split the difference between MSRP and invoice, if you can't get them to do that they're messing with you.
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Old 07-26-2004, 12:31 PM   #20
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When I was negotiating for mine, Subaru of Gwinnett wanted full MSRP+ and wouldn't budge. I went elsewhere and got my 04 turbo for about 23250+tax.
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Old 07-26-2004, 01:20 PM   #21
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I got my manual 04 turbo, tanneou (sp?) cover, bed extender, mud flaps, sunroof wind deflector some other stuff I think im forgetting for just under $24k. The range should be 23.x and change, I got that pricing from a couple different places, assuming the pricing is about the same on the 05s, which based on reading the above it seems to be.
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Old 07-26-2004, 03:32 PM   #22
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bim------ $ 1250 were tax on mine and i live in california also
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Old 07-27-2004, 01:01 AM   #23
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I paid $21,999 for mine 04 turbo 5sp....i didnt get any options tho...
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Old 07-28-2004, 11:17 AM   #24
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Default $24,996 Out The Door for 04 Turbo with everything:

Sportshift, trailer hitch, bed extender, security system, splashguards, rubber mats, cargo net, air filtration, wheel locks. $0 down, 0%.

Included $185 processing fee
$51.50 tags
$772 Tax

Did deal over the net after requesting quotes; Stohlman Subaru in NoVa got it from PA just for me, no extra charge.

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Old 08-06-2004, 03:13 AM   #25
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Thank you everyone for your responses, they were very helpful for me in determining a purchase price. I hope my buying experience will help someone in their buying process.

05 Black Baja Turbo 5sp with:
-Air filtration system
-Cargo net
-Splash guard kit
-The car had less then 20 miles on it.

I got the dealer to split the cost on a few options: my half came out to $119.50
-Bed Extender
-All weather floor mats
-Acrylic hood deflector

$22,200.00 - The car
$119.50 - Added options
$205.00 - DMV fee
$45.00 - Doc fee (taxable)
$1,845.08 - Northern CA tax 8.25%
$24.414.58 - Out the door price

I had no trade-in and I financed it through my credit union.

The dealer in the San Jose wanted invoice + $300, I had to go down to Irvine to get my deal.

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