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Old 04-09-2020, 01:50 AM   #26
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Maybe that title sounds bad, but Iíve been shopping for an STI for the last 6 months or so and have recently been getting bothered like crazy from Subaru dealers.

Think I can snag one for $32-33k before taxes?
I just bought my first STI (and first Subaru) yesterday and got an amazing deal. Although i bought a used one, I bought a used STI Type RA (#160!) with 12k miles for 32k. Iíve been watching used ones for 6 months to a year now, and theyíve always been about 38-40k still used.

With COVID, dealers that are open for sales have to limit the number of people inside buildings, therefore they are going by appointment only with limited sales staff. Because of this limitation, even if every appt is booked, sales are still down like crazy and they need to unload inventory to make room for already incoming new inventory. So i worked over three local dealers in the area until i got the one i wanted down to my comfort price. The whole negotiation process occurred over 3-4 days at most and i got what i wanted.

If you have the money and are not concerned about employment in the next 6 months, Iíd say itís the best time to buy a car. (Also, they offered my wife and i masks when we walked in and also stated they would be wearing them throughout the sale for everyoneís safety).
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Old 04-09-2020, 02:09 AM   #27
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So here's deal i got offered with approved financing from Subaru. 2020 series white sti $40639 OTD...$615 for 72 months at 2.9%, $0 down, best interest thru them for 60/72. Had .9% for 48. Great deal...yes!! Put deposit on it Monday evening via phone to go in Tues for it. Tues comes around, have 2nd thoughts n I decide to hold off for moment. Can do payment but its nice not having payment after selling my Evo x and built Evo 9 few months ago. Could drop payment to less w down-payment but not trying to pull out of savings w all the covid stuff going on. Give it few weeks and if they still have, may reconsider w some money down.
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Old 04-09-2020, 10:00 AM   #28
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So here's deal i got offered with approved financing from Subaru. 2020 series white sti $40639 OTD...$615 for 72 months at 2.9%, $0 down, best interest thru them for 60/72. Had .9% for 48. Great deal...yes!! Put deposit on it Monday evening via phone to go in Tues for it. Tues comes around, have 2nd thoughts n I decide to hold off for moment. Can do payment but its nice not having payment after selling my Evo x and built Evo 9 few months ago. Could drop payment to less w down-payment but not trying to pull out of savings w all the covid stuff going on. Give it few weeks and if they still have, may reconsider w some money down.
Great, but that still doesn't explain why the dealership is willing to take ~$8,000 off MSRP on a current model year, limited STI run--even with the COVID19 crap going on. I'm skeptical.
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Old 04-09-2020, 10:13 AM   #29
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Great, but that still doesn't explain why the dealership is willing to take ~$8,000 off MSRP on a current model year, limited STI run--even with the COVID19 crap going on. I'm skeptical.
Not 8K off..only 4-ish. As mentioned before, this price is WITHOUT state tax. Buying in Illinois where I am stationed in military but registering back home in Florida. As a Florida resident but living outside Florida due to military orders, i get exempt from state taxes on vehicle purchases. Wish I could figure out how to load pic of dealer offer on here to show. Deal also includes $500 for my trade in lol 2006 jetta with 255k miles.
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Old 04-09-2020, 10:27 AM   #30
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Break down:

Sticker price with destination fee: 43924
Discount: 2995
Sale Price: 40929 (Dealer invoice on series white they claimed)
Tax: 0
Admin Fee: 199
Lein Fee: 6
Temp tag: 5
Trade In Value: 500

Total Price OTD: 40639
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Old 04-09-2020, 10:36 AM   #31
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Thanks for clarifying. Still a decent deal.
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Old 04-09-2020, 11:07 AM   #32
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Considering I paid 42 OTD on my STI base with HK/keyless back in 2016, that is a super deal if you can come out sub 41K. GL and nice color choice. I love those wheels they put on the White.
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Old 04-09-2020, 02:28 PM   #33
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Considering I paid 42 OTD on my STI base with HK/keyless back in 2016, that is a super deal if you can come out sub 41K. GL and nice color choice. I love those wheels they put on the White.
His price, technically, it not OTD. He's still got to pay thousands in tax at some point.
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Old 04-09-2020, 02:30 PM   #34
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His price, technically, it not OTD. He's still got to pay thousands in tax at some point.
No I wont..got exemption
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Old 04-09-2020, 06:25 PM   #35
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No I wont..got exemption
Even with the FL state tax exemption, it's assumed you'll still owe the (state of purchase) sales tax?

"I recognize that I owe tax to the state in which the vehicle/vessel was purchased, unless a specific exemption applies" AFAIK, California does not offer military personnel sales tax exemptions?

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"I do not intend to avoid sales or use tax in any state by registering the vehicle/vessel in Florida"

https://www.leetc.com/active-militar...-tax-exemption


Not trying to be difficult, I'm just trying to understand how you're able to avoid paying state sales tax.

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Old 04-09-2020, 06:54 PM   #36
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Whenever I purchase vehicles, I register them back home ever since I was stationed in California mainly to avoid emissions/smog w my mods. I've gone thru the same process since 2011 with 3 evos, my r32 gtr and most recently my daily driven VW. Every single time, the DMV processes paperwork they waive the sales tax. First time it happened I wasn't even aware of exemption until DMV rep explained it to me over phone. I had sent in a money order that totaled for registration fees plus sales tax. DMV processed it, sent me plates, registration, and REFUND check for difference which was sales tax amount I calculated.
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Old 04-16-2020, 09:53 PM   #37
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Today I picked up a 2020 Magnetite Gray WRX STi base with sti short shifter

Car price was 34150
Tag, title, taxes, dealer fees was 3600 but paid 2600 due to loyalty/military coupons
In Florida

Just curious if this was a good deal or not, I feel pretty good about it but I haven’t purchased a Subaru since my WRX in 2011

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Old 04-16-2020, 11:59 PM   #38
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Maybe that title sounds bad, but Iíve been shopping for an STI for the last 6 months or so and have recently been getting bothered like crazy from Subaru dealers.

Think I can snag one for $32-33k before taxes?
I'm thinking you might be able to do really well if you wait until the last week of the month. I just got my new WRX at the end of March after saving up a pretty decent down payment and I'm more than satisfied with the deal I got. At that point bars and gyms were shut down but dealerships were still open. Lots of people walking around wasting sales staff time just because they simply didn't have anywhere else to hangout and the coffee was free. I did an online search of the vehicle I wanted, contacted an internet sales associate with the VIN, set up an appointment, got my financing squared away, added a mile to the 8 on the odometer driving it around the block once the financing was approved and drove home after 3 hours at the dealership. Yeah, it's a crap situation out there but I'd definitely get the ball rolling through internet sales now and try to get the final haggling done at the end of the month.
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Old 04-17-2020, 12:07 AM   #39
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Today I picked up a 2020 Magnetite Gray WRX STi base with sti short shifter

Car price was 34350
Tag, title, taxes, dealer fees was 3600 but paid 2600 due to loyalty/military coupons
In Florida

Just curious if this was a good deal or not, I feel pretty good about it but I havenít purchased a Subaru since my WRX in 2011
Dude, I think you did well, all that really matters is how you feel about it. The dealership could pay you to take the car off the lot and it seems someone will come along and tell you that you got ripped off! Lol. Thanks for your service. I miss being able to buy vehicles tax free while deployed overseas, one of the few perks of the two way range.
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Old 04-17-2020, 07:26 AM   #40
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Dude, I think you did well, all that really matters is how you feel about it. The dealership could pay you to take the car off the lot and it seems someone will come along and tell you that you got ripped off! Lol. Thanks for your service. I miss being able to buy vehicles tax free while deployed overseas, one of the few perks of the two way range.
Yes I agree lol. I was just hoping to get the absolute bottom dollar on the vehicle and was curious what others got.

My dealer experience was great, did everything over the phone, came in, drove the car, did a bit more negotiating and boom out the door.
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Old 04-17-2020, 01:30 PM   #41
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Yes I agree lol. I was just hoping to get the absolute bottom dollar on the vehicle and was curious what others got.

My dealer experience was great, did everything over the phone, came in, drove the car, did a bit more negotiating and boom out the door.
Absolute bottom dollar will come in the fall after they release the 2021 models. That's how I got a screaming deal on my Forester last time they updated the Fozzie I bought one of the lonely last body styles. Can't be picky though when you've only got two cars on the lot to choose from that nobody else wanted! Lol
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Old 04-21-2020, 12:03 PM   #42
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I am new to the subaru community. I am looking to purchase a STI after months of debating between WRX vs STI, and deciding to go STI. I got a quote from my local dealer for a base STI with STS, for 37k OTD. I have researched many youtube videos and multiple forum websites for good prices, but they dont really say if their good prices were OTD or before tax. I understand that prices/offers are different nationwide, but I just want to get some input as it is my first subaru/STI (my affordable dream car).

Thank you.
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Old 04-21-2020, 01:32 PM   #43
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Hello everyone,

I am new to the subaru community. I am looking to purchase a STI after months of debating between WRX vs STI, and deciding to go STI. I got a quote from my local dealer for a base STI with STS, for 37k OTD. I have researched many youtube videos and multiple forum websites for good prices, but they dont really say if their good prices were OTD or before tax. I understand that prices/offers are different nationwide, but I just want to get some input as it is my first subaru/STI (my affordable dream car).

Thank you.
if the dealer is saying 37K OTD that should include taxes, dealer fees, tag, title, etc.

If so that's a great deal, try to find a subaru ambassador or if you currently have a subaru apply for a Loyalty coupon ($500 voucher) and present to dealer after all the agreements.
I did my homework for a solid 2 months before I pulled the trigger on an STi last week.
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Old 04-23-2020, 09:32 PM   #44
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Just curious, any of you traded in your current car? If you did, were they pretty flexible with the purchase price?
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Old 04-25-2020, 09:18 AM   #45
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I dont have much car buying experience, I normally get their final price and if I agree, get the purchase agreement and then ill tell them about the trade in during the final paperworks. I usually get KBB value for them.
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Old 04-25-2020, 09:35 AM   #46
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Just curious, any of you traded in your current car? If you did, were they pretty flexible with the purchase price?
Used prices are way more depressed than new. Expect a terrible trade in deal or a higher than necessary purchase price.
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Old 04-25-2020, 11:23 PM   #47
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Used prices are way more depressed than new. Expect a terrible trade in deal or a higher than necessary purchase price.
Yeah, I figured with the crap used car market I am not going to get a good value for my trade-in if I was to do it. Dealers are practically selling their cars at their invoice price at this point too.
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Old 05-01-2020, 05:56 AM   #48
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This is an ideal time to buy but I think you should negotiate and bring the price down to 31k or 31.5k(That would be great for an SIT). People need money/cash in times like these. You should take advantage of the situation here and get yourself a great deal.
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Old 05-01-2020, 09:27 AM   #49
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This is an ideal time to buy but I think you should negotiate and bring the price down to 31k or 31.5k(That would be great for an SIT). People need money/cash in times like these. You should take advantage of the situation here and get yourself a great deal.
I do agree about ideal time, but I canít see a dealer going that low. Not even on a base without Short throw. 33-34 most realistic.
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Old 05-01-2020, 02:09 PM   #50
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Yes I think you can get a base model STI for ~33k before government fees.
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