AnswerID: 93924 Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 13:55
Well we are new Subaru Outback owners (or will be in a couple of weeks when it shows up).
Took both the 2.5i and the 3.0R for a spin and while we certainly did like the power of the 3.0R it was unfrotunatly more than we really wanted to spend. And honestly the 2.5i wasn't exactly short on power (unlike the Mazda 6 wagon we also test drove, gutless) so for the price it's a good compromise.
We had also taken the Mitsubishi Outlander for a run
and while it wasn't bad it was short on space compared to the Outback but also more interestlingly it was short of features in the cabin. No trip computer, no climate control and it also had somewhat of an "enclosed" feel to it. Still a nice car, but we felt the Outback was nicer.
We tried getting an 04 ex demonstrator but they had already sold out of those with their three day sale that started on Thursday and man was it still busy on Saturday. The good part with that is we are getting a car that will be stamped as 05 compliant which is good as it means the car isn't instantly a year old, which will be very important come trade in time in five years (if that's what we do).
Anyway, enough of my talk you probably want to hear numbers. The deal was for a Silver 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5i Auto (standard) with tow pack and front mudflaps came in at a rec retail of $45,379AU on road. The changeover with trading our 96 Magna sedan with 206,000kms was $39,000. We had to work pretty hard for that deal, but the changeover figure we are happy with so how we got there isn't important.
Thanks to everyone for their advice, it was a great help and we can't wait to get our new SUBARU OUTBACK!!!
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FollowupID: 352915 Submitted:
Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005 at 16:58
Member - Kevin (NSW/ACT) posted:
We pick ours up from Fyshwick on 27 January and like you - can't wait!!
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FollowupID: 352977 Submitted:
Thursday, Jan 20, 2005 at 07:38
Yup we would be picking ours up from Rolfe in Phillip around the same date, except we will be in Tasmania
when in arrives *DOH!* It can just be a pressie waiting for us when we come back.
Care to share your deal, or don't I want to know? ;-)
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