My Subaru is coming off lease next month, and I just got a flat tire…went into dealership to have it replaced (just as well as tread was 3/32) and while killing time started talking to a salesperson.
Took a test drive (new Outback very nice) and sat down to talk…my current lease is $365/month with zero drive off, including 9.5% CA tax…didn’t even have loyalty coupon then…its a 2017 Outback Limited…36.5MSRP. I told him what my other dealer offered (about $500 month for an XT Limited, same terms). Also told him that at $500 for a $39K Outback, I wasn’t really interested…I can choose from a lot of much nicer cars for that price.
So he comes back, tries to put me a premium (a no go due to awful sound system), then a Limited (not XT) without options…35K sticker. $548 month. And the MF is marked up from .0007 to .0012!!! Discount on the car was less than $500!
On the plus side, turns out they replaced the wrong tire! The left front instead of the right front…didn’t realize until later that day…initially I thought they had rotated the tires (but don’t they do that front to back?), but tire warning light came on next day…wife stopped by and they replaced the right one for free! Too bad I only have 35 days to use them!