Prefers non-orange cars
'18 and '19 Crosstrek Limiteds
Yep, I take some of these posts with a pinch of salt. To use an extreme example, someone in Hawaii, where there's only one dealer, doesn't have much room for negotiation. When we bought mom-in-law's '19 I shopped around the nearest five dealers and the price range was quite dramatic for nearly the exact same car. The difference between the one we bought and the highest offer was over $2K, and this was in the Los Angeles area with several dealers within a few miles.Ahh gotcha.
I think, with the information, someone in the same area can get an idea of what kind of floored pricing people are getting, what dealerships are good to work with, and get an idea how much they could negotiate (whether they should negotiate by just playing hard to sell to, or hitting up more dealerships around the area to get lower quotes and getting others to beat it, or something else). But yeah, dropping into a dealership and pointing at what someone else on the internet may have paid isn't probably going to yield great results.
It's all an information game and knowing how to use it...
@C_CGK's post is more useful than most, assuming he's not an employee of Royal Moore, LOL!
I know you already received a response, but chiming in since I’m also in Oregon and just decided which dealership to go with.
I contacted these dealerships:
- Gresham Subaru
- Lithia Subaru
- Wilsonville Subaru
- Subaru of Portland
- Royal Moore Subaru
- Carr Subaru
- Capitol Subaru
I had the best interactions and quotes from Royal Moore and Carr Subaru. I chose Royal Moore in the end.