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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. schrag

    schrag Well-Known Member

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    When buying the car, my wife and actually I tossed a coin to decide between blue and white; blue won. But just before doing the paperwork she reneged and pleaded for the pearl white as "that way it won't clash with anything I'm wearing". She was sheepish but also kind of serious (and as an Aussie expat, loves white vehicles.

    But thanks, I'm really liking this Subaru so far :)
     


  2. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    I'm wondering what's going to happen to leftover 2013 RRS' when the 2014 model comes out in a couple of months. Right now they're leasing for $799/month. I'm wondering if this number will fall below $700 in the fall (assuming the dealer still has inventory on the lot, which I suspect is a distinct possibility). The RRS, even in it's base HSE dressing, is a heck of a lot of truck for $700 a month...
     


  3. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    double post oops
     
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  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    That really is not a great lease deal for a 63k vehicle. That's a 4k cap reduction the buyer pays, then add in your title and licensing (that can be substantial depending on how your state does it), so you can easily end up with 5-5.5k out of pocket. Then add your taxes onto that $800, so at 7% (just a guess) you're at $860 and then you only get 10k miles a year. To put that in perspective I landed a 2012 GL450 with an MSRP in the mid-70s, no cap reduction on my part, 15k miles a year, and pay materially less than $860 a month.

    That said, Rover might blow out the old models later this year at an actual good lease cost.
     


  5. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    ^ Good points. I was basing this off the assumption that you would be able to discount the cap reduction considerably. But you are 100% right, as listed it's not a fantastic deal.

    Unfortunately I'm stuck in Canada, so there's no such thing as a good lease deal.
     


  6. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    If you can hang tight, i.e. not coming off a lease so need to move now, Tata might subsidize lowering that cap cost substantially when the new model hits. That's how I landed the '12 Benz as '13 saw a new model.
     
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  7. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    WHAT, a RRS HSE is 63k in the US
     


  8. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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  9. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Thats crazy, the cheapest S (not even SE) V6 TDI is $ 92000 in sweden and 200+ in Denmark.
     


  10. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Yeah, but you have "free" healthcare. :p
     


  11. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Lol. Enjoy man!

    I have never been a SUV guy before. But i'm liking it more and more. I just like the cruise feel in them.
     


  12. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Finn, the licens plate in denmark. Is it something you have to pay extra for each month/year?

    I think i've heard something like that but i'm not sure. If so, why?
     


  13. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Nothing is ever free.





    We pay an "eco tax/vægtafgift" based on how much the car pollutes 2 times a year, it ranges from $20-4000, pending on the car.
     


  14. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    So that's it, ok got it.
     


  15. whiteslashasian

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    I keep flip flopping on the idea of having a sensible daily driver and then an impractical but sporty weekend/track car vs the "do it all" car that is both fast and agile as well as luxurious and practical.

    What say you all?
     


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