• Dec 30, 2008
We've seen a few "buy one, get one" deals over the last year or so, but it generally involves two cars that the average enthusiast wouldn't have much interest in. Now, David Thomas, owner of Subaru of Plano (that's a suburb of Dallas, TX), has instituted just such a deal for a couple of all-wheel drive Subarus in the form of a free Impreza (okay, so it's $1.00) with the purchase of a Subaru Outback. That's more like it, right? We're sure that there are numerous fine print details to go over, but the gist of it is that you'll pay full price for an Outback and a buck plus tax, title and license for the Impreza, after which you can drive the Impreza for two years with zero payments. Assuming that the resale value of the Subaru Impreza remains solid, Thomas maintains that the deal will still make him some money. Those wanting to take Thomas up on the offer have until January 2nd to do so.

[Source: Dallas Business Journal via Kicking Tires]


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      bobby green
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey Bungle. You hit it right on the head!
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's no real deal, here's the real deal, how-bout if I buy the Impreza for full price and get the Outback for a dollar? That's the real deal. Whatever! Better hurry, cause time is running out.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This a misrepresented deal:

      You get to (lease) the Impreza free for 24-months...NOT own the car for $1+tax, title, & fees.

      Not a good deal b/c after 24 months, you have to return the Impreza and pay any fees related to mileage overage and repairs for "abnormal" wear (damage).

      Midwest Chevy/GMC dealerships had better deals where if you purchase a Sierra or Silverado, you get an Aveo for free (as in own, yours to keep or trade or give away).

      The Plano deal sucks in comparison.
      jerry
      • 6 Years Ago
      them japs are getting desperate arent they, if they would name them better, everytime I heard a jap auto, I thnk Iam in the zoo, along with all the other foreign buyers, no thanks , the zoo of foreign autos is a nice place to visit, but I stick with my f-150, plain and simple F-150, no foreign sounding funny name
      Mike
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sorry to bust their bubbles, but that nothing but a BAIT AND SWTICH scheme. If you have no payments for two years, the car's not free. It would be free if they sold it for a dollar and signed the title over to you on site. God help the people who take advantage of this 'deal'....it ain't a deal!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I've had personal experience with this dealership when I owned my STI. I have to say best dealership I have ever dealt with. Great customer service, and I didn't even buy my Subaru from them.

      As for the deal here. No idea.
      John
      • 6 Years Ago
      The reason that I am not buying a new car has nothing to do with the economy. It's the black box that is in all new cars that records substantial amounts of information including speed and g-forces. This information can be downloaded after a traffic accident or anytime the car is at the dealership for service. On-Star is even worse allowing real-time monitoring of speed, g-forces and location. What's to stop the DMV or my insurance company from requesting this information from the dealership or On-Star? Way too much big brother for me. I wouldn't take a new car if it was free.
      Josh
      • 6 Years Ago
      I am looking for a car right now. I have 8,000 in cash and a 2001 hyundai santa fe to turn in. The best deal is the dode caliber because it is roomy and gets 30 mpg i need something to carry my surfboards but I wonder with dodge being in trouble I can get a dodge charger for the same deal.
        Debbie
        • 6 Years Ago
        @Josh
        Let me help ya out Rob! My husband and I bought an '07 Dodge truck in October of last year (08). We paid $34,000 for the truck. My husband saw the '09's and loved them. Went by the dealership today and was thinking of trading if they could make a "good deal"! Yeah, right! Our truck we have now has only 10,000 miles on it and they only offered $14,000 for it. A truck that we paid $34,000 for that is only roughly 1 year old with 10,000 miles on it is $20,000 LESS now. Now that is some serious depreciation. The truck is in immaculate shape to boot but basically not worth even half of what we paid for it a year ago. We did NOT make a deal. Yes, the Big 3 is in trouble but they don't give a rat's behind us today anymore than they did then or way back when. If they don't get the best in the deal there won't be a deal. We can be screwed by them but they won't be screwed. One would think they would be out to really make some deals to move these vehicles. NOT! Yet today they kept coming at us with an '08. Give us $8,000 off right off the bat. Had we wanted an 08 we would have gotten the 08 model when we bought the 07. So to heck with the Big 3. I am all about staying American but hey. let's face it......you deal with us or you will go down. I have to pay my mortgage and eat too BuckO! For now, my practically brand new Dodge is in the drive along with my 96 GMC Sierra truck that I drive every day to work and gets better gas mileage than any of these new trucks. I ain't hurting for one of their screwed over deals!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      We have a dealer in Las Vegas doing the same thing. The catch however is in the phrasing. It says buy one and get one. It doesn't say buy one and get one FREE.
      judy
      • 6 Years Ago
      there are several car dealers making these claims now, but like all the big 3, there are to many catches and who can afford them? time for them to get real and make something everyone can afford to drive without payments for 7 years.
      • 6 Years Ago


      You go fer it car dealers---whatever works i say. but hey today is the 2nd of Jan

      so u have to really REALLY sell em today.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Does this mean free insurance coverage as well??
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