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Cool Will Gen 6 knock down used outback price?

Looking at getting my first used Outback soon, but am in no rush


I was wondering if the release of the gen 6 will decrease the price of a gen 5 or gen 4 Outback?


If so, how much? when? Is it worth the wait?



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Not really, it won't.

These cars hold resale value well.

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How long are you willing to wait? I think time will have more of an impact than a new model coming out.
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If the Gen 6 is really amazing right out of the gate there could be lower the value of the last couple model year Outbacks. If the Gen 6 is a disaster from the start the most recent couple of years of Outbacks could increase in value.

Most likely reality will be somewhere in the middle and there will be very little impact on used Outback prices. If a lot of people are getting out of Outbacks to get into Ascents that could possibly lower the prices of used Outbacks if the market gets flooded with them. My guess is things will stay pretty much the same, with Outbacks holding their value pretty well.


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I wonder. Did Gen 5 reduce the resale price of Gen 4 OB's ?

I also wonder how the new platform will factor in appealing to many an OB fan ?
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Looking at getting my first used Outback soon, but am in no rush


I was wondering if the release of the gen 6 will decrease the price of a gen 5 or gen 4 Outback?
Based upon too many years of experience, the answer is simple.

No.

The only thing that decreases the price of used Subaru's (other than the BRZ, of course) is time. People come in all the time wanting three things - a late model, low mileage, low priced Subaru. I tell them they have their choice of two of those. (And if you manage to get all three, make sure you do a GOOD CarFax on it, to make sure it's not a salvage or flood title. Look to see if the car came from Texas, Florida, or Louisiana, and then was titled in Illinois after that - sure indication it's got an bad title.)
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No.

Or no, but it can sort of happen. Just not in ways that typically impact buying one vehicle. Some local markets with fast turnover, meaning people tend to move into newer vehicles quicker (subarus are newer there, local economy, or rust...), get dated quicker.

So right now, in one of those narrow markets, a ho-hum average 2009 could be on a similar playing field as a 2005 rather than a closer in age 2010. So what you're thinking does sort of happen, but there's so much pricing noise it's nearly indistinguishable in choosing one particular vehicle.

There's so many pricing variables, this one is really low on the totem pole. On any one day, a group of similar subaru's in the same zipcode can vary by 4 digits.

If you're buying used, consider trying first in the early summer if you think your market is a good fit for that.

Or expand your search options to further away and fly out and drive back or have it shipped.

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Why would it..... previous model years will naturally depreciate in accordance with market price acceptance and demand.ukii
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