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You Might Not Buy A New Subaru The Traditional Way Ever Again

There is a new era in buying a new 2020 Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, and Ascent SUV. See why you might not ever buy a car the traditional way again.


There is a new era of car buying and it just might stick. The coronavirus has made your life difficult, but the global pandemic could produce something good, and you might not ever buy a car the traditional way again. There is a new way to buy a new 2020 Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, and Ascent SUV. You can buy a new car from the comfort of your home and a new generation of buyers may not ever go back to the old way. It’s almost as easy as ordering a pizza and you can have the car delivered to your home.

It’s called the Push Start online platform and some Subaru dealers now offer the online buying service. Buying a car entirely online is not a new idea, but it puts Subaru retailers in a position to operate as a traditional dealership and an online vehicle retailer. This gives the customer several advantages. You can sit at home, do your research, and then get the newest Subaru vehicles delivered to your door. You can also check on newly arriving models before they hit the car lot.

2020 Subaru Outback, 2020 Subaru Forester, 2020 Subaru Crosstrek

Other advantages include providing you an instant loan approval in minutes and not waiting days to hear back from the credit union or bank on your car loan. You build the loan to your liking in terms of the monthly payment, down payment, and term length. You can also have access to any Subaru of America incentives they may be offering customers, like no-interest financing specials and manufacturer rebates.

They can offer financing online and can also offer lease options without ever visiting a retailers’ showroom. If the dealer doesn’t have the exact color and trim level you want, they can get the vehicle from another local dealer for you. You will still work with a salesperson, but you can do it through text, email, or call and talk to them directly throughout the process.

2020 Subaru Outback, 2020 Subaru Forester, 2020 Subaru Crosstrek

Once you've made your online purchase, the Subaru retailer will deliver your new 2020 Subaru Forester, Outback, Crosstrek, or Ascent straight to you wherever and whenever you choose, or you can pick it up in person. This is the new evolution in car buying, and you might not ever go back to the traditional way again.  

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a variety of roles. All of his reports are archived on our Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Subaru Report. Check back tomorrow for more Subaru news and updates at Torque News!

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Jake (not verified)    May 18, 2020 - 10:44PM

I will never buy a Subaru again. The car is trash. And the only dealership in Vegas has terrible customer service. Me and my wife purchase one and they are cheaply made and have many recalls.

Coco (not verified)    May 18, 2020 - 11:54PM

I live in California. Bought a new Subaru Forester for my daughter in Portland ,Or. 2years ago online at Carr Subaru Beaverton, Ore. The process was simple, so simple it was eery. I asked my daughter what she wanted in a car , went online and ticked all the boxes that she wanted and threw in a couple extras of my own. (Heated side mirrors, winterization). I did pay in cash, so I did do a bank transfer no problem. The only stress was wondering if the bank transfer went to right account, took 2minutes to verify.

Lawrence Yearsley (not verified)    May 19, 2020 - 3:56AM

Well I was interested in the new era of buying Subaru Forester but for beans how you took too damn long to get to the story I changed my mind and I'm not buying one now and I moved to a different story because you took way too goddamn long to get to the punch line

Kathy Barrett (not verified)    May 19, 2020 - 9:39AM

Am I the only person who thinks people should drive a car before purchasing? Our Buick place has been offering this for weeks.

Michael P. Smith (not verified)    May 19, 2020 - 1:32PM

Oh, I'm sure the dealers LOVE this trend.. They can goudge you much more easily and you can buy your car at sticker price right online.. How convenient

David W. (not verified)    May 19, 2020 - 5:31PM

One can get better interest rates at the bank by yourself. I got 0.9% myself and the dealer told me that going through them at the same bank would be 3.2%. Get your own loan and save yourself a lot of cash. Don't believe them when the tell you they don't make money getting the loan for you. They do nothing for free.

Walt (not verified)    May 21, 2020 - 8:40PM

Online car buying my not be the best choice for everyone. I did a test drive of a Honda CRV, Toyota RAV4, and Subaru Outback before leasing my Forester. There is no substitute for hands on driving.

gill bee (not verified)    June 20, 2020 - 9:57PM

This is one of the most unwise things I have ever heard of, who buys a car without seeing it and test driving it?