New vs Used

We'll help you decide whether new, used, or executive demo is best for you. With the nicest folks and inventories among the largest in the United States (
over 300 new and used Subaru vehicles in stock!), one short trip to Hanover will save you from driving all day!

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New Vehicle
 Used Vehicle

Purchase Price

Prefer a new car but can't afford it?  Consider leasing or forego the luxury features and buy the base model.  

You will generally save thousands over a comparably equipped new car because the first owner absorbed the steepest part of the depreciation curve.

Registration, title, and license plate fees are the same either way, but taxes are a little higher on new.


You will pay a little more sales tax on a new car because the purchase price is higher.  At the
Massachusetts sales tax rate of 6.25%, you will pay $62.50 for every extra $1,000 that you spend.   

Also, your town or city will charge less personal property tax on an older car

Finance Rates


Most of our new vehicles
have attractive finance rates lower than you will find at a bank because Subaru offers low rates as a purchase incentive. 

We work with a variety of local credit unions and national banks who compete aggressively for your loan, so rates for late models can be close to those for new cars.  But you can typically expect to add a half point or more to the rate expected for a new car. 

Maintenance expenses

Parts on your new Planet Subaru vehicle, such as
tires and batteries, are brand new so you can wait years before replacing them.  (And with the Planet Passport Program,  we'll replace those particular items at our expense).

We certify every Planet vehicle and we are very choosy about the used cars we offer for sale.  We recondition them ambitiously.  However, we don't replace every part so you will encounter maintenance expenses earlier on a used car.



Free with every new Planet Subaru vehicle is a 3 year, 36,000 mile comprehensive warranty and 5 year, 60,000 powertrain warranty.  You can also buy additional coverage. 

You inherit the unused portion (if any) of the factory warranty.  You can also buy a service contract which will provide additional protection.

Vehicle History


Worry not about the care invested in your car by the prior owner.  Buying a car new is the only way to know a car from birth. 

We carefully evaluate the condition and history of a vehicle before offering it for sale.  We are happy to show you our service records and the vehicle history report that lists info from various national databases.

Safety Features


Subaru continually improves the engineering and safety features as they introduce new models.  For example, the newest Outback offers eight airbags where the previous model only offered six. 

Choose the newest model that fits your budget to get as many of the newest safety features as possible.

Search our huge inventory for your new or used Subaru!


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If you live in Boston, Cambridge, or Brookline, you will appreciate our help in deciding to buy a new or used car...and we'll give you a great deal on either one whether it's an Impreza, WRX, STi, Legacy, Outback, Forester, Crosstrek, or Tribeca!

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