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Old 09-26-19, 08:16 PM   #11
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Default Re: New STI Purchase Advice, Car has been sitting on showroom floor for 16+ months

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Greetings. I am in the market for a new STI and managed to find a brand new 2018 with only 10 miles on the odometer for a super low price and killer deal. I am almost ready to pull the trigger on it but am a little concerned because the car has been sitting indoors on the dealer's showroom floor for going on 18+ months now. Is there anything to be alarmed about or be aware of since it has been sitting for so long or should everything be okay and good to go? Battery, fluids, tires, fuel, etc...Any input would be much appreciated. Thanks y'all.

It has the value of a 2018, in other words it's had two years of depreciation. The original list price has >nothing< to do with what it is worth now. Look up what a cherry 2018 goes for, maybe add a little like $.10 / mile for the mileage theirs does NOT have on it. Bargain from there.



Gasohol goes bad. If the car has just a little gas, then I'd put in a full tank of new, plus some 'heet' or other brand of additive to get rid of moisture, etc. If it has a full tank of 10% ethanol gas, I'd ask how much to drain it at the dealership.


The tires may be flatspotted if it hasn't moved. Tell them that if the thumping doesn't stop within a couple of miles, that it needs new tires, and include that in the bargaining (ask for their wholesale price, which will be less than Tire Rack would charge for the same tire). And do all this bargaining before you sign anything.
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Old 09-27-19, 04:09 AM   #12
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Warranty starts the minute you sign the papers. All I'd do is have them change the oil and go with it. But dealerships can't sell a car that's been there for that long as "new". It will probable be sold as a certified used car. I have worked in dealerships for 30 years and see it all the time.
It will not be sold as used unless it was a demo or was titled. 10 miles is about what most have on them when delivered to the dealership. My '11 WRX had 11 miles on it when bought new. I took delivery of it right off the trailer after it was prepped. I can't say for my '18 STi. It was a regional rep's demo with 3200 miles on it.

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I agree - I once bought a demo S-10 Blazer with 15K on it "as "new", not used. The price was good though.
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