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Dazed and Confused

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Hi All:

This is my first post here. I am really excited about the STi but am very confused about the ordering. Many people say they have a deposit down at a dealer but the three dealerships here in Sacramento are not accepting deposits yet. I have my name on a couple of lists but the dealers say they wont take deposits until order info is given from SOA. Any ideas on this discrepancy?

Also, I have read in a couple of places, and also was told by a Subaru product specialist that I talked to at a local car show, that the STi will not just be distributed to dealers. The dealers must have an actual order for the car and submit the order to SOA before a car is allocated. This is to prevent price gouging. Can anyone confirm or deny this?

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m ben said:
the dealer down the street from me in Michigan & the dealer I have my name on the list with in New York both are being allocated cars by their regional office based on a "score". the score is calculated based on the overall number of Subarus they have sold & also the number of WRX'es. the initial scores are based on sales up to Jan 1 2003 & they're updated each month with new information.

This is 100% correct. I saw the Subaru memo when I was at the dealership the other day. The allocation is based on sales volumes made up of 75% WRX sales and 25% total Subaru sales. There was also some proganda about selling more WRX's as it would mean a higher STi allocation.
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