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Blue w/silver STi in Chapel Hill NC

i had my deposit down in january; 3rd on the list. purchase order says msrp. i stopped in today to get an eta. turns out they're getting 3 on the first shipment which arrives on june 2nd. we confirmed mine was white/gold and on it's way. i'm happy.

then he says, "let's go over the pricing". bottom line: $37900!

msrp+shipping : ~$31545
5yr/100k warranty: $1350
environmental protection: $595
lojack: $995
market adjustment (markup) ~$3415

the middle three items are obviously optional and i didn't ask him for those things. however, the markup is what pissed me off. i said, "but my understanding was i was buying this at msrp". he said, "yeah, but they're marking them all up...demand, supply, yada yada." i left. :evil: i'll check with a few dealers in the area to see if they're all marking them up. if so, i'll ask for my deposit back and just wait. i'm in no rush. been waiting 8 years; what's a few more months.

so. murley old buddy. :) you've said publicly you won't charge over msrp. and i think you quoted ~$500 shipping to DC/northern va. are you getting a white/gold anytime soon?

EDIT: my dealer sent me an email with the exact costs. the markup is $3154 (my dyslexia kicking in) and epp is $500. bottom line cost if $37,544. and i don't think that includes ttl. (??)
 

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so it's unorthodox to be the first responder to you own post :), but i just spoke with a different dealer. they have a white one arriving next week. they have a guy coming in with a cashier's check for $38,500! have people lost contol of their faculties??

these numbers have shrunk me like a spider on a hot griddle. (paraphrase from "little big man"....great movie.) it looks like i'll be waiting...
 

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first sti in virginia (??) @ stohlman subaru, tysons corner

Those dealer mark-ups are crazy :evil: but that can be expected from these impulse buyers who don't have anything about MSRP in writing.

My $500 deposit is w/Paul Bros Subaru in Herndon,VA and I have a Buyer's Order stating MSRP in writing. They contacted me today and said my Blue STi will be in next week.

I would definitely walk from that dealer you are with. Don't get caught up in the hype. You will find dealers selling them at MSRP in our area.

BTW, what dealer are you talking with?
 

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Nod, put those dealers on some kind of POS list. I don't understand though. You got the agreed price in writing? I would contact a lawyer (seriously) about breach of contract.
 

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don beyer/alexandria on rt 1. i bought my 2000 outback wagon from them, so i expected a little consideration/respect. their behavior is a sure way to loose a repeat customer. i'm going to give your dealer a call.

i called my family's subaru dealer in allentown pa; becker subaru. (i say "family" since my mom and dad have bought many subarus from them over the past 25 years.) they're charging zero over msrp. he said they got *10* in their first shipment. they are a major dealership, so i believe him.
 

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We are totally honoring MSRP here if you wanna get a STi here in CT.That is total crap what your dealer is doing to you!

Brian Ichter
Secor Subaru
New London,CT
860-442-2323
 

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just spoke with 'em (paul bros in herndon va). they're committed to msrp. as expected, i wouldn't get a car until december/january.
 

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4MLA1FN said:
just spoke with 'em. they're committed to msrp. as expected, i wouldn't get a car until december/january.
I'm in NC and have a 'contract' for MSRP at a dealer in Chapeh Hill (near Raleigh). I have not picked mine up yet, so I don't know if they're going to play the same game. But, if you'd like contact information, PM me and I'll send it over to you.
 

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just got an email from the dealer with all the numbers; the same ones he showed me this morning. i replied in a professional manner: describe how they screwed me; describe how 75% of the competing dealerships are not screwing their customers; then please give me my deposit back asap. i'm hoping he'll come to his senses and offer me msrp. at which point i'll say "no". i've blown a whole 3 hours doing research and making phone call just because he played the ass. since i can wait, i have the upper hand. well, at least that's what i'd *like* to say. :oops: hey, let's be real, we're talking about an STi! :)

btw, *thanks* guys for the moral support and dealer recommendations. i really to appreciate it.
 

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Want to know seriously how I would deal with this?

1) Do you have anything in writing? If yes, continue to #2.

2) Call them and say:

"I have IN WRITING, the FACT that you would give me MSRP. You have a choice, either give the #3 car you get to me for MSRP or:

-I will post what is going on with your dealership to www.ImprezaWRXSTi.Com, www.nasioc.com, www.i-club.com, and www.clubwrx.net.

-I will call SOA and tell them about what you are doing.

-I will call the BBB and tell them that you are not honoring your obligations.

-I will stand on the other side of your dealership on a public sidewalk with a sign that says: "Don't buy from Don Beyer Subaru".

-I will take out a classified ad in the local paper with the same statement as above.

-And to top it all off, expect a call from the State AG's office...

I am sure you would get the third car for MSRP then. I am not serious about half the above, but make it known that there will be consequences for going back on thier word. We gotta take a stand to combat this....
 

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Look fellas the reason why they are charging over MSRP is because some jerk is willing to pay that. If we all stick together the dealer lots will be dieing to sell at sticker price.
 

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i just returned from a lab meeting and there was a message on my phone. to my surprise, it was my salesman, profusely apologizing, passing the buck to the sales manager and agreeing to honor msrp. i think he said "call me please" about three times in the message. i'll give a call later today. they've definately soured the experience for me, but i'll stick with 'em since the car arrives on june 2. hey, that's only 14days! rock on!!! :D
 

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fortunately, i can tell 'em to remove it all. the only thing i *might* go with is the 5yr/100 warranty. i remember seeing a thread about warranties and i'm trying to find it now.
 

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It would definetly be worth it. Make sure that you get the GOLD and that it cost under $2000 for the longest (6/100000 I think) with a $0 deductible. I'd give it to you for that.
 

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interior/exterior color combo

Is it too much to ask you (murley) for a list of add-ons and options list/cost prices. if that would compromise part of your trade/business I understand. but a general guideline so we don't spend too much on aftermarket/subaru warranties and the like would be a major help in haggling prices.
 
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