"The STi List" of San Diego
Is anyone out there interested in making a "group" STi multi-vehicle purchase? Boy, that is a mouthful.
I have located a Subaru Fleet Manager who is willing to sell STi's to us as a group
I have purchased a number of new vehicles. Buying through the Fleet Manager (FM) is the most favorable of all the methods that I have used, best price, least hassle.
Example: This particular FM sold Miatas to the SCCA Miata Club when they first came out for $500 over invoice, many people paid way over MSRP. The power of collective bargaining at work. You figure it out, assuming 30 people at ~$30K per STi that is ~$900,000. That will get any Fleet Managers attention. The more buyers the better, but even just 10 STi's is 10 times more bargaining power than you have when you walk into the dealership "alone" so to speak.
There is nothing in this for me except that I want an STi at a small amount over invoice. Exactly how much over invoice is yet to be determined. I plan to start negotiations at $500 over invoice.
Naturally, the more serious buyers on "The List" the easier it will be for us to get a great price. Everyone gets the same amount over Invoice, no special deals for the list originator. We all do well on this deal, or none of us do, period.
Since you don't know me and therefore probably don't trust me. I recommend that you put your name on your local dealers STi List to hedge your bet. If you can negotiate a better price and delivery through them then drop your name and position from this list, "The STi List" of San Diego, and buy through your source. If you can't get a better deal through your source then stick with us and watch collective bargaining do the work for you.
At some point prior to the STi's hitting the port in Vancouver, WA you will be hearing from our groups Subaru Fleet Manager directly. You will be asked to provide: your personal information, a list of accessories/options, vehicle color and a deposit check. He will officially place your order at that time.
Based on this Fleet Managers experience with the WRX sales; it takes approximately 8 weeks from the time of order to delivery. Presold, fleet vehicles get First delivery! even before the regular dealership allotments.
Seriously Interested Parties Only. Please respond directly to this thread, or via the Newsgroup alt.autos.subaru , or directly to Michael Asher at [email protected]
Thanks: Michael Asher ("The STi List" of San Diego Originator)
PS: As this list grows, I will make sure that everyone is kept up to date, as I will be negotiating with the dealer as the list grows.
PPS: No speculators PLEASE this is meant to be for Subaru/Racing Enthusiasts only.
ScoobyDo (Michael Asher)