IW STi Forum banner

1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
53 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I've seen in other posts that the current best guess is that there will be 1700 STi's available in the US when it's released. Does anyone have any ideas as to why such a low number? I know that I see at least a dozen different WRX's around every day. They're everywhere. Granted, I live in Colorado and there are probably more sold per capita here than anywhere else. Are they pretty rare everywhere else?
I think everyone here would agree that SOA could sell a lot more than 1700 STi's when (NOT if :) ) it's released. I think 5000 would be a pretty attainable number. And with this long of a build-up time I can't imagine there would be supply issues.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
35 Posts
Nate,
SOA can use the STi as bait. They get you (well not you, and probably nobody reading this post, but joanne-consumer) into the showroom and say, "Well the STi is 6k more than this already awesome WRX".

I think "regular" WRX sales will increase after SOA puts some fanfare behind the STi.

Then again I want my STi and I'm +1 down on the waiting list, given the allocation of N units!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
135 Posts
bah humbug. 1700 and they'll be marked up to the heavens. and yo i agree WRX sales would jump. but only 1700 STi..... what a crock of shite. they know that the auomotive scribes number more than 1700. and they'll be the first to eat up the pre-orders.

3 STi per year, per dealership.... F*&^ that...... but man talk about exclusivity. but that brings up another point. with the first year run probably not being over 2000. what collector (and thats probably the majority of the pre-orders) would drive that car? id wait til the second year if you want to DRIVE it, well... if you attact sentiment to odd things such as low production cars. :lol:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
39 Posts
Sign me up!

I agree that this whole waiting game is a HUGE crock of she-height. We live in the USA, the greatest most powerful nation in the free world. It would only seem logical to bring the STi here as soon as they were physically available anywhere (Japan). But no... Subaru saves us for last, WTF? I stopped asking why long ago. I can only hope that this car can live up to all of my expectations. If not there will be a lot of suckers out there just like me, who waited and waited.

SOA, if you happen to read this, it is time to get off the pot!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,802 Posts
Well, I am hoping to get one of the first ones. Not necessarily the FIRST ones, but the first year. I don't care how many they make, mine will be replacing my daily driver. I am getting mine to drive whether they make 1 or 100,000.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
886 Posts
dont you hate this

Yes, same here too. Mine will be my only car, hence my daily driver, but that doesn't mean i'm not going to wash and wax it every weekend and treat it as well as collecters do their cars :wink: .
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,802 Posts
Oh yeah, I will be taking good care of my new baby. Every car I own I treat as if I will own it forever. In fact my cars are cleaner than my apartment :) The first thing I plan on doing to my STi is getting a clear bra put on.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
53 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
I completely agree. I plan on getting one. I plan on it being my daily driver. Most of us here, including me, don't have large enough bank accounts to buy a car that only used a couple days a month or less.
The problem I have, or will have, if SOA only brings 1700 is that I'll probably be paying a $1000 or more over MSRP for my daily driver.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
54 Posts
If you wait till afer the official release - yes, you will likely be paying over MSRP (for about the first year maybe?).

However if you preorder it is YOUR DUTY to find a dealer that will talk MSRP or below. The longer you wait the less your chance of avoiding a markup.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
886 Posts
i've heard some people on i-club warn against getting bra's b/c they said something like rocks wedge under the bras and scrape up the paint bad or something like that, but this was a while back so i may not be very accurate on that.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,802 Posts
I guess I should say "stone guard" instead of clear bra. This is not a bra like you see on some cars. This is like laminating the front of the car. It is a clear material that actually permanently sticks to the surface of the vehicle. Like window tint, but it is clear. I personally would only do it on a brand new car or new paint, otherwise you will be sealing in any scratches or chips. I am going to work it out so that I can drive right from the dealer to the place to have it applied. I am aslo thinking of claying the car first. Hopefully the place I go to will do all of this to prepare the surface, but if not, I will do it myself. I just hope I can find a place that knows what they are doing.

BTW, I would never put the normal bra on any of my cars. They will do more damage in the long run that what a few stone chips will. I used one once on an old car I had and I only used it on long road trips and it still scratched bad.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
53 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
We kinda got off the original topic a little.. :)

I don't know if I buy the "bait and switch" theory about why there might only be 1700 STi's. For example: If I walk onto a Ford lot and start asking about a Mustang Cobra, the salesperson isn't going to say "the Cobra's a great car but you can get a GT for a couple thousand less". The salesperson is going to do everything he/she can to sell me a Cobra because it means more $$$ for them.

I tend to expect something very similar to what happened with the WRX. SOA underestimated the popularity initially. Once the first run of 10,000 WRX's sold out, "Hey look, here's another 5000". I think that once the first 1700 STi's sell out in 3-6 months, they'll "find" 500-1000 more.
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top