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Hey everyone, I'm Marcos and I'm new to the forum. I talked to my dealer earlier in the week and asked him about STi pricing and whether I was going to pay over MSRP. He told me that SOA was not allowing the dealers to charge over MSRP :D . He also said that if a dealer is caught selling over MSRP they could risk losing their entire STi allocation :eek: .

Take this for what its worth. I'm dealing with Jack Miller in North Kansas City, MO and that's where the information came from. Has anyone else heard anything like this??

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Hey man, I used to live in KC MO too, in Parkville.

Anyway, that sounds reasonable about the dealer. I have heard of dealers who want to get around this bad enough selling the cars to the salesmen at MSRP, who then sell it back to the dealer who puts it on the lot at over MSRP. The rule doesn't apply to "used" cars! I heard about this when the S2000 was hot.
 

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interesting..
dunno about it though..
Car belongs to dealer once he buys it..
then he/she resells @ any price they want..
would be a good rule though if Subaru did that..
 

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Like I said, take it for what its worth. I'm going up to the dealer this weekend, so I'll talk to him about it a little more.

As you said, once the dealer buys it, its theirs....the catch comes in when they want to "buy" more and SOA won't let them....just my guess.

Same as everything else right now....educated speculation....we'll see what happens....
 

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Yeah, that's also why they call it a "Manufacturers SUGGESTED Retail Price".
 

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Kind of my thinking on this topic all along. Does anyone really believe that car manufacturers have no influence on how their cars are sold, whether it be direct or indirect?
 

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Not selling over MSRP makes sense as SOC (Subaru of Canada) I think is doing the same here in Canada - my dealer told me outright that they would not sell over MSRP. Very good news.
 

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not selling over msrp gives dealers good rep. At least in my eyes..
The catch is: u walk into dealership, u ask for STi.. Want MSRP? No Problemo, u get u in line, come back in a year for your spot.. Oh. u want one now? Sure.. see that black one with gold rims? It's $37k RIGHT NOW..
 

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Well, SOA really doesn't care. IFrom their opinion, if we jack the prices and don't sell any than we won't make any money either. Now, if we're causing problems with cusomers, than that's a different story.[/url]
 

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Reminds me of what Nissan did with the 350Z and the G35. They told the Infiniti/Nissan dealerships that they cannot charge over msrp (im assuming by some contractual agreements with the purchasing of the vehicles).

Hey Murley,
Have you or any dealerships purchased the STIs from SOA?
 

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Reminds me of what Nissan did with the 350Z and the G35. They told the Infiniti/Nissan dealerships that they cannot charge over msrp (im assuming by some contractual agreements with the purchasing of the vehicles).
And unfortunetly they still did charge over MSRP. They still are (for 350Z's)
 

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*takes a deep breath*

Well, now you are getting into a deep discussion. The easy way of explaining it is that we essentially pay rent on a monthly basis until someone buys it at which point we buy it and turn around and sell it to whoever gives us the money..., ie bank or cash customer. Make sense?
 

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Hmmmm, I'm not quite sure. If they think that he's buying it than they won't care. Now, if he buys it and then turns around and sells it than it's a used car, not a new and they can get in trouble.
 

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That auction is a bargin. I like this part.

THE WINNIG BIDDER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AUCTION AMOUNT, PLUS THE MSRP INCLUDING DESTINATION($31,550.00) , ALL APPLICABLE FEES AND TAXES AS THEY APPLY.
I wish I could get such a great deal as this. :p
 
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