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I'm just curious as to why you guys would give the dealership your hard-earned money so they could earn interest on it in THEIR bank, while you sit and wait for a car that hasn't been announced yet. Me, I believe all the rumors that the STi will be here in Aug/Sept of '03 and I'm holding onto my '98 RS until it does. But I'll be damned if I give the dealership one penny before I know for sure when it's coming. I'll rely on the people I know at the dealership to let me know when to order the car, and how much it'll cost me. I've found that the mechanics that actually work on the cars know more about 'em than the salesmen do.

Just curious, that's all...
-Chris

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Those people who are on dealer's STi waiting lists - they all put money down? (I guess this makes sense because otherwise you could just call every dealer in the area and get on all the waiting lists.)

How much are dealers asking for as deposit?
 

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IIRC, I was told by...JJ?... that it was $1G. And that is EXACTLY why I won't be putting down a deposit. I'm not worried in the least about not being able to get one. You're average WRX owner either won't know about it or won't want to spend that kind of money for one. Hope the price keeps those little rich highschool kids away from them though...

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I wrote a check, but it will not be deposited until 8-15 weeks before the keys are in my hand and I am driving my STi home. :grin:

If you gave your dealer a check, and they already deposited it, yes I disagree with that.

Hope I cleared up the confusion.

If you want an STi, get your name on a list right NOW. They will be limited and they sell out very quick. When announced in Australia/New Zealand they sold out in only 45 minutes from the press release. :smile: I don't know about the UK, but I bet they will sell quick there also.

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Well, that is definitely a relief JJ. thanks for the info. So the dealer is going to hold onto your check for over a year? Also, were you given a list of options, if any? Now I'm REALLY curious...

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my friend Peter whos the General Manager at delray subaru told me if im serious about it hell put me at no1 on the list when it does happen. Hopefully thatll happen in a year :smile:
He didnt ask for any money down or anything, but on a car as skeptical as this i wouldnt ask for money either. Thats a little insane.

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I'm on the list at the largest dealer in the country - #1 in fact. No deposit required.

The best thing is the price. It'll be sold like all their other cars, $400 over their invoice!
 

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I got my WRX 800 more than they got it for. With the WRX I can see if happening ive herd of ppl paying as little as invoice + 300 for the car. But on an STI I dont see why someone in the right mind would do this on a car thats gonna be limited production, id at least wanna ask MSRP for the car and go from there. But hey if you can get an STI(when they come out) for 400 over invoice then go for it :smile:

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The dealer is Van Bortel Subaru in Victor, NY, just outside of Rochester.

http://www.vanbortelsubaru.com

And yes, I mean $400 above what the car cost them (in theory - there's holdback, too). If you go to edmunds.com or nada.com and look up dealer invoice price, add $400 to that, and that's what you pay for any Subaru you buy there. Tht's for the base price of the car - their markup on options is higher, but not obsene. If they don't have the car you want, they will get it for you, either from another dealer or order it. With no deposit or money down. This is how they got to be the biggest dealer in the US. Well, that plus the fact it freaking snows a lot here. :smile:

Don't think that'll apply to the STi, though, as they will be so limited in number they prolly won't be able to get 'em from any other dealers. But they have told me their pricing structure will the same for the STi.
 

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I think most people will be lucky to pay JUST MSRP. Maybe Van Bortel will be the exception, but most dealers will sell for MSRP or above, I'm pretty sure.. :sad:


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You how fast the australian car sold out, wasn't it like 45 min from when it was announced. Do you think the same thing might happen here like if they announced it at the NAIAS?
 
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