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We are a few who are wondering and for me, no flames intended...!

People are filling ordersheet before knowing the price... Before knowing exactly what comes with the car.... Since some of you already mentionned the color of the wheels, how will you be able to cancel? If pricing is 35k will you still get the car? Since there is Gunmetal or Gold wheel choice and nobody are sure if they are the one that were on the previous STi or if they are a new silver color.

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you'll get no flames from me. the reason i did it was because it demonstrated my *serious* interest in the car to the dealer. if he'd wanted $1500 down, i would have done it. also, since the deposit is refundable and the order is NO BINDING (i can back out once i know price, weight, options, yada, yada), i felt there was nothing to loose. the only thing that would prevent me from getting the car, given the option, would be price. above $31 or $32 and i'm probably out.
 

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according to my dealer when its time to fill in the order sheet, everything about the car is known, price, options, packages etc.... so that an order can be filled in and proccessed.
 

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true. and by having an order in, they'll call me when they know all this information. (supposedly.) otherwise, i'd have to keep calling or walking in.
 

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My primary reason for placing a deposit was to secure my place in line. I went with a dealer that was offering refundable deposits where I could be at the top of the list to insure that I had the option of purchasing or declining the first or second STI they received. If for some unforeseen reason the car arrives with a feature or price tag I dislike strongly I can decline the vehicle and shop for a G35, '04 Maxima or maybe even, dare I say it, an EVO VIII.

In short, I felt my risk was limited and the potential to be one of the first to own a phenomenal car was too good to pass up.
 

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Again, this is entirely up to the dealer until Subaru officially starts taking orders. However, if you are dealing with a reputable dealer and get everything in writing, it can't help but be a good thing. At most dealers, putting a deposit down will get you a position on their allocation list. Since the first allocation appears to be 300 cars, I would wager to say that the most cars and dealer is going to see in the first round will be 3. Many won't see any cars. So the closer you are to the #1 spot, the sooner you'll get a car. Additionally, most everyone on this list has made sure that they have a refundable deposit. If for any reason you don't like the car in it's final form, or it's too expensive, too much pink, etc., you get your deposit back. As the details come in, the dealer should contact you. The wheels are a good example. Obviously, Subaru is trying to get ready by having enough of each color available to meet orders. A lot of things are still sketchy at this point, but by the time the orders are ready to be sent in, all options and details should be known and selected.
 

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Again, this is entirely up to the dealer until Subaru officially starts taking orders. However, if you are dealing with a reputable dealer and get everything in writing, it can't help but be a good thing. At most dealers, putting a deposit down will get you a position on their allocation list. Since the first allocation appears to be 300 cars, I would wager to say that the most cars and dealer is going to see in the first round will be 3. Many won't see any cars. So the closer you are to the #1 spot, the sooner you'll get a car. Additionally, most everyone on this list has made sure that they have a refundable deposit. If for any reason you don't like the car in it's final form, or it's too expensive, too much pink, etc., you get your deposit back. As the details come in, the dealer should contact you. The wheels are a good example. Obviously, Subaru is trying to get ready by having enough of each color available to meet orders. A lot of things are still sketchy at this point, but by the time the orders are ready to be sent in, all options and details should be known and selected.
thanks that what i wanted to hear, so all those old posts that SOA officially had presold and this and that faxed in with names of people who supposedly had bought the car is BS then or?

because my dealer wont take any money from me, i am number one on their list, he has a check that i sent them for 1000 dollars but he will cash that once he can get an official Order with SOA done, not until then.

thanks for clearing that out...
 

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It's up in the air right now. But I'm guessing that Subaru will not do an presold orders and will allocate cars based on the dealer's past sales performance with the WRX and as a whole. Then it will be up to the dealer to do what they want with them. However, most dealers will likely sell the first cars they get to people that have already put a deposit down, in the order that the deposits were received. Again, the dealer can do whatever they want with the cars they get, so get something in writing to CYA. My paperwork is phrased "first car received" whether it be presold or from normal allocation.
 

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Because I want this car.

Not some other car.

This car.

I picked that color and wheels that I wanted...

There are no options... If I want a radio, I will have the dealer install it. If I want a moonroof that bad I will have it installed.

Price... Largely don't care - It's more than I WANT to spend and less than I can AFFORD to spend

Life's too short to worry about details...
 

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Because... That's Why

Dealers with these "pre-orders" will get the first allotment based on the number (of orders) they write.
 

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Based on my past experience I have two rules of thumb concerning car salesman:

1) If their lips are moving -- they are lying
2) Any thing that requires effort that does not directly place dollars into their pocket is a waste of time

There are exceptions of course -- I found at least one so far.

But perhaps these two rules give some insight into why they wouldn't be taking the extra effort to take "pre-orders". The other reason COULD be that they have decided that this is to be a limited availability car and they are going to sell to the highest bidder... In which case they are doing you a favor by not jerking you around.
 

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I think alot of the dealers may just be ready to jump the gun on this. Model codes and color codes HAVE been released. I will post them later today. However, Subaru IS NOT accepting pre-orders. Most dealers will fill orders they are taking out of thier allotments that they get.

We will know alot more in March. You can tell you dealer you choice of color right now and options, but he won't be able to do anything with it until the allotment process starts, which I have heard will be March.

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ok...i KNOW this is not official and this is only what my dealer told me and what i saw him do. i have put down a deposit for a black/gunmetal STi, and i watched him fill out an order form and i signed it, where he then faxed the order form and a copy of my check to the FACTORY to be placed in a pile of similar orders and that i would get my STi built for me before the dealers even had a model to put on their showroom floor, much less sell to the people on their regular waiting list. so why is this so contradictory to what everybody else says? i'm so confused lol. i've heard on some other boards that some dealers are having people put down a "deposit" to show they are seriously wanting one and not just on the waiting list to waste the dealer's time, but i was under the impression that i had done something differently. so what's the deal?
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speaker size?

jade said:
...i would get my STi built for me before the dealers even had a model to put on their showroom floor, much less sell to the people on their regular waiting list. so why is this so contradictory to what everybody else says?
Well I have done the exact same deposit and sold order just as many others have here. It is contradictory because SOA has said they will not accept pre-orders for the STi. That means what the dealers get in allocation is ALL that the dealers get. No orders. You're dealer was not being 100% truthful in saying you "would get my STi built for me before the dealers even had a model to put on their showroom floor, much less sell to the people on their regular waiting list." Please check out the threads that ScoobyDo has posted concerning this. It seems that dealers will just get allocated cars from SOA and that they will then offer to those of us with deposits. If you don't like the color of what comes in, you're SOL. Nobody knows 100% for sure yet until SOA announces the exact alloction process in a month or two. Read the posts started by ScoobyDo in this forum:

http://www.imprezawrxsti.com/postnuke/modules.php?op=modload&name=phpBB2&file=viewforum&f=4
 

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OK, so today I called 3 dealers to try and get the scoop:

Dealer 1: $1000 Deposit, $1500 Dealer Mark-up over MSRP and I would be number 3 on list, need to fill out the order sheet and sign it with them

Dealer 2: $2000 Deposit, $0 Dealer Mark-up and they would not tell me where I would be on the list, need to fill out the order sheet and sign it with them

Dealer 3:Won't take a deposit and said call back when it get's closer to launch date

I want this car, am willing to put good money down now, don't care if I get it in June or October I just want to make sure I am on the list and don't get the shaft...

Does anybody know a good dealer in Connecticut that will take a reasonable deposit and guarantee $0 Dealer mark-up??

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I'm in the Toronto area, and went to the deal that I bought my SVX from and who does all the service on it. He asked for a $1000.00 deposit and told me I'm #3 on the list. This dealer told me he has been allocated 4 sti's. He's not sure when he's getting them but believes it's late May or early June. The purchase agreement says I will pay MSRP plus admin fee, dealer prep and taxes. Yes, it's the first time I've purchased a car with seeing it or knowing how much it's going to cost, but it's also the first car I've seen that I feel can replace my SVX. I can hardly wait to pick it up and drive it off the lot.
 

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What's the admin fee for? I would be careful- that admin fee could end up being a 5000+ "market adjustment" charge...
 
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