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I stopped by my Subaru dealer here in Minneapolis, last week to see the WRX. I was a little disappointed when the Sales guy hopped in the car for the test drive. I pulled away from the lot and then into a curve going a lot faster than planned. The Turbo lag was evident up to around 25 MPH, after that I had no speed complaints. I pushed the car hard into a cloverleaf an then onto the expressway. I hit more than 85 before shifting into fourth. I had a few chances to push the car hard and was overall very impressed. When we arrived back at the dealer the Sales guy looked a little pale. I assumed this meant he enjoyed the ride.

I started doing some research about the WRX and discovered the STi. I called the Salesman to inquire about it. He said he had not even heard about the STi, but would check into it. He called me back the next day to say yes indeed the STi was going to be available in the "Spring" of 2003. I then asked about the waiting list. He stated they would start one as soon as Subaru informs the dealers of the actual arrival time. He also stated that the non-refundable deposit would be $500.00.

This was quite a different response then I received from Subaru Customer Service. They seem to want to claim that they are still "Thinking" about selling the car in the US. Their response said, "we do not have any definite plans at this time". Instead of playing games with the consumer, I think Subaru should just step up to the plate and give us the paying customers what we want.... we want our STi.

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If you want to get on a waiting list for the STi in Minneapolis, go speak with Scott Putnam at Morrie's Subaru in Minnetonka. He is a Subaru guru, in fact he just got back from the Tokyo Motor Show. For more information check out his site at http://www.subaru.net
 

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The ONLY reason that SOA keeps using the "no plans" excuse is because they want people to still buy WRX's.


Example:

If you were in the market for a WRX at 24,000, and you KNEW the STi was coming out in six months at 28,000 (just using numbers for ex), then would you buy the WRX today??

Didn't think so. :smile: :grin:

I'll try to dig up some of the form-emails they were sending out for the WRX before it was released- up until 2-3 months before January, it was almost an identical response..

JJ


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