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Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Wagon
Jan 15, 2003 (11:31 am)
$500 isn't a very high incentive, last model year some models got $750, and then leftover 2002s went as high as $1200 when the 2003s started arriving. That was the Legacy, but still.
#3283 of 5922 Wall Street article
Jan 15, 2003 (11:44 am)
I noticed a small blurb in the WSJ today (1/15) regarding the WRX (who typically owns it, why, how much, etc) and found it interesting that Reno, NV (my home) is where the car sells best. Subarus in general sell really well here, but it seems that the WRX may even outsell the Outback here! They are literally everywhere you look.
Two years ago when I bought my Outback, the WRX was just a few months away from release and my dealer was confident that they would not see more than a few hundred WRX's sold here (and expected the price to be close to $30K). In driving past the dealer a few days ago, they must have had over 50 2003 WRX sedans and wagons sitting on the lot. Amazing. I wish I would have waited those 2 months!
#3284 of 5922 Re: incentives
Jan 15, 2003 (12:28 pm)
Juice, my point is that this is the first time there have been ANY incentives on the WRX, at least to my knowledge. Even the 0.9 1.9 2.9 3.9 financing has always excluded the WRX up to now.
Jan 15, 2003 (12:50 pm)
Gotcha. It's been out for a couple of years now and people have seen the face-lift, so I guess it's an outgoing model for now.
Jan 15, 2003 (3:24 pm)
Wow, WSJ article states average WRX driver age is 46. That surprises me.
Jan 15, 2003 (3:55 pm)
that surprises me as well. the cost isn't too bad and certainly here on the web it seems the average owner is much younger than that...
heck, there's a kid on nasioc who just turned 16 and is on his second WRX. (yep, totaled the first one.)
Jan 15, 2003 (5:23 pm)
46 -- no kidding! Wow, that is a little older than I would have imagined.
Then again, I have noticed that for every teenager/college student on a WRX in my area, I've seen almost an equal number of, ahem, mature drivers (as defined as 30+) behind the wheel.
I think our perception is skewed by the relatively young crowd over at NAISOC.
Sheez, a SECOND WRX? Didn't the parents learn the first time?
#3289 of 5922 re: average age
Jan 15, 2003 (6:06 pm)
if you exclude dop50, the average age would probably be around 19.
Jan 15, 2003 (6:42 pm)
the average age will be over 50!