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Subaru Impreza, Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Sedan, Wagon
#699 of 932 Re: 09 Impreza WRX [skaswing17]
Apr 07, 2009 (6:38 pm)
For me at least I believe the big interest in the 09 WRX is that this model is suppose to come back to the roots of what made the WRX famous to begin with. From the car magazines I have read, the 08 WRX had gone soft, losing it's edginess, lost what made it a driver's car. Also for 09 it doesn't hurt that Subaru took the turbo off the STI and put it into the base WRX (a tuner's dream). The current 09 WRX can outpace the 09 STI in 0-60 (something I am sure Subaru will rectify for the 2010 STI).
As for negotiations go, I found a dealer that quoted me ~24500 right off for a base WRX, no options thrown in yet. According to the TMV in my area (Fort Worth, TX) it is 24546, and invoice on this care is 24312. However, this dealer is ~50 miles away from me so he said he'll see what he can do to "sweeten" the deal for me to drive out that far. He had talked about throwing in 2 years of free maintenance service, but I am weary of taking that because it would mean driving a total of ~100 miles for every oil change, or any other service for that matter. I am somewhat of a gearhead so I do oil changes and such myself. I'll talk to the sales guy tomorrow and see what he can do the "sweeten" the deal as he put it.
hope this was somewhat helpful
#700 of 932 Re: 09 Impreza WRX [tinycadon]
Apr 07, 2009 (10:02 pm)
Thanks for the link tinycadon. Do you happen to know if those residuals and MFs apply to other regions or just the northwest area? I'll definitely keep checking out this website.
#701 of 932 Re: 09 Impreza WRX [skaswing17]
Apr 08, 2009 (4:07 pm)
Not sure? I would think they are national figures, but not sure, I know that site lists rebates/incentives that are regional however. Cars101.com is a great Subaru site run by a Subaru dealer in Seattle, that guy really sets the bar high as far as I'm concerned, puts the Subaru.com website to shame!
#703 of 932 Re: 09 Impreza WRX [robm2]
Apr 11, 2009 (4:54 pm)
Thanks for the link. I'm running through the first few pages and see this being a reoccurring issue with the engine. I wonder if anyone here has experienced this as well? I expect there to be a few problems with some of the cars as my friend bought a brand new 06 Civic SI and there is a clutch/syncro-mesh issue with reverse after 10k miles. I expect there to be a few bad ones in the batch as not every car is perfect off the line. Just a luck of the draw.
Update on negotiations - I have gone on to other dealers, and the lowest price so far I have quoted was 23900. This is the base WRX with zero options. I am looking at putting on the SPT exhaust. That add-on was quoted to me at $879.99 plus labor.( should be under 150.oo). Anyone else have any prices?
#704 of 932 Re: 09 Impreza WRX [jj987]
Apr 11, 2009 (6:19 pm)
For those wanting to know about the engine failure issue, check this link
It seems that those built before 09/2008 and on average the failure hits about 3-4k miles.
I would like to know if anyone on here has a built date after this, if you have had any issues with your engine or car in general. The link above shows you how to get your built date along with VIN #. Also please post your miles before the issue occurred.
#705 of 932 Re: What's the dif? [jj987]
Apr 13, 2009 (12:25 pm)
I doubt the movie will help (or hurt) sales.
Didn't Mitsu sponsor an earlier one? Eclipse and Lancer sales aren't exactly on fire.
#706 of 932 Re: What's the dif? [ateixeira]
Apr 13, 2009 (2:00 pm)
Agree ateixeria. The movie should not somehow just cause a huge influx of people just to get this car.
I wanted to tell everyone I am throwing in the towel for this car. After reading about the engines failures on the North America Subaru Impreza Owners Club, I am going back to my original plan of getting a Civic SI. There have been way to many engine failures for my liking and reading about the stop-sale of the 08 STI for this same engine failure issue is the nail in the coffin for me. I wish you all luck those that do buy the WRX and hopefully you do not have an engine failure.
#707 of 932 Re: 09 Impreza WRX [jj987]
Apr 13, 2009 (2:03 pm)
Quoted for a Base 09 Hatch WRX $23,300 from Subaru of Schaumburg, IL....no options. Wish I could pull the trigger but having a hard time convincing the wife to get rid of our 08 Altima.
Anyone with a family care to comment on how the wrx/impreza works out for you..size wise? We have a suv, so it wouldn't be the main hauler for trips.
#708 of 932 I've been pricing 2009 WRXs. What about 2010s?
Apr 13, 2009 (2:05 pm)
I've been playing the dealers in Texas and Colorado off of each other and it seems that you can get a base WRX without (m)any options for under $24K. Heuberger in Colorado Springs is selling them for $23,800 on eBay and both Dallas and San Antonio dealers have stated that they'll beat that. Austin Subaru, however, flat-out said no to me. That's a good sign that we're very near the absolute bottom that a dealer will take.
What about the 2010 models? There should be a face-lift for the 2010s which might be worth waiting for (I love the 2009 WRX even with its butterface). Any idea when the 2010s will be out?