Last post on Oct 02, 2013 at 11:55 AM
You are in the Subaru Impreza
What is this discussion about?
Subaru Impreza, Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Sedan, Wagon
Aug 01, 2003 (8:01 am)
I wouldn't consider $1,800 over MSRP being robbed, not for a car with the capability of the STi. They didn't hold a gun to my head, absolutely no pressure, very professional sales/ management staff - the buying experience was excellent. There are no STi's available in my area and blue/ gold STi's are very hard to find. I didn't feel like waiting for one and the one they had was sitting in the garage with the plastic still on it with 5 miles on the clock - $1,800 over wasn't unreasonable IMO, I was glad to pay it - the STi is awesome.
Cars like the STi are going to bring customers into Subaru dealers that don't think $37.5k (my out the door cost with TTL) for a car is a stretch. I actually feel I saved about $30k buying my STi considering I was shopping M3's and base 911's - two cars the STi will hang with all day at the track - my STi was a screaming bargain.
#9 of 938 rickover - you are the customer dealers are dreaming about ;-)
Aug 02, 2003 (9:19 am)
For people coming from high end STi is dirt cheap, even with 1800 markup.
On the other hand for people upgrading from Focus SVT, Neon (ACR anyone) - lower end - STi is good value but are less likely to accept markup.
PS In Polish there is a saying:
Point of view depends where one sits.
Aug 07, 2003 (12:03 pm)
Plus STi's are scarce in my area, there aren't any available. I felt lucky to get this one. Evo's can be had for $1,000 below MSRP - 3 or 4 sitting on each Mitsubishi dealer's lot around here.
I don't know if Subaru is going to open the pipeline on the STi in the future - now that I have mine I hope they don't of course
#12 of 938 Center Subaur Torrington CT
Aug 18, 2003 (3:05 am)
Went to Chase Parkway in Watertown CT to buy WRX, they refused to take my Grand Cherokee in trade, wouldnt even give me a price. Went right to Center Subaru in Torrington and got Kelly Blue book on Jeep and $2K off WRX. They are the best. When I called Chase to tell them I bought, they got mad at me, said I should have given them a chance. LOL
Aug 18, 2003 (6:11 am)
Yeah, some dealers don't even want cars more than 3-4 years old. They'll just wholesale them out for auction or something.
Still, in this competitive market, they need to work with you. Congrats on the Rex.
Aug 18, 2003 (8:45 am)
A friend bought a silver STi from the same dealer I did and paid $1k over MSRP. They got 2 in on Friday, he worked on them all weekend to get them down to $1k over. Both STi's were sold over the weekend - one silver, one black.
I've heard blue ones are hard to come by. Still totally satisfied with mine - just hit 1,700 miles.
#16 of 938 2004 WRX STi at Gerald Nissan / Subaru in N. Aurora
Aug 31, 2003 (8:22 am)
STi for MSRP and room to negotiate!
I just bought a 2004 WRX from these guys with 5 options; Premium sound, Performance, Popoular equipment, spoiler and armrest for 24,100. I was very happy with this dealership and how they treated me.
#17 of 938 KRN£§K£INK With a Buying Scenario
Sep 02, 2003 (1:26 am)
§ "This holdback amount is "invisible" to the consumer because it does not appear as an itemized fee on the window sticker. If the car sells within 90 days of arrival on the dealer's lot, the dealer is guaranteed a profit even if the vehicle is sold to you at cost. Because of the holdback, the dealer can advertise a car at $1 over invoice and still make hundreds of dollars on the sale."
§ Subaru 3% of the Total MSRP (Amount may differ in Northeastern U.S.) http://www.edmunds.com/advice/incentives/holdback/ So If I'm Looking at a WRX STI at $31900 and HoldBack on this Car is Aproximately $1000, Should I Feel Confident with an Offer in the $31000 Range? And as Far as Reg, Tags, Title, & Liscence are Concerned, Can you do it yourself Or do Dealers Demand you Pay Inflated Fees [$400] for Minimum Wage Lackey Work as I Would Feel Better With a Nice Cash Money Envelope for the Vacume Man and Paper Chaser? In Closing I Just Wanted to Find out What Others Drivers Were Paying for Insurance on the WRX STI? Looks Like Edmunds Lists Yearly Insurance at Around $900. ThankYou for Your Time.