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#6 of 13 Why are 2013 Imprezas delayed delivery until December?
Oct 02, 2012 (12:57 pm)
I just bought a 2013 Impreza Limited off the lot last week. Most dealerships have at least 2 or so in stock.
#7 of 13 Re: Why are 2013 Imprezas delayed delivery until December? [turnip2]
Oct 02, 2012 (1:06 pm)
If she ordered it, it may have something to do with the car's options that are factory-built. They build them in batches, but I cannot imagine it taking two months for her batch to come up. I'm generally told that factory orders take 6-8 weeks, though, so eight weeks is pushing December.
I was lucky when I factory-ordered my 2010 Forester. It was right after the Clunkers fiasco, so demand was sky high and stock was quite low, but two weeks later the dealer called and said he was allocated a car that was "in port." I flew down two days later with plates in hand, gave them to the dealer, he had them installed, and ten minutes later I was driving home.
Last winter, I heard people tell tales of 12-14 week waits on their 2012 Imprezas, but I doubt that will happen for the '13 model.
#8 of 13 Re: Why are 2013 Imprezas delayed delivery until December? [elg77]
Oct 02, 2012 (5:57 pm)
What kind of deal did you get on your 13 impreza? I'm in the throes with a few dealerships trying to get a deal on a 42 month lease.
#9 of 13 Re: Why are 2013 Imprezas delayed delivery until December? [turnip2]
Oct 02, 2012 (8:11 pm)
wow, chill out a bit on your daughter's car. Sheesh. It will arrive. If you don't like the wait, then cancel it. Big deal. Buy something else.
#10 of 13 Re: Why are 2013 Imprezas delayed delivery until December? [boogz]
Oct 03, 2012 (7:28 am)
Well I bought mine, didn't lease.
I actually got a really good deal b/c I went at the end of the month and they were desperate to make more sales. Since it was a 2013 they couldn't give me much in discounts but they just kept raising the price of my trade-in. In the end they gave me more than 2X what other dealerships said my trade in was worth so that really brought my final price down.
#11 of 13 Re: Why are 2013 Imprezas delayed delivery until December? [elg77]
Oct 03, 2012 (1:26 pm)
Well we finally got somewhere today. We had to take it to the owner and he made it right. I have to say I am impressed with the owner. I talked with him earlier this morning and by 1 pm he had an answer for me and a very fair solution. It turns out the car was ordered wrong and then reordered a month later but salesman never said anything and was hoping she would wait and not ask too many questions. S of A finally came clean on the order date on this unit since I think they were tired of taking the heat on something they had no control over.
Well the dealer found out the next Impreza allotment cuts like this Friday and will know by Monday. The cars arrive in about a month. He is making a deal to get a car like the one my daughter ordered from that allotment and trade from another dealer.
He also gave my daughter a loaner car until then. She just picked up a Subaru Forester which helps a lot since we lent our daughter our car and had to just use our truck which costs twice as much in gas. Now we get our Corolla back. We probably spent like 160.00 more a month over what we normally spent on gas plus we kept our trips to a very minimum too. Now we can do more and won't have to spend as much on gas. Yes I was hopping mad about the idea we would have to continue to do this till December because the salesman screwed up.
Fred I would say that it is important to at least try to get fairness first and that was what we were doing. It took a few steps and many calls to finally reach someone who could provide it. When we first went up the ladder at the dealership they were more than happy to give us our deposit back to just get rid of us.
The problem wouldn't be ours anymore but the dealer still had a problem he didn't know about. I let him know he had a problem with a person or process and I think he appreciated that. He is the one who writes the checks and pays the interest on the loans and all. If I was him I would want to know who is messing up and costing me money and unwinding deals on me. He must have found value in that and decided to make it right.
So far this is a happy ending : )
#12 of 13 Re: Why are 2013 Imprezas delayed delivery until December? [turnip2]
Oct 03, 2012 (3:17 pm)
Thanks for the follow up, T2. I didn't realize that the car was already a month out. That would definitely put it in the outlier category for a December delivery!
So your daughter gets a new Impreza and you're stuck with a Corolla. I hope she's the one paying for the new car!
#13 of 13 Re: Why are 2013 Imprezas delayed delivery until December? [rsholland]
Oct 22, 2012 (1:11 pm)
I ordered a 2013 Impreza at the end of August. We were told that if they found one with our exact color and options, we could get one earlier, but worst case, it could be 13 weeks. That put us into December and I had no problems waiting because I want a specific color and option package and I'm willing to wait to get exactly what I want.
I'm not expecting to see my new vehicle until December and if it happens earlier, I'll be plesently surprised.