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Old 01-10-2003, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default I think the dealers are BS'ing people into saying there selling into MSRP

I noticed when the Evo was on its way, alot of dealers that were on there forums we're promising first customers MSRP on Evo's then after the car came out, there saying "well were making up $1000, $2000, $3000, up to $10000"

So for some reason I dont trust a car dealership verbally promising somebody MSRP.
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Old 01-10-2003, 02:51 PM   #2
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That's probably why folks are getting these offers in writing.
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Old 01-10-2003, 02:57 PM   #3
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exactly why the two dealers that I have my name on the list for have until today (maybe tomorrow) to put the terms in writing or I'm going to find someone who will. Verbal doesn't mean crap with dealers.
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Old 01-10-2003, 03:06 PM   #4
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Originally posted by cabalisticfire
exactly why the two dealers that I have my name on the list for have until today (maybe tomorrow) to put the terms in writing or I'm going to find someone who will. Verbal doesn't mean crap with dealers.

Excatly what i am intend to do in the next few days.
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Old 01-10-2003, 03:13 PM   #5
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Default Our written contract

Here's what me and wifey did and I suggest everyone else do the same. We wrote up a small contract of conditions of sale. I think its the only way to go for a car that is in demmand like this. I was screwed over on the Evo by three different dealers who promised MSRP... I wasn't about to take a chance on my precious STi.

- New WRX STi sold at no more than MSRP.
- Fully refundable deposit.
- Guaranteed first car or first right of refusal of allocated cars.
- No dealer installed options/accessories/ or services without my permission
- All charges and fees told upfront before the order is placed.
- All options are picked by me unless the car comes as a factory set allocation.
- Nobody drives it without my permission and I'm called for the PDI.

Then I had the sales dude and the new car sales manager sign the document before I would put my deposit down.

Once bitten twice shy... better safe than sorry... etc...

I'm very happy with the professionalism that this new dealership has been giving me. We can't wait for our car.

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Old 01-10-2003, 04:02 PM   #6
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store policy here (at my work...)

they sell all their cars at MSRP... per the OWNER

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Old 01-10-2003, 05:22 PM   #7
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seriously im betting a year after the sti is out its gonna be *gasp* below msrp near the invoice regioin...but i guess if u gotta have it first ur gonna pay to play
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Old 01-10-2003, 05:58 PM   #8
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Default Jamie,

Subie Gal, that's Carter Subaru? As an old WA resident I'm totally down for supporting them, esp. at MSRP. Does an out-of-stater have to pay WA tax, do you know?


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Old 01-10-2003, 06:31 PM   #9
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Well, talked to one of the dealers I've been working with and their tune changed from MSRP & refundable deposit to $2000 over MSRP and $1000 nonrefundable deposit. I told the salesman that there is no way I'd be willing to pay over MSRP and that several other dealers were not charging over MSRP. The salesman then told me that their regional rep had been in today and told them that there were a limited number of cars and most dealers were marking up $3000. He then tried to convince me that he was cutting me a deal at $2000 over. I calmly and politely told him that there is no way that I would ever consider doing business with them and to take my name off the list. I called another dealer in my area right after this. Talked to sales who confirmed with the sales manager that they would sell at MSRP with a $500 refundable deposit. Meeting them 1st thing in the morning to sign the paperwork. I will be number 1 on their list! The demand is getting hyped up as much as the announcement of this car. There are dealers out there with no waiting list yet some dealers are trying to act like everyone in the US is competing for 300 cars. Hopefully all will go well tomorrow.
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Old 01-10-2003, 08:24 PM   #10
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My signed purchase contract states $1,000 over invoice. There is little room for BS if it's in writing.
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Old 01-10-2003, 11:29 PM   #11
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Mitsubishi has the dubious achievement of finishing first. When company officials announced the impending importation of the Evolution sports sedan, they had assumed that Subaru would soon be debuting its own—less powerful—STi version of the WRX. Subaru instead waited a week until the Detroit show, and shocked the assembled press into an energetic round of applause by showcasing its trump card. And it's an ace. Said Subaru vice president Fred Adcock, "all good things come to those who wait." The STi has a long list of good things, including a turbocharged, 300-horsepower 2.5-liter engine; a center differential; six-speed manual tranny; Brembo brakes; and an expected price tag under $35,000. The STi goes on sale June 1, a mere four months after the Evolution's official on-sale date. Assuming, that is, that impatient enthusiasts can wait 120 days for a fun-per-dollar exchange rate that's higher than the current Japanese yen. But we all know how to spell "assume."
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Old 01-10-2003, 11:38 PM   #12
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SubieGal, what is the Min deposit to get on the list and approx length. Also is it refundible?
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Old 01-11-2003, 08:24 AM   #13
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Default Re: Jamie,

Originally posted by Mako
Does an out-of-stater have to pay WA tax, do you know?


I bought my WRX in Ga., but live in Fl. I had to pay taxes on the purchase price when I registered the car. The dealer could have collected the taxes, to include it in the financing, then cut me a check for that amount to give the tax collector. I happened to have the cash from selling my truck, so I just paid it myself when I registered the car..

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