Looking to purchase a 2013 5-door base WRX.
The closest dealership, and the one I have taken my 2004 WRX to for years, has one on the lot with a short-throw shifter and tinted windows but no other options. They have listed what I think is an outrageous price for what they call the "Camelback Difference" (located in Phoenix, Arizona).
For the bargain basement price (note the sarcasm) of $1,895 they will; apply the initial application of ZakTek, provide clear door edge guards, enroll me in a lifetime (I think but also doubt) nitrogen air assurance program, and provide me a loaner car when I'm in for service (doubtful another WRX).
ZakTek, from what I can tell is just a fancy paint sealant. Griot's Garage sells sealant for $20. The clear door edge guards I wouldn't mind... again, $20 from Amazon. Nitrogen air sounds nice but I've been running on good old fashioned, CO2 enriched air for more than 25 years so not sure how important that is. And, now that I'm married with an extra car, I no longer need a loaner car. But even if I did shouldn't they want me to always be driving a Subaru? Keep me in the family, so to speak?
I've been down similar roads where the dealership has added some extra benefit or two and they have told me they could not remove it from the price of the vehicle... something about how the Owner requires it. So far I've been able to get the car price reduced by the cost of the extras but I've never seen one so high.
What I'm wondering is how others might/have approached this. Headed in to the dealership tomorrow morning so ths is as much for the next person as it is for me.