Well everyone, it's been quite some time since my wife and I ordered her '06 Limited WRX (nearly 7 weeks) with the San Remo Red exterior with black leather interior and 5spd.
I was getting anxious so I made her call the dealer that held our $1,000 deposit on the car. Last weekend she made the call.....salesman said he just heard that the factory stopped production of the limited WRX due to lackluster sales. We were not going to get the car, but he was going to make one more phone call. Needless to say, my wife and I were a bit P'O'd. I recommended she do a little online searching for the car she wanted....BINGO! We found one 1.5 hrs away in Sacramento with two additional options...short throw shifter and a turbo boost gauge.
Long story short, we went to the dealer Sunday while everyone got to enjoy the AFC NFC championships. We took it for a drive and I thought we were all set to begin negotiations ..and then.....My wife decided to try out the Legacy GT in a 5spd. The dealer didn't have one, so he offered that we take out the Spec B out for a spin....big mistake...my wife loved it...only problem..it doesn't come in any other color than silver metallic. My wife was willing to part with the notion of getting a red car for the Spec B.
We started working out the numbers and the payments were just too high so she decided to sacrifice the ride quality a bit and go for the Legacy GT in Garnet Red. After negotiating on price, the dealer said they would need to do a dealer trade to get the car we wanted, but it would only take about 2hrs....I HATE CAR SALESMEN!!!! We ended up going home without a car! 12 hours of our time...and nothing to show for it except that we would never work with that terrible dealer again in Sacramento. They were such liars that it made me sick. We were told there was only one Legacy GT in CA equipped the way my wife wanted (Garnet Red, black leather interior and a 5spd manual).
I thought that was a load of crap! So I told my wife to call the dealer we initially ordered the WRX from which is only 30 min from home and have them check their inventory...GUESS WHAT...THEY HAD ONE!
We are now waiting to pick up the car today...Monday's car inspection revealed the car's under bumper was scratched...I guess somebody hit a driveway too fast during the car's 11 miles. The trunk gap also looked out of adjustment...bigger gap on the driver's side. We were just told the gap still looks bad, so our salesperson isn't convinced the service dept. worked on it (he has no one to ask service dept is closed today). We are just going to take it home put some miles on it, and return it for the trunk lid adjustment later.
So, no WRX Limited for us...bummer. I guess the Legacy just fills out needs a little better. The Spec B is one nice machine....now if it only had 300HP!