So I just got back from the dealer after putting a deposit down on a red 2011 WRX.
It all started earlier this week with a used Honda Civic SI that I was looking at to replace my 2008 Accord coming off lease, comparison shopping against a 2008 WRX with 8k miles that I had found. The dealer wouldn't budge but was offering 500 below invoice for a factory order on a new one. I left so I could think about it.
I wasn't exactly planning on buying a new car but I figured 500 below invoice was a pretty good deal to get exactly what I wanted. Until I test drove the 2008 I had no idea how much fun these cars were to drive.
I went today to the local Subaru dealer that I would rather deal with just to see what they could do, they offered to beat it by 100 bucks so I put the order in.
No idea when it will be in yet, they did warn me that it may take a while, which luckily isn't a problem, I think I can handle driving around my tank of a Suburban for a few months and I still have six weeks left on my Accord lease. I will just avoid any parking garages that the Suburban won't fit in.
I have wanted a Subaru again since I had a forester 10 years ago. Never thought it would be a WRX, I was about ready to just get an Impreza Outback sport. Although after test driving the 08, my mind was made up.
The funny thing was I had my kids in the back seat for the test drive, they were all saying how they hated the Subaru and they wanted me to get the civic. Then I made right out of the parking lot and romped on it. The squeals of joy started immediately and they all changed their mind!