On Friday, April 13th (my birthday) I ordered my 2012 WRB PREMIUM Sedan as a present to myself. The only options I concerned myself with were tint and all season floor mats. I got a great deal and walked away with the 6 - 10 week promise.
On Monday, April 16th I had a small change of heart. I realized that not having the HID headlights and leather interior were going to eat at me and that the thousand dollar difference was negligible when you consider the overall cost over the life of the car. I contacted my salesman and requested that we change the order to a Limited to which he replied "no problem". Fast forward a few minutes and I receive a call back explaining that the order itself could not be changed so he went ahead and ordered a whole new car. He was confident both cars would arrive at the same time and that they would have the Premium sold well within the week of its arrival so it was only a win win for us both.
9 weeks later I get a call. The Premium is on the lot (hasn't been touched yet) and mine if I want it. "What about the Limited," I ask? Well they haven't heard back from Subaru at all in the 9 weeks that have passed and cannot actually guarantee me that the order will be filled at this time. My options are to take the premium now because it's there or roll the dice on the limited. I went to the dealer, looked it over, sat in the cloth seats, wrapped my hands around the steering wheel and thought about it for a long moment. It was the hardest thing for an impatient man like me to do but I opted to stick with the LIMITED and rolled the dice.
So now I'm talking with SOA, who is dealing with SNE, in an attempt to figure out where my car is or if I'm even going to get one. We have yet to discuss what will come of the hassle or my frustrations as a consumer. I've been assured that if the '12 cannot be filled that a '13 with the same trim, options and price will be reserved. Of course no one even knows what the '13 will officially look like or what changes will be made (if any) let alone availability and when I'd actually get behind the wheel of said car.
And that is where this story currently ends...