First, I thought about getting a GTI, but the seats were just too UGLY and VW's are not as reliable as they use to be. Then I considered a Mini Cooper S, but again their reliable was an major issue and everyone and their mom has one. So after some thoughtful consideration, I knew the car for me was the WRX hatchback.
So I began my search, I searched all the dealership inventory (via their websites) in NC, SC, VA, GA, MD and personally contacted just about all of them in NC. I learned the hard way that there are not many to choose from, they sale very quickly, and most dealerships won't budge on price (because they know the samething I know).
But then I got very lucky and Parkway Subaru in Wilmington, NC (Greg was very helpful) contacted me about a blue one coming in. They were willing to drop the price a little bit and even throw in another option that I requested. So I jumped all over it.
The ETA is July 30th. It can't get here quick enough, I am so excited.