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    Almost a WRX owner...

    Alright cats, I'll keep it brief. Literally as I type this my wife is at the store and when she comes home I'm dropping the bomb that I'm buying a Silver 2013 WRX Hatch.

    I'm new to the Subies in general since I found myself a job as the Business Manager for a local Subaru dealer about a month and a half ago. I'm borderline obsessed with the WRX's now though...I need to get my hands on one. Of course being a dealer I pay under invoice so it's stupid not to pick up a new one. I was all set to order last Friday until I discovered another dealer we trade with frequently has the EXACT car I want...and they're willing to give it to us since it's me that's asking for it. Plus, I don't think I can wait for 4 months until my order gets in!

    Well, that's the garage door going up, wish me luck. I'll post pics this week if all goes well.

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    I hope you have a comfy couch man or you'll need a new wife(Clubwrx inside joke)!
    Good luck!

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    Ok...the "I'm buying a WRX" conversation went...well...not so well. After a mild fight, I kicked my wife out of my gameroom. She walks down an hour later, laptop in hand, showing me some used ones she found. At this point we're at a half-way point hahaha. I was trying to explain with me buying under invoice and how solid the cars hold their value, it make no sense not to spend another 5-6k for a brand new 2013. Not to mention the better bank rate too.

    Anyways, the dangerous thing is that I'm ready to go...checked over my credit, looks like a top tier rate. The wife flies out to Miami for a conference on Thursday and won't be back until Sunday...hmmm...

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    Yeah a lot of the used ones are going for as much as new base models which is ridiculous!
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    I went through the same thing with my wife. Its an odd concept that buying a used WRX is not worth the money cause they are overpriced.

    A little education for the wife will go a long way. Thats what I had to do and explain to her the interest rates and all that good stuff.

    Hope it all works out!

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    You'd think she'd 'get it' considering she's the General Manager for a large car dealership and I'm a Finance Manager...

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    Yeah, unless you're buying a used WRX from a private party, I wouldn't consider a used WRX at the moment. The used or "pre-owned" dealer cars are just too close to the going rate on new cars, especially in my area.

    What trim level are you looking at? Maybe you could strike a compromise there?
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    Problem is, with being a dealer...I know it's a 3 month wait on an order if you're LUCKY. I don't wanna wait on a base model order for 4-5 months, dealer trading is out of the question since no one wants to give them up. I'm just ridiculously fortunate that the out-of-state dealer that just happens to be good friends with my General Manager is willing to give us this particular car (13 silver premium hatch with SPT exhaust).

    Well I have the deal worked up, looks like quite the comfortable payment for me...I'm either getting the wife's approval, or she's coming home Sunday to an un-approved vehicle in the driveway.

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    I would have bought one today, but the dealer had WRX and STIs marked up $3-5K, so I will be going elsewhere, as 2 other dealers told me they do not mark up MSRP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chipset35 View Post
    I would have bought one today, but the dealer had WRX and STIs marked up $3-5K, so I will be going elsewhere, as 2 other dealers told me they do not mark up MSRP.
    Marking up over MSRP? Yikes, we don't even do that on BRZ's!

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    Yep, Casey Subaru Newport News...they have all their WRX and STI's marked up $3K to just over $5K.
    No wonder the same 3 cars are still on the lot since the last time I was there about 3 months ago.
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    I called the other dealerships East and West of me and none of them pull that crap.

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    We do sell WRX's at msrp, and they're gone as soon as they hit the lot. Last month a wrb base model sedan hit the lot, gone in less than 24 hours.

    Well tonight is my final push to get the wife's approval. Do or die!

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    I think I like the Sedan better than the hatchback too...less of a kid racer look.

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    I'm going with the hatch for utility purposes. Trust me, went back and forth...back then forth again between the two. I'm driving an Outback right now as a dealership demo and use the rear space all the time, 2 kids playing sports will do that with all the equipment! I just keep thinking the hatch will be better for me in the long run since this will be my main DD. My other vehicle is a new lifted Ram with ridiculous mud tires, light bar, all the hillbilly accessories. Now that I've driving something that gets more than 9 miles to the gallon (literally) this will be the 'everything' vehicle so the hatch will come in handy.

    Although there's a newer silver sedan sitting down the road I eye up all the time...

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