To make a long story short, the Northeast is completely out of ISM 2013 WRX Limited 5-door inventory. I'm in PA, and tried to get 2 local dealers to get me cars. One didn't want to try and wouldn't even move more than $700 off MSRP for an ordered one. The other one had no luck. A dealer in CT also tried to locate 2 cars for to no avail.
I e-mailed SOA to send me the inventory of every ISM Limited 5-door within 1000 miles. The only other ones that showed up were in Florida...5 of them. Went online and checked out inventories at different dealers. To my surprise, Florida is littered with WRX's. Every dealer had at least a dozen in stock. I e-mailed a few and all of them were offering prices literally thousands below MSRP. The only catch is that all the Florida dealers have a $700 dealer fee, but their prices were good enough to not make that a dealbreaker.
Sport Subaru in Orlando had the best price on the car I wanted. Made a deal with them on the phone and got all the financing straightened out. I was not keen on the idea of putting 1200 miles on my new car to get it home after flying down to Florida. Luckily, the Amtrak Auto Train runs from Orlando to Alexandria, VA. Booked an early plane ticket as well as a train ticket that departed later in the evening that same day.
Flew down to Orlando where the dealer picked me up at the airport. Did all the paperwork and was out of the dealership within an hour. Drove 30 mins to the train station and loaded the car up. 18 hours later, me and my car were in Virginia. After that, all it took was a 3.5 hour drive to get me home. Did all of this on Friday, and now I have myself a nice, new (and fun) 2013 WRX
A few pictures:
Dude drove the car so fast out of the train that I didn't even get a chance to zoom out!