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Hey all,

new member here and I have been using this website like crazy. Hoping to purchase my first new car (2012 wrx premium, hopefully with the short shifter and extended arm rest) very soon. Any additional things I should be doing to prep in car searching or anything i should now that isnt on any forums? Some newbie help would be greatly appreciated. thanks everyone.
 

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Welcome! :)

As with any new car purchase, do your homework as far as what new WRX's are selling for in your area (it can vary a LOT). If you're a Costco member, I would highly recommend checking out their car purchase program. Simply fill out the form online with what you want, and you'll get a call from a nearby Costco-certified dealer who has preset Costco pricing, no BS or haggling. I used it to buy my wife's car, and we paid a hundred bucks over invoice (they are required to show their invoice before you sign anything). It was easy and painless, and we got a great deal. My parents an inlaws have used the program too, and have nothing but good things to say about it.

Good luck!
 

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Agree w/ Rambo, try Costco pricing (basic membership is only like 50$ and they reimburse you if you buy a car through their program)..it's "fleet price". Internet sales managers also deeply discount cars as well. Not to be a Debbie Downer, but if you haven't already ordered yours by now your SOL..unless you can find the exact one you want that's already on a lot. Gl, you'll enjoy your new WRX whenever you get it!

http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/new-member-hangout/134355518-12-wrx-sti-ordering-closed.html
 

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Welcome! What color you going with? Sedan or Hatch?
 

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Agree w/ Rambo, try Costco pricing (basic membership is only like 50$ and they reimburse you if you buy a car through their program)..it's "fleet price". Internet sales managers also deeply discount cars as well. Not to be a Debbie Downer, but if you haven't already ordered yours by now your SOL..unless you can find the exact one you want that's already on a lot. Gl, you'll enjoy your new WRX whenever you get it!

http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/new-member-hangout/134355518-12-wrx-sti-ordering-closed.html
This is actually not totally true, it depends on the dealer. If they are through Subaru of America they will not be able to order, but if they are through Subaru's corporate, they can still put orders in. If Subaru happens to not be making any more of the 2012's, you will get the 2013 at the same price you agreed on for your 2012. I actually put an order in for mine today :woocow:

Edit: I spoke with Clayton from Ramsey Subaru in NJ - I'm not sure where you are located but if you are on East Coast near Philly/NY/NJ I would recommend contacting him. He has off on Wednesdays, but he will give you what is in my opinion a VERY good price on both the car AND accessories. He's got a few threads on here too, his name on this forum is rexxx0486

Check out this post here
 

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This is actually not totally true, it depends on the dealer. If they are through Subaru of America they will not be able to order, but if they are through Subaru's corporate, they can still put orders in. If Subaru happens to not be making any more of the 2012's, you will get the 2013 at the same price you agreed on for your 2012. I actually put an order in for mine today :woocow:

Edit: I spoke with Clayton from Ramsey Subaru in NJ - I'm not sure where you are located but if you are on East Coast near Philly/NY/NJ I would recommend contacting him. He has off on Wednesdays, but he will give you what is in my opinion a VERY good price on both the car AND accessories. He's got a few threads on here too, his name on this forum is rexxx0486

Check out this post here

Interesting, so if I was willing to wait I could put in an order for a 2013. When are you expecting it? I'm located in MA but wouldn't necessarily mind the drive if the price was right.
 

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Interesting, so if I was willing to wait I could put in an order for a 2013. When are you expecting it? I'm located in MA but wouldn't necessarily mind the drive if the price was right.
Well yes, if you were willing to wait you could put in an order for a 2013 from any dealer, you just need to wait for Subaru to announce that they have begun production of the 2013 models. If you order a 2012, but for some reason you happen to order on the day they switch over, you would get the 2013 for the price quoted for your 2012.

I was told 6-9 weeks, which, from what I've heard, is the standard timing. Unfortunately, Clayton will not know a more concrete date until about 3 days before it arrives at his lot. Honestly, I'm fine with waiting the 9 weeks, that just means more $$ for a down payment, which = a lower monthly rate (I am financing).

Let me put it this way, I test drove a 2012 WRX Limited last weekend that had a sticker price (MSRP) of 30,700. Because of the dealer's location, they felt that they could get close to this price, which I (and truecar.com) felt was too high. What I will pay for the car I ordered (2012 WRB WRX Limited) + the accessories I wanted AFTER taxes is still lower than what they wanted BEFORE taxes.

When Clayton told me what the price of the car would be (not including accessories, and before taxes) I was VERY happy, and put my up my deposit once I had decided on the accessories I wanted.

I would highly recommend contacting him. If you send him a PM, he will likely respond in 1-2 days (obviously I cannot guarantee this, but this is what I experienced).
 
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