Originally Posted by prohobo
Crazy idea.....(need your opinions).
I placed an order for an STI last weekend. They told me 8-10 weeks and I put
$500 deposit down (non-refund able). Note I am also trading in my 2009 Legacy GT. I got a very good deal, no complaints on the price.
Last night I found my exact car at another dealership. I called the dealer that I placed my order with and he said they don't often do deals because dealers do not like to trade out their alloted STIs and will ask for a premium.
My idea, I take my invoice to the dealer with the STI and say if you can beat this price by $500 dollars I will buy the car now (with trade-in) and cash difference.
The original dealer will keep the $500 dollar deposit and I will get the new car for $500 dollars cheaper at the new dealers. For me it is a push.
So I gave the local dealer a call to see what he could do and he will call me back.
I find it AMAZING that there are so many WRX/STIs sitting on other dealers lots, but they will NOT trade each other. I guess they assume that they can sell the car for more than the trade. Anyway - I will know more tomorrow.