Update: (For future reference)
On 10/17 I received a vin from SoA after calling almost daily. On 10/19, Grand Subaru (dealer) called with vin two times.
On 10/17 SoA said it would be "in port" by the beginning of November, and at the dealer by the 26th.
Also talked to Amy who confirmed (in October) that SoA would give me $500 towards accessories purchased through Subaru or towards my down payment.
On 11/10/12 I picked up my courtesy car from Joe. It is an '09 Forester.
Placing an order for various parts soon.
- Sport Mesh Grill
- Splash Guards
- Center Console Tray
- License Plate Bracket
- Lathe Werks Piston Hybrid Shift Knob
- Husky all-weather floor mats
Still exploring roof rack and bike rack options.
Still exploring options for a remote start/security system. The Viper 5704v looks the best to me right now.
Considering Kartboy Short Throw Shifter Kit
Considering Perrin Lightweight Crank Pulley
Also considering replacing the head unit with a Pioneer dvd unit with 7" screen.
I think that's it, for now anyway.