Thread: ('11-'14) Ordering Impreza 2013
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:41 PM   #305
PAO56
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Originally Posted by tomwi53092 View Post
I'm skeptical that this is the whole story. This says that if you buy from a dealer that sells more than it's allocation, your order goes into limbo. Order the same car from another dealer, and your car goes right into the production queue.

Allocation limits make sense for cars heading to the lot, but not for cars with a down payment.
dealer allocation is a common practice among all manufacturers....basically a dealer is alloted so many cars a month, based on previous sales yearly volume. The dealer can either special order for a customer or simply order for dealer stock, however both go against their monthly allocations. Normally dealers should know their allocations quarterly....at least GM use to work that way....the sales manager at each location should be able to tell a customer how many allocations he has and how many orders he has against them.....

Once the orders go into the cue..they are filled until that dealership's monthly allocation is filled, then then the orders are place in the que based on when they were received...the dealership should be able to prioritize their orders monthly....customer vs stock orders. Once the order has been "accepted" by the manufacturer, its counted against the allocation, then the next step is VIN assignment and build....

If there are other shortages....ie parts or high demand, then this also complicates the picture...so basically if you order the same car at the same time from a high volume subie dealer vice a low volume one...your wait times can be drastically different dependent on orders received at the respective dealerships...

hope this helps......was fortunate enough to get mine mid Dec last year after ordering it the first week in Nov.....one year and 26K later love the car....
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