Originally Posted by SubieLuvin
Would anyone be able to shoot me a pm to possible give me some insight on my potential order? I am located in columbus OH and plan on ordering a 2013 wrx base sedan, only options being the spoiler and fog lights (possibly no spoiler) in silver or white (cant decide!). msrp comes out to around 27,200 via the subaru build site. It looks like my dealer charges a $250.00 documentary fee, $35.50 title, and then tax is 6.75%. After doing the math looking at $29321 out the door seems high from what i am reading most people are seeing around here? The guy i have been e mailing with back and forth stated they typically sell for msrp but they will "look at any offer" i guess im just not sure what a reasonable offer would be... anyone with experience buying new cars feel free to shoot me a pm as this is my first new vehicle. Just browsing around the forums i see a lot of people walking out the door with what seems like the same car for 2k or more less, i am just not sure how to approach it. edit, i will not be trading in a vehicle, i will be putting 5k or more down and financing the remaining, if that changes things.
If this type of talk/information isnt encouraged in this thread by all means let me know and i will edit it to get rid of the clutter. Thanks
This is good info for everyone so I'll keep it in the thread. You should be able to do an order for invoice or close to it. Go to Edmunds.com or Truecar.com to price out what you want and it will show you the invoice price. The dealer still makes 3-4% on invoice, so don't let him tell you any differently. They also save money because they don't have to pay for having the inventory on their lot, and they get incentives for every car they sell. Invoice is a good deal for both sides on an order and most guys around here are getting them for this price. That's the 2K difference you are seeing.
I recently found a dealer that had what I wanted listed as in transit, about 4 weeks out. I simply emailed them and said I wanted the car and was willing to pay invoice. They said no problem, took my $100 deposit and I'm on my way.
You definitely shouldn't pay MSRP for a special order on this car.