Originally Posted by aeoporta
most consumers opt to grab the car on the lot instead of ordering it because they are unaware that they can order the car or just don't want to wait. If you are getting a wrx or sti you really want that car so you sit and wait and post many threads about it. There are more subaru fanatics
here rather than regular users so that also explains the disparity.
I'd suspect most folks want that instant gratification from haggling a good deal and then driving the new car off the lot. Waiting for them is very anticlimactic. I'm actually quite glad I bought mine off the lot. Got the 17" alloys and the moonroof, which I likely wouldn't have gotten if I had ordered the car. I like the look of the alloys and the moonroof is quite nice when the weather is much better than it is now. So in the end it was a good thing for me.