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Old 03-01-2013, 07:14 AM   #9
Jack
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Join Date: Dec 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Hopkinton, MA
Vehicle:
2007 Lotus Elise
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Get on the interwebs. Look for dealers a little farther from you. Send them an email from their site saying you're ready to buy. The more flexibility you give them, the better they can do. My last LGT....I went to the dealer and told them I wanted a manual LGT, no options, whatever color, I don't care. They had to go to Maine to find a manual. I got a great price and the car had 200 miles on it. Worked for me.

If you have to be picky and get this shifter and that color and these wheels, then have fun looking for 2 years. Internet sales people will know you're outside of their usual area and so will give you a better price right off the bat. Be sure to ask for their price including their bogus doc fees (their admu of the 21st century).

Older Subarus are more expensive because of the earthquake and interruption in supply. It is still affecting values. They will come down. You don't see such a bubble with Legacy based vehicles as they are built in the US and had more of a supply of parts available when the plant in Japan shut down. I'm buying a WRX soon and am sort of kicking myself that I sold my LGT a year and a half ago. I can't even get an 07 WRX for what I sold my 08 LGT for then. That's supply and demand, though.
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