I had originally ordered a base wrx. I talked them down to about $500 under msrp. I couldn't wait for it to come in. I sold both my cars ('06 vw gli and built '89 chrysler conquest) for a down payment. I started search on subaru for dealers along the east coast. I found maybe 4 listed for sale. I emailed them and offered a price about $2000 less than msrp. A couple responded back saying it was sold, another said that they won't sell it for less than msrp because they can sell it for more. One dealer responded back with around $1000 less than msrp. I went and bought it that weekend. I rented a car, drove 700miles, picked up the car and drove 700 back. So I ended up with with a premium for what I was going to pay for a base.