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Old 11-06-2012, 08:40 AM   #201
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Everything I wrote about considering a Suzuki Kizashi as an alternative?

http://rumors.automobilemag.com/end-...cy-183167.html

On the plus side, probably fire sale prices.
On the negative side, goodbye dealer support.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:33 AM   #202
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Yeah i looked at the Kizashi hard. but no 5 or 6 speeds to be found anywhere Cars were sitting on the lot for 1.5 years and i still couldnt talk them down. WTF
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:00 AM   #203
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I ordered my 2013 Limited Sport in Ice Silver with only port installed options on Labor Day and was given a VON that day and just received a VIN last week. The dealer says late November (although they first said 6 to 8 weeks) and SOA says December.
Man, i order mine in 9/10/12 and still SOA n the dealership still says "month of december" UGH!!!
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:48 PM   #204
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I ordered my 2013 Limited Sport in Ice Silver with only port installed options on Labor Day and was given a VON that day and just received a VIN last week. The dealer says late November (although they first said 6 to 8 weeks) and SOA says December.
I just double checked and my order date was September 20th. My delivery window of December makes sense if you had "Late November" when you ordered in early September.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:52 PM   #205
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5MT or CVT? My order was very similar, DGM, Nav/Moon roof, and it showed-up (unexpectedly) at my dealer in Marysville a couple of weeks ago. My order was placed with Subaru in mid August.
CVT, I believe that's the only options on the Limited.

Congrats on getting your car, I love the look of the DGM. Did you get the hatch too?
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:55 PM   #206
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Did you get the hatch too?
Yes, with all the Aero options and the mesh grill. Just wanted to give you an idea of how long someone in your area waited for a similar spec vehicle.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:01 PM   #207
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Yes, with all the Aero options and the mesh grill. Just wanted to give you an idea of how long someone in your area waited for a similar spec vehicle.
Thanks, good to know. How do you like it so far? Everything you hoped it would be?
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:45 PM   #208
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No gripes to speak of - really like the Impreza so far. Handles very nice and has decent acceleration for a 148hp engine. CVT is nice and smooth and the paddle shifters are nice for hills and on-ramps. Automatic climate control works great – never too cool or too warm – just set it an forget it. The Nav system has a huge manual of its own and takes a little time to master. So far I’ve replaced the floor matts with a set of WeatherTechs. They are real nice and a snap to clean. Here’s some pics:

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Old 11-06-2012, 06:16 PM   #209
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Wow, that looks really nice. Thanks for the info. I'm even more eager to get mine now. Minus a few cosmetic features, your right, yours is almost identical to what I ordered. I'm planning on getting the weathertecs as well. Let me know how you like the stock tires in the rain. I've been concerned about them and am thinking about swapping out new rubber when it comes in.

How do you like the tires so far?

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No gripes to speak of - really like the Impreza so far. Handles very nice and has decent acceleration for a 148hp engine. CVT is nice and smooth and the paddle shifters are nice for hills and on-ramps. Automatic climate control works great – never too cool or too warm – just set it an forget it. The Nav system has a huge manual of its own and takes a little time to master. So far I’ve replaced the floor matts with a set of WeatherTechs. They are real nice and a snap to clean. Here’s some pics:

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Old 11-06-2012, 09:01 PM   #210
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No issues with the tires. So far they handle the rain just fine, and the car tracks well through the I-5 ruts
True test will be when the colder weather sets in with the ice and snow.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:38 PM   #211
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Just curious. Anyone else in the Northwest getting VIN numbers? If this forum is any indication of how many ordered 2013's are arrving, it is pretty low. As I said earlier, I ordered from Spokane, Washington dealership, on 8/14/2012, Impreza Premium, Manual, Hachback, Dark MG, no options, and everyone is still saying "sometime' in November, but I have not received a VIN number or anything specific as to a delivery date.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:15 PM   #212
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Just curious. Anyone else in the Northwest getting VIN numbers? If this forum is any indication of how many ordered 2013's are arrving, it is pretty low. As I said earlier, I ordered from Spokane, Washington dealership, on 8/14/2012, Impreza Premium, Manual, Hachback, Dark MG, no options, and everyone is still saying "sometime' in November, but I have not received a VIN number or anything specific as to a delivery date.
I just got an email with no new information from my dealer. I ordered from Carter Subaru in Seattle area. White Sport Limited, moonroof, roof spoiler, and some other options. I ordered 10/02 and was given 4-6 weeks (probably not accurate haha).
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:37 PM   #213
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I just got an email with no new information from my dealer. I ordered from Carter Subaru in Seattle area. White Sport Limited, moonroof, roof spoiler, and some other options. I ordered 10/02 and was given 4-6 weeks (probably not accurate haha).
Lol, 4-6 weeks?! if that is accurate you would be very lucky! I was told 6-10 weeks and I ordered 8/9, lol (I'm in Spokane, WA). Last week my dealer said they should be hearing something about my order Nov 5th-10th. So I will be calling again next Monday if I don't hear from them this week. From my understanding of whats going on I would expect more of a 3-4 month wait.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:47 PM   #214
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Lol, 4-6 weeks?! if that is accurate you would be very lucky! I was told 6-10 weeks and I ordered 8/9, lol (I'm in Spokane, WA). Last week my dealer said they should be hearing something about my order Nov 5th-10th. So I will be calling again next Monday if I don't hear from them this week. From my understanding of whats going on I would expect more of a 3-4 month wait.
I'm in Seattle are too (more like Olympia), I haven't order yet. I'm going to save little more money this month and order next month.
Btw I called dealer how long it would take if I order sport premium with 5spds and dealer told me 2~3 months...

I hate waiting...
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:49 PM   #215
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Here is some more info for those wanting more real world delivery times on '13 Imprezas.

I was told 8-10 weeks when I placed my factory order for a 2013 SWP Limited on 8/27 with nav/sunroof. (Quoted factory invoice price.) Received VON and estimated "Dec" delivery on 9/10. Received VIN and updated delivery of 11/28 on 11/5.

So, 8-10 weeks ended up being 13+ weeks ... if 11/28 delivery happens.

Will post pics of my new subie alongside my current '02 WRX bugeye when it arrives.

Can't wait!
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:21 PM   #216
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Seattle area too, and I'm willing to wait, thought maybe they would all be sold.

Does $22339 out the door for a manual 2013 Impreza Sport Premium with no extras sound right? -- I'm getting numbers from a 2012 dealer price sheet I found on the forum and AutoCheatSheet.com.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=125

$ 19800 Invoice
- 415 Dealer incentive
- 415 Holdback
- 200 Market Asst.
= 18770 Dealer cost

$ 18770 Dealer cost
+ 750 4% Profit
=19520 Target price

$ 19520
+ 2819 Destination, Tax, Title
$ 22339 total price
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:06 PM   #217
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I just ordered my 2013 sti hatch, satin pearl white 10/6/12 and was told that it was gonna take 4 to 6 weeks to get it. Reading all this comments now makes me very sad that ima have to wait that long for my new baby :-(( lol ! But I think it will be worth the waiting....
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:12 PM   #218
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Seattle area too, and I'm willing to wait, thought maybe they would all be sold.

Does $22339 out the door for a manual 2013 Impreza Sport Premium with no extras sound right? -- I'm getting numbers from a 2012 dealer price sheet I found on the forum and AutoCheatSheet.com.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=125

$ 19800 Invoice
- 415 Dealer incentive
- 415 Holdback
- 200 Market Asst.
= 18770 Dealer cost

$ 18770 Dealer cost
+ 750 4% Profit
=19520 Target price

$ 19520
+ 2819 Destination, Tax, Title
$ 22339 total price

Looks good to me.

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I just ordered my 2013 sti hatch, satin pearl white 10/6/12 and was told that it was gonna take 4 to 6 weeks to get it. Reading all this comments now makes me very sad that ima have to wait that long for my new baby :-(( lol ! But I think it will be worth the waiting....
You realize this is a thread for the Impreza and not the WRX/STI?
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:04 AM   #219
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I picked up my courtesy car from Grand Subaru on Saturday. They gave me an '09 Forester until my Impreza gets here. I can't wait! At least I have a car now! No more riding the bicycle to work!
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:59 AM   #220
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Hey arsa13, when did you order yours? What did you tell the dealer so they gave you a courtesy car? Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:53 AM   #221
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Hey arsa13, when did you order yours? What did you tell the dealer so they gave you a courtesy car? Thanks in advance.
Details of my order and such.
Submitted order to the dealer on 7/17/12, officially submitted to SoA on 8/8/12.

On July 17, when I went to Grand Subaru I was honest with Joe (the sales manager) and told him I was going to sell my current car (at the time) privately. I asked him if he could set up a courtesy car for a couple weeks before my order came in, in the event I sell my car before the Subaru comes in, and he agreed. I don't know... Maybe I got lucky? Is my dealer unusually nice? I did sell my car 2 weeks (to the day) after I placed my order with SoA, and I let the dealer know I was car-less in September when I began calling for weekly updates. I made sure to talk to a couple different people in case one guy was out, I didn't have to rely on him. Also, more people knew me this way, and knew I was without a car (almost) the whole time.

This was of course back in JULY of this year, when almost any dealer would have told you 6-8 or 6-10 weeks for an order, so I can't imagine that my dealer was expecting a 16 week time frame for my order.

If you're without a vehicle I'd ask your dealer for a courtesy car for a week or two, and just be honest. It's a reasonable request, so I don't see why they'd argue or deny it.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:24 PM   #222
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Well after waiting and not hearing anything back from my dealer rep I called and he told me my order is on "hold" along with 8 other orders. He said he asked himself and cannot get a reason as to why Subaru has these cars and many others on hold. I called SoA last Friday and they told me the exact same thing with no answer as to why the status of my car and many others is on "hold". I have yet to receive a VIN# so I have no idea if my car has even been built. I expressed my concerns with my dealer rep and told him I am rather displeased with the wait (ordered 8/9/12) and communication. He said sorry and asked me to wait until Dec 1st and if I heard nothing by then he suggested to look into another option. The only other option I have semi-considered is the Mazda CX-5, but its bigger and is a SUV and I would prefer a car instead. Not to mention it gets pricier quicker, especially equipped with awd. So my options are rather limited for awd platforms unless I get a SUV, or I will have to sacrifice awd and find a fwd car. Either way the impreza is still my #1 choice and I sure hope it gets here sooner than later so I don't have to choose something else.

Hopefully others are having better luck out there. I came into this experience of buying a new car (This will be my 2nd car I've bought new) happy, but as the days roll on and both SoA/Dealer unable to give me any information about the car after 3+ months of waiting, the happiness is getting replaced with frustration and annoyance! Maybe I should just wait until 2014 be naughty and get a 2.0 WRX
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:58 PM   #223
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I just ordered.

I live in Olympia, WA, sales rep and manager was nice, and they ordered me sport premium with manual tranny, roof spoiler, auto dim mirror with home link, cargo try addons.. seat protector.. anyways... I got VON and ETA for the order.

it says March 2013...... 16wks.. btw dealer didn't lie to me like saying 1~2 months.. he actually said 16wks...

oh well.. now I get to play the waiting game
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:30 AM   #224
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Ordered mine on September 13th, sales guy told me 4-6 weeks....8 weeks ans still nothing as of today...

The sales guy I worked with now told me it will arrive December 07 after I signed the contract...

Send an email to Subaru with my VON...we'll see what happens, I'll update.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:58 AM   #225
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Well after waiting and not hearing anything back from my dealer rep I called and he told me my order is on "hold" along with 8 other orders. He said he asked himself and cannot get a reason as to why Subaru has these cars and many others on hold. I called SoA last Friday and they told me the exact same thing with no answer as to why the status of my car and many others is on "hold". I have yet to receive a VIN# so I have no idea if my car has even been built. I expressed my concerns with my dealer rep and told him I am rather displeased with the wait (ordered 8/9/12) and communication. He said sorry and asked me to wait until Dec 1st and if I heard nothing by then he suggested to look into another option. The only other option I have semi-considered is the Mazda CX-5, but its bigger and is a SUV and I would prefer a car instead. Not to mention it gets pricier quicker, especially equipped with awd. So my options are rather limited for awd platforms unless I get a SUV, or I will have to sacrifice awd and find a fwd car. Either way the impreza is still my #1 choice and I sure hope it gets here sooner than later so I don't have to choose something else.

Hopefully others are having better luck out there. I came into this experience of buying a new car (This will be my 2nd car I've bought new) happy, but as the days roll on and both SoA/Dealer unable to give me any information about the car after 3+ months of waiting, the happiness is getting replaced with frustration and annoyance! Maybe I should just wait until 2014 be naughty and get a 2.0 WRX
I'm actually really liking the Forester. The ride height is nice, and it has pretty decent power. It gets up to speed fast and I always feel in complete control. The downside is that it costs more, and doesn't get the MPG's the Impreza does. I know I'll like my Impreza more, but you still might want to check it out for comparison. There's plenty more of them available and I'm sure you could get a good price given your situation.

You, Max, should call SoA and tell someone your story. Be patient and polite (I was) and ask them to give you a credit for your troubles and ridiculous wait time. I got $500, I think that's the least they should do for you in your situation. I have no idea why I'd be getting my car before you, seeing as I'm in the midwest and you're on the west coast. I keep checking cars.com and my dealers website every day. I see a few (12-14) 2013 5MT MBP (hatches) premiums/sport premiums around the country on cars.com. My Impreza has yet to appear on the dealers wbesite, but that's not really that important. I think I'll be waiting until the 26th, which is fine with me now that I have a car instead of a bicycle!
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