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Old 04-22-2011, 01:33 PM   #1
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Default Finding new 2011 WRX's or STI's

I am in the market for a 2011 STI sedan. Potentially a WRX but likely an STI. However I have searched several dealers sites near me and nobody seems to have any STI's in stock or even a WRX. I would really like to test drive one. I currently have a slightly modded Mini Cooper S and as much as I love them there I am looking for something just a little bigger to take my kids for drives...

So in Southern Indiana does anybody have any leads on dealers that have them available in stock to test drive?
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:36 PM   #2
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Best you can do is call one of the dealers and ask them, they are usually networked with the other dealers so they can tell you who has them and who does not.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:57 PM   #3
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Check out CarFinder.com Only 1 available within 180 miles of me. My local dealer had 2 STi's when I bought my WRX. I didn't want white but it was gonna be 12 weeks for blue ... being the head gasket in the car I was driving blew, I didn't really have time to wait.

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Old 04-22-2011, 02:01 PM   #4
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Yea just check online id say. If i see one come through the dealer auctions here ill let you know. As i am part of a dealership.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:07 PM   #5
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When I went with my buddy to order his the GM of the store got online to some program the Subaru dealers have and he can see inventory of all dealerships. I usually just get on cars.com and search there. Good luck with your search.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:07 PM   #6
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Have had trouble finding a good price on one in Oklahoma. Seems all the dealerships are using the Japan Tsunami as a way to keep the prices at sticker.
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:19 PM   #7
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If you don't actually need the car right now, you are better off waiting for the tsunami after-effects to die down a little. Every Subaru dealership is poised to maximize their profits on the few WRXs and STIs on their lots right now. Subaru has already stopped taking orders on 2011 models so that gives the dealers leverage especially for buyers who have to have the cars now.

If you can wait 6 months for example, you can sign up for the Subaru VIP program and qualify for 2% below invoice.

When dealerships realize people aren't succumbing to a "buy it now" attitude, they will eventually have to lower the prices significantly in fear of seeing rotting 2011 models on their lots.

However, we all know that Americans cannot and will not wait so now you have people paying over $30,000 for WRXs and over $40,000 for STIs!
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:24 PM   #8
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When I got my 2010 WRX pretty much the only ones available were premiums and Limited and only a handful were hatchbacks. Trying to fins a STI sedan is going to be rough I think. If anything I would see if any of your dealers are going to get one in and maybe put a holding deposit on it if you really want it that bad. My guess is it's going to be a bit of time before you see them on the lots.
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:27 PM   #9
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i got my sti three weeks ago got a good deal on it, but when i was at the dealership i got mine from this week they showed me the inventory of wrx's and sti's that hadnt been spoken for across the country there werent many. i just checked edmunds.com and there are only 5 sti's within 500 miles of me so good hunting
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:30 PM   #10
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just fyi all the ones i found are the limited's and they started msrp at 37k
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:39 PM   #11
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Most dealerships don't have any STIs and if they do they usally wont let you drive them. Two i found in the south they wont let anyone test drive them because they dont want to put any miles on them since they are so rare atm. I had to pull there leg just to test drive a WRX.
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:43 PM   #12
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There are a few in Texas, but not many. I was at the dealership yesterday, and there is a STOP order for all MY2011 WRX and STI's, meaning that they cannot be ordered at this time.
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:54 PM   #13
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There is one black WRX by me, zero STIs. Asked dealer if any STIs or other colors will be available anytime soon. They said it could be months before getting anything else due to the disaster in Japan. If possible id wait till things get better.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:25 PM   #14
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check this guys inventory out. im only about an hour from here yet i still bought one from a dealer closer to me. which btw i had to have them go to another dealer to get it lol.

www.manchestersubaru.com
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:46 PM   #15
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I did not think about delays due to Japan. Waiting is no big deal. I love my Mini Cooper S and still not sure I want to part with it... Does the 2% below invoice apply to the STI? Also which affiliate would you recommend joining to take advantage of the VIP program?
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:55 PM   #16
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I did not think about delays due to Japan. Waiting is no big deal. I love my Mini Cooper S and still not sure I want to part with it... Does the 2% below invoice apply to the STI? Also which affiliate would you recommend joining to take advantage of the VIP program?
last i heard not too many dealers are offering below invoice pricing on wrxs. due to the problem in japan they were starting to ask for more the dirty pr**ks. i ended up paying 300 over invoice. after ALL the research i did that NH dealer i just gave you was by far pretty damn good on pricing.
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:45 PM   #17
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check this guys inventory out. im only about an hour from here yet i still bought one from a dealer closer to me. which btw i had to have them go to another dealer to get it lol.

www.manchestersubaru.com
Purchased my WRX from here Wednesday night. Quoted and received invoice price on the car. Drove down and left within an hour. Couldn't get any dealers local to find the color and package I wanted so drove 2 1/2 hours to pick it up! Car is awesome and glad I went there.
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Old 04-22-2011, 10:33 PM   #18
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Purchased my WRX from here Wednesday night. Quoted and received invoice price on the car. Drove down and left within an hour. Couldn't get any dealers local to find the color and package I wanted so drove 2 1/2 hours to pick it up! Car is awesome and glad I went there.
i only talked to gary once but he seemed cool. good for you!! enjoy it!!
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:16 AM   #19
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Could I pretty easily make a WRX handle as well as the STI? My reasons for going with the STI are:

- the stiffer suspension. I am coming from a mini and I want something stiff (does it have a lower stance also?) This will not really be a daily driver. I only live 1/2 mile from my office and will likely get a golf cart to go to and from. So the STI will be driven 95% of the time for pleasure. I will also be doing more auto crossing in the future as time permits. I am sure that will be different than with my mini.

- 6 speed vs 5 speed; (My MCS is a 6 speed and I like that)

- better brakes, I love the feeling of great brakes

- si-drive (I love gadgets)

How much work would it take to get the WRX on par with the STI in the handling and braking department?
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:22 AM   #20
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You can actually go on Subarus website and type your zip code in. It will show a map of all the dealerships around and you can check their inventory new and used. Its pretty cool thats how i found my 06 i was looking for
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Old 04-25-2011, 03:12 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Shewillbemine View Post
If you don't actually need the car right now, you are better off waiting for the tsunami after-effects to die down a little. Every Subaru dealership is poised to maximize their profits on the few WRXs and STIs on their lots right now. Subaru has already stopped taking orders on 2011 models so that gives the dealers leverage especially for buyers who have to have the cars now.

If you can wait 6 months for example, you can sign up for the Subaru VIP program and qualify for 2% below invoice.

When dealerships realize people aren't succumbing to a "buy it now" attitude, they will eventually have to lower the prices significantly in fear of seeing rotting 2011 models on their lots.

However, we all know that Americans cannot and will not wait so now you have people paying over $30,000 for WRXs and over $40,000 for STIs!

where are you seeing this?? I got a 2011 STi 5 door with 2,800 miles on it brand spanking new for sale if those #'s are real!
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