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Old 01-25-2012, 08:51 AM   #1
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My names Jeff im 18 and I live in Naples fl. About 4 weeks ago I ordered a Subaru wrx. The salesman told me it should be here in 6-8 weeks. I have no clue how accurate that is, but I really hope he is right since I'm practically going insane waiting this long. I am currently driving a 2001 e46 BMW 325ci, I don't have too much put into it, however, I have many plans for the suby. I love everything about cars! I hope to hear back from a lot of you on here as I attempt to learn more about my new prized possession lol!!
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:42 AM   #2
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Congrats. In the mean time make sure to read the stickies/manifest.

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Old 01-25-2012, 09:43 AM   #3
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My best advice to you is research first. Don't think "Oh snap, I'll slap on an intake!". You should research intakes first and decide if it is a benefit to you or not first. Don't use your brain or your buddy's brain or your dad's brain or your cousin Jimmy's brain as they are all 100% wrong. Use our sticky threads at the top of each forum, our search engine and the brain of your tuner (go to the South East Forum and talk to locals for who the best tuners are in your area) to research ANY mod. And by any I mean ANY.....even damn lightbulbs need proper and lengthy research. And keep your ego in your pocket....don't race on public roads....
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:02 AM   #4
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Everything that Unabomber said.

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Old 01-25-2012, 10:22 AM   #5
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Thanks guys. One thing I am curious about and I have no clue if you guys have even been through this same situation, but whats the deal with shipping. he told me 6-8 weeks and all I have received is an order number after 4 weeks. Any of you guys have info on this. Or maybe send me a link or point me in the right direction to a thread on this subject???
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:22 AM   #6
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Welcome and congrats on the car! what do you have planned?

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Old 01-25-2012, 10:28 AM   #7
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Thanks guys. One thing I am curious about and I have no clue if you guys have even been through this same situation, but whats the deal with shipping. he told me 6-8 weeks and all I have received is an order number after 4 weeks. Any of you guys have info on this. Or maybe send me a link or point me in the right direction to a thread on this subject???
Did you order a brand new 2012 WRX? If so, you should expect to wait longer than 8 weeks. Subaru is building you a car.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:34 AM   #8
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Welcome and congrats on the car! what do you have planned?

Mike
As of right now I would like to do injen intake, nameless axle back exhaust, up pipe, I want to do a front mount intercooler, catted down pipe with external waste gate, and invidia cat back exhaust.
As far as exterior mods go, mud flaps and a few carbon fiber parts.

I don't know if I will ever be able to do all this haha I really hope I get a good job during college where I can afford this kind of stuff but as of right now it's just a kids dream lol
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:36 AM   #9
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Did you order a brand new 2012 WRX? If so, you should expect to wait longer than 8 weeks. Subaru is building you a car.
Yes I ordered a 2012 wrx brand new. It has to come from Japan. The salesmen told me it would take 6-8 weeks. What do you think would be more appropriate?
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:42 AM   #10
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As of right now I would like to do injen intake, nameless axle back exhaust, up pipe, I want to do a front mount intercooler, catted down pipe with external waste gate, and invidia cat back exhaust.
As far as exterior mods go, mud flaps and a few carbon fiber parts.

I don't know if I will ever be able to do all this haha I really hope I get a good job during college where I can afford this kind of stuff but as of right now it's just a kids dream lol
I think this blurb right here is exactly why you need to read and re read what Unabomber posted.

I understand the excitement of owning a new car and wanting to mod it, but seriously, save yourself the headache and money and really focus on the details of every item you intend to put on there.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:42 AM   #11
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1. Not even Jesus knows where your car will show up, so sit on your hands until your dealer calls as everyone's 2012 ordering experience here is DIFFER from yours greatly.

2. So far, you are on the right path to buying a new motor with your mod list. It is evident you have not researched at all. I would put $5000 or so into the bank to have as a new motor fund. Not kidding. Even a little. Or you could research like I posted in post #3 and save yourself that money and headache....your call.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:49 AM   #12
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^ he's the man. Listen to what he says...exactly.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:49 AM   #13
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I think this blurb right here is exactly why you need to read and re read what Unabomber posted.

I understand the excitement of owning a new car and wanting to mod it, but seriously, save yourself the headache and money and really focus on the details of every item you intend to put on there.
Well yeah of course haha.... These are just ideas hahah.... I don't even have the money to get an intake right now. Lol mods won't be happening for a whole but I can still dream......
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:54 AM   #14
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I would take Unabomber's advice. After spending countless hours of reading his massive sticky along with some on other forums I have figured out exactly what I want and what needs to be done to achieve that. In the next 6-whatever weeks you have to wait to get your new WRX read up on his stickies.

Welcome and congrats on the WRX. Also which color did you go with?

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Old 01-25-2012, 10:55 AM   #15
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1. Not even Jesus knows where your car will show up, so sit on your hands until your dealer calls as everyone's 2012 ordering experience here is DIFFER from yours greatly.

2. So far, you are on the right path to buying a new motor with your mod list. It is evident you have not researched at all. I would put $5000 or so into the bank to have as a new motor fund. Not kidding. Even a little. Or you could research like I posted in post #3 and save yourself that money and headache....your call.
Well of course dude.. I just bought the car I don't even have the money to consider buying any mods at this point. Im just looking into things that I could potentially buy in the future.... Right now I'm just dreaming and there's nothing wrong with that lol.... I appreciate the info and feedback and no worries before I actually decide to go through with doing a mod I will sit down and research it but at this point I'm just interested on discovering what my options are as far as modding my car goes.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:57 AM   #16
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I would take Unabomber's advice. After spending countless hours of reading his massive sticky along with some on other forums I have figured out exactly what I want and what needs to be done to achieve that. In the next 6-whatever weeks you have to wait to get your new WRX read up on his stickies.

Welcome and congrats on the WRX. Also which color did you go with?

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Old 01-25-2012, 11:10 AM   #17
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Thanks guys. One thing I am curious about and I have no clue if you guys have even been through this same situation, but whats the deal with shipping. he told me 6-8 weeks and all I have received is an order number after 4 weeks. Any of you guys have info on this. Or maybe send me a link or point me in the right direction to a thread on this subject???
Here is a simple run down of why it takes 6-8 weeks:

Well, to manufacturer your car it will take about 24 hours. Then it sits outside the factory until a car carrier can load up enough cars. The car carrier transports your car to the outbound port. Your car will sit anywhere from a few hours to a week at the outbound port awaiting a returning pure car/truck carrier (PCTC) - ship.

Once the pure car/truck carrier (PCTC) is in port and it is moored, it has to be offloaded, inspected, then reloaded. Your car will be strapped down to the ship using special cargo / auto tie downs and will be covered to it is not damaged. Ships have a quick turnaround at port, since they don't make any money not moving.

Your car will sail on a multi level pure car/truck carrier (PCTC) that will be carrying other Subaru's, Nissans, Toyotas, Hondas, ect as well as containers with rubbish.
This will take 2-3 weeks, at the least.

There are several ports of entry / delivery around the USA, I cannot name them all so don't flame, but theres Seattle, WA; San Francisco, Los Angeles / Long Beach, CA; Boston, MA; Newark, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Baltimore MD, Newport News Virginia, Jacksonville, Miami, and New Orleans

Once in port, they will offload your precious cargo. Along with everyone elses. If Subaru is anything like BMW, they will have an inspection station that specializes in updating the vehicle to US Spec and a preliminary post-port delivery inspection. Paint is checked under a microscope, dents are banged out, parts fixed.

Then your car waits again. To be delivered to either directly to a dealership, or to another holding lot / transfer station.

Can you see why it takes 6-8 weeks now? Is this a little bit more clear than the dealers explanation?

Why I know this information: I worked in and around the port of Baltimore at the Toyota processing facility. You should see how fast they can unload 5,000 cars!
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:31 AM   #18
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Here is a simple run down of why it takes 6-8 weeks:

Well, to manufacturer your car it will take about 24 hours. Then it sits outside the factory until a car carrier can load up enough cars. The car carrier transports your car to the outbound port. Your car will sit anywhere from a few hours to a week at the outbound port awaiting a returning pure car/truck carrier (PCTC) - ship.

Once the pure car/truck carrier (PCTC) is in port and it is moored, it has to be offloaded, inspected, then reloaded. Your car will be strapped down to the ship using special cargo / auto tie downs and will be covered to it is not damaged. Ships have a quick turnaround at port, since they don't make any money not moving.

Your car will sail on a multi level pure car/truck carrier (PCTC) that will be carrying other Subaru's, Nissans, Toyotas, Hondas, ect as well as containers with rubbish.
This will take 2-3 weeks, at the least.

There are several ports of entry / delivery around the USA, I cannot name them all so don't flame, but theres Seattle, WA; San Francisco, Los Angeles / Long Beach, CA; Boston, MA; Newark, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Baltimore MD, Newport News Virginia, Jacksonville, Miami, and New Orleans

Once in port, they will offload your precious cargo. Along with everyone elses. If Subaru is anything like BMW, they will have an inspection station that specializes in updating the vehicle to US Spec and a preliminary post-port delivery inspection. Paint is checked under a microscope, dents are banged out, parts fixed.

Then your car waits again. To be delivered to either directly to a dealership, or to another holding lot / transfer station.

Can you see why it takes 6-8 weeks now? Is this a little bit more clear than the dealers explanation?

Why I know this information: I worked in and around the port of Baltimore at the Toyota processing facility. You should see how fast they can unload 5,000 cars!

You have literally answered everyone of my questions.... Thank you a bunch lol. One big question I have is that my dealer told me they would send me an email updating me on the status of my car. I received a order confirmation roughly 4 days after I ordered it. I ordered the car jan 4th 2012 it is exactly 3 weeks ago today. I have not heard a word from them since that confirmation email. Do you think my car will still arrive by the 8 week window that they said it would be?
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:51 AM   #19
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As Unabomber said, it is hard to know when the car will arrive. Do you have a VON? If you do, give SOA a call to see if they will tell you more info.
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As Unabomber said, it is hard to know when the car will arrive. Do you have a VON? If you do, give SOA a call to see if they will tell you more info.

I agree with the first sentence, its hard to say. A company will keep detailed logs on the whereabouts of their inventory (i.e. your car) but a single dealership or the Subaru 1-800 SOA help line having that information on every cars move wont be up to date.

Just think how many different sets of hands your vehicle has to pass to get from an assembly plant in Japan to your town in Florida. Probably more than a dozen!

Just be ready to deal with the fact that nobody knows where your car is; i.e. the dealer or SOA may quote you tracking information, but DONT take it as the truth.

Just sit back and wait. Be glad your car isn't sitting with 3,000 others in a 200 acre lot in Michigan already manufactured, been sitting for 6 months through rain and snow, cold and hot. Your car is unique. You made it. I think its great that Subaru doesn't stockpile cars. This keeps them out of the financial difficulty others have faced. Gosh I miss Pontiac!
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:54 PM   #21
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I agree with the first sentence, its hard to say. A company will keep detailed logs on the whereabouts of their inventory (i.e. your car) but a single dealership or the Subaru 1-800 SOA help line having that information on every cars move wont be up to date.

Just think how many different sets of hands your vehicle has to pass to get from an assembly plant in Japan to your town in Florida. Probably more than a dozen!

Just be ready to deal with the fact that nobody knows where your car is; i.e. the dealer or SOA may quote you tracking information, but DONT take it as the truth.

Just sit back and wait. Be glad your car isn't sitting with 3,000 others in a 200 acre lot in Michigan already manufactured, been sitting for 6 months through rain and snow, cold and hot. Your car is unique. You made it. I think its great that Subaru doesn't stockpile cars. This keeps them out of the financial difficulty others have faced. Gosh I miss Pontiac!
Damn lol.... It's been three weeks and feels like 3 years I can't imagine another 5 weeks
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:19 PM   #22
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It might come a week from now, or a full 5, or 6...or 10. just kidding.

When you get the car could you post some pics? Theres nothing like seeing a new WRX!
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Your wrx will get there when it gets there! Be happy you're 18 and getting a 2012 wrx! Haha, but besides that, congrats on the incoming car. Read through the forums/stickies. I'm still making my way through Unabomber's Manifesto. XD
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:50 AM   #25
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It might come a week from now, or a full 5, or 6...or 10. just kidding.

When you get the car could you post some pics? Theres nothing like seeing a new WRX!
Yeah for sure. ill post them as soon i get the car hopefully not too much longer
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