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Old 12-02-2012, 06:20 PM   #4026
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How do some people in SoA know what boat the car is on, and others do not? I asked the person at SoA if they knew the name of the boat my car was on, and they said that they have no idea. I have an ETA of 12/31 so I'm hoping I'm on the Meridian Ace, but no one has told me anything to really confirm that.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:25 PM   #4027
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Got to get rid of that stock tune if it is as bad as everyone says.
If the tune was "that bad" then don't you think subaru will want to change it? I don't think they want one of their flagship selling car to have a bad name. Just drive with common sense you should be fine. And your car is under warranty anyway.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:08 PM   #4028
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Isn't the tune on the 2013 a lot better than the 2008-?
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:40 PM   #4029
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If the tune was "that bad" then don't you think subaru will want to change it? I don't think they want one of their flagship selling car to have a bad name. Just drive with common sense you should be fine. And your car is under warranty anyway.
It's tuned for emissions
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:45 PM   #4030
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Isn't the tune on the 2013 a lot better than the 2008-?
It's a total different car..

And people will always find something "bad" about anything stock.

If they wanted a better quality car they should of bought a Porsche. (better factory suspension, bushings etc etc etc)
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:18 PM   #4031
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If the tune was "that bad" then don't you think subaru will want to change it? I don't think they want one of their flagship selling car to have a bad name. Just drive with common sense you should be fine. And your car is under warranty anyway.
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It's tuned for emissions
Exactly! Every car they ship over here is c-rated and tuned to pass California emissions which are by far the most strict out of any state out there. Put an accessport on there and the car no longer runs lean and will be a totally different beast. Should have less issues in the long run as well.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:05 AM   #4032
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It's tuned for emissions
Of course it is tuned to meet USA emission. However if there is really a problem with tuning like that don't you think subaru will have to figure something else out? Aftermarket tune might make the car a much different beast but I'm sure the factory tune isn't "bad" as people claim. It just isn't what people expect from a performance car.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:23 AM   #4033
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Okay boys and girls, Its a new work week! So, for those of us behind a computer its necessary that this thread get updated as often as possible. We, errr "I"...will surley loose my mind if this thread didn't exist.

So on that note...I'd like to make a very contradicting post.

*I swear If I read one more word about "Break In Proceedure" or "The Factory Tune"....I'm going to quit my job, buy a boat, and sail out to the next incomming Cargo ship (with your car on it) an sink it!

In all honesty, there are 3-trillion & 1 other threads discussing the break in and a factory tune.

I understand we run off topic a bit here and there, and thats not a big deal, even when its about the tune, or break in...but once it becomes page after page of "tune this" and "break in that" this thread becomes quite annoying to those of us who are comming here primarily for an update on delivery info, and to talk about things directly related to the order and delivery process.*

I guess just try and keep that in mind before you post. Thats all, or you could all just tell me to stuff it and stop whining.

Maybe we need a sister thread. We can Call it "The 2013 WRX/STi New Owner Thread" where you can all talk about how you plan on treating your car after your order is complete then argue with other members when they tell you how their going to treat their car different. Then all the newbs and gurus can drop in once in a while and troll freely while the order thread is left un-molested by the ignorent "uninformed" newbies and the overly cocky "know it all" nasioc post counters.

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:30 AM   #4034
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Meridian Ace is still floating anchored In Baltimore.

Can someone remind us what the other incomming ships names were?

Anyone have a location update on those?
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:48 AM   #4035
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awaiting the phone call for either tomorrow or Wednesday to go pick up

Ordered: 10/15
ETA: 6-8 Weeks
Port Released: 11/26
Dealer Check-in: 11/30
Pickup: 12/4-12/5

I slightly ehh after reading the thread about port installed options, and the dealership telling me the exhaust was NOT installed which is why I needed to wait a few extra days (was supposed to pick up Saturday).

The wait doesn't bother me, but the fact that I ordered the car with the exhaust and it wasn't installed at the port has me questioning why?

I just hope the dealer is "qualified" to install it, and I say it that way because I work for a body shop and have seen some dealer installed options over the years that just make me

any who, will post pics when I do in fact pick up
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:26 AM   #4036
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in regards to dealer installing accessories, that is kinda weird, dealer either put in the accessory request late or not at all and are covering their asses. Don't let them charge you for the install since its their screw up I know some dealerships, cough feders, do this so they can overcharge you while the sales ppl bitch like they are starving or like it cost money to have the accessories installed at port.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:35 AM   #4037
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Meridian Ace is still floating anchored In Baltimore.

Can someone remind us what the other incomming ships names were?

Anyone have a location update on those?
The other two ships mentioned were the dignity ace, and the phoenix leader, both of which have left baltimore and are currently headed south. I'm not sure if the poster knew they had subaru's or just knew they were car carriers headed to baltimore.


Anyone know if the Meridian Ace is supposed to turn back North to RI after it leaves Baltimore?
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:40 AM   #4038
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Anyone know if the Meridian Ace is supposed to turn back North to RI after it leaves Baltimore?
I hope it does...alot of members have confirmed Port dates of Dec 6th.
If those reports are not for cars on the Meridian then what other ship could it be?

Check out this quick video about the
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:52 AM   #4039
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Of course it is tuned to meet USA emission. However if there is really a problem with tuning like that don't you think subaru will have to figure something else out? Aftermarket tune might make the car a much different beast but I'm sure the factory tune isn't "bad" as people claim. It just isn't what people expect from a performance car.
Maybe you should look at some logs, the tune sucks. Logs have been posted all over this forum.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:05 AM   #4040
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Maybe you should look at some logs, the tune sucks. Logs have been posted all over this forum.
Let the argument die or take it to another thread. It doesn't belong here.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:12 AM   #4041
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in regards to dealer installing accessories, that is kinda weird, dealer either put in the accessory request late or not at all and are covering their asses. Don't let them charge you for the install since its their screw up I know some dealerships, cough feders, do this so they can overcharge you while the sales ppl bitch like they are starving or like it cost money to have the accessories installed at port.

I emailed them about it, because it was definitely requested when I was there ordering the car. They must have just not put it through. But I can also somewhat remember them telling me while i was ordering the car that they install the options there at the dealer.

waiting to see what they say.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:12 AM   #4042
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in regards to dealer installing accessories, that is kinda weird, dealer either put in the accessory request late or not at all and are covering their asses. Don't let them charge you for the install since its their screw up I know some dealerships, cough feders, do this so they can overcharge you while the sales ppl bitch like they are starving or like it cost money to have the accessories installed at port.
I personally would not pay a dime more than what I agreed to pay for when I made the order with my salesman. I made sure he printed out a OTD pricing sheet for me and that's all I'm paying. Although all the options I ordered is port installed beside the shifter bushing which my sales man said the price has already been included with the STS.

@dothatshht I think what might have happened is they have an extra allocation for you and a car incoming that was very close to what you ordered so they just pipeline the car for you and install the few options that isn't on the car yet for you at the dealer. You shouldn't have to pay extra for the installation of the spt exhaust. And it's pretty hard to mess up the installation of the SPT exhaust as it's literally just bolt on. If they can't even bolt 3 parts together right then I think they fail big time as a dealership tech.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:29 AM   #4043
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@dothatshht I think what might have happened is they have an extra allocation for you and a car incoming that was very close to what you ordered so they just pipeline the car for you and install the few options that isn't on the car yet for you at the dealer. .

thats what i was thinking. because for people to be waiting 3-4 months on here and mine came in just in their ETA is "amazing"
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:48 AM   #4044
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The Morning Cara is in line for the panama canal. Same shipping line as Leo Leader and Meridian Ace.

Unsure of the contents of the ship or the ports of destination.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:55 AM   #4045
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We also have the PRominent Ace down off florida, sais it's destination is Veracruz which is about 1000nm south of it's position, so I highly doubt that is true considering it's headed north along the ICW @ 18knots.


Also we have the perseus leader just off newport news shipyard headed either to norfolk (unkonwn why) or north to baltimore.


Both whips contents are unknown, but the ship type of RoRo, and port history match with meridian ace and leo leader.

Not sure of the shipping company.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:57 AM   #4046
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The Morning Cara is in line for the panama canal. Same shipping line as Leo Leader and Meridian Ace.

Unsure of the contents of the ship or the ports of destination.
Well don't you think it's your job to find out? haha jk.
If that ship has WRX/STI then my car mignt be on it as my order has recently been changed to ordered. Now
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:10 AM   #4047
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Thanks Digitized!

Is there a way to find out if the Meridian is indeed going to turn North again and head to RI and MA?

- Alex
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:41 AM   #4048
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^ Sure, look at it later today or tomorrow and se what the next destination is
I just checked my dealer's site and my car shows in transit with my name assigned to it. At least it's SOME progress. This is driving me nuts! 10 weeks+ for a WRX Limited with no adders
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:45 AM   #4049
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Perseus Leader destination is Baltimore.
Prominent Ace destination is no longer listed as Veracruz, doesn't show a port.

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We also have the PRominent Ace down off florida, sais it's destination is Veracruz which is about 1000nm south of it's position, so I highly doubt that is true considering it's headed north along the ICW @ 18knots.


Also we have the perseus leader just off newport news shipyard headed either to norfolk (unkonwn why) or north to baltimore.


Both whips contents are unknown, but the ship type of RoRo, and port history match with meridian ace and leo leader.

Not sure of the shipping company.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:47 AM   #4050
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Yes folks if you could please keep us informed the minute you get a dealer update that your car is "at port" OR that your dealers website shows your car as "in transit" that would be helpful.

I personally would like to know which dealers are leaving sold orders visible to customers to generate calls on a sold car versus which ones don't behave this way.

I am also interested in how long it takes from the time a ship ties up and unloads, till the time subarunet updates, dealers get VIN's and status change.

This will help me identify their main bottleneck, which all along I have believed to be in humans with clipboards.
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