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Old 08-30-2012, 02:09 PM   #501
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haha true, it is a gorgeous looking color. I actually thought about switching mine last minute but stuck with CBS.

Just for fun, I went back and tallied up all the posted orders. There's might be a few missed / double counts but just for ref, as of right now in this thread -

SWP: 20
WRB: 14
DGM: 7
ISM: 4
PBP: 2
CBS: 2
I love SWP as well. It's funny though because the numbers here are high in favor of SWP but on the road I don't see a majority of SWP. Maybe it has more to do with the enthusiast numbers here on NASIOC?
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:09 PM   #502
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It's pretty cool following this thread nice to see a lot of happy people. I wish I was in the same boat. I ordered my 2012 (I known it's the'13 thread) 5 and a half weeks ago and I am not satisfied with what I'm hearing from my dealer and I think I am getting a line. After 5 and a half weeks all my dealer is telling me is that my order has been accepted. From reading other posts people are getting vons, right away and vins shortly thereafter. I'm in the northeast so I know vons aren't always used but after this amount of time I know I should be getting more information than my order is accepted. This is my first car buying experience and it is certainly not going well. I'm not sure what to do, do I call soa but I have no real information to share with them so I'm not sure they can help me.

Anyone have any advice or suggestions? If I could cancel and get my refund and go to another dealer I'd gladly do that however I don't think that is possible.

My only comment on this is that a dealership should never have taken an order on a 2012MY 5.5 weeks ago. They shut the ordering system down for 2012s back in April...

If they say your order is now accepted I would imagine it is a 2013 now not a 2012.

This is all based off SoA, so I could be wrong given SoNE is some weird crap I do not know everything about.

Sorry to hear your frustrations.

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Old 08-30-2012, 02:28 PM   #503
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I chose SWP because I currently own an OBP and its a pain in the ass to keep clean and everything shows on it. I plan on getting a clear bra put on immediately this time around regardless. Also, every time I see a white one it makes me weak.
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:31 PM   #504
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I chose SWP because I currently own an OBP and its a pain in the ass to keep clean and everything shows on it. I plan on getting a clear bra put on immediately this time around regardless. Also, every time I see a white one it makes me weak.

White is the best BY FAR!!!!!

My s2000 and the GFs 2005 STi are both white and they look so sexy.
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:37 PM   #505
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I chose SWP because I currently own an OBP and its a pain in the ass to keep clean and everything shows on it. I plan on getting a clear bra put on immediately this time around regardless. Also, every time I see a white one it makes me weak.
Im thinking about getting clear bra as well but the only thing holding me back is the things I hear about yellowing. Is this still an issue? Is Xpel the best product out there?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:40 PM   #506
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Picking up my car tomorrow!!

SWP 5-Door WRX premium
Ordered on 6/22/12
Car arrived 8/28 as 2013 (~9 Weeks)

When I ordered my dealer was unsure if I would received a 2012 or 2013. Never received a VIN or VON. Got $700 below invoice
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:44 PM   #507
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finally placed my order after two weeks of having it written up and waiting for me.
PBP 5-Door Base WRX with fogs. can't wait for it to arrive. going to be a long 2-3 months.
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:53 PM   #508
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Im thinking about getting clear bra as well but the only thing holding me back is the things I hear about yellowing. Is this still an issue? Is Xpel the best product out there?

Thanks in advance!
3M has solved their yellowing issues of the past. Never experienced Xpel, but the 3m stuff we do here is spectacular. Just my .02
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:55 PM   #509
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finally placed my order after two weeks of having it written up and waiting for me.
PBP 5-Door Base WRX with fogs. can't wait for it to arrive. going to be a long 2-3 months.

HAHAHA!!!! I just put your order in and printed the confirmation.

Since you are on here now, your VON# is

218013068

I will still email you the PDF so you can see that I ordered the right type of car

Thanks for the business!

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Old 08-30-2012, 02:58 PM   #510
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lol thanks mike. I just had to share it, just an exciting moment.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:00 PM   #511
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My only comment on this is that a dealership should never have taken an order on a 2012MY 5.5 weeks ago. They shut the ordering system down for 2012s back in April...

If they say your order is now accepted I would imagine it is a 2013 now not a 2012.

This is all based off SoA, so I could be wrong given SoNE is some weird crap I do not know everything about.

Sorry to hear your frustrations.

Mike
Thanks Mike I appreciate the response. Just to make sure I'm clear regardless of my location the '12 order should not have been taken. I'm thinking I'm just going to have to go down to the dealership and get things straight and set an ultimatum.


The other thing is if 12 orders stopped how was he even able to put it in the system? I figured it would be locked or unavailable.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:08 PM   #512
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It's pretty cool following this thread nice to see a lot of happy people. I wish I was in the same boat. I ordered my 2012 (I known it's the'13 thread) 5 and a half weeks ago and I am not satisfied with what I'm hearing from my dealer and I think I am getting a line. After 5 and a half weeks all my dealer is telling me is that my order has been accepted. From reading other posts people are getting vons, right away and vins shortly thereafter. I'm in the northeast so I know vons aren't always used but after this amount of time I know I should be getting more information than my order is accepted. This is my first car buying experience and it is certainly not going well. I'm not sure what to do, do I call soa but I have no real information to share with them so I'm not sure they can help me.

Anyone have any advice or suggestions? If I could cancel and get my refund and go to another dealer I'd gladly do that however I don't think that is possible.
Call your dealer and ask for the VON. Then call SOA with the VON and verify that your name is on that order. If not, go find a new dealer. Good luck!
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:08 PM   #513
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White is the best BY FAR!!!!!

My s2000 and the GFs 2005 STi are both white and they look so sexy.
Wait a minute...when I called and order mine in WRB you told me that was your favorite color. Great, now the color I ordered isn't your favorite anymore...I'm not sure what I should do now . On a serious note: This wait sucks and it's only been 15 days!
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:08 PM   #514
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3M has solved their yellowing issues of the past. Never experienced Xpel, but the 3m stuff we do here is spectacular. Just my .02
Thanks Mike!
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:12 PM   #515
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This wait sucks and it's only been 15 days!
I am in the same boat, it sucks!

This old thread kind of helps pass the time... http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2078765

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Old 08-30-2012, 03:34 PM   #516
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Call your dealer and ask for the VON. Then call SOA with the VON and verify that your name is on that order. If not, go find a new dealer. Good luck!
Tried that before and he had no idea what a VON is. I guess they're not always used in my region.
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:48 PM   #517
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Kinda happy only two of us are getting PBP. Doesn't reflect all of the US obviously but I like to be the minority, makes the car more unique kinda.
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:04 PM   #518
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3M has solved their yellowing issues of the past. Never experienced Xpel, but the 3m stuff we do here is spectacular. Just my .02
I also heard that water can get under the clear bra and cause bubble or worse, rust. Has this issue been solved or do touch-less washes just need to be avoided?
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:04 PM   #519
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Im thinking about getting clear bra as well but the only thing holding me back is the things I hear about yellowing. Is this still an issue? Is Xpel the best product out there?

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3M has solved their yellowing issues of the past. Never experienced Xpel, but the 3m stuff we do here is spectacular. Just my .02
Clear bras have definitely come along way and the high end ones no longer have yellowing, clouding, or "orange peel" issues. Just make sure you find a good installer who will wrap all edges and seams. No one wants a horizontal line going across your hood. Wrap the whole damn hood!

As far as brands, it was either 3M or Xpel for me. The installer by me has tried a whole bunch of films but switch to Xpel Ultimate for it's clarity and it also contains elastomeric polymers that "self heal" any minor scratches or swirls. Demo below.

XPEL Ultimate Paint Protection Film / Clear Bra Self Healing Demo - YouTube
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:31 PM   #520
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I love SWP as well. It's funny though because the numbers here are high in favor of SWP but on the road I don't see a majority of SWP. Maybe it has more to do with the enthusiast numbers here on NASIOC?
SWP is an absolutely beautiful color, no doubt. And I think you're right about the enthusiasts being drawn to it; it's a very non-standard and special look. I've always loved white cars since back when I used to lust after a Championship White Integra Type R.

But there's just something about a black 5-door, especially since the 2010+ body style and the new CBS color.
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:48 PM   #521
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Black is great when it's clean like most everyone says. Guy at work has a matte black AMG...looks pretty badass not sure how tough it is to keep looking good though.
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:53 PM   #522
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SWP is an absolutely beautiful color, no doubt. And I think you're right about the enthusiasts being drawn to it; it's a very non-standard and special look. I've always loved white cars since back when I used to lust after a Championship White Integra Type R.

But there's just something about a black 5-door, especially since the 2010+ body style and the new CBS color.
I have yet to see any actual pics of the new CBS color. Just the render models on Subaru's site. Have you seen any?
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:56 PM   #523
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SWP is an absolutely beautiful color, no doubt. And I think you're right about the enthusiasts being drawn to it; it's a very non-standard and special look. I've always loved white cars since back when I used to lust after a Championship White Integra Type R.

But there's just something about a black 5-door, especially since the 2010+ body style and the new CBS color.
The ITR used to be my unicorn as well. Waiting for my SWP STI makes this car feel just as elusive to me.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:05 PM   #524
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I have yet to see any actual pics of the new CBS color. Just the render models on Subaru's site. Have you seen any?
Yea just check out google. CBS has been on the Foresters and Outbacks (I think...) for about a year or two. So as far as actual color, there are real cars driving around etc. Just have to "imagine" it on a WRX. I did see a CBS BRZ in person about a week ago.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:06 PM   #525
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The ITR used to be my unicorn as well. Waiting for my SWP STI makes this car feel just as elusive to me.
Still have my Milano Red GSR in the garage. Weekend track car :-)
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