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Old 03-31-2003, 04:58 PM   #1
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Default $30,995 just seems to keep floating around

I keep hearing different people saying their dealers have told them $30,995. I heard it again today. (I know dealers know squat, but its coming from different locations) Man wouldnt that just be awesome. I keep thinking that this price is probably right on target for a couple of different reasons.

1. SOA originally understated the true horse power of the STI along with the size of the engine. I think this thru Mitsubishi off a little cause they came in at 271 hp.

2. I think SOA is doing the same thing with the price. Saying its mid to low 30's to throw mitsubishi off. And to excite the audience when they announce the true price.

3. Edited thanks to the comments of another poster. They did the same thing to the WRX. Everyone expected it to be more than what it was.

Remember they shocked everyone when they announced to the world it would be a 2.5 liter 300 hp STI. I think they like to shock us.

I think they are going to do us right boys and girls
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Old 03-31-2003, 05:02 PM   #2
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They did the same with WRX pricing when it came out, IIRC. Everyone was expecting it to be a couple thousand more than it was.
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Old 03-31-2003, 05:56 PM   #3
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1. SOA originally understated the true horse power of the STI along with the size of the engine. I think this thru Mitsubishi off a little cause they came in at 271 hp.
When did SOA do this? Can you point me to an SOA press release or a published interview with a named SOA executive that backs your assertion?
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Old 03-31-2003, 06:22 PM   #4
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When did SOA do this? Can you point me to an SOA press release or a published interview with a named SOA executive that backs your assertion?
I think he is referring to all the leaks that were out there over the past couple of years.
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Old 03-31-2003, 06:32 PM   #5
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Yes, I was referring to the leaks. Sorry I should rephrase it. But I am sure those leaks were planned

I will also add this. With just $1000 or so dollars being between the STI and the EVO which would you buy that technology and power goes a long way Also I think it helps to try to keep subaru the market leader. They brought the WRX over here for a reason and it payed off.. Why back off now. I think that is why we will see the STI come in at a lower price. They are going for the jugler.

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Old 03-31-2003, 10:00 PM   #6
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I believe its jugular, but I think/hope you are correct!
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Old 04-01-2003, 12:22 AM   #7
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In terms of pricing compititon, $30,995 would be going for teh jugular. This would put teh pricing difference at about 900 bucks. Both vehicles have not been completly compared in terms of road testing (at least no complete write up available yet). But with teh extras teh STi has on paper, tehir would be at least some percieved advantage. At least worth teh extra 900 bucks.
If teh price is $31k, it will make it very difficult for Mitsu to step it up next year. I wonder if tehy will be able to go 6 speed, AYC/ACD and non open front diff for 900 bucks more than tehy are currently charging. In terms of my checkbook, I hope you are correct.

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Old 04-01-2003, 01:52 AM   #8
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the price range of 30,900k-31,950k is very realistic. Remember that besides us (suby enthusiasts) the fair market indicates that for the average person able to afford a car in this price range can very well incline their decision for the more popular Infitinty G35 coupe or the Nissan 350Z both with over 280hp. SOA must price their vehicle base on the popular mass market and not on how much some enthusiasts will be willing to pay. BOttom line the previous stated price range can only benefit us and SOA as well.
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Old 04-01-2003, 06:03 AM   #9
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ahhh, remember when there were rumors floating around that the STi would be sub 3100 pounds too....

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Old 04-01-2003, 06:56 AM   #10
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and remember that SOA is reading this as well???
Shouldn't we complain about the 30,995 price tag instead of
hoping for it???

Also... I read on some other thread that dealers are listening
and passing rumors from customer as well... this might just
be one of those "rumors"...
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Old 04-01-2003, 12:11 PM   #11
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The rumors are right on.

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Old 04-01-2003, 12:50 PM   #12
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That would kick arse. Make sure to give that guy a big kiss for all of us.
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Old 04-01-2003, 01:30 PM   #13
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I also heard the same price mentioned, a friend got it as answer when he asked a dealer. They didn't claim it was the final price, though, just "estimated". But seeing how many times it comes up from different sources, it might be more real than I thought.

It would seem like a very reasonable price. My initial guess was $32K. But there are a lot of cool new cars that came to the market recently (350Z, Evo), or are about to be released (STi, RX-8). And the economy isn't too hot. Without a competitive price, we could find STi's standing on dealers lots and going for well under sticker a few months after release.
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Old 04-01-2003, 04:09 PM   #14
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I'd love to see a couple of STi's on lots. Not too many, or they might not make as many next year, but I'd love to have some bargaining power in a few months.
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Old 04-01-2003, 05:59 PM   #15
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When did SOA do this? Can you point me to an SOA press release or a published interview with a named SOA executive that backs your assertion?
Perhaps decaf is in order eh?
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Old 04-02-2003, 12:00 AM   #16
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i was told 33k from a dealer yesterday
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Old 04-02-2003, 06:50 AM   #17
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i was told 33k from a dealer yesterday
He is either trying to charge you over sticker or he has not heard the news yet.
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Old 04-02-2003, 08:08 AM   #18
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Just a guess, but Subaru will prolly announce the "real" price at the New York auto show at the end of this month. I'll be looking for it then.
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Just a guess, but Subaru will prolly announce the "real" price at the New York auto show at the end of this month. I'll be looking for it then.
That is when they told me it would be officially announced.
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Old 04-02-2003, 08:12 AM   #20
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Damn I'm good. I should go to work for Subaru. Hehe.
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If I can find out what day they are doing it, maybe I'll go check it out in person.
Then I can video tape it and drool over it again and again.
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