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Old 12-08-2003, 06:28 PM   #1
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Default best place to get best price on STI? (damn you Raj)

ok so what have ppl around here been paying and where?
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Old 12-08-2003, 07:32 PM   #2
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i am sure you can go to Natick subaru and get 1 for a good price, they have like 5 there and nobody buys them
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Old 12-08-2003, 07:43 PM   #3
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I would recomend a dealership
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Old 12-08-2003, 07:53 PM   #4
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Premier Subaru in Brandford CT. They have like 12 sitting there. I am sure they would hook you up. I am sure they would take off like 2K or more.

I bought my last 2 cars from there.

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Old 12-08-2003, 08:03 PM   #5
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Right NOW is the time to buy. Dealers want to dump all the cars they can befor the year ends. I would buy now.

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Old 12-08-2003, 08:06 PM   #6
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There is not much chance I am going to do it. I am more or less sniffing around. But If I can keep the payments the same.....
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Old 12-08-2003, 08:09 PM   #7
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Well, Anchor Subaru in North Smithfield RI (Where i bought mine) has 3 on the lot, and the sales manager posted on here the other day mentioning the 28000 range (whatever that means)
i think its worth a trip down there to check it out...


ask for Jim


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Old 12-08-2003, 08:32 PM   #8
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Right NOW is the time to buy. Dealers want to dump all the cars they can befor the year ends. I would buy now.

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I would wait till spring when they realy want the cars off the lot because the new ones come in sometime in late summer right?


Have fun shopping around, and test drving.
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Old 12-08-2003, 08:36 PM   #9
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dibs on your mods

buy now
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Old 12-08-2003, 08:44 PM   #10
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When the STi first came out, I couldn't find a good deal in the Boston area, so I traveled up to Maine for a good deal.

I had a great experience buying mine from Charlie's Subaru in Augusta, ME.
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Old 12-08-2003, 08:49 PM   #11
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I have a newspaper clipping from Manchester Subaru for $28,990 for a new WRX STI.
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Old 12-08-2003, 09:09 PM   #12
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Blue used one at Village (aka Suresh-a-ma-Raj Subaru) in Acton with 5k miles for $25k. A little bird told me. Owner's wife got pregnant and they traded on a Legacy type wagon.

(some people lose their mind when they have kids.....I figure I got 2 kids, the Cobra has 2 seats, I'm all set)

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Old 12-08-2003, 09:15 PM   #13
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As paultg would say...don't even leave your house til you have something in writing. Start shooting out emails and making phone calls. Find out what you want to pay and start asking if they'll take it. There should be lots of good deals around with the plethora of them sitting on the lot.
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Old 12-08-2003, 10:08 PM   #14
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Dave - wait for late winter/early spring. You don't really want to take that thing through this kind of winter right out of the box, do you?

Otherwise, I would recommend Planet Subaru in Norwell - they have (like everyone else) a bunch on the lot, and the people there are very nice. Service is sweet too.
Planet subaru is now in Hanover, Mass. And yeah they have I think 4 STi's plus a used one with some extras on it.
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Old 12-08-2003, 10:23 PM   #15
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As being an STi owner myself, I too would wait till spring. Think as soon as you buy it you should go get winter tires (if I were you I would get wheels also, i.e. Rota's). I only say to get wheels also, since (1) stock BBS wheel goes for the cost of a set of Rota's (sorta insurance).

As for a dealership, I would recommend CitySide in Arlington, Ma (bought from there) and got good all around service. I know now or come spring you will find it alot easier to get better than MSRP, as I paid MSRP when I got mine a while back.

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Old 12-08-2003, 10:55 PM   #16
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Also heard that next years model MAY GET AVCS for the exhaust side as well.
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Old 12-09-2003, 08:14 AM   #17
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If I can keep the payments the same.....
If you go to a dealership and say that, your their wet dream. Your ass will hurt when you leave, you just won't feel it.

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Old 12-09-2003, 08:25 AM   #18
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heheh, I said that at hte motorcycle dealership when I went in this summer with my SV...they pretty much tried to sell me every bike on the lot!

(too bad they didn't have what I wanted)
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Old 12-09-2003, 08:31 AM   #19
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If you go to a dealership and say that, your their wet dream. Your ass will hurt when you leave, you just won't feel it.

Paul G.
Even if I am a little upsidedown int he loan? (which I may cure by selling my mods first then doing the deal)


If I get the STI I will be selling

Front seats
Possibly wheels
Dunno what else yet
Probably the springs and the sways

I only plan on doing a turboback, possibly an intake, and minor suspension work, oh and a stereo/tint

White/Gold is my first color choice. My wife is faxing me my loan paperwork today from her work, I will be making a few calls. I am going to put up a local FS (gauging interest) post in a bit
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Old 12-09-2003, 08:52 AM   #20
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what seats do you have? My 7 is due for at least a driver's seat replacement
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Old 12-09-2003, 08:55 AM   #21
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If you tell them you want to pay this much a month, they will get you that price. What they won't tell you is how many more months you'll be paying that and what kinda interest and extras you'll be paying for. It has nothing to do with you being upside down in your current loan. Even discussing loan terms before you agree on the price of the car is a very bad idea. You'll be much better off getting a loan from a bank/Credit Union/etc than at the dealer.
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Old 12-09-2003, 08:57 AM   #22
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Originally posted by Jack ffr1846
Blue used one at Village (aka Suresh-a-ma-Raj Subaru) in Acton with 5k miles for $25k. A little bird told me. Owner's wife got pregnant and they traded on a Legacy type wagon.

(some people lose their mind when they have kids.....I figure I got 2 kids, the Cobra has 2 seats, I'm all set)

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tempting...
so tempting.
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Old 12-09-2003, 09:02 AM   #23
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Even if I am a little upsidedown int he loan? (which I may cure by selling my mods first then doing the deal)
It's a bad idea no matter what.

If your upside down on your loan you probably shouldn't be buying a more expensive car, but that's up to you.

I'd negociate the price of your new STI w/o a trade. Get is as low as you can.

Then, ask for a reasonable about of money for your stock WRX. With the better finance rates now (then when you bought the WRX) it might work out for the better.

I saw a show on the news the other night about crooked dealerships. They used a hidden camera on a car purchase while buying a Mustang 6 cly. The sales guy originally wanted 21K for the car (based on the first loan amount). The payments were too high (and so was the car price), so she asked him to change things. He came back with a new monthly payment $60 less than her current one. She thought she was getting the car for $16K now (based on a 5 yr loan). The sales guy just gave her the same original loan and extended the term to 72 months, so she paid more for the car (like $23K), for a 6 cly. Mustang no less.

If you know what your monthly payment needs to be, you can work things backwards on a loan calculator. That will tell you how much car you can afford. Go to the www.msn.com site and click on money. They have some there. Or used www.edmunds.com

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Old 12-09-2003, 09:19 AM   #24
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tempting...
so tempting.
Would you really want a car Raj drove?




<------Ducks from flying object from Raj
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Old 12-09-2003, 09:25 AM   #25
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The reason I want to buy the STI is reliability and warranty.
My car made 300whp (just over) on TXS's dyno. With a TON of mods. I expect my motor to last about 70k max (which isnt bad, I can swap the shortblock in 2 years no biggie)
An STI makes 300whp on the same dyno with just a turboback. (TXS's dyno reads about 50whp higher than KTR's)

Which do you think will last longer? Which will have any kiind of warranty coverage? See where I am going here?
If I do STI Gymkhana springs (rallispec) and sways, and the turboback. I will have essentially the same performace I do now. But on a MUCh less modified car. Much more long term reliability.

and Of course my car will be stock (up pipe will be the only aftermarket thing left in the car) when I trade it.

I am merly looking to increase reliability in the long term, decrease the amount of stress on the car, and keep the same payments.

As for the interest, I will extend the loan as far out as they will let me. Just because the term is 72 months doesnt mean it will takeme 72 months to pay off. I need the payment where it is for the months that I cant afford to pay more. which is only a couple months of the year. The last payment I made on my car was a check for 800 bucks, most of the rest were at least 50-75 over the amount due, with most being 100 more. And I plan on using bonus money towards the car loan anyway.
It wont take me more than 4 years to pay off.
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