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Old 08-13-2001, 03:23 PM   #1
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Default Renick Subaru, Fullerton CA

I know this isn't a specific dealership post per se, however since I bought my car from Tor when he was at Timmons after which he moved to Renick Subaru, I don't know what else to do. Regardless, I think someone who has built such a great reputation in the Southern California area deserves to have his own thread.

When I finally decided to get my RS after about a year of careful researching, I asked the kind folks on the i-club and was urged to go to Timmons and talk to Tor. When I got there with my folks I had already test driven different RS at numerous dealerships yet Tor insisted that I go for another ride and just handed me the keys. I was a little stunned that he trusted me so much to take the car out for a spin alone. At any rate, upon my return we discussed the price and without any pressure what-so-ever, Tor simply told me his invoice (which I already knew) and then added a little profit which we agreed was fair and viola! I finally had an RS of my very own!


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Old 08-14-2001, 06:15 AM   #2
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Thumbs up DITTO!

Tor is great. I was really "turned off" by another local Subie dealer for numerous reasons that I won't get into here. I posted a "who to go to" thread and found out about Tor Johnson at Renick Subaru. Right from the start the whole experience was great. Not only did they work with me and give me a fantastic deal, they even let me borrow, not rent, a car when we ran out of time to finish the deal because of my work schedule. And the rest of the dealership is great, very friendly and not even a hint of "sales pressure" in any way. If your in the market for a Subaru, go see Tor at Renick, you will be glad you did!
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Old 08-15-2001, 03:53 AM   #3
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Question how much?

How much did you get your WRX for out the door when dealing w/ TOR??
I am already planning on seeing him soon.
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Old 08-15-2001, 03:24 PM   #4
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Cool Post Prices on the net.......

I'm not sure if it is a good idea to post "out the door" prices on the net, I will just say that I shopped around and the deal I got was by far better than anywhere else that I shopped. And it was without having to "haggle" at all.
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Old 08-15-2001, 03:47 PM   #5
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I agree, it's not cool to give away pricing info like that. And I'll second the pleasant feeling I got when I didn't have to haggle for the price. Suffice it to say though that I thought it was a great price, and I'm a real cheap SOB! j/k...about the cheap part...well maybe a little...ok alot!

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BTW, make sure you tell him that you're part of the i-club!
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Old 08-18-2001, 03:31 AM   #6
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Default Renick Subaru, CA - Tor Johnson

Got my WRX about 3 weeks after I post this, and I was really satisfied by how soft spoken and right to the point Tor Johnson was. It took me only 15 minutes to get my WRX, and it was at a good price too.
Im not sure about the service, but I have yet to test it.
Anyone here been to service at Renick Subaru, CA?
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Old 08-18-2001, 04:07 PM   #7
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Default I'll get back to ya on this.

I'm invovled with their service dept. right now and when I'm done with them I will let you know how it goes. And I would just like to say that I agree with your comments about Tor 100%
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Old 08-18-2001, 06:13 PM   #8
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hehehee, ya, tor is really cool.
Please post me on how your service went man!! I really want to change my oil after 1000 miles, so if you can reply post back I really appreciate it.
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Old 09-13-2001, 02:45 PM   #9
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Guys, I just got my WRX from Tor Johnson, and honestly... it was the best car buying experience I've had, by far. He is straight to the point, very sincere, and most of all... extremely fair with the pricing. I came to him w/ my parents, expecting to hear the same old BS: "You have to buy this car for 2000 MSRP..." Tor didn't waste our time, and if you mention the I-Club, he'll treat you even better.
If you live in Southern California, go to Renick Subaru and save a lot of time, seriously. The one thing that annoys me the most is going to different dealerships and coming back angry and empty-handed. If you come to Tor, you'll be happy.

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Old 09-16-2001, 02:44 PM   #10
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I agree. Buying my car from Tor was by far the best experience I've had at a dealership yet.

So can anyone vouch for their service department? My first 3,000 miles are coming up...
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Old 09-21-2001, 04:43 PM   #11
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Tor rocks. I bought my car from him 3,000miles away, over the phone, car sight unseen. He took care of everything, including shipping and all that crazy stuff. Easily the best car buying experience my family and I have ever experienced. He's incredibily knowledgable about cars, not just Subarus. When I buy my STi, guess who i'm gonna call?

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Old 09-22-2001, 06:39 PM   #12
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Angry Service Dept.

Well, as you can tell from my last post on the subject, it has been a while. I am still waiting for some issues to be resolved. Tor seems to be the only one that is realy on top of things....... but he is NOT the service dept. I feel bad having to talk to him about service issues. So, as of right now I am very disapointed with the service dept. but lets see if they can get things together over the next week. I must say this is taking a lot of patience though.
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Old 09-22-2001, 06:41 PM   #13
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Thumbs up And by the way.........

I would still recomend buying a Suby at Renick! Tor is great! You couldn't ask for a better buying experience.
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Old 09-26-2001, 01:54 PM   #14
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Ok, the WRX is back in the service dept at Renick as of yesterday, tues. Sept. 25, so lets see how it goes and if they can get everything right this time. I will say this, they did give me a rental car again so it would seem that they are doing everything they can to have a happy custamer. And the service writer, Steve, seems to be doing everything he can to get me all takin' care of. I am supposed to have the car back on Friday, so lets see what happens.
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Old 09-27-2001, 11:22 AM   #15
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I'm new to this........and am looking into getting a wrx this nov.
is the renick dealer you guys are referring too the on on euclid, the one that's paired w/a cadillac dealer? is that the one that tor is at?

another question, what options do you guys recommend getting and which you found was worthless. i'm not counting the useless undercoating and pinstriping crap you find at the dealers, hehe.

thanx, any advice would be appreciated
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Old 09-27-2001, 01:20 PM   #16
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Talking Yep, its the Caddy dealership.

They bought the Huntington Beach Subaru dealership. As far as options are concerned, I only went with the stuff I wanted from thew factory like the wing and sequrity system package. Pretty much everything else is available on the after market.
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Old 09-27-2001, 01:21 PM   #17
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Old 09-28-2001, 10:51 PM   #18
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Hey, I went for a test drive yesterday in Long Beach. My wife and I test drove a silver WRX. Needless to say, we really enjoyed driving it, although it needs more low end torque I was wondering what kind of price did you all get?
Did many one get at least $1200.00 off msrp?
Thanks, Jay
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Old 09-29-2001, 06:23 AM   #19
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Old 09-29-2001, 11:57 AM   #20
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Anyone with real prices?
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Old 09-29-2001, 09:10 PM   #21
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It's not right for us to give you the exact prices that we paid, its not fair to Tor and Renick Subaru. In any case, Tor will be very fair and honest with you

as for options, I just got the spoiler. I didn't feel like I needed anything else.
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Old 10-02-2001, 03:15 AM   #22
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Thumbs up Service Dept.

Ok. Everything has been dealt with on my WRX, with the exception of one noise and it is something that will be taking care of but it is being a real Booger to find. All in all I have to say that the service dept. at Renick has been great. Every issue was taking care of with out any hassle. Some times it takes a while to get parts but that is out of there hands. Because of the nature of the parts needed for my car, they all had to be special ordered. So in closing to this issue.......... Go to Renick with your service issues and they will take care of you!
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Old 10-25-2001, 04:46 AM   #23
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Thumbs up Renick Subaru, Fullerton Ca.

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Renick is the place to go if your anywhere near or in southern California. I've been to other Subaru dealerships here in the OC area, they didn't even come close in to the service and deal that I recieved at Renick.
Check them out, ask for Tor Johnson.
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Old 02-01-2002, 05:49 PM   #24
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Default Anyone ever deal w/ renick or Irvine

Has anyone here ever bought from Renick or Irvine Subaru in Orange County? I'm getting ready to buy a WRX wagon and am trying to decide where to go. If so what did you pay over invoice?
Thanks for any help.
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Old 02-07-2002, 05:00 PM   #25
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The person I dealt with was Tor Johnson, before he went to Renick. There was no game playing, just a straight forward deal. His price was $300 below Costco or Price Line's best deal and even a greater amount to the next closest dealer.

Two people I work with asked me where/who I dealt with on my car and after they went to see him they both went home with new WRX's.

When it comes time for a new toy, Tor is the person I will go to see no matter where he is.
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