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Old 05-09-2013, 10:53 AM   #3606
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2012 Impreza Sp 5sp
Obs Blk Prl/Drk Gray Mtl


Originally Posted by Angelus911 View Post
Do you need to have owned the car for a year in order to get the guaranteed trade in? Says not available for me, and end of May would be 1 year for me
I think that's true. My car will be one year old on 6/22, and I'm not seeing a GTP quote yet either.

Anyone thinking of using Subaru's Guaranteed Trade-in Program should read this page very carefully:

There are many ways in which Subaru can disqualify a car. For example:

"Vehicles that have been altered from their original design specification in any manner. These alterations include, but are not limited to exhaust system, turbo or engine components, tire, wheel, suspension, powertrain performance, and aftermarket accessory installations, etc."

Not that I'm planning to GTP my car, but right there it would be disqualified unless I undo my head unit replacement, rear sway bar, short shifter, leather steering wheel wrap and leather shift knob, and so on. Not a big deal, I guess, but annoying just the same.

Regardless, I'm confident I could get more $$$ for my car doing a private sale than GTP through Subaru. They know how to ensure their own profits, at my expense. No thanks.
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