Sat in an FRS today at the dealer but the car was sold so I couldn't drive it. Love the seating position and the steering wheel. Interior looked and felt pretty decent.
They're getting a manual white one in stock within the next week or so. The salesman said he had eight people to call once it arrived for test drives.
Balise Scion on the way to work was supposed to have an FR-S backed out from order but it is already gone to a waitlist customer. Dealer salesmen says they still have 5 names willing to accept different colors that come in.
I take this all with a big dose of salt still. Brand new cars, niche market that has been waiting for something like this.. of course there is going to be some pent up demand.
Last edited by 2.0T_Convert; 05-31-2012 at 10:45 PM.
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I'm currently talking to a Subaru dealer in my area that's getting 2 BRZs in shortly and when they arrive, they'll notify me and I'm welcome to go look at the cars. No word on test drive, but it should be similar to the Evo situation though the BRZ being NA may allow for a little more slack. Either way, I'll definitely at least sit in the car and get a feel for the controls/interior.
It's sad to think that ANY customer would agree that they "can't test drive" a vehicle they are interested in buying UNLESS they finalize the deal first????!!!!
I would laugh in the face of any clown at the stealership that tried that angle. I'd speak loud enough in front of other customers so that they could hear the stupidity coming from their pea brains.
But in any case one suggestion, when a place refuses to allow a test drive before signing on the dotted line, make sure you politely, but firmly let the General Manager know that they will lose any future business from you, your family, and friends you might refer because of this policy EVO or not.
What a damn shame. I also recall a similar story from someone who wanted to test drive one of the Dodge SRT8 cars after they had first come out.
As far as I can tell the only one that came into town here is a white AT BRZ...29k...I don't think that's really marked up with the AT $.
All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.
Local Subaru dealer had all of the first batch sold before the truck even showed up. They're taking names for the next wave of BRZ's, but they don't know when they'll show up. Maybe not until 2013.
I'm in the market for a new car in the next few months and the BRZ was on my short list, but I think I'll forget about it. I'd rather get some feedback first on how these things are holding up, not to mention paying MSRP sucks.
Demand>Supply. Nothing new here. Imagine being "that guy" in a few years.