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Thinking of pulling the plug on my BRZ order and going with a different manufacturer. I placed my order on 3/3 and have no idea when the car is coming. I understand this is a limited production vehicle, highly desirable, etc. but just not sure I want to wait possibly 6 more months. I think Subaru has some great vehicles, but trying to find the right car is nearly impossible. Around here, you can't even find an Impreza Sport anywhere. I just talked to someone that had to go to Tucson to get the only Impreza Sport around. My first attempt at a Subaru may be my last.

If I end up cancelling, I will let you all know. Its a white manual premium.

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Not to be rude.....but have you thought of YOUR location?

I'm not surprised that it is hard to find an Impreza in AZ considering AWD isn't very necessary. People are just starting to receive their BRZs within the last week. I wouldn't try to blame Subaru at all for this one. Contact the dealer you pre ordered from and "demand" information.


Bottom line is.....if you want this car....Get it...
 

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I agree with dtorp. Being from Minnesota, AWD makes sense for our winters. Not for dry, arid Arizona. I'm # 7 of 8 on the local dealer list with an ETA around September/October. I'll wait. If you consider yourself a driving enthusiast, then waiting for the BRZ will be worth it. If not, do the right thing and give the car up for someone who is.
 

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I would give the car up in a heartbeat if it came in late in the year. We have all 4 seasons here in Massachusetts.

Another factor is my car is a lease and if I wait til then I will go over my contract mileage of 36,000
 

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There is plenty of demand here for Subarus. If there wasn't they would not have just built a multi million dollar dealership. The dealership I am working with on the brz has 40 cars ordered for customers. One has been waiting since December. The dealer found the car the customer wanted in new England somewhere and Subaru agreed to help with the shipping.

I am a patient person, but I am not going to wait 6 months to test drive a car. I knew this process was going to be a little ass backwards when a manufacturer starts taking orders and requiring deposits for a car they have not put a price on yet that is due to hit the street in 60 days.

Don't get me wrong, subarus are great cars. The BRZ I am sure will not disappoint. But this process is starting to take the fun out of getting a new car.
 

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I'm thinking of pulling the plug on mine too just because of what the dealerships are doing to people over this car.

We just got fed to the sharks (dealerships).
 

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Does the dealership have no expectation for you on when the BRZ will arrive? What place are you at your dealership?

What car are you going to get instead of the BRZ?
 

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Lol, I think we are all exhausted from the hype we created. There comes a point where you run out of steam. My interest has decreased over the past week or two. And, knowing people are getting their cars now doesn't help... But am I still getting this car, hell yeah! If I don't I'll kick myself in the ass every time I see one on the street... Just gotta have patience...
 

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First allocation, beginning to mid June. I have no reason to trust them but they have lied less than the other dealerships. Well we shall see.

If I still consider a RWD car it would be a 370z but I may just cancel any idea of a RWD for now.

*Maybe* a 2011-2012 WRX Hatch, or maybe a GTI MK6. I need to test drive both that is for sure. I just wish I could think of more options. If I test drive those and like at least one of them then I will be very happy knowing I have a car I would enjoy to fall back on should any additional hassles emerge with the BRZ process.

Does the dealership have no expectation for you on when the BRZ will arrive? What place are you at your dealership?

What car are you going to get instead of the BRZ?
 

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I can't speak for anyone else but myself but as the time nears for the BRZ release I am becoming less-excited, more tired, and considering other cars. The majority of the excitement has worn off which I believe masked this feeling in my gut saying to me that I'm making justifications not based on facts to make this car right for me.

I'll wait until I see and sit in mine and test drive the dealer's model. It's just really hard finding an alternative car that I picture not getting bored of in 1.5-3 years but I suppose I could always sell it.

If I don't get the BRZ , the 370z was my alternative but I may just avoid RWD for now and see if I like the GTI or WRX Hatchback.

Lol, I think we are all exhausted from the hype we created. There comes a point where you run out of steam. My interest has decreased over the past week or two. And, knowing people are getting their cars now doesn't help... But am I still getting this car, hell yeah! If I don't I'll kick myself in the ass every time I see one on the street... Just gotta have patience...
 

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There is plenty of demand here for Subarus. If there wasn't they would not have just built a multi million dollar dealership. The dealership I am working with on the brz has 40 cars ordered for customers. One has been waiting since December. The dealer found the car the customer wanted in new England somewhere and Subaru agreed to help with the shipping.

I am a patient person, but I am not going to wait 6 months to test drive a car. I knew this process was going to be a little ass backwards when a manufacturer starts taking orders and requiring deposits for a car they have not put a price on yet that is due to hit the street in 60 days.

Don't get me wrong, subarus are great cars. The BRZ I am sure will not disappoint. But this process is starting to take the fun out of getting a new car.
40 cars over a 7 month period? That's just under 6 cars per month, delivered. Where in the line of 40 are you? Is the dealer GETTING 40 in? Or are they getting 10 in and have 30 shlubs in line waiting for the first 10 to decide on if they want the car?
 

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40 cars over a 7 month period? That's just under 6 cars per month, delivered. Where in the line of 40 are you? Is the dealer GETTING 40 in? Or are they getting 10 in and have 30 shlubs in line waiting for the first 10 to decide on if they want the car?
9 of those are BRZ. The other 30 are other models. I just went to the dealer to tell them to cancel my order. They said they were leaving my name on it anyway and would call me when it came in. If I don't want it, it will become lot bait. I told them I really didn't want it and if someone else wanted it to take it.

I also looked into just getting an Impreza Sport. Of course they didn't have any. No dealers around here have any. A truck came while I was there that had one on it that was going to Power Subaru. It was an ugly ass green color. I am sure its pre-sold as most of them are. That is the only one in the Phoenix area.

Apparently since the BRZ/FRS production started, it is taking longer to get cars that they have orders for coming out of Japan.
 

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I can't speak for anyone else but myself but as the time nears for the BRZ release I am becoming less-excited, more tired, and considering other cars. The majority of the excitement has worn off which I believe masked this feeling in my gut saying to me that I'm making justifications not based on facts to make this car right for me.

I'll wait until I see and sit in mine and test drive the dealer's model. It's just really hard finding an alternative car that I picture not getting bored of in 1.5-3 years but I suppose I could always sell it.

If I don't get the BRZ , the 370z was my alternative but I may just avoid RWD for now and see if I like the GTI or WRX Hatchback.
I know exactly where you are coming from. All the excitement and hype of this car made us want it really bad, now that it's here (well, almost), we start to really think about what this car will be like. We start noticing all the limitations and cons of owning a 2013 BRZ that we covered up for the most part up until now.

After I get out of work tonight I'm going to be test driving a MazdaSpeed 3, Mustang V6, Genesis Coupe, hopefully a WRX if there are any on the lot, and whatever else I decide to drive as I'm going to various dealerships. In the past I've only driven 1 other car (at most) before deciding on what I want, the last thing I need is to get in the BRZ and then wish I test drove other cars first for comparison.
 

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I drove the Mazda 3 and Mustang V6 recently and I would not buy either of those cars, but you may have a different experience with them. The Genesis Coupe looks very cool but I decided not to bother driving it after I read a scathing Consumer Reports review stating that the suspension made for a really uncomfortable ride and the road noise is atrocious.

The BRZ may have its own set of problems. I will wait and see.
 

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I drove the Mazda 3 and Mustang V6 recently and I would not buy either of those cars, but you may have a different experience with them. The Genesis Coupe looks very cool but I decided not to bother driving it after I read a scathing Consumer Reports review stating that the suspension made for a really uncomfortable ride and the road noise is atrocious.

The BRZ may have its own set of problems. I will wait and see.
Even if I decide not to go with any of the other cars, I would rather know what they drive like and be glad with my BRZ purchase then to not have driven them, and wonder if I made a mistake :)
 

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That is the opposite of my experience in the Gencoupe and it was a 2012 not a 2013 testdrive.

I drove the Mazda 3 and Mustang V6 recently and I would not buy either of those cars, but you may have a different experience with them. The Genesis Coupe looks very cool but I decided not to bother driving it after I read a scathing Consumer Reports review stating that the suspension made for a really uncomfortable ride and the road noise is atrocious.

The BRZ may have its own set of problems. I will wait and see.
 

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I have not driven the 13 Genesis 2.0T but I have heard its pretty nice. I currently own a Veloster, and have not been particularly happy with Hyundais service departments. Of course, 26k is only going to get you a base car that does not have many standard features.

I was thinking of taking a look at the WRX hatch, base model. Its about the same price as the BRZ I ordered. Any opinions on this car?

My friend just bought a Speed3. He really likes it. But its not his daily driver. There was a guy who returned his Speed3 the other day to the dealer because he said it felt unstable. I have read alot about the bad torque steer.
 

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I also plan on driving a Genesis coupe and a few others while I wait. Since I have time I figure I'll drive some other choices so when the brz gets here I'll know for sure if it is the right car.
 

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I just can't get past the image of early Hyundais. When it comes time to get serious about purchasing, the stigma of the brand gets me every time.

I also plan on driving a Genesis coupe and a few others while I wait. Since I have time I figure I'll drive some other choices so when the brz gets here I'll know for sure if it is the right car.
 
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