That’s fine, and quite understandable.I haven't any intentions of ordering a 'pig in a poke' vehicle costing almost $40K without seeing and driving it first. I don't think dealers will order a vehicle unless you give them money first.
Neither would I. But I did take a 19 Premium out for a spin (and also an 18 XT, but that's another thread), and aside from the 18" wheels, the Limited is mechanically identical. You also shouldn't be paying anywhere near $40k; a fully-loaded 19 Limited is about $33500 MSRP. You should be able to easily negotiate $1500 - $2000 off that. Did you ask the dealer when they're getting a Limited in? Since it's a new model year, they will surely have Limited models on the way. You just might have to wait a few more weeks.I haven't any intentions of ordering a 'pig in a poke' vehicle costing almost $40K without seeing and driving it first. I don't think dealers will order a vehicle unless you give them money first.
Not sure how different the market may be in SC, but a little bit on my experiences in California.Checked with the dealer in Charleston, SC and they have the Base, Limited and Premium, but no Touring. Anyone else know of Touring Trims available yet?
Do you mind sharing where you got the 1k below invoice in California?Not sure how different the market may be in SC, but a little bit on my experiences in California.
I am waiting on a few custom orders of the Touring trim to arrive. I decided to place the custom orders for a few reasons: more negotiation leverage on price when the car arrives (nothing worse than there being only one car in the market you could buy), flexibility of timing on my end, fully refundable $500 deposits from half the dealers (the other half didn't require money down), and being able to get the car in the color I want (huge fan of the red).
Haven't driven the new 2019 Forester yet, but I'm not picky about the drive and was drawn to the Forester for its practicality (fuel efficiency, storage space, all wheel drive). So, I figured if I hate it, I'll just get my deposits back and then off to searching for a different car.
I will say that the market can be fairly hot here for Tourings once the car arrives on the lot and it's unassigned. I was negotiating with one dealer about a car I had previously ordered. Best he could do was invoice when my best offer was $1,000 below invoice. So I said pass, and he sold it the next day for MSRP, no questions asked.
If the market for the '19 Touring Foresters is as hot in SC as it is in CA, you may find yourself paying more for a car once it gets on the lot. But...that's just my two cents and my experience out here.