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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?
 

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Picked mine up yesterday on the PA/NY border.
I checked a dozen regional dealers, and about half had Tourings "In Transit", but fewer than a third had one in stock. They all had Popular Package Option #3.
Turned out my hometown dealer had the Ice Silver I actually wanted. :)
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Took delivery of mine this past week, 9 days ahead of schedule. Popular package #3 with the nav / Harmon Kardon upgrade. Once I decided on the options and negotiated the price, they were able to find one in my exact color en route to another dealership. They redirected it to their dealership, and now it's resting comfortably in my garage!
 

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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.
 

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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.
That’s fine, and quite understandable.

But a Limited and Premium are going to drive pretty much the same way, so you can at least do a test drive in order to determine whether you like/dislike the driving characteristics, ergonomics, etc.

If any of those models don’t appeal to you, odds are you’re not gonna like the Touring, either.
 

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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.

For what it's worth, I didn't put any money down until I purchased it. My dealer was able to search vehicles in transit and found one on the boat that matched my color and options. It was destined for the lot at another dealer 100 miles away (this was NOT someone else's factory order), so they redirected it to themselves. I basically lucked out and got a factory order without actually doing a factory order. The whole process took about two weeks.
 

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Time to make some phone calls to SC dealers and to decide how far you're willing to travel to sit in one / test drive, etc.
 

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I haven't any desire to travel away from where I live to drive any vehicle. I shall wait until the only dealer in Charleston gets a Touring in stock. I am also awaiting the 2019 RAv4 to arive in November (hopefully) so I can compare both vehicles the same day before I make a decision (assuming I buy a SUV) I am also interested in the Honda Civic Si HFP, which has a manual shift. It isn't easy to decide.
 

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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?
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.
 

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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.
Do you mind sharing where you got the 1k below invoice in California?
 
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