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What To Know Before You Buy A New Subaru WRX Or STI

If you are looking to buy a 2020 Subaru WRX or WRX STI, here's what you should know before you buy.
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If you are ready to pull the trigger on a sport-tuned 2020 Subaru WRX or performance-tuned WRX STI, here's what you need to know. Subaru of America wants to get rid of all remaining 2020 models because 2021 WRX and STI models are already being produced. They are offering special financing on WRX through August 31, 2020.

New reports say the all-new 2022 Subaru WRX and STI have been delayed another 6 months and won’t arrive until spring 2022. So if you don’t want to wait 21 months, you should spring for the 2020 model now if you can find one.

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Subaru reports WRX and STI sales were up 6.5 percent last month when all other models were down except for Forester and BRZ. Interest remains high so don't expect any level of discounting.

Subaru is offering 0.9 percent financing for 48-months on all 2020 WRX trims now through August 31, 2020. This is two percentage points lower than normal. You can lease a 2020 WRX for $325/month on a 36-month lease with $1,965 due at lease signing and $0 security deposit.

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The Subaru WRX and STI are in high demand so you will likely have to pay close to the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) even though incentives for other models are up. You might get a better deal on a performance model if you cross-shop different Subaru retailers, but you will likely end up taking whatever model they have on the showroom floor.

Ask the salesperson to throw in extra accessories at no charge like body side molding, all-weather floor mats, crossbar set, or bottles of touch up paint. You could get additional accessories for free if you ask.

There is not much 2020 Subaru WRX or STI inventory sitting on retailer's lots so the hardest thing will be finding the exact color and trim level you want, so be willing to take whatever model they have on the showroom floor. You will need to be a good negotiator to get better than advertised pricing.

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Denis Flierl has invested over 30 years in the automotive industry in a consulting role working with every major car brand. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press and the founder of Subaru Report where he covers all of the Japanese automaker's models. More stories can be found on the Torque News Subaru page. Follow Denis on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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