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I haven't connected with my dealer yet. If you have made your order, what was the process like, what options were you able to select, any fees you had to pay at time of order? In short, what was your experience?
 

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I texted my sales person yesterday AM that the Solterra pricing had been announced, as he and I had discussed would likely happen, a week ago. He asked me to send him my "build" (trim, colors exterior/interior) and he'd get the order placed yesterday PM. Later he found out and told me that ordering wasn't opening until today.

This afternoon he texted me asking for my reservation code, which I texted back to him. 38 minutes later he texted me a photo of the order sheet printout.

Couldn't have been easier. We had previously (early March?) discussed pricing and he had confirmed that, as with all their sales, they would not be selling above MSRP. This will be our 5th Subaru, and our 4th bought from this dealership/sales person (the first where we're not paying below MSRP, but that's as crazy as it gets).

I don't know who was more excited today - me, my sales guy, or the sales manager who entered my order! Mine was the first order they submitted (they have 4 reservation holders).
 

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I ordered mine in NJ yesterday. At MSRP no additional fees, but this is my 11th from the same dealer. We are on first name basis! I ordered a black touring with the grey/blue interior with the floor mats, cargo mat and door guards. ETA August.

in my case, the dealer called me around 9:30 am, I gave him my reservation code and we were done in 5 minutes.
 

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Under Factory Order MSRP is (12S) Accessory Activity Mount $499.00. What is this item?
The Solterra isn’t rated for towing, so they aren’t calling it a trailer hitch. It is for a bike rack or some other type of accessory mount that isn’t towing.
(Spare tire mount in the future maybe???)
 

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My sales guy just told me that my order was the only one of their 4 orders with an August expected delivery. The rest (ordered after mine) have September or October dates. Not sure if that's tied to when I placed my reservation, or when the dealership submitted the order (all 4 of their reservations were taken within an hour of them opening up on February 8). But anyway, yikes!
 

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My sales guy just told me that my order was the only one of their 4 orders with an August expected delivery. The rest (ordered after mine) have September or October dates. Not sure if that's tied to when I placed my reservation, or when the dealership submitted the order (all 4 of their reservations were taken within an hour of them opening up on February 8). But anyway, yikes!
Same as I've heard. The two dealerships I've spoken with around here have been guaranteed 1 Solterra per month. Any more than that would be unexpected.
 

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Same as I've heard. The two dealerships I've spoken with around here have been guaranteed 1 Solterra per month. Any more than that would be unexpected.
Mind sharing the other dealership besides Grand? I have a reservation at Berman, and am still waiting on the to get the process started though the SM said I should hear from someone soon. We've purchased 3 cars from them over the years so I'm not worried though I'm expecting to pay MSRP vs the deals we've had in the past
 

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I just placed my order with my local dealer this morning. I got the Grey exterior color and the black/blue interior in a limited model. They indicated a September delivery date, the dealer and I discussed the market adjustment fee and since i was already a customer it would be anywhere from $1500 down to zero, he indicated they would work with me since I was an existing customer, they also indicated they were going to install a charging station for customers to use free of charge at the dealership, the value of my trade in would be figured out closer to the delivery date
 

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Mind sharing the other dealership besides Grand? I have a reservation at Berman, and am still waiting on the to get the process started though the SM said I should hear from someone soon. We've purchased 3 cars from them over the years so I'm not worried though I'm expecting to pay MSRP vs the deals we've had in the past
I’ve purchased 3 vehicles from Grand and have been a cumulative $11,100 under msrp. $4100 under on the Ascent and about $3500 under per Outback purchased there. This time around they stated that a ADM would be on par with the Solterra similar to all of their other models. Which is crazy considering on how competitive Grand is. So I spoke with Brilliance and they noted that there would be no add-ons and no market value adjustment. That’s why I put in my reservation with them. They’re closer to me and I’ve heard great things about the purchase experience there from others in my area. Over the years I’ve priced out options and spoken with folks at many locations including Berman, International of Orland Park, Gary Lang, Evanston and Gerald. I almost bought my Ascent from Berman because, at the time, they had the best offer. Grand matched it and I stayed with them out of familiarity.

All of that being said, I haven’t heard from Brilliance yet on ordering the Solterra. But I do expect a call either today or tomorrow. I wish Subaru would set up a “build” option for it on the website. It would be helpful for all of us specifically, but it would give a look to prospective buyers at the options/accessories and associated prices. I have considered walking away from the reservation, but the fair offer I’ve been given makes me want to stick with it. After pricing out competitors and knowing the landscape of the EV market, msrp is almost a steal (it’s still really hard for me to state that). The Ev6 and Ioniq 5 in our area has a markup in the range of $5k to $10k at locations from Joliet up to Milwaukee. I’ve only considered AWD vehicles and the ID4 is possibly the 4th car on the list, although it was never seriously considered due to availability. I did test drive a Tesla Model Y and that wasn’t my cup of tea and the price increases didn’t help in its viability.

Factoring in my past Subaru purchases and the deals I’ve gotten, msrp is digestible. Perhaps.
 

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I’ve purchased 3 vehicles from Grand and have been a cumulative $11,100 under msrp. $4100 under on the Ascent and about $3500 under per Outback purchased there. This time around they stated that a ADM would be on par with the Solterra similar to all of their other models. Which is crazy considering on how competitive Grand is. So I spoke with Brilliance and they noted that there would be no add-ons and no market value adjustment. That’s why I put in my reservation with them. They’re closer to me and I’ve heard great things about the purchase experience there from others in my area. Over the years I’ve priced out options and spoken with folks at many locations including Berman, International of Orland Park, Gary Lang, Evanston and Gerald. I almost bought my Ascent from Berman because, at the time, they had the best offer. Grand matched it and I stayed with them out of familiarity.

All of that being said, I haven’t heard from Brilliance yet on ordering the Solterra. But I do expect a call either today or tomorrow. I wish Subaru would set up a “build” option for it on the website. It would be helpful for all of us specifically, but it would give a look to prospective buyers at the options/accessories and associated prices. I have considered walking away from the reservation, but the fair offer I’ve been given makes me want to stick with it. After pricing out competitors and knowing the landscape of the EV market, msrp is almost a steal (it’s still really hard for me to state that). The Ev6 and Ioniq 5 in our area has a markup in the range of $5k to $10k at locations from Joliet up to Milwaukee. I’ve only considered AWD vehicles and the ID4 is possibly the 4th car on the list, although it was never seriously considered due to availability. I did test drive a Tesla Model Y and that wasn’t my cup of tea and the price increases didn’t help in its viability.

Factoring in my past Subaru purchases and the deals I’ve gotten, msrp is digestible. Perhaps.
Yeah, being willing to stomach MSRP is definitely hard considering the money I've saved over the years. We're in line for the Solterra and a 2023 Toyota Sequoia, both pegged at MSRP which will probably about $10k over what we want to spend, though it looks like we may get insane trade in numbers for the current vehicles which puts things closer to expected costs. I bought my Ascent & wife's current Forester at Berman for under invoice, so we stuck with them rather than going to Gary Lang or Brilliance which are both closer to me in Cary. We used to work with Roto going back to 2007, but shifted to Berman based on pricing, before the Roto gang was purchased and moved to Palatine. Gary Lang actually offered us a EV6 at MSRP shortly after the autoshow, but we were set on staying in a Subaru for my wife, and have refused to do business with them based on previous experiences with the sales dept. over the years.
 
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