So I've seen similar posts in the new owners introductions thread, but not one dedicated to the subject. So here we can post up what brought us to our individual XV ownership experiences! So on with my story!!
Let's start back in February 2011 when I decided to trade in my '03 WRX. As we know gas isn't getting any cheaper, so I went for fuel efficiency and traded it on a 2.5i 4EAT. Well wouldn't you know it the new impreza was intruduced a few months later, but it wasn't enough for me to trade out yet. Well come spring 2012 and I see the press releases for the up coming XV and in that orange!! I was really intrigued and waited somewhat impatiently for them to be released. I started calling my local dealer and they told me late October early November time frame. I spied a red XV at work on 20 October so obviously I now know they are out. I actually did wait a bit and called on 2 November to make the call to see if any were in to test drive. I called Evelyn (our salesperson we always go through) to see if any were on the lot. She said "yes we have two of them". She didn't tell colors, but at this point I just wanted to test drive. I wasn't fully commited to buying because my car was only 1 1/5 years old and almost couldn't justify it to myself. But then I go the next day with my lovely wife and there is the tangerine orange pearl beauty before me optioned the way I wanted!! We test drove it, and I was very impressed! It actually handled better than my 2.5i even though it sits 3.5 " taller! We go home and that's it. I had my brochure, but I really didn't try to sell my wife. Well here comes saturday the 3rd. I said nothing and my wife says to me "you might as well call Evelyn and get it over with!" So I call and all Evelyn says is "how soon can you get here?" "20 minutes" I reply, she says "the sooner the better!" So we go to the dealer and we start talking numbers and I realize it's more affordable than I thought. I come to find out that there were 3 pending appointments to view the orange one specifically. About 10 minutes into signing the paper work a family came in to see the orange too! This is in addition to the 3 other appointments!! Regardless, that car would've been sold that day, I'm just glad it was to me!!! Here I am a month later and I am loving this car more each drive!!!