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A friend just texted me from a nearby Subaru dealer: I'm at the Subaru dealer and they only have one Crosstrek and it's in the showroom which has been sold to a woman in Georgia because there are none in Georgia available there. A wait for a new Subaru is now 3-4 months.
 
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Yikes. I guess I was lucky to snag a Limited in the exact config I wanted that's due to arrive on the 6th.
 

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She also said that the parts and service department is starting to get nervous about how long they have had to wait for parts for repairs and maintenance.
 
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/10/28/used-car-prices-chip-shortage/
Most of what is there should be familiar to those who are paying attention, but I was surprised that the big car rental companies are sucking up used vehicles. Like Hertz paying $39,200 for a 2 year old minivan. Note, too, that the reported auction prices are being paid by dealers who will be charging retail buyers even more.

I would plan any discretionary vehicle purchase for 2023 or later.

The crazy car prices must be having an impact on insurance companies as few are likely to have priced coverage based on these abnormal conditions. In addition to the valuations of vehicles which may be totaled, there is the cost of rental vehicles while cars are being repaired, the extended times for vehicle rentals due to delayed repairs due to supply chain problems, and the potential months long rentals while replacement vehicles can be obtained. Look for your auto insurance to jump at the next renewal as companies look to recover these costs.
 

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Could of also been burned up...that same ship had a fire going on a couple days after those containers fell off. Quite the bad luck for that thing.
The Coast Guard in both countries will have their hands full. They have marine alerts for the floating containers. You would not want to hit one of those, especially at speed. Some of the containers were supposed to have auto parts?
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The Coast Guard in both countries will have their hands full. They have marine alerts for the floating containers. You would not want to hit one of those, especially at speed. Some of the containers were supposed to have auto parts?
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Pictures online of the West Coast of Vancouver Island with new fridges cluttering the beaches. Best place for them. I've experience with a Chinese fridge.
 

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Paid MSRP, 44,5 (2021 Limited) so they gave us the break on the trade in. but now all the dealers are chargning "market price" which is MSRP + how much more they think they can get..seems to be about 1 to 1,5K

*took a few weeks to come in, bought it when it was in "transit" but dealer said at the time, which was several weeks ago, that shippments in are becoming more and more scarce...heck our neighbors ordered a GMC P/U back in March and not even a VIN generated yet)
 

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Definitely a dealers' market right now, new and used...
 

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My wife just traded in her Crosstrek for a Ascent, we paid 22,5 for it, MSRP was 24,5 they gave is 24,5 and they are now selling it for 27,9 (2018 Premium with 13K miles)


Crazy!
i bought my sport in may and got a great deal. if you can find a similar sport now it would cost you at least $4k more, and that was a month or so ago. you made out all right but if you don't have a desirable trade-in just walk in backwards
 

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A friend just texted me from a nearby Subaru dealer: I'm at the Subaru dealer and they only have one Crosstrek and it's in the showroom which has been sold to a woman in Georgia because there are none in Georgia available there. A wait for a new Subaru is now 3-4 months.
The market is insane right now & it’s likely to continue for some time. Just checked cargurus.com in my local area. Most used 2019 Crosstrek’s are selling for $5k+ from what I paid just 6 months ago. I read online today that the chip manufacturer’s want to build factories here in the US, but want the government to pay for all the construction costs & tax breaks!
 

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The market is insane right now & it’s likely to continue for some time. Just checked cargurus.com in my local area. Most used 2019 Crosstrek’s are selling for $5k+ from what I paid just 6 months ago. I read online today that the chip manufacturer’s want to build factories here in the US, but want the government to pay for all the construction costs & tax breaks!
well they moved the fabs overseas to save money so of course they want someone else to pay for it :ROFLMAO:
 

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Yawn...I don't worry about Subaru supply issues or any car manufacture for that matter. The market will settle down. When? Who knows. Just enjoy what you have and be grateful you have something that takes you from point A to B.
 

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Yawn...I don't worry about Subaru supply issues or any car manufacture for that matter. The market will settle down. When? Who knows. Just enjoy what you have and be grateful you have something that takes you from point A to B.
Yeah, it doesn't make sense for anyone to buy a brand new car right now when it's such a dealer's market. Unless your current car just got totaled. And if you're on a lease that's just ending you'd do well to buy it out that let the dealer sell it to some other schmuck for a huge markup.

If you have a trade it's no quite so bad as you'd get more for your used car. However, I looked into this recently and with the high sales tax we pay here it would cost $13K for us to trade up from our low mileage, pristine Limited to a '21 Limited. Makes no sense at all to spend that kind of money to replace a car that's essentially as good as new anyway.
 
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