Ah hah! Possibly extra good new for me! The dealer by me isn't doing orders until the car is out... so I may be able to go order one in January and get it sooner then expected! I put my name in to be contacted when they are first available too. Woohoo!
PS: KMX! Do you know anyone at the tri-plex in cherry hill NJ?
Cherry Hill Mitsubishi isn't doing orders? Strange. I have a feeling they are trying the old 'pick one from what we got or wait 90 days' method. District reps have been pumping dealers' heads up that the car is in high demand and they can easily get 5k over sticker for them. I actually went to a competing Mitsubishi in Staten Island 'ghost shopping' for an Evo X. Went in wearing sweatpants and a sweatshirt with a hat. I wasn't even approached and had to flag someone down. As soon as I mentioned Evo X, they handed me a pamphlet and said to call them in January when the car was coming. The pamphlet was just a printout of what was on the Mitsu site on the 'Evo X Insider'. I asked what kind of vehicles they had coming in and they said they had no idea, but to call in January when the cars are here. I got a little agitated and took out 3 of my Mitsubishi keys and said, "I own a 2005 Lancer Evolution, a 2008 Lancer and a 1989 Mirage... I know you guys have a shipping manifest of what's coming in, and I'm not trying to break any balls, but I'd like to know if what I want is coming in?" The guy started giving me some speech about 'dignity and respect' and that no matter what I had, the Evo was a totally different vehicle and was only going to be owned by a select few. He said it was so rare, he's only getting 2 in. So I said, "Well Maywood Mitsubishi has 15 coming in the first shipment and they showed me exactly what they have coming in." He laughed and said, "Yeah, anyone can print up a sheet on Word and show it to you. I'm not here to lie to you or fill your head with fantastic dreams about this car. It's going to be that rare and if you're serious, you should call me in January."
I was astounded. I said, "How about I give you my number and you give me a call when you know what you're getting in?" He said, "I'd love to, but by the time I call you and you come in, they're probably going to be sold already, so it's best you give me a call first thing in January."
So I stood up, shook his hand and left. I do these little recon missions every once in a while to keep things in perspective. I like to play the customer role to keep my head clear about what it is a customer expects and wants. It's refreshing and keeps my feet on the ground.