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Hi I have a ascent touring in black on pre order. Trying to add asscessories such as the exterior auto dimming mirrors, dealer says the touring is fully loaded and I don’t need to add anything at all. Does anyone know if this is true at all? I had another rep from the same dealership text me about adding things. Thanks
 

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Those accessories are def not included on the touring or any Subaru trim and need to be added to the order. Check back with the dealer and if they won’t add them to the order at least get them to honor the factory install cost which i think is cheaper than if the dealer does it.
 

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dealer says the touring is fully loaded and I don’t need to add anything at all
Let me be perfectly blunt.

He's an idiot.

So far I have, on average, added $1,000 - $1,500 in accessories to every Touring I've ordered for customers. Between mirrors, trailer hitches, remote starts - even the simple things like rear bumper covers - accessories have to be added.
 

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Let me be perfectly blunt.

He's an idiot.

So far I have, on average, added $1,000 - $1,500 in accessories to every Touring I've ordered for customers. Between mirrors, trailer hitches, remote starts - even the simple things like rear bumper covers - accessories have to be added.
My dealer keeps saying they don't have the official accessory list for the Touring model and that they don't want to add accessories until they can confirm what is available.


Any idea on when the latest date will be to add options for those who are expecting the Late May/early June delivery? Should I tell them what options I want now? I don't think the dealership is trying to screw me but I want to make sure the accessories I want come from the factory.
 

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I don't know when the deadline is, but if you already know which accessories you want, I don't see why you wouldn't order them now.

My dealer keeps saying they don't have the official accessory list for the Touring model and that they don't want to add accessories until they can confirm what is available.


Any idea on when the latest date will be to add options for those who are expecting the Late May/early June delivery? Should I tell them what options I want now? I don't think the dealership is trying to screw me but I want to make sure the accessories I want come from the factory.
 

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My dealer keeps saying they don't have the official accessory list for the Touring model and that they don't want to add accessories until they can confirm what is available.


Any idea on when the latest date will be to add options for those who are expecting the Late May/early June delivery? Should I tell them what options I want now? I don't think the dealership is trying to screw me but I want to make sure the accessories I want come from the factory.
Then tell your dealer to get the list. I have the official list, and ordered by part number via my dealer. All my options/accessories have been added to my Touring order. There are a LOT of options for the Touring.

Or, talk to another dealer?

I'm not in a position where I can share the internal options list, but perhaps someone who works for Subaru or a Subaru dealership can forward you one.
 

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I don't know when the deadline is, but if you already know which accessories you want, I don't see why you wouldn't order them now.
IIRC, it is best to order them ASAP, before the car starts being built, so that SIA installs them during the build, before the car is shipped to the dealer. Cheaper that way.

So, yeah, I'd push in those options ASAP.
 

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My dealer keeps saying they don't have the official accessory list for the Touring model and that they don't want to add accessories until they can confirm what is available.


Any idea on when the latest date will be to add options for those who are expecting the Late May/early June delivery? Should I tell them what options I want now? I don't think the dealership is trying to screw me but I want to make sure the accessories I want come from the factory.
Two questions.

Where in the U.S. are you? If you're in the northeast (as if, SNE or SDC territory), then I could see where your dealer may not have the information. The rest of us have had this information since the middle of February, when orders opened. (I did my first order literally two hours after they opened - I had noticed the pricing announcement, but missed the orders opening announcement, so my managers asked me why I was waiting. Called all my customers right then, first couple was in PDQ.)

And there is no Late May / early June delivery. First orders are for July delivery. And we're all sold out of those, so we're now taking orders for August. (And those will be gone by mid March for us, I expect, so then we're on to September delivery.) I anticipate that they will start actual production in late May, at a very slow tack time while they're making sure the bugs are worked out, and then ramp it up to full speed after about a week. And even if a car is built the first week of June, it still takes up to 3 - 4 weeks for it to actually get to the dealership, due to rail and truck freight times. Once things get fully going, I expect we'll see the standard 7 - 8 weeks from date of order until date of delivery ... but first, we'll have to supply the initial demand, and that is going to take a LONG time.
 

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I'm not in a position where I can share the internal options list, but perhaps someone who works for Subaru or a Subaru dealership can forward you one.
It's still listed as confidential. Having said that, basically it's all the standard stuff you expect. Hitch, remote start, body side moldings, rear bumper cover, door edge guards, rear seat back protectors, wheel locks, splash guards, etc. The only thing you cannot add to a new order right now is the cross rails for the roof.
 

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Factory Accessory Options:

Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
USB Charging Ports (adds 2 to the rear)
Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass
Auto-Dimming Mirror with Compass and Homelink (standard on all but base model and standard premium model)
Cargo Cover
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray
Cargo Separator
Remote Engine Starter - Key Start
Remote Engine Starter - Push Start
Sunshade
Sunshade - 3rd Row Windows
All-Weather Floor Liners
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light (Requires an Auto Dimming Interior Mirror)
Body Side Molding
Door Edge Guards
Rear Bumper Cover
Rear Seatback Protector
Splash Guards
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Leather Shift Knob - CVT (Standard on all but base model)
Footwell Illumination Kit
Side Sill Plate
Cross Bars - Aero
Trailer Hitch
 

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These are the accessory options and their codes for the Touring. I posted these in another thread.

Ascent - KCG - 31 - C - AY1

Accessories - Applies to Touring.

$241.00 (09U) Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror with Approach Light
$120.00 (0BZ) Rear Bumper Cover
$168.00 (0C6) Splash Guards
$499.00 (0C7) Trailer Hitch
$201.00 (0CA) Cross Bars – AeroComponent 0CA may not be added to new orders
$85.00 (0CC) Cargo Net
$81.00 (0CD) Cargo Tray
$459.00 (OCE) Cargo Separator
$92.00 (0CH) Rear Seatback Protector
$133.00 (0CI) Side Sill Plate
$52.00 (0CK) Sunshade – 3rd Row
$411.00 (0CY) Remote Engine Starter – Push Start
$230.00 (0D1) USB Charging Ports
$272.00 (0M0) Body Side Molding (Abyss Blue Pearl - code might be different for another color)
$76.00 (0MB) Sunshade
$162.00 (0MD) Door Edge Guards (Abyss Blue Pearl - code might be different for another color)
$132.00 (0MP) All-Weather Floor Liners
$81.00 (H8B) Wheel Locks – Alloy

Packages
$742.00 (AAC) (09U 0BZ 0CD 0MP 0C6) Popular Package #2
$867.00 (AAD) (09U 0BZ 0CD 0CH 0MP 0CA) Popular Package #3. Component AAD may not be added to new orders.
 

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Two questions.

Where in the U.S. are you? If you're in the northeast (as if, SNE or SDC territory), then I could see where your dealer may not have the information. The rest of us have had this information since the middle of February, when orders opened. (I did my first order literally two hours after they opened - I had noticed the pricing announcement, but missed the orders opening announcement, so my managers asked me why I was waiting. Called all my customers right then, first couple was in PDQ.)

And there is no Late May / early June delivery. First orders are for July delivery. And we're all sold out of those, so we're now taking orders for August. (And those will be gone by mid March for us, I expect, so then we're on to September delivery.) I anticipate that they will start actual production in late May, at a very slow tack time while they're making sure the bugs are worked out, and then ramp it up to full speed after about a week. And even if a car is built the first week of June, it still takes up to 3 - 4 weeks for it to actually get to the dealership, due to rail and truck freight times. Once things get fully going, I expect we'll see the standard 7 - 8 weeks from date of order until date of delivery ... but first, we'll have to supply the initial demand, and that is going to take a LONG time.
I'm in Baltimore, Maryland so I'm not sure what territory that would be in. I have heard late May/ early June from two different dealerships in my area. The third said they expected demo models to come in early May but they would not be for sale.


How late can accessories be added? Really the only thing I need to the trailer hitch. I plan on buying husky floor mats later.


Also what options do you highly recommend and why?
 

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I ordered the auto dimming exterior mirrors so I don’t get blinded by the idiots around here that think high beams are for city driving, splash guards because it’s a really rainy climate and they use sand/gravel instead of salt on the roads, and a rear bumper protector so I don’t scratch the paint loading the car. Oh and a trailer hitch.
 

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Also what options do you highly recommend and why?
ACCESSORIES! Not options. (Sorry, that's a pet peeve of mine.)

Rear Bumper Cover, Rear seat back protectors, all weather floor liners (ours are now designed such that they look almost like a Weathertech), rear cargo tray

As for why - protect the bumper top, protect the carpeted backs of the seats (my wife put a hole in our Forester with a table), protect the floor, and again, protect the carpet in the back.

Body side moldings and door edge guards are good if you're in a windy state where other people will let their door slam open against your car (parking lot dings) or if your door gets slammed open into a brick wall.

I had remote start put on my wife's Forester as a Christmas present for her, she uses it in both summer and winter to cool it down or warm it up. I don't have a trailer hitch on ours because of what MY daily driver is ... full sized F-150 that already has a hitch on it. (I'm a woodworker as my hobby, and you just can't get a full sized sheet of plywood (or an antique china hutch that you refinish) inside our Forester.)
 

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ACCESSORIES! Not options. (Sorry, that's a pet peeve of mine.)

Rear Bumper Cover, Rear seat back protectors, all weather floor liners (ours are now designed such that they look almost like a Weathertech), rear cargo tray

As for why - protect the bumper top, protect the carpeted backs of the seats (my wife put a hole in our Forester with a table), protect the floor, and again, protect the carpet in the back.

Body side moldings and door edge guards are good if you're in a windy state where other people will let their door slam open against your car (parking lot dings) or if your door gets slammed open into a brick wall.

I had remote start put on my wife's Forester as a Christmas present for her, she uses it in both summer and winter to cool it down or warm it up. I don't have a trailer hitch on ours because of what MY daily driver is ... full sized F-150 that already has a hitch on it. (I'm a woodworker as my hobby, and you just can't get a full sized sheet of plywood (or an antique china hutch that you refinish) inside our Forester.)
Haha sorry but to me they options and accessories are the same if they are coming from the dealership. Although I have been trying to get it straight


I was thinking about the rear bumper guard, cargo tray, and seatback protectors so I'll see about getting those added along with the trailer hitch.


Are the floor mats decent? I heard someone else say they don't have enough depth to really trap snow.


For body molding I park in a garage at my house and at work. With a new car I'll be parking far away from everyone for a while. No reason for remote start for me either as I would use it very infrequently.


Thanks for letting me know what you would recommend as an outdoor person I really think the interior rubber is important to protect the vehicle.
 

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Are the floor mats decent? I heard someone else say they don't have enough depth to really trap snow.
Our floor mats used to be just regular floor mats. But what we've done, if you look at the Outbacks, is change to a floor liner that actually has some depth to it. It's my understanding that's what's going to be in the Ascent.
 
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