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    Cool New 2019 RT Limited on the way

    After almost two years with my 2014 ST, my first Spyder, I decided that I wanted something more suitable for long rides. Can-Am sent me an email about their rebates on 2019 models, with the highest amount on the RT Limited. BUT... there were none of those available locally so I did some research.

    I found a lot of useful information on this site, of course! Thanks to the discussions here, I ended up making the purchase from iMotorsports. They offered me the best trade-in value for my ST and with the Can-Am rebate, I got an excellent deal on the new 2019. As some others have noted, not everything went as smoothly as I might wish, but at this point everything is going according to plan. I'm waiting for build and delivery on the new RT right now.

    Should I have bit the bullet and bought a 2020? Maybe but the $6-7k difference in price made the choice obvious to me. I'll update this thread once I have the new ryde in my garage. If you're in the market for a low-mileage (4k) black 2014 ST, look for it on iMotorsports site in the near future.

    Thanks to all the contributors for the resources I've found here at SpyderLovers.

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    Congratulations on your new ride!
    I would have done the same call as you, sure the latest model is usually nice, but a 2019 for 6-7k less I think is a great deal!

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    I also bought my 2019 F3L from iMotorsports. There were a couple closer dealers, but, they did not come close to the right price.

    Glad to hear they also treated you right.

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    Previously : 2008 GS-SM5 (silver), 2009 RS-SE5 (red), 2010 RT-S Premier Editon #474 (black) 2011 RT A&C SE5 (magnesium). 6 Spyders, 11 years, 167,000 miles


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    I am also waiting on my 2019 from imotorsports. My new one is Blue. I have been waiting for almost a month. I am disappointed with their lack of communication.

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    Blue was my first choice but they didn't have one with the Chrome package. I did get an Asphalt Gray, a color I think contrasts nicely with the shiny bits.

    Good luck, I've had to be persistent but so far that's paid off. Will add to the thread as things happen.
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    Buying out of state and shipping is the longest/ difficult part Not to mention taxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RideOn View Post
    Thanks to the discussions here, I ended up making the purchase from iMotorsports. They offered me the best trade-in value for my ST and with the Can-Am rebate, I got an excellent deal on the new 2019.
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    I note Jason from iMotorsports has recently looked at this thread. Maybe that will get the delivery going faster.

    Mine arrived within 30 minutes of when they said it would be at my home. No kidding.

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    I'm sure I saw some blurb on iMotorsports site that said you had to be present to sign the paperwork in order for them to ship for free? No?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    I also bought my 2019 F3L from iMotorsports. There were a couple closer dealers, but, they did not come close to the right price.

    Glad to hear they also treated you right.
    Wow! I got the email and pics sent out. So I'll see what happens next. I called the only two dealerships (But with 6 stores between them) in this area to gloat and the one that right here where they come across the boarder can't beleave they got them up there and are willing to ship them for free back here! The dealer in ABQ NM has one but can't seem to understand how to get it to me (250 mi) and the TX plates!

    I told them you recommended me. I never thought to look on our own site! Thanks I had to repeat this here. Even if I don't get it. Just to hear someone say yes we can! I might pass out! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by MONK View Post
    I'm sure I saw some blurb on iMotorsports site that said you had to be present to sign the paperwork in order for them to ship for free? No?
    Absolutely, positively NO. My check got transferred by bank transfer. All the paperwork was signed by e-mail and final signatures took place in my back yard. The shipping was FREE as advertised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRay View Post
    Wow! I got the email and pics sent out. So I'll see what happens next. I called the only two dealerships (But with 6 stores between them) in this area to gloat and the one that right here where they come across the boarder can't beleave they got them up there and are willing to ship them for free back here! The dealer in ABQ NM has one but can't seem to understand how to get it to me (250 mi) and the TX plates!

    I told them you recommended me. I never thought to look on our own site! Thanks I had to repeat this here. Even if I don't get it. Just to hear someone say yes we can! I might pass out! lol
    Just for everyone's information, since I am a site moderator:

    I have no affiliation with iMoto. My many comments in the past six months are from a happy customer only. I get nothing for the comments I have made, and I love my new F3.
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    When are you suppose to get yours? Mine is still 2 to 3 weeks out. I think I may cancel my deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MONK View Post
    I'm sure I saw some blurb on iMotorsports site that said you had to be present to sign the paperwork in order for them to ship for free? No?
    That notice says it applies to new Polaris Slingshots and Indians, but doesn't mention Can-Am.

    My deal has no shipping charges added, and I'm a long way from Chicago!
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    I haven't been given a date yet. So, yes, "the waiting is the hardest part" as Tom Petty sang.

    We shall see what happens, but I'm hoping for the best. I was told two to three weeks.
    Last edited by RideOn; 06-27-2020 at 02:34 PM. Reason: Added delivery estimate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ndspyderlover View Post
    When are you suppose to get yours? Mine is still 2 to 3 weeks out. I think I may cancel my deal.
    Give your salesman or someone higher a call. Tell them you need a delivery date or you may have to cancel the deal. I bet they will come up with a date and time. One thing different from my delivery though, that was pre-Covid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    Just for everyone's information, since I am a site moderator:

    I have no affiliation with iMoto. My many comments in the past six months are from a happy customer only. I get nothing for the comments I have made, and I love my new F3.
    I told them so they could say thank you. Affiliation or not I would never of even thought to have the talk with them without the help. Besides I already said mine so I think it's their turn to "Kneel before Zod!" LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by happyspyder2039 View Post
    Buying out of state and shipping is the longest/ difficult part Not to mention taxes.
    I hear ya! Been waiting since June 8th for my 2018 RTL being shipped from Ann Arbor to Salt Lake City. This Monday, the 29th, is their "delivered no later than" date. Don't think they're gong to make that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARtraveler View Post
    Give your salesman or someone higher a call. Tell them you need a delivery date or you may have to cancel the deal. I bet they will come up with a date and time. One thing different from my delivery though, that was pre-Covid.
    I guess I was trying to say that the nice way when I said I had to be persistent. When I looked at the email thread, it was 17 days from initial contact via trade-in request until I got the trade-in value and quote for the new RT. A couple days of that delay was on me to take and submit pics of the trade-in.


    Being patient for that period likely makes it a bit more difficult to sit on my hands and wait for delivery, but if the rest happens as expected it will be more than worth the wait.

    NDSpyder, you might want to contact Tim Walter, he's the head honcho.
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    I was told today they only needed to see if they could get it there before the 25th. (the only time I could get it without jumping too many hoops) This may work! oh my oh my! Breath deep breath deep.......


    And now after months Albuquerque 250 mi from me wants to see if they can do it. But they still have the same problem with there phones (they don't use'um)
    Last edited by SgtRay; 06-29-2020 at 02:59 PM. Reason: left out info
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    I contacted Tim and he said there s a problem with shipping. It is still 3 to 4 weeks out. Tim seemed real genuine. At least he gave me straight answers. My salesperson,s phone must be broken because he never returned calls. I would avoid Mike Kay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndspyderlover View Post
    I contacted Tim and he said there s a problem with shipping. It is still 3 to 4 weeks out. Tim seemed real genuine. At least he gave me straight answers. My salesperson,s phone must be broken because he never returned calls. I would avoid Mike Kay.
    I got 2 calls today and it seems I'm in the same boat. Boo hoo I hop it doesn't sink...
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    Angry Difficult news regarding delivery delays

    I have not heard anything further on my purchase, on which I paid the full balance due last week. I anticipated a reasonable delay, but I don't think 3 to 4 weeks is legitimately reasonable, especially when the customer has already been patient awhile. iMotorsports, according to their website, handles their own logistics. They do not promise any specific delivery but I was provided an estimate of 2 to 3 weeks; one of those weeks is almost gone.

    From the customer point of view, a 3 to 4 week delay means your first payment could end up due before you ever have the purchase in your possession. My only leverage at this point is that I am still in possession of the trade-in, but that is less than half the value of the purchase. I will be out a very large sum of money if they fail to deliver, although at this point we are still talking delay not failure.

    Will post updates when things change. Sorry to hear this news after trusting them with my purchase. If someone from the sales team would like to rebut, I think we'd all appreciate it.

    Thanks, Bob
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    Keep us posted.

    Remember that Covid is spiking again. If this is coming from IL, there may be some Covid issues.

    I called them at one week out from funds transfer and they gave me a date and time. They arrived within 30 minutes of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaCaMan View Post
    I hear ya! Been waiting since June 8th for my 2018 RTL being shipped from Ann Arbor to Salt Lake City. This Monday, the 29th, is their "delivered no later than" date. Don't think they're gong to make that.
    Out of curiosity, have you got your new RT yet?

    Even if you haven't...
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