New Fridge assist


Feb 7, 2005
Walla Walla State Pen
Starting a minor remodel of the kitchen and going to a 30" fridge. Looks like the choices are slim for the US: Northstar, Liebherr, and SubZ. Probably would have no problem buying the SubZ BUT: There is a "new model" coming next spring (a bit longer than I want to wait) that replaces the one I'm looking at (611/S). Not a lot of change but enough to make it a bit more appealling. I've researched this to death so hoping for someone on the inside that can tell me if the new model is going to be any more reliable or just way better overall making it worth the wait, etc.

Key considerations are:

Energy consumption
Quiet operation
SubZero quality produce storage

Tips on getting a 'pro deal' are also appreciated.