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2012 Subaru Impreza

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    That's 8 weeks, 6-8 weeks to order to I'd go today. :shades:
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,464
    I agree. I don't think you can redeem the certificates (Philly coupon or Bucks) until the dealer takes inventory of the car (often can be done when the car is issued a VIN and MCO), which means if it takes a full eight weeks, you'd be cutting that 4/4 expiration date pretty close.
  • steine13steine13 Posts: 2,411
    It's true there's a $500 annual limit per card....
    However, there's no problem getting another card. I've got one, and my wife's got another one. To be sure we can use them, I got them both in my name, adding her to the second one, but in reality we keep 'em separate.

    That way, it can add up siginificantly.
    Cheers -Mathias
  • Hi, I have a 2012 CVT hatch with the Yokohama Avid S33 All Seasons in 205/55 R16. Since I bought the car in early January the outside temperature was between -20 C and -5C (-4 F to 23 F). At these temperatures and speeds of 80 km/h (50 mph) and up the car felt like running on rough pavement (like those made with small cobble stones protruding from the surface). Yesterday it was +5 C (41 F) for the first time since I have the car and all that roughness disappeared, it ran smooth as silk. Today it was -5 C (23 F) again, and she felt rough again. I am thinking tires being possibly too stiff at colder temps (even though they are designated all seasons). Has anyone else noticed that? Tire pressure is o.k., lug nuts are torqued correctly. Other than that it is a great vehicle and I love to drive it. The dealer even gave me a free snow-drifting session using the demonstrator they had :) Thank you.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,464
    Tires will do that, but it generally doesn't become noticeable until closer to -20F. If yours is doing it at temps just under freezing, I'd say those tires will not be the best for winter use....
  • The more I drive my Impreza, the more I love it! The thing I love most right now are how comfortable the seats are! My commute is not the longest but these seats make me wish it were!
    How about you?
  • The seats are very good. I was worried too because the seats in our Forester are pretty lousy.
    Here's some stuff I like:
    the trip clock
    the radio controls on the steering wheel
    the big side-mirrors
  • All season tires freeze up or stiffen at 7 degrees C and less. That is where your getting the driving on Flintstones wheels feeling. A dedicated winter tire is made to stay soft at below freezing temperatures.

    The "all season" tag means the tire meets the bare minimum traction for dry, wet and snowy conditions.
  • tyguytyguy ColoradoPosts: 825
    It's hard to pick just one feature, but if pressed, I'd probably go with the spacious and usable interior. The cargo and legroom are fantastic for the class and allow us to get great gas mileage and still meet our family volume needs.
  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    I'm still deciding on the vehicle to replace but now that I found out that we get a discount from work on the Subaru its looking more and more likely it will be the vehicle.

    My question is.....
    Has anyone had any pinstriping done on the Sport Limited / Premium? It has been narrowed down to either the Ice Silver (1st choice), Marine Blue (2nd choice). I'm thinking a nice Honolulu Blue over Black on the Ice Silver and on the Marine Blue it would be a Silver over Black.

    Other question I'm kicking around is I'm trying to to figure out what the cars name would end up being. I have always named my cars and it usually isn't till after I purchase it, but a name give it some personallity. Anyone in the forum name their Impreza 5-door?

    Odie
  • kanjiikanjii Posts: 99
    Back in 1991 when I purchased a Honda Civic DX, I had the dealer remove the standard pinstriping. I noticed it fading on other cars which had it so I didn't want it on my car.
  • paopao Posts: 1,867
    if you opt for a pin strip....go to an aftermarket shop to get it done...the dealer will charge you 4 times the amount to get it done...most export the work to the local tint shop anyway....go there yourself and save $$....the last time I had pinstripe done was for a 06 Pontiac Solstice....$50 for a twin line down both sides and ends.....
  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    They told me they have guys inn their body shop that specialize in it and they would do it at no charge if I purchased the car there. If I was going to have it done elsewhere, I would splurge and go for the free-hand painnt over the tape anyway. The paint always looks so much better and can have alot more done.

    Odie
  • Have any of you installed the normal looking mud flaps on your 2012 Impreza 5 dr Sport Premium? Accessory book says ONLY the aero flaps will work on this car, but I saw the normal painted Subaru flaps on a new Sport Premium at the dealer. The aero flaps are more expensive.
  • I have the 2012 Sport Prem with the lower profile 17" rims. I'm in MN. Been driving the past few days in temps of 15(F) BELOW zero to about 30(F) above zero. I don't have any issues with the tires. Sure, at 15 below the rubber is stiffer but the car wasn't any worse riding than any other car I've owned driven at that temp. That being said, I've been used to driving in cold temps like this for so many years maybe I don't even notice the tires anymore.
  • Overkill on the Ventureshield.
  • I'm considering Rally Armor mud flaps when they become available instead of those Aero style ones.
  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    I checked all the 5-doors and Sports at 2 dealers up here near Hershey, Pa and everyone of them had the Yokohama AVID S34D's on them. According to Tirerack.com these are horrible tires in anything not dry. These are the same tires that are stock on the Mazda3 and from the people I know that have the 3's, they could not wait to get new tires. From what I've heard they wore out way to fast and didn't handle worth crap.

    If I do purchase the Impreza Sport I'm going to push for different tires. I know with the 205/50 R17 I'm kinda limited to what I can get.

    Odie
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,663
    The tires were probably selected because they help achieve EPA numbers.

    Bob
  • kanjiikanjii Posts: 99
    Ya, the yokohamas scared me also, but after driving in the rain, I had no problems with them at all. Tire rack reviews were all from Mazda owners, so these tires suck on fwd cars. On awd cars, I think they work great. I put a review on it and gave it positive review. Hope it showed up.
    :)
  • paopao Posts: 1,867
    there have been several comments over on the NASIOC forum about the A34s, bottomline seems to be if you have never had snow tires before.....they do fine as an all season tire.....4500 miles on mine so far...and they have done fine through several downpours and about 2 inches of snow..most of said they are OK for everyday driving and some snow.....

    as far as performance tire....I relate that back to is the Impreza a true performance car...its not the WRX/STI...so for an small economy AWD sedan or hatch back.....they do fine...IMHO...

    I personally think the term Impreza Sport is a little misleading...that simply means you get a roof rack, two tone paint options, and different rims...otherwise the entire Impreza line is exactly the same to include specs....

    if you have the $$ to change out the tires..by all means....by I dont personally see the need to do it.....
  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    I'm not concerned with the rainn and snow performance as I am with how they will handle Pennsylvania Road Conditions. You know the type of road where PennDOT only puts up a sign "Bump" when a sink hole is starting and it dips enough to make you car hop like a bunny, or pot holes big enough to swallow a VW Bug. I will do the same thing I did with the OEM Goodyears I had on both my Escape and Pilot and will stop at the Tire shop that sells the tires and have the Road Hazzard Warrenty pro-rated and added to the tires. Saved me a bunch on the OEM tires on the Pilot when they wore out after 20k and got full replacement for free with Wrangler Silent Armors.

    Odie
  • Just an FYI. I've always refilled my cars at 1/4 to 1/8 of a tank of fuel on the standard analog gauge.

    The gas light illuminated at about 1000' from the gas station, it was on 1 tick of the display as well. I was planning to get gas at that station anyway.

    So it filled up with 12.6 (12.599 on the pump). With the tank being 14.6 gallons, if the gas light is linked to actual level in the tank, that would mean it comes on at 2 gallons left.

    (for the record that was 30.5 MPG on this tank)
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    PA roads are brutal, I'll attest to that...
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Sounds about right, 2 gallons = low fuel.

    On my Forester the low fuel light goes on with 2.3 gallons left, but the tank's a bit bigger.
  • I was wondering about this. I calculated closer to 2 gallons as well and not the 2.5 the dealer told me and I believe that is listed in the manual.
  • mmyk72mmyk72 Posts: 67
    Great info!!! Save us all on guess work (that's when I eventually get the car).
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,464
    I guess it is a matter of perspective. I have always found Pennsylvania roads to be quite pleasant.

    Here in Alaska, they don't even bother putting up a "Bump" sign unless you're likely to catch two feet of air at the speed limit! Generally, they just put up a sign at the start of the highway that says "dips next 400 miles." I'm still not sure whether they're referring to the road surface or the drivers using it. :P
  • kanjiikanjii Posts: 99
    My light came on with 5 gallons left in my '06 Xterra. :confuse:
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    It uses twice as much gas...same remaining range! ;)
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