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Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon

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  • kevin111kevin111 Posts: 991
    Assuming it is mainly steady driving with very little stop and go.

    70 mph is a good speed to cruise at. RPMs are just below 3000. You should be able to get excellent gas mileage at that speed!

    Was able to get 26 cruising between 74-84 mph.
  • bkaiser1bkaiser1 Posts: 464
    I just passed 17k miles on my 04 wagon this weekend, and have consistently seen about 25mpg on the highway (at about 75mph or so). In-town tanks with no highway driving are around 19-20mpg.

    CA gas will always return lower economy for me...by 1-2mpg at least. I commute between Sacto (CA) and Reno (NV) frequently and the difference in economy between the tanks filled in CA and the ones in Nevada are noticable.

    Brian
  • oneduckstwooneduckstwo Posts: 34
    Does anyone have any advice on purchasing an extended service plan? I have a 4 year loan on a used 02 wagon with 34k on it and would like to be covered as much as possible for the loan period at least. Basically, are they worth it?

    Also, I think I have noticed the clutch "judder" I see mentioned everywhere but it seems to be only on very cold mornings which we don't really have very often in Los Angeles. Has anyone had any problem getting theirs replaced b/c of dealers not wanting to fix it? Thanks.
  • KCRam@EdmundsKCRam@Edmunds Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,496
    If you qualify for a factory (SOA) plan, get it. The third-party plans have been taking a beating after the various collapses of the reinsurers that back the policies, and many people have been left holding some very expensive pieces of paper that used to be service contracts.

    kcram
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  • cptpltcptplt Posts: 1,075
    If you are only planning on keeping the car for 4 years don't forget your powertrain warranty is 5yrs/60K.
    I am a firm believer in ext warranties but always get the manufacturers and not an aftermarket.This is esp true for less reliable makes but even for my 98 Legacy I got my money back double from my 6/100 warranty as I essentially got a new a/c out of Subaru plus various other stuff. Most decent dealers treat you much better too with a factory warranty - I had my timing belt replaced under warranty as the delaer told SOA it was "damaged" by the oil leak they were fixing under the warranty. There are websites where dealers will sell you a Subaru ext warranty for 30% + off "MSRP".
  • nixomosenixomose Posts: 95
    I've started experiencing the clutch shudder you guys have been mentioning. Seems to be worse in or after rain.
    Given the grief I got from subaru about my stupid mirror problem I can't really see them giving a hoot about my clutch problems.
    I also just got a recall notice about the cruise control cable falling out of its track and pulling on the accelarator cable and not letting go, thus causing the audi accelaration problem.
    hasn't happened to me. Anybody experience this yet?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    STi can beat an EVO in a straight line, no replacement for displacement. Plus that 6 speed.

    Mitsu will soon sell an MR version with more power and a 6 speed, to better match the STi.

    -juice
  • volkovvolkov Posts: 1,302
    So you think people in stock Audis, Bimmers or GTI's don't feel horrified when dusted by a Subaru.... wagon?
    Sounds like an Evo my friend, can't beleive you don't know of it. Given a certain street-race glorifying film, you'll find more people who know the particulars of that pocket rocket than a WRX or STi.
    It's probably the one true apples to apples competitor of the STi, so get over it. Of course this is coming from a guy who is still trying to come to grips with a Ford Focus dominating the Subie in WRC.

    Nicholas
  • p0926p0926 Posts: 4,423
    Mitsu will soon sell an MR version with more power and a 6 speed, to better match the STi.

    Assuming they remain in business that long... ;-)

    -Frank P
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Touche!

    -juice
  • ozman62ozman62 Posts: 229
    didn't Subaru win the last rally? They just released the new version car, reputedly with a much better powerband, and it's a long season. Have faith ;-)
    Owen
  • volkovvolkov Posts: 1,302
    Yeah, and if someone had double-checked a battery terminal, Peter almost certainly would have won Mexico. Haven't lost faith yet, don't worry. Just worried that some little old lady in a Focus is gonna pull up next to me and ask,"Isn't the fast version of your car losing to a Focus in WRC?

    Nicholas
  • oneduckstwooneduckstwo Posts: 34
    I'm becoming convinced of the Subaru Gold Plus plan (probably 6/80000 since it starts from the original purchase date of Oct. 01) but where do I find these "internet prices"...all I have is the booklet from Subaru and it's $1370. I checked my local "stellar performer" dealer site and couldn't find anything. Running out of time though... I'm afraid the dealer might give me the run around about the clutch shudder since my 3yr/36k is very nearly up. thanks for the info.
  • p0926p0926 Posts: 4,423
    Call around to several local dealerships, tell them you're considering buying the Subaru Gold Plus plan and ask for a quote on their "best" price.

    -Frank P
  • cptpltcptplt Posts: 1,075
    subaruwrxparts.com (a New England dealer) still do Subaru Gold plans (but they don't seem to list zero deductible prices but you could probably call them up). I got mine from subaruwarranty.com but they seem to have disappeared but there is a subaru-warranty.com which is a IL dealer
  • KCRam@EdmundsKCRam@Edmunds Mt. Arlington NJPosts: 3,496
    Folks, keep in mind that it is against the Town Hall Membership Agreement to discuss/promnote illegal activity such as street racing and triple-digit speeding. Posts on this subject have been removed, and do not bring it up again!

    Thanks
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  • volkovvolkov Posts: 1,302
    So you'll have to help me out here. Based on the posts you've deleted and the ones you've left, it is obviously inappropriate to accuse someone of street racing or to discuss the possible hypocrisy of criticising someone else. BUT it's okay to post about redlining in 4th trying to outrun another car on a public road.
    Just so I get it straight.
    Maybe I should lower the sarcasm a little and suggest you retrace the thread and its origins. Methinks you have a little more tidying to do if the rules are being applied.
    Nicholas
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Nicholas is right. I guess that this site DOES promote street racing, since they allow post # 5186 to stand. It's a shame...

    As I said before KEEP IT ON THE TRACK. 4th gear at redline = well over 100mph in a populated area. Hopefully the host and the person posting that in the first place never has their family injured or killed by such street racing/displays of speed.

    -mike
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,652
    Give it a rest. As Frank said, I doubt anyone here believes that you've reformed. And no this site does not condone racing, nor does anyone here either.

    Bob
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    It does promote street racing, by allowing such posts and discussions of excessive speed on public roads.

    Glad that EVERYONE on here knows that I HAVEN'T reformed.

    When was the last time anyone on this board was in my car or in my presence driving? I can count 2 people on here who have seen me driving lately and both will attest that it's not excessively over the limit.

    Why is it always acceptable for others to post up about antics that are DANGEROUS yet whenever I point out how dangerous it is, everyone say "Oh mike let it go, leave him be"

    May none of YOUR FAMILY get hurt by these psychos out there doing over 100mph....

    I don't want to hear anyone on here post up "oh my kid was injured in an accident due to excessive speed of another, please feel bad for me, please help them" When you sit here and condone it by NOT pointing out the dangers.

    -mike
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