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MY sons 05 impreza was just diagnosed with having all of the coolant hoses in a state of needing replacement and the dealer will not replace them under the warranty:
Recently had the radiator replaced 2 weeks ago due to a rear ender. Car came back from the shop fine. a week later oine of the coolant hoses ruptured. Car is towed to dealership. Insurance company gets involved and rules out the body shop. they tested the coolant and it was fine. Dealer says that since my son had an aftermarket air intake and blow off valve, the warranty is not valid. they quote $1200 to replace all the hoses, as they are swollen and are cracking from the inside out. My son has not changed or added anything to the radiator since he purchased this car new in July 05.
I don't believe that the blow off valve or intake has anything to do with the condition of the coolant hoses. Subaru corporate customer service agrees with the dealer.
They've been known to drain the gear oil out of Subies instead of the engine oil.
ateixeira, "Subaru Crew - Future Models II" #18319, 13 Sep 2006 8:42 am
The new model is rumored to be based on a shortened current Legacy. If that's true, might there also be a Legacy STI? I sure hope they offer an STI wagon, preferably a Legacy.
It's true—and not that much shorter either. I also expect it to be a lot more refined than the current model. Think Legacy, Jr.
Vehicles equipped with the Haldex system do not have a center differential and function solely with sensors/hydraulic transfer clutches. It is similar to the cheaper (non-VTD) Subaru EAT AWD system, which too lacks a Center Diff and function with sensors/Hydraulic transfer clutches. These function like a front-wheel-drive most of the time. I think even VW used it in some of their cheaper 'Quattro' setups. Just an aside.
The Subaru manual AWD system (all except STi) has a Viscous Center diff that allows a 50/50 front/rear power distribution. The VTD equipped EAT Subarus (and stick-shift STi) have a Planetary Gear Center Diff and Transfer clutches that allow a 45/55 f/r power distribution (slightly different default distibution in the STi). So purely from an AWD perspective, I like the Subaru system (with Center diff) better. But I guess the Mazda has been tuned by its designers to handle extremely well, in-spite of its part-time AWD system.
I still prefer that the rear axle get some power at all times, though.
I DROVE IT AND I WANT IT.
I have not been investigating deals. Are there any out there for trade-ups or other incentives that are worth considering? I need something to rationalize buying something I don't need.
Thanks for any thoughts.
enjoy. i still love my 06
I'll also be picking your brains for dicsussion suggestions for the Subaru vehicle groups as we reorganize the forums. Your input and assistance is greatly appreciated!
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You must be looking at the auto? Forester manual (same chassis) has 2,400 lb, but 2,000 w/auto.
Here in the Subaru Impreza Group you will now find discussions such as:
New Subaru Impreza Owners - Give Us Your Report!
Subaru Impreza Test Drive - What Did You Think?
Subaru Impreza Real World MPG Numbers
How Much Can My WRX Wagon Carry?
Subaru Impreza Accesories & Modifications
Changes You'd Like To See in the Subaru Impreza
to mention a few.
You will also now notice the Subaru Impreza Maintenance & Repair Folder which you can find above the list of discussions on the main group page. In that folder you will find the "problems" discussions set up to cover the major areas where you may have a question or problem, such as:
Subaru Impreza Engine Issues
Subaru Impreza Brake Questions
Subaru Impreza Tire/Wheel Questions
When you are ready to post, please check the discussion list for the appropriate place for your comment or question. If you have a question or issue that doesn't yet have a discussion set up for it, please use the Add A Discussion link to create a new one. This is especially true of comparison discussions. Rather than try to set up all the possible combinations of vehciles you may be shopping beforehand, these will come up as users create them for vehicles they are comparison shopping.
There will be a bit of dust until we get things moved around, but we're getting there.
Thanks for your help in making this group a great source of information on the Impreza.