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2012 Subaru Impreza



  • kanjiikanjii Posts: 99
    I bough the two tone black/grey and was very surprised and extremely happy the interior was black. White looked great too and may be my next color of choice next time around. :blush:
  • kanjiikanjii Posts: 99
    I feel ya camdoll. I fell in love with the sport when I first it too....lucky it came in at the right moment...I was so close to buying a Veloster until I heard it had the accent engine and then saw it at the auto show. After driving and owning an Impreza, I can't see myself in anything else.
  • camdollcamdoll Posts: 13
    That was the total price paid for the car without taxes/registration/title fees. Those fees are fixed and required by the state so I don't feel its fair to count it into the price of the vehicle IMO. There was a $75 title and registration processing fee "paid to the dealer". Is that what you are referring to? I'm a Washington resident but I bought the car in Portland. Not sure what Washington would charge for that.

    I did consider the tire cost. It was a painful decision but ultimately, I was set on buying the car that absolutely wanted without any compromise. And the 17"s are beautiful! Considering I drove a Protege around for years and am graduating with my BS in Biology this year, I figured I deserved it ;)

    When buying the car, I didn't have to haggle at all. I proved from the moment I walked on the lot that I knew what I was talking about, knew what I wanted, and did my research. I think the salesman knew I wasn't going to take any crap. Funny thing is, I always thought I would have to haggle and play the "I don't trust you or believe a word you say" role when I went to a dealership but, I was relaxed and actually had a decent time. The whole deal only took maybe an hour.

    It was at Wentworth Subaru City and my salesman's name is Matthew Zimmer. He has been with that dealership for 18 years and was very pleasant.
  • camdollcamdoll Posts: 13
    Now that I know what "love at first sight" actually feels like, I gotta find it in a man! ha! :D

    Honestly, I almost looked at a civic hybrid. The mpg was nearly impossible to pass up. I even test drove a 2005 BMW 325ix (I have always loved the body style of that car), but I just couldn't deny my love for the Subaru. I would've been disappointed. On top of that, I am so happy to have a brand new car! Mine from the very beginning!
  • kanjiikanjii Posts: 99
    You'll find it, a young lady with a BS degree and a hot new car....what's not to love ;) at this stage in life, wait till your career starts, then you can look at the BMW....but watch out, a WRX or STI can be even more tempting :blush:
  • bpizzutibpizzuti Posts: 2,743
    they said they were selling the hatches practically as soon as they came in.

    But...but...Americans don't buy hatches, GM said so! :shades:
  • thom52thom52 Posts: 30
    seems like hatches are synonymous with Subaru in the Northwest.
    Its so obvious all the local dealers WAY over ordered sedans in my neck of the woods. (or were forced to buy a certain percentage of sedans from Subaru?)
    Checking out the dealers' on-line inventories, there seem to be few to none hatches and a pile of sedans. In fact you could probably cut a pretty good deal on a sedan right now. ;)
    This is going to be my wife's car and I was all psyched for getting a sedan, but she insisted on the hatch, much to my surprise. I think the sedan is a nice looking car and the huge trunk combined with folding rear seats actually gives it some very useable hauling space.
  • Hi camdoll,

    Am thinking of the same color combination, and the same options.
    Wish they had the ultrasonic backup/reverse assist system as well - may have to look for some aftermarket installation.
  • 007fil007fil Posts: 9
    Awesome to hear you fell in love with the Sport, and that you can't see yourself in anything else, as I am waiting for my Sport Limited to come in shortly. Can't wait!

    ps hope to be among the spirited drivers too.
  • prestcoprestco Posts: 10
    ordered my limited hatch a couple of weeks ago.. who told you about .9% financing ? and free maintenance? want to email my sales guy but want to have the right info.
  • prestcoprestco Posts: 10
    doesn't sport come with fog lights standard?
  • kanjiikanjii Posts: 99
    Yep, the sport premiums and sport limited do come with fog lights.
  • hcalcathcalcat Posts: 30
    the 2 year frree maintenance may only apply to my dealer but here is a link to the offer:

    as for the 0.9% financing offer, it is regional and can be found on the Subaru web site:

    Both offers expire at the end of this month but I am hoping they will be extended. If not, 1.9% financing may be available and you can ask you salesman if he can throw in the first maintenance as a goodwill gesture. I bet he will at least do that.

    Am not surprised that hatches are (finally) starting to sell well. Many Americans are downsizing from suv's and larger cars to fuel-efficient but smaller vehicles. Hatches allow people to "recapture" some of the volume sacrificed as part of downsizing. We still need room for luggage and pet, kid's, and home depot stuff. I think we are just getting more practical as we adjust to smaller vehicles.
  • hcalcathcalcat Posts: 30
    Nice set of options that you added. Also recommend the side sill plates ($91 invoice) and rear cargo tray ($46 invoice). Side sill plates look sharp, add a nice touch, and keep the sills from getting scuffed up. You'll appreciate them every time you open the door. Same with the rear tray, it looks good, contains the dirt, and it is easy to clean (just remove and shake or wash with a rag).
  • the cargo tray...i'll see how hard it is to install side sill plates myself. I chose the DGM over the Camilla Red, but it was a tough choice.
  • prestcoprestco Posts: 10
    my salesman say's yes 0.9% is available and can finance a minimum of 10k so I think I'll go for financing 12k $75 penalty for paying off early. Still cheap money. Won't be receiving mine till March so assume they will extend financing.
  • kanjiikanjii Posts: 99
    Anyone purchase the two tone models? I thought it was actually painted but it feels like the lower second color is a sticker or something. I can feel the edge where the paints meet. Is this how normal two tone paint is?
  • tyguytyguy ColoradoPosts: 1,172
    edited January 2012
    For those looking for pictures, following is a link to shots I took of my 5-door Limited in Marine Blue with the following accessories:
    1. Homelink/compass/autodim mirror
    2. Side sill plates
    3. Rubber mats, including seat back protector
    4. Sliding console (standard on Limited)
    5. Center arm rest in rear seat (standard on Limited)
    6. Cargo cover (standard on Limited)
    7. Roof rack rails
    8. Ventureshield clear film protection (hood, fenders, front bumper, side mirrors, and under splash guards)
    9. Color matched splash guards
    10. Wheel locks

    Subaru Impreza Pics

    2015 Subaru Outback, 2013 Audi A4
  • zman3zman3 Posts: 857
    Is that the oil filter in the engine picture? I love it!
  • tyguytyguy ColoradoPosts: 1,172
    Sure is, and I love it, too. The air filter box, oil filter, drive belt, and fluids are a breeze to access. Even the plugs are easy to reach for a Subaru. Obviously not as easy as a typical straight-4, but easier than my old Legacy and much easier than the back bank on a transverse V6.
    2015 Subaru Outback, 2013 Audi A4
  • thom52thom52 Posts: 30
    I think the location of the oil filter clinched the deal on my buying the car. :shades:
    I prefer to do my own oil changes. Even in a good shop, they never put the good mechanics on the oil changes. That cost us an engine once and that left me gun shy of leaving it to grease monkeys.

    So my wife's outgoing Honda oil filter access requires jacking the car completely up, getting under it and reaching blindly at arms length around a bunch of stuff, midships in the car up against the fire wall.

    I popped the hood on the Impreza, and was leaning in, looking for the oil filter location, when I finally noticed I was leaning on it. That is AWESOME, and to me hints that maybe they actually gave some thought to the engineering of this car. Sold!

    And good pics. Thats our color choice.
  • 007fil007fil Posts: 9
    Cool, thanks for the pics!!
  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,172
    edited January 2012
    Here is a picture from the Philadelphia Auto Show. Funny that had the Sport Limited up on the platform where you couldn't get in it, but has a regular 5-door Limited on the floor. (sorry about the blurrynness, my camera was having a few moments)


  • paopao Posts: 1,867
    sides sills are easy to instal...3M tape to attach...and templates to position them...I honestly only used the templates for the drives and passenger side...but they arent really needed....just line them on centered on the sill and all is good...and they do look good, especially on the dark colors...Deep Cherry Pearl hatch it....first oil change at the dealer at 3300 miles....freebie.......had the car 6 weeks now.....

    for accessories, added the rear seat protector, hood protector, center console tray, and rear net.....also change the interior lights to red LEDS to match theinterior gauge lighting...
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    edited January 2012
    Is there a BRZ there?

    DC Auto Show has one, I'm going on Wed.
  • kanjiikanjii Posts: 99
    Nice pic odie. I have he two tone model, but wondering if the grey was actually paint.
  • Very nice pics! I really like the grey leather but that is not available here in the states - only Black or Ivory. Where are you located?
  • tyguytyguy ColoradoPosts: 1,172
    Thanks, debbadoo2. My goal was to help shoppers with options and colors, and hopefully it'll prove worthwhile for some.

    I'm located in Utah, so that leather is actually the US spec black. I've found it to appear black in low-light conditions like my garage or on cloudy days, but in the direct sun, like the day I took those photos, it appears more charcoal or dark grey. It's very comfortable and high quality. I looked at quite a few options in the compact category and found the Subie seats to be the best for the long haul.
    2015 Subaru Outback, 2013 Audi A4
  • Thanks for the CR video, glad they liked it. That should help with sales.
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