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2012 Subaru Impreza



  • wimchattawimchatta Posts: 28
    In the SF Bay area, do take a look at Livermore Subaru - ask for an internet quote, the salesman there is very straightforward.
    I had an almost peaceful, low-pressure experience. Didn't have to negotiate, the price was what I wanted to pay (would have gone elsewhere to shop around if had been higher), so I gladly focused then on fine-tuning the options. Stevens Creek is good, too, especially about being knowledgeable about the cars, but they were setting the price higher once they sensed I had decided on the Subaru Impreza.

    Have ordered an Impreza Premium Hatchback w/ Auto, Nav, Moonroof (option code 29), alloy wheel package plus upgraded speakers, fog lamp, remote starter and a couple of smaller options. Satin white pearl, ivory cloth trim.
    ~$23800 + fees etc. which is ~800 below invoice if am correct.

    Will add an aftermarket rear backup sensor array (ultrasonic) when it comes in. Good luck all, you cannot go wrong with the Impreza, I think.
  • Bob,

    Thank you for fast reply. This is very good information. I appreciated.

  • I ordered in Kansas City market a 5dr, cvt, premium with nav/sunroof package MSRP$24271. The best price I could find in the KC area was $350 OVER invoice thru Costco. This came to $23,211 + $200 adm. fees. Also tried referral thru AAA and Consumer reports that went through Olathe Subaru and their price was $500 over plus $300 adm. The Olathe dealer said there was no negotiations. That was their price. The True Car/Zag price was 22,903 in late Jan. but up to $23,203 when I ordered, so figured the $23,211 was close enough. The dealer is quoting 4-6 weeks.
    The MSRP was increased $300 when I received confirmation which was from a
    site the dealer has access. It gave me a VON number and the MSRP of $24,571. I believe the extra $300 is that the car will be a PZEV. The dealer has not indicated they are passing this on to me.
    In conclusion, the best price I could find in KC market was $350 over +$200 adm. Additionally I was the person who was the aggressor in calling the dealers. neither initially responded from the Costco, AAA, or Consumer Reports referrals and once contacting them I did not here back for a week and had to call the sales person. They claimed they had been busy.
  • How much is thebackup array including installation?

    Is the aftermatket backup camera that uses the existing LCD display?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Saw a 5 door in Satin White Pearl with the gunmetal wheels, and I gotta say - best color I've seen for the new Impreza.

    Funny thing is, I usually don't like white!
  • once_for_allonce_for_all Posts: 1,640
    edited March 2012
    while the pricing should be straightforward, it seems that the printed prices aren't really the prices (in other words, there is the price, and then there is the real price...sound confusing?).

    When I started negotiations, I told the salesman what I wanted and that I wanted to pay $100 below invoice. It took him less than 5 minutes to offer me a price at $200 below invoice (apparently, everyone gets "employee" pricing for February and March).

    Go figure. They aren't losing money, that's for sure.

  • once_for_allonce_for_all Posts: 1,640
    that's my car...but for the regular 16" alloys that come with the premium...

    I really like the interior color too, very good combo for hot weather climates.

  • rjmas95rjmas95 Posts: 2
    Can anyone tell me if the larger/lower-profile tires on the Sport model yield a harsher or noisier ride than the sedan?

    I'm about ready to buy, but haven't had a chance to drive a sport model. I know I don't want a base hatch, because without the gunmetal rims it looks to staid to me, so that leaves me choosing between a premium sedan or sport premium hatch. I'm a young guy and really like the style of the sport model, but I do a great deal of highway driving and find tire noise to be rather irksome. Any insight?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I had a Crystal White miata, and didn't like the color. It was flat, dead.

    The Impreza's pearl looks great. :shades:
  • frackerfracker Posts: 3
    1st tank on my Impreza hatchback with auto tranny I got 21mpg(did dealer completely fill the tank???). 2nd tank which I completely filled was 32 mpg on a 230 mile trip. 35 miles were city,rest 2 lane highway with 3000 ft decent going(into a BIG headwind) & 3000 foot ascent on return. I suspect this car will get 36mpg on trips. Is GREAT in heavy snow on steep ascents(I live in snow country). From many dead stops in 8 inches of snow on steeps it just takes off, NO slippage at all. Skis dented the arm rest upholstery though.
  • aknight3aknight3 Posts: 9
    Hi all,
    I haven't had a chance to test drive it, but I'm very interested in the 2012 Impreza Hatchback. I currently own a 2007 Forester which I love, but I would like to get better gas mileage. I play a large stand up bass and need to be able to fit it in the car. My dealer will not have any in until next week. So, I'm wondering how the space compares to the Forester and if a standard will get better gas mileage than an automatic. Thanks!
  • rayccraycc Posts: 28
    That is how much I pay as well from lee summit Subaru. $350 over invoice +199 adm fee
  • camdollcamdoll Posts: 13
    Thats my car! I got the sport premium in WSP and got the windows tinted at 24% front/18%back. Looks super slick with the bright SWP and the gunmetal wheels.

    NEVER thought I would ever like a white car, but this thing is one handsome looking car!

    As far as I know, this combination is very rare. Where are you located? Maybe you saw mine??
  • jd_24jd_24 Posts: 92
    I own a 2001 Outback, and the Impreza space at least in the passenger area is slightly bigger. Cargo area measurements I found on a web page indicate the following with the seat folded down.
    61" total length from behind rear seats to hatch.
    95" total length from front console to hatch.
    30" height.
    42" wide at rear wheel wells.

    At least with the EPA ratings the automatic gets better gas mileage. I think this has been a theme for Subaru for a while.

    I can confirm the dimensions in a day or two....patiently waiting for the arrival.
  • mtbdannymtbdanny Posts: 1
    Congrats! I too think the White Pearl is a great color. It was my first choice but not offered with black leather (wish it were) so I ordered my second choice Ice Silver.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    DC area. Car sure looked sharp, if it's yours congrats! :shades:
  • wimchattawimchatta Posts: 28
    Hi Bob,
    The ultrasonic backup warning, based on an array of four sensors on the rear bumper, is $450 - $650 installed, based on three quotes, two from dealers and one from a Pleasanton garage shop. Have not yet determined the brand, capability etc. - my Odyssey's backup warning system (cost $650) works great, hence want the same capability in the Impreza.

    I did not look for a backup camera, believe the ultrasonic with auditory warning is sufficient for safety, and maybe safer than looking at a screen within the console.
  • aknight3aknight3 Posts: 9
    Thank you for the info, I want to actually see and drive it. My 2007 Forester has nice visibility, I'm curious about that as well. I'm going to actually test drive one tomorrow, will keep you posted!
  • willeewillee Posts: 3
    Four tanks over varied terrain at varying temperatures driving around 60-70 mph gave us a consistent 32.5 mpg. I expect this to continue and maybe improve as the car breaks in.

    Tires are at least as good as the Generals we've had on earlier Subarus, and way better than the Potenzas Subi used to supply. Nothing brilliant, but nothing hair-raising. We will probably change to Hankook Optimos when they wear down.

    The ride and roominess is outstanding for any size car.

    Marine Blue is a pretty sharp color on the Sport Premium, too.
  • willeewillee Posts: 3
    I bought mine at St. Cloud, MN Subaru for Dealer Invoice less 1%. Same discount on accessories.
  • birdadlybirdadly Posts: 10
    That's exactly what I thought! I think I would have loved White with Black Leather interior... but no black... so I too went with Ice Silver/Black Leather :)
  • birdadlybirdadly Posts: 10
    In the same boat here, I'm wondering how long it takes to get from Vancouver to Chicago! Just today I got a call saying that it's in North America and soon to be on it's way! Now to decide if I'm getting an extended warranty or the interior/exterior protection plans... I hate the extra costs!!
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 10,925
    As stated previously, you do not need to get the extended warranty at the time of purchase. One advantage, possibly, is that you can roll the cost of the warranty into the new car financing if you go that route, but you can also pay for the warranty on a payment plan later on.

    I don't think there is much, if any, value in the protection plans, which are likely dealer-based as opposed to the extended warranty (which is backed by Subaru).
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • zman3zman3 Posts: 857
    If you decide on an extended warranty shop on-line before buying from the dealer. I decided to buy an extended warranty for my 2012 sedan. I bought a 7 yr/100K mile, $100 deductible plan for about $1300. I think the list price is $2000 or $2200.
  • kanjiikanjii Posts: 99
    Ya know, mine was also the first Impreza to arrive at Broadway Subie in Oakland. They let me take it home, then called me to tell me that it shouldn't have goe out yet because the did not replace the master cylinder yet, which was a problem back a few months ago..kinda recall thing.
  • impreza_rocksimpreza_rocks Posts: 2
    edited March 2012
    I am thinking of ordering a Marine Blue 2012 2.0 Sport Limited with MR and Nav (CLL 63) with remote starter.

    Details on Subie Impreza ordering can be found here:

    What did you get yours for?
  • paopao Posts: 1,867
    depends on the region of the country and each individual dealer to be honest....look here on edmunds for average pricing or on the trucar site which gives you a regional area pricing......

    seen many deals several hundred off invoice......
  • wdr_cowdr_co Posts: 1
    One week into ownership of 2012 Impreza 5-door. Loving it, except that the passenger air bag indicator shows "ON" when there is no one in the seat. Even tossing the mail in the front seat is enough to set it off.

    Is it meant to be this sensitive or is there a weight threshold when it should go off? This is going to be a problem if you can't have anything in the front seat. I can put the seat belt on, but really I want the air bag to be off if no one is sitting there. No sense in it deploying in case of accident if there is no one in the seat. Can I install a kill switch (without voiding warranty)?

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 10,925
    edited March 2012
    It should be weight sensitive, but I don't know how much for that particular vehicle. I want to say about 20# of weight on the seat. My Outbacks ('07 and '08) were set to activate for an ~100# occupant. With the '07, it would sometimes come on with a fifth grader in the front seat who weighted about 90#, so maybe he carried too much weight up high! :P

    On the '08, I drove it a few thousand miles with my son (three+ at the time) in the seat, plus his car seat. The light never switched from "off." My guess that he weighed about 35#, plus another ? for the seat.

    Your owner manual should say for sure.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
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