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Old 03-22-2012, 07:07 PM   #212
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Originally Posted by thom52 View Post
I am enjoying the Impreza.
I am NOT enjoying the gas mileage.

Seems with enough disclaimers a number of people are getting "acceptable" freeway mileage, but it takes very special circumstances to get anywhere close to the other ratings for very very few.

Its a fun car NOT an economy car. Unless you are "lucky" and have a 50+ mile commute.
I don't see the cost of fuel dropping after getting the new impreza although currently it runs at 28-31mpg(US). 50-50City/HWY.

Rising gap price(10% up since February) is one explanation. The break-in period and cool temperature in Canada are two that I hope the fuel economy can turn better soon.

I have higher expectation and little disappointment because Subaru Canada claims 38/51 imprial mpg. Anyway, it meets the US fuel efficiency and the weather will be warmer so I try not to complain too much (I don't really like the engine/cvt whining as I come from Toyota Camry V6)

My wife always has worse gas mileage on new Impreza than I do. I think driving style and experience also matter.

I like AWD
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Last edited by esaino; 03-22-2012 at 07:27 PM. Reason: typo
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