Originally Posted by finklejag
I haven't liked the crappy plastic steering wheel that came in my Premium since day one. I decided to fork out the money and buy the leather one. None of the parts depots in the US had one in stock. They had to order it from Japan. The steering wheel is made in Vietnam though.
Total price for the steering wheel was $418.00 installed. I know that's a lot money for just a steering wheel, but it's a part that is used every time you drive. That's how I justified the price.
I know how you feel. I just went through changing mine as well. Actually I did a write up on another forum here as I did all the work myself. I also changed the shift knob. I provided detailed instructions for anyone that may want to tackle the job on their own as well as a parts list and link to the Subaru parts diagram.
I agree, the leather is much nicer than the plastic.