Originally Posted by 79letour
12 out of 62 is a pretty good amount, now its over 18%.
There are over 60,000 on the road, and more if you count Canada, and there are Canadians on the forum.
When I say the sample size is insignificant, it is because 62 drivers out of 70,000 (I have no idea how many have been sold and are on the road in Canada, so this extra 10,000 is an estimate, and probably underestimates the number sold there) is not a representative sample.
How non-representative? It represents votes from less than .09% of the redesigned Impreza owners.
I'm not sure where I ever used this poll as evidence, other than saying there do not appear to be many unique individuals experiencing the problem -- I say unique individuals instead of posts because the majority of the posts about oil consumption are from the same 3-5 NASIOC members.
It isn't ego, it is math.
I am not denying that some cars are consuming oil, or that it is a problem. But you using this sample size to praise your analytical skills and stating that up to 17% of cars are affected is ignorant (of statistics and math), and really makes you look desperate for any evidence that fits your case, rather than someone who can look at objectively.