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Old 02-06-2012, 01:01 AM   #101
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Sound deadening materials were used more in the 2012 Impreza than the previous style. They now added panels in the engine compartment and one on the CVT trans. Wind noise probably has to do with the aerodynamics.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:22 AM   #102
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Are there any lowering springs or suspension mods available for these yet?
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:34 AM   #103
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This car howls at highway speeds. It may be especially noticeable for me as I keep my music quiet and I come from driving a BMW X5. However, I think it is to be expected that Subaru did away with some sound deadening while trying to keep the weight of the new car down. It is no comfortable highway cruiser due to the noise but a very good city/town car.
I haven't really noticed that it is that loud at highway speeds, and I don't crank my music either.

Have you considered that the majority of your posts are complaints about how your Subaru Impreza is not as good as your previous BMW? Noisy, underpowered, lacking steering feel, you can't override safety features etc.

What did you expect when you decided to drive the least expensive Subaru vs your last BMW

This would be like me trading in my new Impreza for a Smart car, then complaining about the lack of a rear seat, the noise, the lack of power, etc...

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Old 02-06-2012, 06:21 PM   #104
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So this going to be the before photos because I am getting the spoiler, front underspoiler, and mesh grill installed this week. I will also be debadging the car. In the spring, it's going to get tinted. Here in Missouri, the front side windows have a limit of 35%, but the rear side and back windows can be anything.

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Old 02-06-2012, 06:28 PM   #105
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Love it and want it pretty bad. Just wating till some dealers get cars in to test drive and winter to be over. Also wished it came with xm raido.
Same here - waiting for more supply and I, too, wish the XM Radio at least came with the Limited versus having to buy the NAV to get the XM.
Also, I do like the White Satin Pearl, even though I'm not a big white-car person. It looks very snazzy in this car, especially with the dark wheels
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:57 PM   #106
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That first picture is really clear and crisp! BTW you didn't shade out the license plates in the last few pics. Congrats!!
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:23 PM   #107
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Ah i love the hatchback style.. but the rear end... ugh i personally dont like it. I wish they had the MY09 rear, with the MY12 front. I think that would look better.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:22 PM   #108
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That first picture is really clear and crisp! BTW you didn't shade out the license plates in the last few pics. Congrats!!
Thanks That's not my real plate anyways. It's just photoshopped to say, "000 000". I just got lazy and didn't do the rest of the photos I'm going to try and take the "after" pix in the same spot.
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Old 02-06-2012, 10:52 PM   #109
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Thanks That's not my real plate anyways. It's just photoshopped to say, "000 000". I just got lazy and didn't do the rest of the photos I'm going to try and take the "after" pix in the same spot.
I was wondering how you got such an awesome plate! LOL
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:57 PM   #110
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This car howls at highway speeds. It may be especially noticeable for me as I keep my music quiet and I come from driving a BMW X5. However, I think it is to be expected that Subaru did away with some sound deadening while trying to keep the weight of the new car down. It is no comfortable highway cruiser due to the noise but a very good city/town car.
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Sound deadening materials were used more in the 2012 Impreza than the previous style. They now added panels in the engine compartment and one on the CVT trans. Wind noise probably has to do with the aerodynamics.
There is literally no sound deadening in the 2011s. It has very little to do with weight and everything to do with price. Imprezas are the least expensive model Subaru, so this is to be expected. You'll have to look at the Legacy or Tribeca to find anything even slightly comparable to a BMW.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:24 AM   #111
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My wife bought her 2012 Impreza Limited sedan last night!

Dark Gray w/ Black leather interior
CVT
cold weather package
splash guards
moonroof
auto dimming mirror
sill plates
rear bumper guard

I will be ordering:

2012 Impreza Sport Limited
Marine Blue pearl or Obsisian Black Pearl/Dark Gray two-tone w/ Black leather interior
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cold weather package
roof spoiler
cross bars

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Old 02-07-2012, 09:44 AM   #112
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My wife bought her 2012 Impreza Limited sedan last night!

Dark Gray w/ Black leather interior
CVT
cold weather package
splash guards
moonroof
auto dimming mirror
sill plates
rear bumper guard

I will be ordering:

2012 Impreza Sport Limited
Marine Blue pearl or Obsisian Black Pearl/Dark Gray two-tone w/ Black leather interior
CVT
cold weather package
roof spoiler
cross bars
Two new Imprezas? Nice! Are you ditching your MS3 for it?
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:42 AM   #113
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Yes sir, after two special service service program letters, one for the smoking turbo and and one for the variable valve timming. I only have 33k on it too. Its a fun car but it was built cheaply. Shocks are about done, rear motor mount is weak, front sway bushings need to be replaced, car rattles when cold...thew list goes on. Having an impreza will give my driving record time to cool off too..

I was going to go with a 2012 WRX, but the dealer dude was telling me to wait for the 2014-15 WRX to come out.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:03 AM   #114
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torn between these two choices:

Marine Blue Pearl(looks darker in person)


Obsidian Black Pearl over Dark Gray two-tone
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:49 AM   #115
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^the black will be show dirt easier, the blue will hide the dirt better.
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:54 AM   #116
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+1

Black also shows swirl marks easier... Pet peeve of mine!
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:04 PM   #117
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Does anyone have the wheel specs on these? any idea what width/offset will work for 17's and 18's? I prefer the stock 17" alloys over the sport limited dark grey wheels, but I'd probably replace either regardless.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:12 PM   #118
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The Sport models have 17"x7" rims with a +48 offset. It also has the same 5x100mm bolt pattern as the WRX.

And I am sadly mistaken for the sound deadening on the Imprezas. I had no idea and was just guessing as this is my first economy car. Am I expecting too much from my Impreza? Probably, but now I'm learning more about this car and finding things I still like about it. Thank god this is only a lease.

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Old 02-08-2012, 01:42 PM   #119
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Just picked up my Wife's 2012 Impreza Limited at lunch time:


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Old 02-08-2012, 02:14 PM   #120
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WOW, that white satin pearl color is awesome! picked up the Silver metallic sport premium 9 days ago and already have 300 miles on it. trying to get up to 1k (break-in period) so i can take it 3hrs away up to tahoe for snowboarding...i like all the colors and would be pleased with any of them, except maybe the sage green..(sorry guys).
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:18 PM   #121
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Does anyone have the wheel specs on these? any idea what width/offset will work for 17's and 18's? I prefer the stock 17" alloys over the sport limited dark grey wheels, but I'd probably replace either regardless.
I know u can get 18s if u like..go to the tire rack thread and call the guy who posted a sticky..i believe he said 18's will work but u have to use a 225/40/18 tire. He'll be able to give u the offset as well in case ur looking at specific rims.

i was interested in 18's but wanted 225/45' s so ima hold off til i see pics of upgraded wheel setups as people start to upgrade their 2012s
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:05 PM   #122
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I know u can get 18s if u like..go to the tire rack thread and call the guy who posted a sticky..i believe he said 18's will work but u have to use a 225/40/18 tire. He'll be able to give u the offset as well in case ur looking at specific rims.

i was interested in 18's but wanted 225/45' s so ima hold off til i see pics of upgraded wheel setups as people start to upgrade their 2012s
I have 18x8 w/ 225/40/18 tires waiting to go on it the spring. If they don't fit, they will be going on the STi and the 17x7.5 BBSs will be going on the Impreza.
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:06 PM   #123
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WOW, that white satin pearl color is awesome! picked up the Silver metallic sport premium 9 days ago and already have 300 miles on it. trying to get up to 1k (break-in period) so i can take it 3hrs away up to tahoe for snowboarding...i like all the colors and would be pleased with any of them, except maybe the sage green..(sorry guys).

White is awsome, but only available with Ivory interior...yuck

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Old 02-08-2012, 06:01 PM   #124
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:54 PM   #125
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Not actually on the car, but I think these would look pretty good!

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