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Old 10-26-2012, 12:34 PM   #14451
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UPDATE 10/26/12--

Hi everyone. Haven't been on here since after a few weeks of delivery back in December 2011.

- Gotten used to the CVT 'whine'; additionally, not a fan of the CVT appearing to downshift when going down hills to maintain a consistent speed vs. speeding up based on gravity

- Really hate how i have to hit the key fob once for driver door, and twice for the rest of the doors, and another for the trunk. The beeping each time is really annoying.
#1 - what's the build date on your car. There was a TSB for TCM/ECU relfash/updates. One off which addressed excessive engine braking. It still will experience it down hills, but if its excessive this may help. These were implemented in Sept & Dec 2011 so if your build date is early enough you may want to request them.

#2 - if you've hit unlock twice on your key fob, that has unlocked ALL doors including the trunk/hatch gate. Once unlocks driver door only, twice all doors, & the trunk button only unlocks the trunk/hatch gate. But you shouldn't need to press it 3 times to do that. I have the hatch, so maybe the 4 door is different. But I have disabled that chirp on mine.

I took delivery in 12/2011 as well & am right around 13K miles as well. Similar MPG & 2 oil changes so far. Had new felt strips installed on the windows for a seal/moisture issue & my drivers side seat back was replaced yesterday for a squeaky seat. Had my windshield replaced but that wasn't a Subaru/warranty issue. Aside from those minor issues I love my car!
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:51 PM   #14452
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- A few paint chips in the hood have already started to rust (a trending problem from what i'm reading)
- Really hate how i have to hit the key fob once for driver door, and twice for the rest of the doors, and another for the trunk. The beeping each time is really annoying

So yeah, how is everyone? (not reading through hundreds of previous pages).
You can disable the beep.
you can also wax your car. I've yet to get an answer from people complaining about the paint chips if they wax or anything like that. It's a good idea, especially starting out with a new car/new paint.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:44 PM   #14453
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You can disable the beep.
you can also wax your car. I've yet to get an answer from people complaining about the paint chips if they wax or anything like that. It's a good idea, especially starting out with a new car/new paint.
The issue with the chipping paint isn't going to be solved with wax. Subaru uses either thin paint or clearcoat or both. This is a long standing complaint that people even had back in 2005.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:59 PM   #14454
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Dr. ColorChip is magical. Use it. Fairly priced, too.





That one in the corner was terrible. If I had kept the WRX I would've kept applying Dr. ColorChip until it filled up the crazy chipping.

I also can't stress clay-barring enough. I clay-barred my BRZ recently. It had collected a week's worth of dirt, but that's all it took to make it disgusting. With a wash you can't tell, but if you rub your car and it isn't smooth, but feels a bit like sand paper, then a clay bar is in order.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:08 PM   #14455
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The issue with the chipping paint isn't going to be solved with wax. Subaru uses either thin paint or clearcoat or both. This is a long standing complaint that people even had back in 2005.
duly noted! I'll look into the claybar too.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:13 PM   #14456
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chanomatik, how does the Dr. Colorchip compare to regular touch-up paint?
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:46 PM   #14457
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tonight in my 5sp, just turned the traction control off and made 2 full circles then took the pic so much fun!
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:49 PM   #14458
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tonight in my 5sp, just turned the traction control off and made 2 full circles then took the pic so much fun!
circles, not donuts? so no snow drifting?
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:55 PM   #14459
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circles, not donuts? so no snow drifting?
i was drifting, i could certainly feel it. i guess i meant circles as in 2 times around, not the best picture though, and also not much snow. still fun, love the awd!
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:33 AM   #14460
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You're so lucky you have snow! It's in the 60s here.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:37 AM   #14461
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You're so lucky you have snow! It's in the 60s here.
60 in MD? its 37 in memphis, TN! yea i wish there was snow here too.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:26 AM   #14462
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You're so lucky you have snow! It's in the 60s here.
Supposed to be upper 40s to low 50s again next week! This stuff should be melted by tomorrow afternoon. But it will be fun to drive in the morning
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:36 PM   #14463
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I've never looked forward to the cold snowy weather, until I bought my Subaru.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:22 PM   #14464
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- Winter Wheels
- Nokian Hakkalippeliitta 7
- Mud Flap

Ready for Winter




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Old 10-28-2012, 11:35 PM   #14465
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- Winter Wheels
- Nokian Hakkalippeliitta 7
- Mud Flap

Ready for Winter
What mud flaps?
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:04 AM   #14466
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It's a guy on local Subaru Club (www.montreal-subaru-club.com)

http://s42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...cpZZ1QQtppZZ20

He will have web page soon but you can contact him at pierrrdahu@hotmail.com

Really good stuff, nice guy and good price
Sorry for my poor english
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:34 AM   #14467
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It's a guy on local Subaru Club (www.montreal-subaru-club.com)

http://s42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...cpZZ1QQtppZZ20

He will have web page soon but you can contact him at pierrrdahu@hotmail.com

Really good stuff, nice guy and good price
Sorry for my poor english
does he have hardware included?
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:40 AM   #14468
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I used some wiring taps I had lying around, and tape, nothing fancy. if it starts to not work correctly I will open it back up and solder the top wires (from the LED to the wires I ran) and install some new taps.

Originally I had only tapped into the Pink (+) wire and ran my own ground, but I soon figured out that the hatch switch mechanism operates by interrupting the Ground wire, not the positive wire. I had to tap the switches Ground wire in order for my strip to shut off when the hatch was closed.

I ran the strip overhead just inside the door, the headliner there is easy to move and there is enough room to zip tie it there without removing the headliner. If this strip dies I will install another, it is pretty cool and quick to install. In that position it is also weatherproof, as it is inside the car and the weatherstripping.

The amount of light is amazing, and that position works well to light up the hatch -- it is much brighter than the interior dome light and that little side hatch light.

When the strip is lit, you will not see the zip ties (it is very bright!)

When the strip is unlit, no one is really going to notice it tucked up in back near the hatch, unless you regularly tie up people and stuff them in your hatch face up.

I suggest you leave them face down, then they won't obsess if your zip ties are crooked!


thanks for the picture zeeper!! very helpful indeed!!
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:55 PM   #14469
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Hello fellow Impreza lovers.

I am wondering if any of you can shed light on something my dealership told me. First off, my dealership has an additional department that does custom work like installing aftermarket heated seats, window tinting etc. They installed an aftermarket heated seat in my driver's seat but said they were unable to install one in the passenger seat due to some conflict with a passenger airbag.

Does anyone know anymore info about this or if it's true? I have the base model 2012 Impreza hatch if that makes a difference.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:01 PM   #14470
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Hello fellow Impreza lovers.

I am wondering if any of you can shed light on something my dealership told me. First off, my dealership has an additional department that does custom work like installing aftermarket heated seats, window tinting etc. They installed an aftermarket heated seat in my driver's seat but said they were unable to install one in the passenger seat due to some conflict with a passenger airbag.

Does anyone know anymore info about this or if it's true? I have the base model 2012 Impreza hatch if that makes a difference.
That probably has to do with the passenger occupancy sensor. The driver side I would think doesn't have one because you wouldn't be driving without a driver.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:06 PM   #14471
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That probably has to do with the passenger occupancy sensor. The driver side I would think doesn't have one because you wouldn't be driving without a driver.
Yes, people have reported sensor problems due to moisture or interference when they put their cellphones on the seat. It seems like a realistic explanation.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:09 PM   #14472
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Thanks guys, I didn't figure the dealership was trying to pull one over on me, but thought I'd check in and see anyway. They gave me a couple hundred dollar credit on my account to use as I wish for the trouble, so I guess it's not all bad in the end.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:15 PM   #14473
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Yes, people have reported sensor problems due to moisture or interference when they put their cellphones on the seat. It seems like a realistic explanation.
I am well aware of the occupancy system. I was the initiator of the TSB regarding the occupancy system.

I think the old system is much more reliable and less problematic than the new system.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:35 PM   #14474
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gotta love subaru parts warehouse pricing! just ordered the block heater, exhaust gaskets, and 5 oil filters for 137.00 shipped my local dealer wanted 140.00 for just the block heater.

now to decide if i want to install it and mess with the coolant or not.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:57 AM   #14475
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It's a guy on local Subaru Club (www.montreal-subaru-club.com)

http://s42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...cpZZ1QQtppZZ20

He will have web page soon but you can contact him at pierrrdahu@hotmail.com

Really good stuff, nice guy and good price
Sorry for my poor english
Would the mud flaps be compatible if the strake kit and aero splash gaurds are already installed on an Impreza sport?
My French isn't that great, how much were the mud flaps?
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