I have a 2013 sport hatch impreza (same as 2012). Why in the world does subaru run the a/c compressor sooo much. When I start the car its running, even if its 1 degree Celcius outside, it stays running until the car interior has thoroughly warmed up, whether the ventilation is set to floor, panel, or mix it doesn't matter. Anytime you put it on defrst the a/c runs. Why ?
This climate control system is the cars achilles heel. I love the car so much, but this is a deal breaker for me, I have to find a way to fix this issue or I'm changing the car. And the heat range sucks. If you set it 31.5 C and run low fan speed its sufficient on a cold morning, but if you go one click higher on the temperature dial it switched to "hi" and you're burning it gets so hot.