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Old 08-11-2011, 09:45 PM   #2526
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We just had a fantastic blizzard this past year in the Chicagoland area that you may have heard of. We tried to make it home from work....10 minutes away. It took us two and a half hours and two winch outs from the tow truck. I have NEVER gotten my Subaru stuck before....but to be fair to the car, it was pretty stupid to try and make it. It was literally one of those scary stuck in the car in the middle of corn country all alone feelings.

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Been there, felt that. And I take winter motoring very seriously because of it.

Chances are, that blizzard hit here a few hours before it hit you.

I have had my 25 minute commute take well more than an hour and a half, without being stuck, just because I was going that slow in those conditions, with AWD on snow tires.

I am well aware that they aren't a license to be careless, but they can get you home when you shouldn't be out in the first place, but sometimes storms come up in the middle of the day, before the return commute.
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:02 AM   #2527
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Keep in mind this is a Canadian article.

2012 Subaru Impreza Sleek, powerful and fun to drive

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I wish I could tell you just how much fun it is to drive, but a manufacturer's embargo on driving impressions prevents me from sharing those details. Suffice to say, after a day driving the new Impreza on some wonderfully winding roads in lower Vancouver Island, it's safe to anticipate the standards of performance and handling dynamics that endear current Subarus to enthusiasts will continue.
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Sounds promising?
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:09 AM   #2528
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hahahaha exactly
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Old 08-12-2011, 04:49 AM   #2529
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2012 Subaru Impreza Sleek, powerful and fun to drive



Sounds promising?
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Pricing for the 2012 Impreza has not been announced, but I can give you a hint: Subaru has entered the 2.0i Touring iteration in the Family Car Over $21, 000 category at this year's AJAC TestFest. (The current Impreza starts at $20, 995.)
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:17 AM   #2530
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No pricing, and I know that this is NOT a WRX/STI thread, but I just got this from my dealer:

Sold Order System for MY12 Vehicles
As of August 12, 2011, SOA will be turning on their Sold Order System for all SOA dealers for MY12 vehicles. The Sold Order System will be made available for all MY12 orders, but timing varies by model.
o Outback, Legacy, Tribeca and Impreza sold orders will be turned on August 12th. This includes Legacy Turbo’s.
Forrester and WRX/STI sold orders will be turned on in September (approx 16th).
Depending on demand, WRX and STI may even be deferred until October for
turning on the sold orders.

If a customer contacting your dealership does not find the Subaru they are looking for in your inventory, and they are willing to wait for an MY12 vehicle, you will now have the ability to place a Sold Order for these customers.
Sounds promising! I wonder if that means pricing will also be available soon.
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:29 PM   #2531
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:36 PM   #2532
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Black AND Dark Gray on the Sport? That's kinda cool.

Also Sky Blue and Ice Silver. Appealing, yes.

Thanks, gary!
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:40 PM   #2533
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no blk exterior, blk interior
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:43 PM   #2534
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no blk exterior, blk interior
5 door Sport is available in Black-over-Dark-Grey-Metallic (which is very subtle for "2-tone") with black interior.
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:45 PM   #2535
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What is that going to look like?? (outback sport like?)
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:49 PM   #2536
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It doesn't have to be cheaper than the Hyundai to be a better value.
I totally agree Gary. I am a Subaru faithful. I am on my 3rd one and I am loyal to a fault. The problem I am having is that I want something better on gas, and I want to go back to driving a manual. The Hyundais are really churning out competetive vehicles with great gas mileage, but they aren't Subarus. Once I finally get to test the new Impreza, and if it is everything I hope it can be, I am going to trade in my 09 Legacy. I just hope that I can get some bells and whistles with a manual transmission.
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:49 PM   #2537
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What is that going to look like?? (outback sport like?)
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Old 08-12-2011, 05:55 PM   #2538
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Not too bad, sorta outbackish but not as noticable.
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:01 PM   #2539
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I totally agree Gary. I am a Subaru faithful. I am on my 3rd one and I am loyal to a fault. The problem I am having is that I want something better on gas, and I want to go back to driving a manual. The Hyundais are really churning out competetive vehicles with great gas mileage, but they aren't Subarus. Once I finally get to test the new Impreza, and if it is everything I hope it can be, I am going to trade in my 09 Legacy. I just hope that I can get some bells and whistles with a manual transmission.

Look at the 5th line in the 4dr and 5dr section. Should be pretty nice unless you wanted NAVI.
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Old 08-12-2011, 06:57 PM   #2540
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I just now noticed the free product placement in this pic :

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Old 08-12-2011, 07:32 PM   #2541
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Look at the 5th line in the 4dr and 5dr section. Should be pretty nice unless you wanted NAVI.
I just noticed that. I wish I could get Nav....but it seems like most car companies don't pair Nav with manuals. What a shame. I was also hoping for blk interior on a SWP....but beggars cant be choosers right.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:34 PM   #2542
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damn, these are great looking little cars. The best impreza in years comes to us only to find out the next WRX and STI will not be able to take advantage of this great DNA
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:09 PM   #2543
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LOL!

Guess that explains the 165 lbs of weight lost!
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:54 PM   #2544
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damn, these are great looking little cars. The best impreza in years comes to us only to find out the next WRX and STI will not be able to take advantage of this great DNA
Its not so much of the fact that the WRX can't take advantage of it (The WRX not being apart of it will probably make it a better car actually) but the fact that the Impreza wont have any rally connections anymore. I know it may sound stupid (although it shouldn't because it's the premise behind a "halo" car) but without the relation to the WRX the Impreza just seems less appealing. I got the 07 2.5i not a WRX but it still excited me seeing the WRX going through rally cross because they were related. Now that there's nothing in common with them it feels like if I get the 2012 that I will just be getting a Sedan with awd instead of a awd sedan lol..

Don't take this too serious and get defensive because I know some people will, it's just how I feel thats all.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:55 PM   #2545
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The only thing that bothers me, from a function standpoint, is that the rear-quarter window on the 5-door is smaller than the one on the current 5-door. That hurts rear visibility.

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Old 08-12-2011, 09:38 PM   #2546
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My significant other would like something a little smaller than her '07 Accord, and likes a lot of what I see here with the new Impreza. But she must have heated seats, and likes leather. Is that an option here? I am afraid not, if I read Gary's chart correctly.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:55 PM   #2547
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Maybe leather automatically = heated seats? It wouldn't make much sense to only have seat heaters available on the cloth seats.
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:28 PM   #2548
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My significant other would like something a little smaller than her '07 Accord, and likes a lot of what I see here with the new Impreza. But she must have heated seats, and likes leather. Is that an option here? I am afraid not, if I read Gary's chart correctly.

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Maybe leather automatically = heated seats? It wouldn't make much sense to only have seat heaters available on the cloth seats.
The heated seats might be an option or come with a package. Like the all weather package on my 2.5i has heated seats. and the seats are also cloth. it takes a bit to notice the difference.
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That might be offset by bigger door glass.
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:52 PM   #2550
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My significant other would like something a little smaller than her '07 Accord, and likes a lot of what I see here with the new Impreza. But she must have heated seats, and likes leather. Is that an option here? I am afraid not, if I read Gary's chart correctly.
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The heated seats might be an option or come with a package. Like the all weather package on my 2.5i has heated seats. and the seats are also cloth. it takes a bit to notice the difference.
The All Weather Package has seat heaters. That package is standard on Limited models (which come with leather), and available as an option on most of the rest of the lineup.
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