Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday August 29, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Subaru Models > Impreza Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-17-2011, 08:34 AM   #4351
jonklein611
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 117776
Join Date: Jun 2006
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Moon Twp, PA
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Limited 5dr
WR Blue Pearl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by abxex View Post
I asked my dealer about the rear seat back protectors and he said it wasn't an available option for my 5dr limited. He said it was greyed out so he couldn't select it. Hopefully I can buy them later and install myself.
cars101.com is showing that it's an option for all the 5 doors. Just get them from one of the vendors (invoice pricing, wooo).



Tonneau luggage cargo area cover, retractable is standard on all but the BASE model.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
jonklein611 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 09:03 AM   #4352
G-Omaha
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 209172
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Omaha, NE
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza CLL
BL2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by abxex View Post
I asked my dealer about the rear seat back protectors and he said it wasn't an available option for my 5dr limited. He said it was greyed out so he couldn't select it. Hopefully I can buy them later and install myself.
Odd, I ordered them for my Sport. Dealer had not problems with it. If you are in the North East, that may explain it.
G-Omaha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 09:05 AM   #4353
G-Omaha
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 209172
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Omaha, NE
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza CLL
BL2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jonklein611 View Post
cars101.com is showing that it's an option for all the 5 doors. Just get them from one of the vendors (invoice pricing, wooo).



Tonneau luggage cargo area cover, retractable is standard on all but the BASE model.

My original post was incorrect. It is Standard for all models, except the base one.

Last edited by G-Omaha; 11-17-2011 at 09:17 AM. Reason: Errant Post
G-Omaha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 09:35 AM   #4354
staryoshi
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 299690
Join Date: Nov 2011
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Colorado
Vehicle:
2014 Subaru Forester
Jasmine Green Metallic

Default

I should have ordered the rear-seat protectors... I'll make sure to do so later if I do get the newbie subie
staryoshi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 09:37 AM   #4355
G-Omaha
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 209172
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Omaha, NE
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza CLL
BL2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by staryoshi View Post
I should have ordered the rear-seat protectors... I'll make sure to do so later if I do get the newbie subie
Contact the dealer. He may still be able to add them to your order, and if so, you will save the installation cost. I added a few items to my initial order after the fact and they were accepted.
G-Omaha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 09:48 AM   #4356
jonklein611
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 117776
Join Date: Jun 2006
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Moon Twp, PA
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Limited 5dr
WR Blue Pearl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by G-Omaha View Post
Contact the dealer. He may still be able to add them to your order, and if so, you will save the installation cost. I added a few items to my initial order after the fact and they were accepted.
Or install it yourself. Looks like it will take around 10 min tops.

Instructions:

http://stis.subaru.com/proxy/66207/p...j501sfj600.pdf
jonklein611 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 10:20 AM   #4357
Venkman
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 291740
Join Date: Aug 2011
Default

Does the moonroof slide open all the way? I found that some auto makers differentiate between moonroof (only tilts open) and sunroof (slides all the way open)
Venkman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 10:23 AM   #4358
deeputahpowder
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 300235
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Utah
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza Sport
Limited DGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Venkman View Post
Does the moonroof slide open all the way? I found that some auto makers differentiate between moonroof (only tilts open) and sunroof (slides all the way open)
tilts and slides alll the way open.
deeputahpowder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 10:47 AM   #4359
staryoshi
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 299690
Join Date: Nov 2011
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Colorado
Vehicle:
2014 Subaru Forester
Jasmine Green Metallic

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by G-Omaha View Post
Contact the dealer. He may still be able to add them to your order, and if so, you will save the installation cost. I added a few items to my initial order after the fact and they were accepted.
Thanks, but I can handle installation of the seat protectors -_- I only really need them if I buy the proverbial Christmas puppy.
staryoshi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 11:14 AM   #4360
norcal
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 295766
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Bay Area, CA
Default

I needed your guys opinion

I'm most likely going to pick up a Sport Limited. I may just wait for them to come on to the lot or pre-order one. I want to get the following exterior accessories:

A- strake kit
B- aero splash guards, front
D- front underspoiler
J- rear spoiler



Would it be cheaper if I pre-ordered these to be installed by factory or is it considered a dealer installed accessory only? Or would I be fine just buying an Impreza off the lot and adding these on after (buying parts from another dealer). I think I could do the Install my self, but would the body parts come pre-painted from the factory? I have seen a couple of the install guides from the Subaru site linked here

Last edited by norcal; 11-17-2011 at 11:19 AM.
norcal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 12:04 PM   #4361
abxex
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 295269
Join Date: Sep 2011
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by staryoshi

Thanks, but I can handle installation of the seat protectors -_- I only really need them if I buy the proverbial Christmas puppy.
I hope its an easy install. I can't imagine it being difficult but I would hate to mess something like that up on a new car.
abxex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 12:16 PM   #4362
jonklein611
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 117776
Join Date: Jun 2006
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Moon Twp, PA
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Limited 5dr
WR Blue Pearl

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by norcal View Post
I needed your guys opinion

I'm most likely going to pick up a Sport Limited. I may just wait for them to come on to the lot or pre-order one. I want to get the following exterior accessories:

A- strake kit
B- aero splash guards, front
D- front underspoiler
J- rear spoiler



Would it be cheaper if I pre-ordered these to be installed by factory or is it considered a dealer installed accessory only? Or would I be fine just buying an Impreza off the lot and adding these on after (buying parts from another dealer). I think I could do the Install my self, but would the body parts come pre-painted from the factory? I have seen a couple of the install guides from the Subaru site linked here
If you preorder the parts, they'll be installed @ the factory / port (depending on the part) so you won't have any installation labor charges.

Depending on your negotiation skills, you can have the dealer buy the parts @ invoice, and install them at zero cost or they'll charge you full price and bill you for the install time.

I'm not sure about the pre painted part. Do all the Sports have same 2nd color in their 2 tone?
jonklein611 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 12:18 PM   #4363
norcal
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 295766
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Bay Area, CA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jonklein611 View Post
I'm not sure about the pre painted part. Do all the Sports have same 2nd color in their 2 tone?
No, they do have the standard one color cars, as well, in the Sport
norcal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 12:24 PM   #4364
staryoshi
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 299690
Join Date: Nov 2011
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Colorado
Vehicle:
2014 Subaru Forester
Jasmine Green Metallic

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by abxex View Post
I hope its an easy install. I can't imagine it being difficult but I would hate to mess something like that up on a new car.
You learn by doing I'm getting more involved with my cars, as it's fun.
staryoshi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 12:44 PM   #4365
G-Omaha
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 209172
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Omaha, NE
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza CLL
BL2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by norcal View Post
I needed your guys opinion

I'm most likely going to pick up a Sport Limited. I may just wait for them to come on to the lot or pre-order one. I want to get the following exterior accessories:

A- strake kit
B- aero splash guards, front
D- front underspoiler
J- rear spoiler



Would it be cheaper if I pre-ordered these to be installed by factory or is it considered a dealer installed accessory only? Or would I be fine just buying an Impreza off the lot and adding these on after (buying parts from another dealer). I think I could do the Install my self, but would the body parts come pre-painted from the factory? I have seen a couple of the install guides from the Subaru site linked here
It will be cheaper to include these items with your order as there will not be any labor charges and then you are also assured that the "pros" are installing them. The body parts are pre-painted as there are separate part number for each color. As another member indicated, you should be able to add these items at Invoice which will save you additional costs. All told, I would not recommend the after delivery purchase and self installed option as it is too easy to just order and will cost you a lost less.

Edit: The Aero splash guards (front) also include the Aero rear guards - It's one kit.

Last edited by G-Omaha; 11-17-2011 at 12:57 PM. Reason: Aero Rear Comment
G-Omaha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 12:48 PM   #4366
G-Omaha
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 209172
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Omaha, NE
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza CLL
BL2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jonklein611 View Post

I'm not sure about the pre painted part. Do all the Sports have same 2nd color in their 2 tone?
The BL2 combination (black over dark gray) has a different two tone then all the others. As stated previously, there are also mono-color options available.
G-Omaha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 12:53 PM   #4367
G-Omaha
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 209172
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Omaha, NE
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza CLL
BL2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by staryoshi View Post
You learn by doing I'm getting more involved with my cars, as it's fun.
I'm old and lazy. If I can purchase it installed at less than the MSRP, then it's a total Win Win for me. Just getting too old, I guess. But, I know what you are talking about.
G-Omaha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 12:58 PM   #4368
HinGurl
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 293678
Join Date: Sep 2011
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza 2.0i
5 Door Limited. Silver

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jonklein611 View Post
If you preorder the parts, they'll be installed @ the factory / port (depending on the part) so you won't have any installation labor charges.

Depending on your negotiation skills, you can have the dealer buy the parts @ invoice, and install them at zero cost or they'll charge you full price and bill you for the install time.

I'm not sure about the pre painted part. Do all the Sports have same 2nd color in their 2 tone?
Aren't the only factory installed options the NAV and the Moonroof, for the limited trim, and AWP for the other trim levels? I'm thinking that everything else is dealer installed (which means DIY install too).

All the accessories such as body kits, moldings, rear view mirrors, hood protectors, cross bars (not the roof rails), mats, even the sport grill and the remote start all have free installation manual pdfs on Subaru Technical Website. I've seen a few websites that sell these type of products and all are official Subaru products. You can buy them directly and do the install yourself.

This the stuff you can get with $500 incentive. (Right?) If it wasn't, then SOA would have already asked us what accessories we wanted installed for the $500 instead of sending us the "thank you email" after the fact.

The moonroof, the AWP isn't really a bolt on option since you have to cut a hole in the roof or take the windshield off for the defrosters. The NAV seems like it would be a bolt on but I guess not. Everything else is literally plug it or screw it in place.. The remote engine start does need a diagnostic tool but minus that you, you just plug all the connections and your done.

Last edited by HinGurl; 11-17-2011 at 01:10 PM.
HinGurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 01:10 PM   #4369
G-Omaha
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 209172
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Omaha, NE
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza CLL
BL2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HinGurl View Post
Aren't the only factory installed options the NAV and the Moonroof? I'm thinking that everything else is dealer installed (which means DIY install too).

All the accessories such as body kits, moldings, rear view mirrors, hood protectors, cross bars (not the roof rails), mats, even the sport grill and the remote start all have free installation manual pdfs on Subaru Technical Website. I've seen a few websites that sell these type of products and all are official Subaru products. You can buy them directly and do the install yourself.

This the stuff you can get with $500 incentive. (Right?) If it wasn't, then SOA of would have already asked us what accessories we wanted installed for the $500 instead of sending us the "thank you email" after the fact.
Options MUST be installed when the car is built. Accessories, with a few exceptions, are installed at the "Port" or at the dealer(after delivery). If accessories are requested on a special order, they are installed at the port without any additional labor costs. Now having said that, there really is a different Invoice/MSRP between the two options. Having gone though the process for two cars, the best and cheapest route is to include all desirable options in the initial order. I excluded the Sub-woofer (as it was not available from SOA "Port") and will apply my incentive "bucks" towards that. Fortunately, my dealer is using the "port Invoice price + Labor" so it will essentially cost me the Nebraska Sales tax + a couple of bucks. I am also going to replace the tires with Conti DWS(different subject - Yoko's are horrible IMHO for wet, snow, and Ice).

Last edited by G-Omaha; 11-17-2011 at 01:16 PM. Reason: Tire comment added
G-Omaha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 01:26 PM   #4370
norcal
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 295766
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Bay Area, CA
Default

Ok, so I'm better off just pre-ordering with all add on body parts.
norcal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 01:31 PM   #4371
HinGurl
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 293678
Join Date: Sep 2011
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza 2.0i
5 Door Limited. Silver

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by G-Omaha View Post
I am also going to replace the tires with Conti DWS(different subject - Yoko's are horrible IMHO for wet, snow, and Ice).
Since you mentioned it, I was planning on getting the Conti DWS after the OE tires were worn out. What's your opinion on the Conti Extreme Contact Winter Tires? My plan was to get two sets of tires and wheels, but if the Conti DWS are good all year 'round I might just do that.
HinGurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 01:44 PM   #4372
G-Omaha
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 209172
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Omaha, NE
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza CLL
BL2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HinGurl View Post
Since you mentioned it, I was planning on getting the Conti DWS after the OE tires were worn out. What's your opinion on the Conti Extreme Contact Winter Tires? My plan was to get two sets of tires and wheels, but if the Conti DWS are good all year 'round I might just do that.
I have about 10/11k miles on the DWS tires on my '08 OBS and can't see any wear yet. They are excellent in the dry, rain, snow, and ice elements. They do have a bit softer side wall, and for me that is OK; and because of this some might say they are bit less responsive (I'm a somewhat "spirited" driver, even though I'm an "old fart"). On the OEM tire that came with the '08 OBS, I could feel every dime that I drove over. The DWS tires provide a much better daily drive and cushion pot holes very well. No need for two sets as the DWS will serve you well in all seasons - just be sure to check out the wear bars if you do a ton of highway mileage to insure that it is ok for the next winter.

I am trying to get the dealer to give me a $60 credit per tire for the replacements. I'll have to pay for the DWS, balance, etc... I think that we are close to settling that issue; but, will have to wait to see what is finalized after deliver of my new Sport.
G-Omaha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 01:50 PM   #4373
G-Omaha
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 209172
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Omaha, NE
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza CLL
BL2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by norcal View Post
Ok, so I'm better off just pre-ordering with all add on body parts.
In a word - YES!
G-Omaha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 01:52 PM   #4374
G-Omaha
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 209172
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Omaha, NE
Vehicle:
2012 Impreza CLL
BL2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HinGurl View Post
Since you mentioned it, I was planning on getting the Conti DWS after the OE tires were worn out. What's your opinion on the Conti Extreme Contact Winter Tires? My plan was to get two sets of tires and wheels, but if the Conti DWS are good all year 'round I might just do that.
Sorry, misread the tires - The winter tires may or may not be overkill depending on where you live. The DWS provide similar benefits IF you are not totally Snow/Ice bound.
G-Omaha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 02:36 PM   #4375
imprzya
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 12181
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Ankeny, Iowa
Vehicle:
2004 STi WRBro
15 Forester Touring

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by G-Omaha View Post
I have about 10/11k miles on the DWS tires on my '08 OBS and can't see any wear yet. They are excellent in the dry, rain, snow, and ice elements. They do have a bit softer side wall, and for me that is OK; and because of this some might say they are bit less responsive (I'm a somewhat "spirited" driver, even though I'm an "old fart"). On the OEM tire that came with the '08 OBS, I could feel every dime that I drove over. The DWS tires provide a much better daily drive and cushion pot holes very well. No need for two sets as the DWS will serve you well in all seasons - just be sure to check out the wear bars if you do a ton of highway mileage to insure that it is ok for the next winter.

I am trying to get the dealer to give me a $60 credit per tire for the replacements. I'll have to pay for the DWS, balance, etc... I think that we are close to settling that issue; but, will have to wait to see what is finalized after deliver of my new Sport.
Hmm, I wonder if I should look into this. I have a set of 18s with the Conti DWS that I planned on running in the summer, but I may want the stock wheels to have these tires too. Currently my baja and impreza are running the older Contis and these have been great winter tires...without being only winter tires that is.
imprzya is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2012 Impreza STI concept art khaki_man Member's Car Gallery 37 03-15-2011 02:02 AM
Newsflash: 2012 Impreza looks like BigElm's Butt WagonMonster Off-Topic 4 02-28-2011 07:11 PM
2012 Impreza Concept Zakster87 General Community 14 11-17-2010 04:09 PM
Possibly looking into a 2011 or 2012 Impreza? xenonk Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 1 08-05-2010 09:48 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.