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Old 04-21-2012, 01:06 AM   #11326
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Love that color!

The play of light and dark on the surfaces is particularly nice with that blue color.
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:55 AM   #11327
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Another data point. A regular-size coffee from McDonalds bottoms out on the spill-resistant lid -- not on the bottom of the cup. So if you press down on the rim at all, the lid pops off and coffee starts to spill. Even if you are gentle and manage not to accidentally pop the lid off, you are faced with having to pry the cup out by working your fingernails under said lid. Yes, it's another very likely lid-popping maneuver.

Even my bug-eye WRX had much better cup holders.
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Still my biggest WTF is the curtain (yes, fabric curtain) that separates the interior from the engine compartment at the steering column. Just waiting for the first engine fire to blow live flames straight into the driver's face at highway speeds. Wonder how much that will end up costing Subaru?
The cupholders are at two different levels. If you put the cup in the back one it's shorter & should eliminate the lid issue since the cup is sitting higher. Also, I pulled back that flap/curtain & you can see through to the footwell/pedal area. I do not see through to the engine. I took a pic of it I'll have to find it.
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:42 AM   #11328
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Another data point. A regular-size coffee from McDonalds bottoms out on the spill-resistant lid -- not on the bottom of the cup. So if you press down on the rim at all, the lid pops off and coffee starts to spill. Even if you are gentle and manage not to accidentally pop the lid off, you are faced with having to pry the cup out by working your fingernails under said lid. Yes, it's another very likely lid-popping maneuver.

Even my bug-eye WRX had much better cup holders.
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Still my biggest WTF is the curtain (yes, fabric curtain) that separates the interior from the engine compartment at the steering column. Just waiting for the first engine fire to blow live flames straight into the driver's face at highway speeds. Wonder how much that will end up costing Subaru?
Where is this curtain you speak of? I know of the one that is below the gauge cluster, but it's not on the firewall. Can you take a pic?
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:57 AM   #11329
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Where is this curtain you speak of? I know of the one that is below the gauge cluster, but it's not on the firewall. Can you take a pic?
I think this is the curtain he speaks of. But it only gies a full view of the steering column & the footwell below. Here's a pic I took. You can see the toe of my sneaker behind the brake pedal to show that it's the footwell area.
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:03 AM   #11330
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I don't understand the problem here, that curtain is just for aesthetics. Behind that area is not the engine compartment, there are harnesses and steering components. There is a firewall that separates the engine compartment and the cabin. I wired my remote start, so I spent a lot of time in there, I can assure you that there isn't a problem with the layout.
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:34 AM   #11331
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OK. I must have been mistaken when I thought I saw daylight from my open hood through there. When I get a chance I'm going to check it out again.

If you guys (and gals? Any gals, there?) are right, I'll breath a huge sigh of relief.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:28 AM   #11332
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I had the same thing happen with a 12 oz coffee yesterday. Can't use the rear cupholder, because the sliding armrest is usually over it. I guess I'll have to get larger coffees to avoid the problem...darn...
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:16 AM   #11333
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Yes, I'd love to hear from those of you who have professional tint jobs that are over 5 years old. Are they holding up?
When I bought my previous car used at 2.5 years old it had a tint shop sticker on the window. Except for a small gouge where something metal must have hit the passenger window, the tint was still fine 12 years later when I traded the car. As long as the installer gets the edges stuck to the window, the only issue I've seen with tint is the possibility of scratching the film.
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:15 AM   #11334
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mine was done and every window but the driver side has lasted since 2006, but the driver side window sucked from day one.
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:30 PM   #11335
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also noted the window weather visors on the side....are those Subaru brand or aftermarket????
They are OEM. I think they flow very well with the rest of the body lines.
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Love that color!

The play of light and dark on the surfaces is particularly nice with that blue color.
Thanks! I totally agree I love the different shades of blue throughout.

For anyone inquiring about the tint, I have had it on all of my previous cars, and they have lasted until I have gotten rid of said cars. The Tintman in Monroe, CT for anyone in the area. $180 for the Impreza with a Lifetime warranty. Highly recommended. I cannot comment on replacing the defroster, as I have never had tint replaced

And lastly, as for the cupholders, you guys saw the ones in the door right? Good for a bottle at least, I'm not sure about a coffee mug.
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:15 PM   #11336
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tint looks great, mine will get the same treatment. good to know about orders for 12 being stopped, will have to call my dealership. might end up with the crosstrek after all if it is going to be october before 13's arrive. i have been exploring the mazda cx5 also, two month wait for those too.
having worked in an auto assembly plant, it shouldn't take more than two weeks to switch things over to the new model (at most) can do it on the fly when there are no big changes.
i'm not mr porsche, who despised putting cup holders in his cars going to america ! coffee mug holder is a must.
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:20 PM   #11337
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20% all around
looks great!

i love that DMP. that was my top color choice but wife's preference for DGM (my 2nd choice) won out.
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:34 PM   #11338
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Lol my cupholders are full of redbull residue...
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:54 PM   #11339
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They are OEM. I think they flow very well with the rest of the body lines.

Thanks! I totally agree I love the different shades of blue throughout.

For anyone inquiring about the tint, I have had it on all of my previous cars, and they have lasted until I have gotten rid of said cars. The Tintman in Monroe, CT for anyone in the area. $180 for the Impreza with a Lifetime warranty. Highly recommended. I cannot comment on replacing the defroster, as I have never had tint replaced

And lastly, as for the cupholders, you guys saw the ones in the door right? Good for a bottle at least, I'm not sure about a coffee mug.
wow great price......Im not finding anything much below 250 and has high as 425 for the fancy nonmetal film that want interfer with cell, gps or othe devices.....what type of film did they use for the job??
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:36 PM   #11340
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That'll do it. You'll end up having almost enough to do the rear again later.
What tool do you need to drain the rear differential? I looked quick and they have a plug with a square cut out? I haven't checked the front yet, is that a normal bolt?
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:38 PM   #11341
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What tool do you need to drain the rear differential? I looked quick and they have a plug with a square cut out? I haven't checked the front yet, is that a normal bolt?
1/2" ratchet or breaker bar, front is either the same or Torx T70
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The front diff drain is a t70 torx, and the check/overflow plug should be a 8mm/10mm hex, fill plug is 10mm hex. Can't remember exactly.


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If anyone is interested in buying a auto-dimming mirror w/ compass, check out the interior classified section.
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:41 PM   #11344
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The torx bit is available for 2.99 @ advance/discount auto parts. 4.99 iirc @ autozone. Yeah just stick a half inch ratchet or breaker in the rear diff plug.
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:44 PM   #11345
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To refill the trans get a funnel with a long piece of tube small enough to fit in the top of the transmission dipstick hole.
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That is for a cvt trans^^^^, BlkTrax?
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To refill the trans get a funnel with a long piece of tube small enough to fit in the top of the transmission dipstick hole.
There isnt a dipstick hole on the CVT
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:54 PM   #11348
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Right. I stated that earlier. I was clarifying. Zeeper- I can't remember- is yours a 5mt?
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:53 AM   #11349
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Right. I stated that earlier. I was clarifying. Zeeper- I can't remember- is yours a 5mt?
yes 5speed.

I need to go get the torx bit. Harbor Freight sells a drain plug kit that includes a 13mm square socket which is what the rear diff looks like it takes.

http://www.harborfreight.com/12-piec...set-94961.html
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:37 AM   #11350
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I haven't measured it, but a half inch ratchet does just fine. Then all you need is one tool and a torx bit.
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