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Old 01-03-2013, 08:50 PM   #15076
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Try running your A/C when you get moisture/condensation in the car. A little known characteristic of Air Conditioning is that it actually de-humidifies the air. Don't worry, you can still have the heat on at the same time as A/C doesn't necessarily mean "cold air".

A lot of foggy windows in the wintertime can be solved by simply activating the A/C.

Good luck!
Defrost in our cars automatically turns on the ac. You could always try some anti fog treatment too.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:11 AM   #15077
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After 1500 miles on clock I decided to take the car for a long journey, then on the way home I felt like doing a bit over 100 mph so I reached 112 mph, but after about 2 mins the AT OIL TEMP warning light came on, the safest top speed of the car as recommended by the manual is 122 mph, so how can something like that happen? what can I do to stop it? Does it really need a new pressure switch? or an oil change can fix it?
Sounds like another issue with the cvt. What rpm were you doing? I doubt if it could hold high needing that much push. It appears the cvt was set to maximize mpg on the epa test (giving Subaru the benefit of the doubt), without regard to reality.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:23 AM   #15078
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Try running your A/C when you get moisture/condensation in the car. A little known characteristic of Air Conditioning is that it actually de-humidifies the air. Don't worry, you can still have the heat on at the same time as A/C doesn't necessarily mean "cold air".

A lot of foggy windows in the wintertime can be solved by simply activating the A/C.

Good luck!
It's also not a bad idea to run the AC a few times throughout the winter. It will help keep the compressor lubricated and extend the life.






In other news, it was 26F and the washer fluid Subaru filled my tank with at my last oil change has frozen on my windshield.


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Old 01-04-2013, 10:10 AM   #15079
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How do i replace the dome light? Is there a diy? Or do i simply pry the cover off and pull out the bulb?

thinkin about this bulb
http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...d-festoon/238/

ALSO ive come to understand that the 168 size bulb fits in parking lights, trunk light, plate lights, front sidemarker
Zone Tech 10x 194 168 2825 5-smd White High Power LED Car Lights Bulb : Amazon.com : AutomotiveZone Tech 10x 194 168 2825 5-smd White High Power LED Car Lights Bulb : Amazon.com : Automotive

10 for $10? Will these fit? worth it?

As always thanks guys.

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Old 01-04-2013, 11:14 AM   #15080
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It's also not a bad idea to run the AC a few times throughout the winter. It will help keep the compressor lubricated and extend the life.

In other news, it was 26F and the washer fluid Subaru filled my tank with at my last oil change has frozen on my windshield.
Do our cars have a washer fluid heater?
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:52 AM   #15081
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Do our cars have a washer fluid heater?
No, get fluid capable of the cold temps, or windshield washer antifreeze.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:08 PM   #15082
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How do i replace the dome light? Is there a diy? Or do i simply pry the cover off and pull out the bulb?

thinkin about this bulb
http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...d-festoon/238/

ALSO ive come to understand that the 168 size bulb fits in parking lights, trunk light, plate lights, front sidemarker
Zone Tech 10x 194 168 2825 5-smd White High Power LED Car Lights Bulb : Amazon.com : Automotive

10 for $10? Will these fit? worth it?

As always thanks guys.

You just pry the cover off. Start on the side opposite the switch.

Note: The dimming feature may not work, or may work very abruptly, after you switch the dome light to a LED.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:58 PM   #15083
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various youtube vids online in case you get confused on how to pry the lights off.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:04 PM   #15084
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No, get fluid capable of the cold temps, or windshield washer antifreeze.
I always put low temperature fluid in. I don't know what Subaru is carrying in their shop, but that's kinda ridiculous. Suppose it was colder and froze in the pipes?
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:36 PM   #15085
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Not a great start for my Subie....I am so sad and mad at the same time.

Rear ended on the 10fwy after work on my way home. Stupid jerk didnt even brake.

Hopefully no frame damage.

Should have had that sign on my bumper.

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Old 01-04-2013, 08:42 PM   #15086
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Noooooo! Im so sorry to hear about that mamba! Dude. Good luck man.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:20 PM   #15087
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Ouch, that sux. Doesn't look like anything that would cause frame damage, so you'll be good as new in no time.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:03 PM   #15088
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Crap! Sorry to see that happen man. Damage doesn't look too bad (relatively) - rear hatch, bumper cover, possibly bumper reinforcement. However upsetting to say the least. Hope it gets fixed quickly and correctly.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:25 PM   #15089
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Ppg paint is supposed to be good fyi
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:10 AM   #15090
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That's awful to see man. Other drivers terrify me. It doesn't look too bad though, looks like the hatch door and bumper took most of the impact.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:39 AM   #15091
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Sounds like another issue with the cvt. What rpm were you doing? I doubt if it could hold high needing that much push. It appears the cvt was set to maximize mpg on the epa test (giving Subaru the benefit of the doubt), without regard to reality.
You keep repeating this as if it were true, you need a new mantra.

I can't recall any of the Auto magazine reviews (or Consumer Reports) complaining that Subaru engineered the Impreza with the CVT purely to excell in the epa test and not perform well in reality.

The redesigned Impreza pretty much got rave reviews from all of them in their driving tests.

The only caveat is that some of the reviewers stated that they would buy a 5 speed over the CVT, but that was because of the lower power from the redesigned engine - so they can wring more power out of it. Keep in mind that people that review cars for a living generally tend to be car enthusiasts who want the control the car, and generally prefer shifting themselves most of the time.

Read some of the reviews of the Subaru and other cars, you will get the true picture.

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Old 01-05-2013, 08:33 AM   #15092
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Blackmamba24kb,
sucks man and welcome to the club, I know how you feel had a driver hit and run my car and it was not even a week old. people suck sometimes
don't forget to go after them for depreciated value if you can do that in your state.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:26 AM   #15093
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I can't recall any of the Auto magazine reviews (or Consumer Reports) complaining that the Impreza with the CVT purely for the epa test and does not perform well in reality.

Read some of the reviews of the Subaru and other cars, you will get the true picture.
You must have a short (or selective) memory.

There have been at least 3 magazine reviews posted *here* where they talk about the weak mpg's (and most don't keep the car long enough to do their own checking), not to mention the statistical analyses that have been done and shown here comparing the difference in real world vs. claimed mpg. You've been pointed to them before - I don't feel like going back and getting links from here that you have already been shown and decided to forget or ignore.

But, you continue to spread your falsehoods about the cvt, when you don't even have one. Why don't you talk about something you know about instead?
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:35 AM   #15094
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You must have a short (or selective) memory.

There have been at least 3 magazine reviews posted *here* where they talk about the weak mpg's (and most don't keep the car long enough to do their own checking), not to mention the statistical analyses that have been done and shown here comparing the difference in real world vs. claimed mpg. You've been pointed to them before - I don't feel like going back and getting links from here that you have already been shown and decided to forget or ignore.

But, you continue to spread your falsehoods about the cvt, when you don't even have one. Why don't you talk about something you know about instead?
Your theory is not getting any better despite the number of times you continue to repeat it.

Funny how Subaru engineered the car to excell in the EPA tests, but suck in everyday driving, yet all these different professional reviewers praise the car. Yes, professional reviews, not your lame opinion repeated as if it is fact.

Maybe you need to watch the Consumer Reports and some of the other reviews again:













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Old 01-05-2013, 09:53 AM   #15095
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Your theory is not getting any better despite the number of times you continue to repeat it.
It's not *my* theory.

Like I said before: "It does seem to be a problem with the cvt. The 5sp's don't have it, and of course there are nimrods who will defend the car to the death because they won't admit to themselves (therefore to anyone else either) there might be a problem with the car, so even if they have the 5sp they will defend the cvt."

Plus, your links are irrelevant to the discussion of the cvt's actual mpg.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:57 AM   #15096
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And if there is a proven problem, Subaru will likely be forced to provide rebates like Hyundai /Kia just did.

I won't be sitting next to the mailbox waiting for a check anytime soon.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:58 AM   #15097
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Watch some professional video reviews of the CVT equipped Impreza (Consumer Reports has one, look at the videos I just provided you).

All the professional reviews I've seen say the car handles great, is slightly underpowered, but makes up for it by providing much improved MPG's. Not one stated they thought that Subaru was chasing MPG's purely, at the expense of real world driving performance, only that there is an expected trade off between less power and higher MPG's.

There, I summed up most of the professional reviews in two sentences for you. There isn't a single review that I can find that agrees your opinion is valid. You can have your opinion, just don't confuse it with what most people (including professional auto reviewers) think.

BTW did you miss this video, it talks specifically about the CVP MPG's, and completely undermines your seat of the pants observations:


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Old 01-05-2013, 01:04 PM   #15098
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The CVT has one thing going for it:
-A taller overall gear ratio.

Everything else suggests the 5MT would do better with a skilled driver:
-5MT is lighter
-5MT doesn't dissipate significant amounts of energy as heat (AT TEMP light)
-5MT doesn't need to move through several gallons of cold, viscous fluid on startup
-5MT doesn't steal heat from the engine
-5MT's 0-60 time is better despite fixed gear ratios and interrupted acceleration, suggesting lower drivetrain loss

I don't know whether the CVT's EPA rating should be lower, but that it's higher than the 5MT's is suspicious.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:37 PM   #15099
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Run the car for 7 minutes & reset the trip meter. Compare with the EPA rating.

You won't get close to the EPA rating if you do 15 minutes of short trips. At around 140F oil temp the MPG start to be efficient.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:51 PM   #15100
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The CVT has one thing going for it:
-A taller overall gear ratio.

Everything else suggests the 5MT would do better with a skilled driver:
-5MT is lighter
-5MT doesn't dissipate significant amounts of energy as heat (AT TEMP light)
-5MT doesn't need to move through several gallons of cold, viscous fluid on startup
-5MT doesn't steal heat from the engine
-5MT's 0-60 time is better despite fixed gear ratios and interrupted acceleration, suggesting lower drivetrain loss

I don't know whether the CVT's EPA rating should be lower, but that it's higher than the 5MT's is suspicious.
It also has constantly adapting gear ratios setting themselves up for optimal efficiency...
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