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Old 01-07-2013, 03:43 PM   #15126
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i got 35 in summer but that was going slow aka 60, speed limit is 65 so that means i can safely do 75, I am gonna stick to 75 . Currently on my car the DGM with the snow storms and mountains of ny and pa, and I mean MOUNTAINS I have been averaging 26.5 hand calculated mpg. This is going fast when not stuck playing billy goat. I try to do 60 or below on the commute but in northern nj and nyc that won't fly for too long.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:49 PM   #15127
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Another issue? I'm still looking for one. One case of over heating doesn't make it an instant issue for all CVTs.
It does seem rare, but it is interesting that Edmunds Long Term Impreza had this issue recently. The dealer replaced the pressure switch and Edmunds reports the issue is fixed.


http://www.edmunds.com/subaru/imprez...e-hot-cvt.html
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:08 PM   #15128
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It does seem rare, but it is interesting that Edmunds Long Term Impreza had this issue recently. The dealer replaced the pressure switch and Edmunds reports the issue is fixed.


http://www.edmunds.com/subaru/imprez...e-hot-cvt.html

I've seen that too, but they also flogged that thing hard. It was fully loaded and used the paddle shifters agressively while hard on the throttle.
Could be there is a cooling issue however with harder than average use. Or there are a few pressure switches that aren't good too.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:14 PM   #15129
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Is the TPMS sensor data available through OBD2? I'm too lazy to walk around the car with a tire gauge.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:33 PM   #15130
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I read somewhere that both body styles saw an improvement in aerodynamics over 2011, but that the sedan improved by a greater margin than the hatch. The MPG difference between the two probably increases with speed.
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:46 PM   #15131
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California Tint Law SUCKS!

I got pulled over by CHP the other day and they gave me a ticket w/o being correctable. Basically saying, remove tint and pay fine.

Also he gave me a warning about having no front L plate.

Now I have to slap on my front L plate. Any nice L plate frames out there? My car is DGM so preferably something dark.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:17 PM   #15132
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California Tint Law SUCKS!

I got pulled over by CHP the other day and they gave me a ticket w/o being correctable. Basically saying, remove tint and pay fine.

Also he gave me a warning about having no front L plate.

Now I have to slap on my front L plate. Any nice L plate frames out there? My car is DGM so preferably something dark.
The metal factory Subaru one. Cost me like 21? Pretty much once the plate is installed it looks like your plate is floating 1/2" off the front of your bumper. I posted pics of it in the accessory thread I think
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:45 PM   #15133
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The metal factory Subaru one. Cost me like 21? Pretty much once the plate is installed it looks like your plate is floating 1/2" off the front of your bumper. I posted pics of it in the accessory thread I think
Did you buy it from the dealership? If not, can you send me a link of your post and where you purchased it.

I was having trouble finding it.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:49 PM   #15134
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Front license plate holder for impreza
part number: DCOLICBRKIMP12


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Old 01-07-2013, 09:16 PM   #15135
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i got 35 in summer but that was going slow aka 60, speed limit is 65 so that means i can safely do 75, I am gonna stick to 75 . Currently on my car the DGM with the snow storms and mountains of ny and pa, and I mean MOUNTAINS I have been averaging 26.5 hand calculated mpg. This is going fast when not stuck playing billy goat. I try to do 60 or below on the commute but in northern nj and nyc that won't fly for too long.
Those nice folks down in the lower Hudson Valley/northern NJ/NYC area don't know the concept of 60, lol... Try 75 to 80, 1 car length apart, tearing down the Taconic Parkway, guiderail tight on one side and another car tight on the other side. That's what they call an average commute. Been there, done that many times with my old Toyota. Don't miss it at all. Just one split second away from a real nasty crash if someone screws up.

Speaking of the Taconic, need to get down that way and run the section between I-84 and Yorktown Heights. I'm betting it would be a fun little run with the Subie...

I think I know a few folks who would tell you that you're number '1' in their book if they got behind you doing 60...
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:25 PM   #15136
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Those nice folks down in the lower Hudson Valley/northern NJ/NYC area don't know the concept of 60, lol... Try 75 to 80, 1 car length apart, tearing down the Taconic Parkway, guiderail tight on one side and another car tight on the other side. That's what they call an average commute. Been there, done that many times with my old Toyota. Don't miss it at all. Just one split second away from a real nasty crash if someone screws up.

Speaking of the Taconic, need to get down that way and run the section between I-84 and Yorktown Heights. I'm betting it would be a fun little run with the Subie...

I think I know a few folks who would tell you that you're number '1' in their book if they got behind you doing 60...
I've been commuting from Wappingers Falls to Valhalla for the past two years, I'm very familiar with the stretch. Recent 6-8 car pileup at Peekskill Hollow Road last Friday that held me up for 2 hrs.. Lol the commute is rough, it's equivalent to a couple cups of coffee, it'll wake you right up!
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:40 PM   #15137
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I've been commuting from Wappingers Falls to Valhalla for the past two years, I'm very familiar with the stretch. Recent 6-8 car pileup at Peekskill Hollow Road last Friday that held me up for 2 hrs.. Lol the commute is rough, it's equivalent to a couple cups of coffee, it'll wake you right up!
Quite the stressful commute, and I don't miss it one bit. Still don't forget my first drive down through there in the passing lane, freaked out by how close the guiderail is. Seen some nasty crashes at the end of the S curve going into Peekskill Hollow southbound. Always did like driving northbound in that area with light traffic... down the hill along the wall, and the quick passes on the insides of the S curves.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:43 PM   #15138
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Quite the stressful commute, and I don't miss it one bit. Still don't forget my first drive down through there in the passing lane, freaked out by how close the guiderail is. Seen some nasty crashes at the end of the S curve going into Peekskill Hollow southbound. Always did like driving northbound in that area with light traffic... down the hill along the wall, and the quick passes on the insides of the S curves.
I don't blame you, it's a gorgeous road but it's unfortunate what its purpose had turned into. Some really fun corners for sure!
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:57 PM   #15139
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Anyone with a manual getting more than 34mpg? How about 36mpg?
I wish. Over the summer I was getting high 20's, very low 30's. Since the colder weather, I'm only getting mid 20's.

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Old 01-08-2013, 12:42 AM   #15140
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I wish. Over the summer I was getting high 20's, very low 30's. Since the colder weather, I'm only getting mid 20's.
It sounds like the 5 speed does even better in hilly country, probably because it slows more when climbing plus high gear is a lower ratio. With cc, the cvt downshifts and the engine can wind up to ~ 6krpm when climbing, and it downshifts to hold speed on the downhill as well, to keep it going the speed limit.

I'm not sure there is a problem with "some" cvt's. It sounds like they may all act the same. From what I've seen here it's pretty consistent, with *very* few alleged exceptions. Keep it below 60 on a flat highway and you can get mid 30's, otherwise you won't. Going the speed limit on the highway in most of the country drops your mpg's to below 30, at best.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:19 AM   #15141
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Did you buy it from the dealership? If not, can you send me a link of your post and where you purchased it.

I was having trouble finding it.
I ordered mine from the dealer, it arrived the week before I got my car, I installed it myself.

This is what I have, you might be able to find it cheaper elsewhere. If you have the brocure for the available accessories, the part number is in there for this exact one

http://www.subarugenuineparts.com/pr...oducts_id=1142
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:08 AM   #15142
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I ordered mine from the dealer, it arrived the week before I got my car, I installed it myself.

This is what I have, you might be able to find it cheaper elsewhere. If you have the brocure for the available accessories, the part number is in there for this exact one

http://www.subarugenuineparts.com/pr...oducts_id=1142
Do you have a photo of how it looks on? I bought the C&C Car Worx bracket but have yet to put it on since it's been cold and the they recommend 60 Degree temps to ensure the adhesive sticks. No garage I parallel quite a bit in SF and hopefully that buffers my car from stupid parkers!
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:50 AM   #15143
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Do you have a photo of how it looks on? I bought the C&C Car Worx bracket but have yet to put it on since it's been cold and the they recommend 60 Degree temps to ensure the adhesive sticks. No garage I parallel quite a bit in SF and hopefully that buffers my car from stupid parkers!
This one won't really buffer your car very well
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...postcount=1232

But that is where my pics are located
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:01 AM   #15144
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I swear, everytime I wash my 12' Impreza Sport, I find a new door ding.

I should just leave it dirty!
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:02 AM   #15145
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I swear, everytime I wash my 12' Impreza Sport, I find a new door ding.

I should just leave it dirty!
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:23 AM   #15146
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Do you have a photo of how it looks on? I bought the C&C Car Worx bracket but have yet to put it on since it's been cold and the they recommend 60 Degree temps to ensure the adhesive sticks. No garage I parallel quite a bit in SF and hopefully that buffers my car from stupid parkers!
the one i posted above will provide that extra bump-ability for when bumper wars are in session. Come in handy in nyc , pics also posted in link above
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:35 AM   #15147
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Has anyone mounted larger wheels on this car yet? Something along the lines of 18"...or do they not fit? Does larger tires interfere with anything as well?
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:41 AM   #15148
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wow...... simply it fits with the correct offset. it interferes with handling and acceleration.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:57 AM   #15149
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I swear, everytime I wash my 12' Impreza Sport, I find a new door ding.

I should just leave it dirty!
Yeah, that's why I practice strategic parking. No, I'm not the a-hole who parks diagonally in two spots. But I do try to park in the last spot of a row, close to a curb. Since nobody can park on one side of me, that reduces my chance of a ding by 50%. I also try to select wide parking spaces, and use other strategies to reduce my chances of getting dinged.

It takes some extra time, and walking, to find such a spot. But I think it's worth it. No door dings yet.

I also don't tailgate, which reduces my chances of getting stone chips on my hood. I think I have one super-minor hood chip after 9500 miles of driving.

I know it's not always possible to park in a perfect spot, and it's not always possible to avoid driving too close to the car in front of you when driving in heavy traffic. But the more you do these things, the less damage you'll accumulate over time.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:09 AM   #15150
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wow...... simply it fits with the correct offset. it interferes with handling and acceleration.
That's what I assumed. Just wasn't sure to what degree it affected the acceleration. I cant imagine the actual handling effects would be entirely negative though?
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