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Old 03-10-2013, 03:13 PM   #16576
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I enjoy not having navigation and skipping that entire evil section of the manual
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Old 03-10-2013, 03:21 PM   #16577
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Same here, but the dealer I purchased from had 4 on the lot last time I drove by
Likewise...the dealer I got mine from had to travel ~1000 miles round trip to get mine....now they have 3 on the lot.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:55 PM   #16578
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Likewise...the dealer I got mine from had to travel ~1000 miles round trip to get mine....now they have 3 on the lot.
Drove by a different dealer today, they have 5 wagons and 1 sedan sitting on the lot. Up until December none of my local dealers had any on the lot longer than to meet the delivery for whoever ordered it or if it wasn't an order it was gone in less than 1-2 days.

I wonder if the factory finally caught up or not as many ordered '13s
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:13 PM   #16579
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I wish you could have gotten the 4.3 LCD screen radio optioned into the Sport premium. I didn't want the Limited mainly because of the leather.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:22 PM   #16580
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So put an aftermarket HU into your Sport Premium. I went with one of the Pioneer double-din touch-sceen models:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=239
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:23 PM   #16581
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Yeah. I also disagree with the "dull interior" comment. What they call "dull" is what I call simple rather than being over-designed. The Impreza's clean interior is one thing that sold it for me over the Focus' crazy interior.

Of course, my Pioneer head unit does jazz things up a bit.
I also completely agree with this. There is a reason BMW interiors look similar, more complex yes, but subtle, and similar. Just because you have technology in a car doesn't mean you have to make a complete clusterf*** of it. I really like that Subaru went for use instead of fake looks on this car too with the double din head unit. Now we can actually put good head units into it, which you can't really do with a lot of newer cars anymore. Cuz, you know, we need to be told how to think now or something.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:24 PM   #16582
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So put an aftermarket HU into your Sport Premium. I went with one of the Pioneer double-din touch-sceen models:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=239
Link to the head unit please? Does it fit in the stock premium dash properly, and does it work with the steering wheel controls and voice activated blabla system?
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:31 PM   #16583
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I wonder if the factory finally caught up or not as many ordered '13s
My understanding was that Japanese built cars in general were in short supply after the tsunami, and that things have finally recovered.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:35 PM   #16584
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Link to the head unit please? Does it fit in the stock premium dash properly, and does it work with the steering wheel controls and voice activated blabla system?
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2435877
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2312813

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Old 03-10-2013, 07:57 PM   #16585
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Link to the head unit please? Does it fit in the stock premium dash properly, and does it work with the steering wheel controls and voice activated blabla system?
Here's the head unit I bought:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0072MZ63A/ref=oh_details_o06_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0072MZ63A/ref=oh_details_o06_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Here's the XM receiver module:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009I96LC/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009I96LC/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Here's the module you need to make the steering wheel buttons work, but I suggest buying it from the member of this forum who sells them. His support is excellent:

http://www.amazon.com/Metra-ASWC-Universal-Steering-Interface/dp/B0039H2W66/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_yhttp://www.amazon.com/Metra-ASWC-Universal-Steering-Interface/dp/B0039H2W66/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_y
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:36 PM   #16586
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I wish you could have gotten the 4.3 LCD screen radio optioned into the Sport premium. I didn't want the Limited mainly because of the leather.
Find a used one. It is night and day difference from the normal radio. bluetooth works better too

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Old 03-10-2013, 08:55 PM   #16587
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I know this. But every one I've found was like 300-400 bucks. Stock radio for that much? Nah. I'd rather go aftermarket.

As for speakers, would one suggest the up level Subaru/Kicker ones, or just go aftermarket? All four doors, and the dash tweeters.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:57 PM   #16588
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I know this. But every one I've found was like 300-400 bucks. Stock radio for that much? Nah. I'd rather go aftermarket.

As for speakers, would one suggest the up level Subaru/Kicker ones, or just go aftermarket? All four doors, and the dash tweeters.
The kickers are decent speakers, but unless you ordered them with the car it is cheaper to go aftermarket as you only really need to replace fronts
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:57 PM   #16589
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Any particular sizing that I should look for with all the speakers? I would like to do all 6.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:00 PM   #16590
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Any particular sizing that I should look for with all the speakers? I would like to do all 6.
for proper imaging you don't need to do the rears. They are 6.5" in the doors. Tweeters are 1"
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:02 PM   #16591
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I picked up a 1950's era Singer sewing machine for cheap and sewed a leather handbrake boot to go with my hand stitched leather shift boot. Only under the camera's flash did I realize the leather is brown.



Will try again with black leather.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:04 PM   #16592
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I picked up a 1950's era Singer sewing machine for cheap and sewed a leather handbrake boot to go with my hand stitched leather shift boot. Only under the camera's flash did I realize the leather is brown.



Will try again with black leather.
Lol, oops
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:17 PM   #16593
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Likewise...the dealer I got mine from had to travel ~1000 miles round trip to get mine....now they have 3 on the lot.
Same here. And I am starting to see more and more of them on the road too.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:27 PM   #16594
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for proper imaging you don't need to do the rears. They are 6.5" in the doors. Tweeters are 1"
But for OCD, I must do all 6. haha Know the depths needed by chance?
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:56 PM   #16595
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But for OCD, I must do all 6. haha Know the depths needed by chance?
any with spacers.

I only did the fronts and I am 100% satisfied with the sound and imaging. No reason to waste money
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:18 PM   #16596
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I try to convince the OCD of that. No luck. lol

But thanks for the info. Will do that soon..
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:46 PM   #16597
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I know some people have replaced the "eyebrow" lights. Bulb 168, I think. Has anyone replaced with the PIAA Ion Yellow?
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:55 PM   #16598
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It's the dealer. My dealership offered none of this. Instead, I got a great purchase price on the car at a time when they were hard to find and many people were waiting months to get one (June 2012). I don't know if that's still the case.
Bummer we are moving and I was hoping the service we get at Plano Subaru was standard.

Anyone know how the subaru dealers in Eastern Colorado rate?
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:04 AM   #16599
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Isn't hueburgers out there? They are supposedly the shiznit
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:08 AM   #16600
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Isn't hueburgers out there? They are supposedly the shiznit
Looks like Greely Colorado is the closest dealer to us. Hueburger is a bit further but considering we drive two hours now they are doable.

Thanks for the lead.
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