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Old 03-14-2013, 06:23 PM   #16726
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^^I would strongly suggest getting the manual after everything I have read on these forums
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:10 PM   #16727
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Cvt only here bud

Wife wants auto and la traffic is crazy so auto will have to do
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:11 PM   #16728
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I love my cvt. I regularly get comments from passengers about how smooth it is.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:49 PM   #16729
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So I can get a new perrin strut bar for 180 shipped. What do you fellers think?
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:17 PM   #16730
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Cvt only here bud

Wife wants auto and la traffic is crazy so auto will have to do
I hear ya, my girlfriend asked if i could teach her to drive stick in my car and I was excited she wanted to learn. After 2 seconds I wass like not in my car! we will have to rent a standard car one day for her to learn lol. I am way too overprotective
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:38 PM   #16731
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I hear ya, my girlfriend asked if i could teach her to drive stick in my car and I was excited she wanted to learn. After 2 seconds I wass like not in my car! we will have to rent a standard car one day for her to learn lol. I am way too overprotective
Lol
I showed my my in my old sti she was not digging it lol
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:38 PM   #16732
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Quick question guys...and I know there is an oil consumption thread but its only slightly related.
Has anyones '12 Impreza burned oil in the first initial break in period, but then never burned oil anytime after that?
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:44 PM   #16733
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Yes! Lol light came on literally two days before oil change was due. I had an appointment and got it taken care of as I did the last time but seriously.. wtf.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:52 PM   #16734
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Quick question guys...and I know there is an oil consumption thread but its only slightly related.
Has anyones '12 Impreza burned oil in the first initial break in period, but then never burned oil anytime after that?
I can let you know next time I check it, probably next week. I went through 1.5 qts through 14k miles
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:05 PM   #16735
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I dont understand why a new engine is doing this
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:12 PM   #16736
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cars will consume oil during initial break in until everything sets into place.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:16 PM   #16737
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Yes! Lol light came on literally two days before oil change was due. I had an appointment and got it taken care of as I did the last time but seriously.. wtf.
And it hasn't been back since? I'm on my second motor so I need confirmation that some imprezas just burn oil during the initial "break-in" before I flip on Subaru for giving me another problem.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:17 PM   #16738
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cars will consume oil during initial break in until everything sets into place.
Im on my second motor, first one burned a liter of oil every 900-1000 kms.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:29 PM   #16739
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Whats your mileage? Now and engine replacement?
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:39 PM   #16740
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Whats your mileage? Now and engine replacement?
Current mileage is 39900 km, engine was replaced at 34000km
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:07 PM   #16741
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Ive never heard of a car that had excessive oil consumption that got better with time.
I can see a brand new engine burning a half a quart in its first five thousand miles or so,but other than that, it would seem to me that the oil rings arent doing their job properly.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:20 PM   #16742
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So I can get a new perrin strut bar for 180 shipped. What do you fellers think?
180 is a decent price. It is an easy upgrade and ! think it is definitely worth it for those who like the corners!!
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:55 AM   #16743
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So I can get a new perrin strut bar for 180 shipped. What do you fellers think?
Perrin makes a strut bar for us?
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:20 AM   #16744
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Perrin makes a strut bar for us?
It isn't specifically made for us... I posted before a picture of an 09 WRX strut bar on my car.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:31 AM   #16745
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Im on my second motor, first one burned a liter of oil every 900-1000 kms.

no it hasn't come back
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:32 AM   #16746
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posted this in other thread but can go here as well

A pretty good summation of the 5spd impreza from car and driver

Months in Fleet: 13 months
Current Mileage: 41,099 miles
Average Fuel Economy: 28 mpg
Range: 406 miles


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However, another driver commented that seat comfort was okay initially, but his lower back started to ache on stints longer than 100 miles. Top praise was reserved for the Impreza’s seat heaters, which were “strong enough to leave griddle marks.”
...By the time the odometer hit the 40K mark, the sport-cloth seat fabric was pilling across the more highly trafficked portions of the front seats like lint balls on an old sweater. And the driver’s seat began squeaking like a cheap motel bed. Any shifting of weight—to shift, brake, accelerate, or to reach for something—set it off.
for all the complainers about the brakes
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Rolling on the Impreza Sport Premium’s standard 205/50-17 all-season rubber, braking performance was deceptively good, the Impreza stopping from 70 mph in 164 feet (two shorter than at the beginning of the test), an amazing 20 feet shorter than a 2012 Honda Civic EX sedan and 19 feet shorter than a 2012 Mazda 3 i Touring we tested. Likewise, our Impreza’s 0.87 g of lateral grip (0.85 g during initial testing) compared favorably to the 0.82 g of the Civic EX and 0.81 g for the Mazda 3 i.
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...wrap-up-review
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:56 AM   #16747
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However, another driver commented that seat comfort was okay initially, but his lower back started to ache on stints longer than 100 miles. Top praise was reserved for the Impreza’s seat heaters, which were “strong enough to leave griddle marks.”*
...By the time the odometer hit the 40K mark, the sport-cloth seat fabric was pilling across the more highly trafficked portions of the front seats like lint balls on an old sweater. And the driver’s seat began squeaking like a cheap motel bed. Any shifting of weight—to shift, brake, accelerate, or to reach for something—set it off.

Thats a pretty honest review. The seats are crap and ANNOYING!!!
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:57 AM   #16748
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people flamed me for my early observation tht the seat is noisy as a worn out recliner.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:59 AM   #16749
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Now- if CR would start checking their dipstick and reporting better about low oil lights coming on, maybe soa will get motivated to really fix us with problems.
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:00 PM   #16750
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Angry The seats ARE junk!

Just had a broken lumbar spring clip replaced in my seat back for the THIRD time in less than a year today! The dealership went ahead and ordered the parts to do the TSB for the squeaking, but that won't stop the clips from breaking.

Subaru really, REALLY needs to redesign these stupid seats already! They also need to fess up and admit they have problems with oil consumption.
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