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Old 03-09-2012, 01:28 PM   #326
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It's pretty frustrating that Subaru thinks that ALL Americans have no taste. Why we would not want things like HIDs, 6spd, manual AND leather interior, a nicer LCD, and all the other great things they offer everyone else!
I think it is more akin to cost cutting measures in a traditionally cheap car market - agreed, definitely frustrating - as to the manual/leather in particular, the US just isn't a manual transmission market.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:53 PM   #327
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i finally got my car tinted/clear bra


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Old 03-09-2012, 05:38 PM   #328
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i finally got my car tinted/clear bra
Looking good, is that 35%? Also how much does tint cost? 100-200? I think I'll get mine done as well.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:26 PM   #329
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30 in the front and 15 in the back. i went with ceramic tint and it was pretty price because i went to a well named tinter around here. $400
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:00 PM   #330
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Hey aznboi, are you located in mv??

That building looks VERY familiar.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:06 PM   #331
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REQUEST:

WHITE sport with aero spats and roof racks!!!!!
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:47 PM   #332
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still cant post pics

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Old 03-09-2012, 09:48 PM   #333
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30 in the front and 15 in the back. i went with ceramic tint and it was pretty price because i went to a well named tinter around here. $400
Tint looks great. I was quoted $269. What's the difference with ceramic tint? I know this shop has one with a 2yr warranty and a diff tint rated for lifetime. Haven't gotten to talk with them about the differences yet.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:55 PM   #334
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:57 PM   #335
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:59 PM   #336
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No Roof Rails/Grey rims for the Canadian market.


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Old 03-09-2012, 10:08 PM   #337
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Not actually on the car, but I think these would look pretty good!

Seriously, it looks reeeealllly good !! I mean reeeeeeallllly gooood !

Need more updates when they're on the car
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:13 PM   #338
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Hey aznboi, are you located in mv??

That building looks VERY familiar.
the building is in fremont
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:14 PM   #339
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Ah my apologies.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:15 PM   #340
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Tint looks great. I was quoted $269. What's the difference with ceramic tint? I know this shop has one with a 2yr warranty and a diff tint rated for lifetime. Haven't gotten to talk with them about the differences yet.
not much of a difference. the only difference is

metallic interferes with radio signals and maybe radar detectors.

i have metallic tint on my sti and it does interfere with my radio because the antenna is in the glass while our impreza's have them on the top
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:19 PM   #341
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REQUEST:

WHITE sport with aero spats and roof racks!!!!!
here's mine with a roof rack.



buy an aftermarket roof rack these ones suck because the only security feature keeping them from getting stolen is 2 torx bolts

i think i might sell them
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:20 PM   #342
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Ah my apologies.
they all look the same around here
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:24 PM   #343
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Wait. Do the Canadian imprezas get projector headlights with their hids?! Ughhhh so jealous.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:26 PM   #344
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Oh mother ****er. And dual climate? Grrrrr. I'm heated.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:34 PM   #345
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they also get a white exterior with black interior
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:39 PM   #346
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here's mine with a roof rack.



buy an aftermarket roof rack these ones suck because the only security feature keeping them from getting stolen is 2 torx bolts

i think i might sell them


Are you selling your roof rails? We don't have them in Canada.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:58 PM   #347
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esaino: Very nice! I like the SWP with the black interior.

Wish we got the turn signal mirror, the LCD display, and dual zone climate.

Are the HIDs standard with the car or are they something you put in? A pic would be great!
The limited package has HID reflective low beam and it looks like this.

I've asked if the reflective HID on this model will generate terrible beam pattern and here is the response from Subaru Canada.

"Thank you for contacting Subaru Canada, Inc.The housing design for the HID lights have been in effect since 2009 on our Foresters and WRX/STI models with very positive results. There is no safety issue with having them, it is simply the newest option on the Impreza for 2012.
Richard Ouellette | Bilingual Consumer Support Representative, Customer Care/Service à la clientèle 1-800-894-4212 | Subaru Canada, Inc. | www.subaru.ca"


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Old 03-10-2012, 12:30 AM   #348
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Thanks for pics of the HID lights.

It looks like the headlight housings are pretty much the same, so I wonder if it would be as simple as getting the bulbs and ballasts to put these in the US version.
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:57 AM   #349
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The Canadian market is a closer match to the euro market than the US market. Canadians will generally accept a premium small car with premium features. US buyers think bigger is better, small is cheap, and WILL NOT spend bigger money on a smaller car. I think those attitudes are starting to change but it's just not here yet. How many F150s sell in the US alone every year? Something like 700,000.

To Subarus credit, I think they totally nailed me. I love my Sport Limited
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:11 AM   #350
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**** subaru
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