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Old 08-11-2012, 01:05 PM   #951
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Well the video is pretty low quality, but there's definitely smoke coming from that car.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:37 PM   #952
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Well after looking into the finances, I'm going to keep the car at least till the warranty is nearly gone. Without the co-signer, I only qualified for 18k for a car loan from my bank. I have good credit, and own my house outright, but for some reason, since I've never bought my own brand new car, I don't have enough credit to get out of this car yet. And my mom is furious at Subaru and is writing all kinds of letters. She said she won't co-sign another loan and that Subaru needs to fix the car. So- I'm just going to bear with it for another year, then all will be well, and I'll go get a different car.
I could probably pay off the car entirely myself but my investments aren't at a profitable point in the market, so its not a good time to liquidate.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:42 PM   #953
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Well at least it sounds like Subaru is trying to figure out a solution(s). Hopefully it wont take years and thousands of blown engines before they figure out what to do.

Why is this affecting manuals more than CVTs? Is it because people with manuals tend to Rev higher?
When you down shift to use the engine for Braking you create positive atmospheric pressure in the crank case. I dont do this often and typically only upshift when i know ill be accelerating soon. It could be as simple as installing a larger diameter PCV system

I see that as the only reason it affects standards vs cvts. unless cvt use the paddles on the engine which i suspect most people dont


i currently have 6000 miles on mine and havent seen any noticeable loss. (3000 miles on this oil change) And my dealership has a Mobile 1 sticker that they used to keep track of the miles leading me to believe they are using Mobile 1 0w-20..... But i did add Red line break in oil to this change (non synthetic).

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Old 08-11-2012, 11:51 PM   #954
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When you up shift to use the engine for Braking you create positive atmospheric pressure in the crank case. I dont do this often and typically only upshift when i know ill be accelerating soon. It could be as simple as installing a larger diameter PCV system

I see that as the only reason it affects standards vs cvts. unless cvt use the paddles on the engine which i suspect most people dont


i currently have 6000 miles on mine and havent seen any noticeable loss. (3000 miles on this oil change) And my dealership has a Mobile 1 sticker that they used to keep track of the miles leading me to believe they are using Mobile 1 0w-20..... But i did add Red line break in oil to this change (non synthetic).
i think you mean downshift for engine braking, and I do a lot of that, i will try not doing that for the next 1000 miles or so and see if i have any difference as compared to the first 1600 miles that lost about 6oz of oil
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:58 PM   #955
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i think you mean downshift for engine braking, and I do a lot of that, i will try not doing that for the next 1000 miles or so and see if i have any difference as compared to the first 1600 miles that lost about 6oz of oil
True, Another reason it could be affecting more Standards than CVT's is that maybe standard drivers are more aware of the condition of their cars.

As far as the head mechanic saying the engine is catastrophic. Im willing to wait and find out. Ive had "head mechanics" give me very poor advice at dealerships. Most good mechanics venture out and create a shop on their own.

As for the guy thats wanting to get out of a leased impreza? To paraphrase one of my favorite movies Old School: "I recommend you stop being such a Fa-ggot you LEASED the impreza.

You have it for a short amount of time and minimal investment compared to those that bought it
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:39 AM   #956
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Who's leased one and wants out? Man, I really don't think calling the guy names is very appropriate. But since you brought it up- look up "subaru driver" on urban dictionary. Lol
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:45 AM   #957
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But you are correct- if you leased it, just drive the piss out of it, as long as you stay within the mileage limit. Take it in and let them top it off.
Being stuck with a loan on an oil burner is a big bummer. Subaru- you owe it to your customers to fix this.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:45 AM   #958
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Double post...

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Old 08-12-2012, 01:17 PM   #959
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Trading mine on a Hyundai Veloster tomorrow. Expect to get beat up if you do the same. Between six dealers, the best offer I got is still a $4000 loss.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:31 PM   #960
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Well after looking into the finances, I'm going to keep the car at least till the warranty is nearly gone. Without the co-signer, I only qualified for 18k for a car loan from my bank. I have good credit, and own my house outright, but for some reason, since I've never bought my own brand new car, I don't have enough credit to get out of this car yet. And my mom is furious at Subaru and is writing all kinds of letters. She said she won't co-sign another loan and that Subaru needs to fix the car. So- I'm just going to bear with it for another year, then all will be well, and I'll go get a different car.
I could probably pay off the car entirely myself but my investments aren't at a profitable point in the market, so its not a good time to liquidate.
Credit is credit. There is no special "car loan" category that's weighted more than other credit. However, some loaners weight factors in your credit history different than others. If you have a clean credit history, try a credit union for your car loan. I got my first car loan through a credit union years ago when I had no credit history at all.
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:07 PM   #961
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Trading mine on a Hyundai Veloster tomorrow. Expect to get beat up if you do the same. Between six dealers, the best offer I got is still a $4000 loss.
Your $4,000 dollar loss would pay for a lot of oil... at least 400 quarts.

How much oil are you burning?
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:12 PM   #962
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Your $4,000 dollar loss would pay for a lot of oil... at least 400 quarts.

How much oil are you burning?
yup. even at 5qts per change, you could get what 80 changes out of that, so at least 400,000-500,000 miles if i do my math correct (5k-7.5k intervals)

more than the life time of the car.
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:29 PM   #963
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if I'm going to eat a huge loss, I think I'd rather see how bad this consumption gets. While under warranty of course. And I plan on getting busy writing letters. And I need to get a pasrtial refund from Bill Bryan as they sold me an extra dealer warranty, and now will not allow me on their lot because I gaver them low scores on that survey.
Subaru doesn't send me surveys any more, which is a shame, as mastro subaru get all ten.
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:03 PM   #964
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Your $4,000 dollar loss would pay for a lot of oil... at least 400 quarts.

How much oil are you burning?
My problem wasn't the oil; the car is ridiculously uncomfortable. I have metal from the seat digging into me at three different points. My rib cage is wider than the space between the bolsters.
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:04 PM   #965
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The $9 quart of oil every 2000 miles was nothing.
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:58 PM   #966
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My problem wasn't the oil; the car is ridiculously uncomfortable. I have metal from the seat digging into me at three different points. My rib cage is wider than the space between the bolsters.
did you even test drive the car or is this a recent development? Im sure you will enjoy the velocitier although i saw it as the Yugo of the future.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:04 PM   #967
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I thought the seats were great for a while, but I find them really uncomfortable too. Can't always tell everything from a ten minute test drive.
I made a YouTube video of the dipstick level and soot, as well as air filter replacement. Mine was full of gunk! Will post a link in a few...
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:15 PM   #968
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:18 PM   #969
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did you even test drive the car or is this a recent development? Im sure you will enjoy the velocitier although i saw it as the Yugo of the future.
I'm used to seats having to wear in a bit, like new tennis shoes. The problem with the Impreza is that as it wore in, I discovered all kinds of metal.

If I was five inches shorter and fifty pounds lighter, I'd be in love with this Impreza.
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I really should add a quart but I don't wanna pour fresh clean oil in before I can get a sample of what's in there to send off for an analysis.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:55 PM   #971
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Credit is credit. There is no special "car loan" category that's weighted more than other credit. However, some loaners weight factors in your credit history different than others. If you have a clean credit history, try a credit union for your car loan. I got my first car loan through a credit union years ago when I had no credit history at all.
And don't forget that if you do a private sale of your 2012 Impreza, you'll get more money for it, which might help the numbers work out for you.
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I really should add a quart but I don't wanna pour fresh clean oil in before I can get a sample of what's in there to send off for an analysis.
If you send your oil for analysis when it's low, the contaminants in the oil will be concentrated in the smaller amount of oil. The analysis will only be valid to compare with other samples from crankcases that are short of oil. If you top off the oil, you will dilute the contaminants to a level consistent with a full crankcase of oil, and can then compare your analysis with other samples taken from a full crankcase.
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No- I'd like to show folks what subaru oil looks like in my 2012 impreza after 2000 miles.
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Doesn't work and is not annotated as a link..
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