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Old 01-28-2013, 02:39 PM   #51
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Clearly your experience does not match mine. Which is why I did something about it and you didn't.

Problem solved.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:55 PM   #52
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i mean, the plastic wheel feels so cheap. i can see why subaru change steering wheels, makes it feel less cheap.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:18 PM   #53
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i mean, the plastic wheel feels so cheap. i can see why subaru change steering wheels, makes it feel less cheap.
Agreed, and same with the plastic shift knob. Not very Premium, is it?

Anyway, the OEM leather shift knob only cost something like $12 on eBay, and the Wheelskins wrap was $40, so for approximately $50 I was able to make myself happy (not including the cost of the Pioneer HU). The Wheelskins doesn't look OEM, but it looks nice, and feels even better. I like a thick steering wheel.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:20 PM   #54
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whao!!! wait what!? 12$ leather shift knob!? ok, you now have my attention! link?
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:07 PM   #55
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It was an eBay auction. Mine looks just like this, but I got a better price, and mine was in better condition than the way the seller describes this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2011-OEM-Sub...21062754305%26

Here's a pic of my car immediately after I installed the Wheelskins. You can see the shift knob too. The leather on the Wheelskins tightened up a bit over the next month after this pic was taken. I also hardwired the GPS and radar detector, so that cabling is hidden now. And this was before I installed the Pioneer HU.


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Old 01-28-2013, 05:29 PM   #56
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Do we get our first oil change free? I am coming up on my first oil change, and so far, no coupon has come in my mailbox.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:42 PM   #57
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That sounds like a dealer incentive to me check your salesman
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:19 PM   #58
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ask your dealer. all the new cars in my family got free oil changes. man, i guess i am lucky. my dealer offered free maintenance for 25K miles. and i paid 200 under the invoice.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:16 PM   #59
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My dealer was sofa king cheap. Budged on the price only, but wouldn't include any throw-ins or free maintenance. That's ok, though - I read some of the very recent horror stories of the "service" they provide, and decided to look elsewhere. Until I decide to trade up for a different vehicle, they probably won't be seeing any more of my money. Even then - no guarantees that it'll be with them.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:15 PM   #60
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It was an eBay auction. Mine looks just like this, but I got a better price, and mine was in better condition than the way the seller describes this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2011-OEM-Sub...21062754305%26

Here's a pic of my car immediately after I installed the Wheelskins. You can see the shift knob too. The leather on the Wheelskins tightened up a bit over the next month after this pic was taken. I also hardwired the GPS and radar detector, so that cabling is hidden now. And this was before I installed the Pioneer HU.

THAT'S AWESOME....got myself one !! Thanks for sharing !
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:16 PM   #61
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Do we get our first oil change free? I am coming up on my first oil change, and so far, no coupon has come in my mailbox.
The dealer gave it to me when I drive it out the lot....I don't think they mail it though.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:18 PM   #62
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ask your dealer. all the new cars in my family got free oil changes. man, i guess i am lucky. my dealer offered free maintenance for 25K miles. and i paid 200 under the invoice.
Damn you lucky, my dealer didn't give me jack except for one free oil change. How you negotiated to 25k free maintenance? Did he offered or you hustled?

I paid $19000 for the base automatic + tax and fees.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:54 PM   #63
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THAT'S AWESOME....got myself one !! Thanks for sharing !
What did you get, the Wheelskins or the shift knob (or both)?
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:42 PM   #64
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What did you get, the Wheelskins or the shift knob (or both)?
I drive an auto so can't use the shift knob, I want to buy the Wheelskins but your link only show the shift knob...you got the link to the Wheelskins ?

I can't seem to find it for my 2013 Impreza on ebay... keep showing wheels or rims
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:45 PM   #65
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Damn you lucky, my dealer didn't give me jack except for one free oil change. How you negotiated to 25k free maintenance? Did he offered or you hustled?

I paid $19000 for the base automatic + tax and fees.
not sure what i did. hustled to 200 below invoice. not sure how i even got there. but this was early 2012, when they weren't sure how many they were going to sell and they had some on the lot. few months later you couldn't even get one with out ordering one and the dealers got smart and jacked up the price.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:51 PM   #66
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I drive an auto so can't use the shift knob, I want to buy the Wheelskins but your link only show the shift knob...you got the link to the Wheelskins ?
Here's the thread I created about the my Wheelskins project:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ght=wheelskins

That should answer all of your questions. It will tell you where to order the wrap, and what you need to do if you want to use the baseball stitch like I did (this is recommended, even though it's more time consuming to install).
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