Thread: ('11-'14) Impreza CVT MPG Problem
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:47 PM   #258
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2013 Imp Sport CVT


There seems to be a lot of stock put in consumer reports as an organization like they are some holy grail. My personal experience being in the A/V profession, and doing it at very high levels, is that I very rarely agree with what they claim. I guarantee I spend more time with a/v equipment than any of the "test engineers" they have there and I have what they do not, accountability. They are not held accountable for their findings or recommendations. I, however as a business owner am accountable to my clients. With regards to automotive, they had reported very poor quality and reliability with the version of corvette I had (C4). That would be the vette I put 195,000 miles on without any issues and routinely got 30+ mpg on highway and high teens in town. My Toyota tacoma's I had ( matching pair of black 4wd ex-cabs) rated very high in reliability according to CR. One of them had tranny issues ( lost 4th gear twice) and my other blew two head gaskets. Toyota finally recalled head gaskets, but point being totally opposite real world results from CR in these two examples. I think the old adage " the one with the gold makes the rules..." Applies here. I would rather take the word of ALMOST anyone on this board over any recommendation CR makes. At least I know there isn't any monetary influence here.
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