Thread: ('11-'14) '14 Impreza / XV
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:44 AM   #120
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2012 Impreza SP 5MT
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Originally Posted by flyboy1100 View Post
I can buy a lot of gas for that premium price
That's $4k above base model. Does the base hybrid have additional trim?

I don't know, that's like 2 years worth of gas, assuming the hybrid uses no gas at all, which it wont.

It's 300 lbs heavier, the electric motor is tiny, it uses NiMH (really?) batteries. Meh.

Fuel economy "The car maker projects an EPA fuel economy rating of 31 mpg combined (28 mpg city, 34 mpg highway)." Are these numbers right? Is that even an improvement? +3 city, +1 highway. That's like maybe $150 a year in gas.

tl;dr It's not worth the premium in gas. Not this system at least.
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