Originally Posted by BURNiN8R
How common is the oil burning issue with the new ipmrezas? I just purchased a 2012 2.0i Premium w/ 11K miles. I was reading about this issue and went out and checked my oil level. It was easily an inch above the full dot (and this is on the day I picked it up from the dealership). That made me a little nervous.
Who knows if it will have an issue or not, but at least it is certified pre-owned with the 7yr/100K powertrain (and the Gold wraparound warranty extending the bumper to bumper 7yr/100K).
It really depends on who you ask. Statistically, if you were able to see numbers, it probably wouldn't look too significant. Personally, I believe it's more prevalent than most care to admit though. Not only do I have first hand experience with the problem, but I've read enough complaints on the internet and talked to a enough Subaru techs who have an idea of how wide spread the problem is, to know its a much bigger issue than just a hand full of instances.
However, sgold is probably right in saying that your chances of having major oil consumption are slim. Unless, of course, the reason that the original owner of your car got rid of it was because of excessive oil consumption. I personally wouldn't of taken the chance on my Impreza if I had known then what I know now, but to each their own.