Thread: ('11-'14) 2014 Impreza
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:34 AM   #70
soobie doo
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2012 Impreza 2.0i
Ice Silver Metallic


2012 Impreza driver here.

Re. fuel economy: I've been averaging 28 mpg on my winter tires, and I was getting 29-30 on the stock tires. About half of my mileage is on highways at 70+ mph, and half is rush hour commuting at up to 40 mph.

Re. tires: I don't think the stock tires are too bad in terms of dry and wet performance. I haven't used them much in the snow, so I can't offer an opinion on that. They're deafeningly loud, though, especially as they age.

Re. oil: I'm burning about 1 quart/3000 miles. Some people aren't burning any. Some people are burning way quite a bit more. Subaru won't do anything unless it hits 1 quart/1200 miles. From what I've seen, very people are at that point.

It's frustrating to have a new-ish car that's burning oil, but really it's just a very minor nuisance. I just keep a couple quarts in the trunk, and pour one in when the low oil light comes on.
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