Thread: ('11-'14) 2014 Impreza
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:46 AM   #71
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Originally Posted by subbus View Post
According to this source the combined MPG is 28, is that close to real life?

I never had any oil consumption with the few cars I owned. Why Impreza burns so much oil?
I think that 28 MPG is a reasonable fuel economy to expect. That's what I get in the winter time; I average closer to 32 MPG in the summer, but I drive 75% highway miles, so your results may be different.

You should note that not all Imprezas consume oil. Mine uses almost none between oil changes. You will read of many people complaining of this issue on this forum, but that shouldn't lead you to believe that all or even most Imprezas consume significant amounts of oil. My guess is that many people who have this issue do Internet research about the problem, and then they land on this forum to discuss it and ask questions. I'm confident that many Impreza owners who are not on this forum are having no oil consumption concerns.

I will say that how you break the engine in during the first 1000 miles **might** improve your chances (but not eliminate them altogether) of avoiding the oil consumption issue. We can discuss this further if you decide to buy the Impreza.

Good luck!
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