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Old 02-25-2017, 09:37 PM   #101
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Then where do my kids sit lol👎
A friend just told me she upgraded from the CR-V to the Honda Pilot, because her double-stroller didn't fit in the CR-V. Also, two car seats were too close in the back seat. She's much happier with the bigger Honda.

Maybe you could toss it up on the Impreza's roof rack?

Or, await the upcoming larger Subaru, the Viziv-7, http://www.autoblog.com/2016/11/17/s...er-production?
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:46 PM   #102
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I got the extended warranty cause of how much technology is in the car. Anyone else get the Subaru extended warranty? Or the "free" maintenance for the first 3 years or 36,000 miles?

What's the "Express 5?"
The "Express 5" is my dealer's "upsell warranty" option, which covers Rims, Tires, Dents, Dings, Windshield, Key Fob... They snag you on it, after you agree on a lease price. With the $450+ fob, 18" Rims, and $$$ lo-prof tires, I figured $700 over 3 years was a safe bet (surely debatable). My 2014 was a curb rash and windshield divot magnet.

I got the free maint. 3/36k (only basic stuff like wipers, I think). I had to pay for (or do my own) oil changes.
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Old 02-25-2017, 09:50 PM   #103
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I got a call today from my salesman and a new technologist. Basically, the technologist's role is to either meet me/come to me for my convenience or I can meet him at the dealership so he can go over the technology in the car since it's so new and updated. The purpose of going over the technology is to have me enjoy the technology to the fullest and get any outstanding questions answered. Not sure if all Subaru dealerships are doing this. Mine is in Huntington Beach, California. I bought the car from McKenna Subaru.
I asked my dealer if they had a Technologist, and they set me up with a guy who had apparently taken a class on the new tech. He sat with me for about an hour and answered my questions and showed me a few things. I showed HIM a few things, too! He gave me his card and told me to reach out if I had questions. He also said he'd be my Delivery Specialist, and I could meet with him again when I pick up my plates, as I'd surely have more questions. I had my hubby pick up the plates, and I continued to read the manual. No questions yet, but our initial meeting was very helpful and I'm glad to have someone to call if I did have questions.
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Old 02-25-2017, 10:21 PM   #104
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Speaking of dimensions, a 2017 hatch passed me on the highway today. I thought it looked shorter and smaller in the rear even though it's wider and longer. Then I go to the cars101 website and it confirmed what I saw as the ground clearance was lowered. Heck, I thought the '12 - '16's were low enough already. The cargo space behind the rear seat was lowered as well.
Yeah, Ground Clearance is my main gripe, actually. My 2014 Sport Wagon was actually .2" HIGHER than the other trims, and at 5.9" is .8" higher than my 2017 Sport Wagon. That's a considerable difference on an already, IMHO, "too-low" car. I mean, yes, I like a lower ride than a Crosstrek, but geez, I can barely clear the manhole covers and curb aprons around here! I might like to play in the mud and snow sometimes, Subaru!!

And, it definitely "looks" smaller (especially from the rear) than my 2014, even though it's a bit wider and longer. Of note, the hatch opening was widened a considerable 4.5" to accommodate larger cargo, or easier loading / unloading.

The interior available height of the cargo area was also increased by 3". If it didn't affect the handling, I wish they could have split that and gave me an extra 1.5" underneath (I know there's more to it, but a girl can dream...).
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Old 02-25-2017, 10:28 PM   #105
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mine also had a burning odor - much more noticeable when stopped. I'm just about 50 miles now and it's fading (but it's cold here, so the windows are usually up, anyway). The "new car smell" / off-gassing inside the cabin is quite strong, however. My 2014 wasn't as bad. Maybe b/c that had leather and this has cloth? (Sport trim no longer has leather as an option)
Update: about 200 miles, and still stinky inside and out.

But, slinky in the corners and sexy on the turns, so...
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Old 02-25-2017, 10:42 PM   #106
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Just ordered the LED strip from Diode Dynamics. There may be DIY alternatives but my buddy has this in his Crosstrek and highly recommended the purchase.

https://www.diodedynamics.com/store/...ategory/1382/#
@mipakr, please update with pics when you install

I'm considering this - the hp5 seems like the easiest, but I'm not afraid of a little modding, for a much better light (but, I do have a lease...).

Which strip color did you get? I'm torn between the warm, the cool, and the red. I like the red, since it might not have as much of a detrimental effect on my nightvision, if going in and out of the cargo area. But not sure if it'll be bright enough, especially in the hp5. Hmmm...
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Old 02-25-2017, 11:16 PM   #107
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Default TPMS psi issues / Yokohama concerns

Anyone else noticing cold readings of 40-42 psi on the dash? Should be 33/32.

There's another thread with this, but it's not exclusively 2017s: https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho....php?t=2824218

Also, for you Sport trimmers, how's the snow traction report, etc. for your 18" Yokohamas?

Concerning reviews abound: https://www.reddit.com/r/subaru/comm...j6&sh=fb76ea0f (cross-posted)

Last edited by DriveLove; 02-26-2017 at 03:30 AM. Reason: Clarifcation model year vs tire size
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Old 02-26-2017, 06:53 AM   #108
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Old 02-26-2017, 09:41 AM   #109
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Just ordered the LED strip from Diode Dynamics. There may be DIY alternatives but my buddy has this in his Crosstrek and highly recommended the purchase.



https://www.diodedynamics.com/store/...ategory/1382/#


This is what I have on my 2012. Ended up hot glueing it to the headliner as the double sided tape I was using kept on falling off. Great light
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Old 02-26-2017, 01:14 PM   #110
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Yes, lifetime warranty on the material, also carbon (vinyl wrapped) the grill (lower section) and hatch panel trim, hard to see in the photo but happy with the way it turned out.

Definitely prefer the flat-black rails to the "brushed aluminum".
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Old 02-26-2017, 06:56 PM   #111
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Anyone else noticing cold readings of 40-42 psi on the dash? Should be 33/32.

There's another thread with this, but it's not exclusively 2017s: https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho....php?t=2824218

Also, for you Sport trimmers, how's the snow traction report, etc. for your 18" Yokohamas?

Concerning reviews abound: https://www.reddit.com/r/subaru/comm...j6&sh=fb76ea0f (cross-posted)
My Limited came with the Firestones (FT 140's) but I am thinking of swapping them out for some Michelin's here shortly.
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Old 03-01-2017, 05:36 PM   #112
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Son bought a '17 impreza and he said so far the only problems are:

1) a slight pause in the transmission engaging forward after backing up

2) sluggish infotainment

Anyone have any insight in (1)? I have seen a whole thread on (2).
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:00 PM   #113
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Only a slight pause, if you're slight on the pedal (all transmission related), if you "gas it" a bit it's all smooth. Watch the R's if you depress the pedal to the point that the power delivery is fairly consistent and between 2100- 3K I have found it to be consistently smooth.

Infotainment Sluggish??? No, not here. Locks up entirely on one screen, and at the same volume? Absolutely! And has done that several times, have always been able to reset it though.

Thanks what you get with first-run models, new infotainment with new code, and that's exactly what will fix it - "new code".

Subaru will release an update soon, and next year's Forester, Outback, and Legacy will all benefit from Impreza being the Guinea.

I love mine though (these are minor issues), bought it sight unseen, and no test drive, drove it right off the lot (almost off the Railcar).

Chassis built to support Subaru's largest SUV's (I would say almost over built for the little Impreza) ...equals bang for the buck, great value.

95% brand new, and 100. more than the outgoing model (base).

Still "Car of the Year" in it's country of origin, that would be over Honda, Toyota, Mazda and Nissan folks!!!

Say what you want "Nay-sayers" - 2017 Toyota Prius came in second and it wasn't even close second.
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Old 03-01-2017, 11:58 PM   #114
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All I can say as I have no driving experience in the 2017 is that it looks really freaking nice, I love the look.
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Old 03-02-2017, 10:20 AM   #115
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Son bought a '17 impreza and he said so far the only problems are:

1) a slight pause in the transmission engaging forward after backing up

2) sluggish infotainment

Anyone have any insight in (1)? I have seen a whole thread on (2).
#1 - It's been like that on the Impreza CVT since the beginning (2012). You just have to wait for it to engage.

It was the same thing on my previous car, 2009 Civic EX 5AT. After all these years, I've gotten used to the slight delay.
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Old 03-02-2017, 07:46 PM   #116
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Son bought a '17 impreza and he said so far the only problems are:

1) a slight pause in the transmission engaging forward after backing up

2) sluggish infotainment

Anyone have any insight in (1)? I have seen a whole thread on (2).
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#1 - It's been like that on the Impreza CVT since the beginning (2012). You just have to wait for it to engage.

It was the same thing on my previous car, 2009 Civic EX 5AT. After all these years, I've gotten used to the slight delay.

have noticed the same issue. It seems more exaggerated the colder it is outside. But seems to be a common characteristic, good to know. Will keep that in mind and adjust accordingly. Was nervous about owning my first cvt so ive been overly cautious and vigilant for any issues.
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Old 03-03-2017, 05:02 PM   #117
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Thanks for all the replies gentleman (and ladies), all valuable 2017 SI owner information.
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Old 03-04-2017, 05:12 AM   #118
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So far the only thing I've noticed that annoys me about our base model is that, when i take my foot off the gas to coast, it feels like the auto trans downshifts.
I keep checking my E-brake.
I only have 100 miles them both.
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Old 03-05-2017, 08:07 AM   #119
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Just purchased a new sport loaded(eyesight roof etc.) Just came in 4 miles on it. My dealer says there was a stop sale until all cars had the new software installed which takes 15 min.
Well built ,small on the outside with plenty of room on the inside. Very good handling. Perfect car for my wife and myself for day to day stuff. I have a new outback limited for a travel car.
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Old 03-05-2017, 10:15 AM   #120
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So far the only thing I've noticed that annoys me about our base model is that, when i take my foot off the gas to coast, it feels like the auto trans downshifts.
I keep checking my E-brake.
I only have 100 miles them both.
It's a CVT and that's another thing it has done since in the beginning. Especially coasting on a downgrade below ~55mph, it will (not feel like) down shift. I wonder though if these shift happen more often with the added "7th gear" on the the 2017's.
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Old 03-05-2017, 08:31 PM   #121
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It's a CVT and that's another thing it has done since in the beginning. Especially coasting on a downgrade below ~55mph
Coast downhill in neutral. Problem solved.
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Old 03-05-2017, 10:15 PM   #122
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Coast downhill in neutral. Problem solved.

In case anybody is actually serious about doing that, Subaru does not recommend it:

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Subaru engineers advise that because of the high fuel efficiency of the CVT transmission, it is recommended to drive the vehicle with the transmission in DRIVE at all times, even when coasting down a hill. Although there are no recommendations about damage that could result to the CVT if you coast down a hill in neutral and then shift back to DRIVE, it is not recommended by our engineers.
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Old 03-05-2017, 11:10 PM   #123
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In case anybody is actually serious about doing that, Subaru does not recommend it:
Of course they don't. They don't recommend most mods either. Does that stop us? Of course not! Consider this a driver mod.
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Old 03-06-2017, 02:12 AM   #124
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Of course they don't. They don't recommend most mods either. Does that stop us? Of course not! Consider this a driver mod.
If you really want to **** up your CVT, be my guest.

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Old 03-06-2017, 04:05 AM   #125
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We just got a 17 Impreza base 2.0i, it came with not roof top rails/cross bar (like our 16 Outback).

Wondering if anyone knows of an aftermarket crossbar only option, without having to put the rails + crossbar.

Thanks.
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