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Old 07-15-2018, 08:45 PM   #826
baldwooky
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You'll hate the infotainment system and garbage paint more than the lack of acceleration imo

Holy lord is the paint bad on these. I have 4000 miles and theres at least 20-30 chips already. Thing will look like swiss cheese by the time its paid off.

Wax or clear bra it asap or you'll regret it.
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Old 07-16-2018, 08:38 AM   #827
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I should add, when I bought my 2012, I was driving a 2000 Impreza which was pretty under powered, and a manual. I test drove the 2012 and was impressed with the performance over my 2000.

Having owned it for over 6 years now, though, my 2012 leaves a lot to be desired. The 2017s+ are supposed to be a lot better so it all depends.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:40 PM   #828
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Ok finally finished reading this entire thread.

2018 Limited Hatch here, coming from 2015 Sport Limited Hatch. I picked up the car on June 30. They searched high and low for another CWP with black interior for me but could not find any in he Limited trim in the tristate area, just sports and premiums. I ended up settling for the MGM.

Love the new interior, love the rear end on the 18 over the 15 but preferred the look of the 15 front end. Can't win them all I guess haha. Love the output of the new LED headlights and the Steering Responsive Headlights are a cool feature as well. I haven't noticed any problems with my infotainment system getting messed up but I also haven't connected my phone via Carplay yet. Mine came with all weather mats, which actually rise up along the sides to make it more of a tray compared to the 15 which was just a mat. It also came with a trunk tray which was nice as well. I like the tuning of the CVT as well. The 15 used to fall flat on its face as it shifted to 2nd gear. The 18 doesn't seem to do that. Handles great, definite improvement over the 15.

Dislikes include the sun visors. They're very thick. The holders for my garage door fob and gate fob for work barely stretch enough to fit on the visor. I don't like that I cannot change the color theme of the touchscreen as I was able to in the 15. The sound system sounds great but I noticed that its so well balanced front to back and side to side the the sound almost appears to be coming from the center console. It kinda messes with my ears a bit. Same gripe that I had with the 15, I think this car would have been better suited with the 2.5 motor over the 2.0. Not expecting it to be a WRX but a little more power would have been nice.

Edit - oh and another thing I dislike about the radio screen is that the presets don't scroll on the screen when you cycle through them from the button on the wheel. It just stays on the first page. Again, minor details. Overall a solid car.

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Old 07-18-2018, 08:35 PM   #829
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I wanted to pass on another one of my initial issues/resolutions.

When I took delivery of my 2017, the dealer had given me a pretty cool (except the color), multi-adapter USB cable because my phone was almost dead.

After leaving the dealership I thought I would use my new USB cable to check out Android Auto.

Wrong!!! After plugging it into my Samsung 7, the icon for Android Auto was just as "Grey" as before.

I checked settings on the phone and Infotainment, but kept coming back to the cable. At one point I had tried (3) different cables!!!

I knew I didn't have (3) bad USB cables, and I was right - I didn't even have (1) bad cable, I just didn't have one cable of the right specification.

I went out and bought a Belkin a Mixit Lightning Charge and Sync cable and voila~ Problem Solved!!!

It would appear based on my troubleshooting that a std 2.0 USB to Micro cable will not work. Would need to be of 3.0 USB spec, there is even a 3.1 USB spec out now (with universal orientation) meaning "not keyed" or ie: you can't plug it in wrong. But we probably won't see many of those devices/cables for a while yet.

Not suggesting Belkin necessarily but found mine at Walgreens for like $9.00 and was glad to have this resolved.

Here is another option (if you a Fry's in your neighborhood):
http://www.frys.com/product/7734058?...q6gaAt0I8P8HAQ

Hopefully I can save someone else the trouble.

Although it seemed like you managed to resolve this issue, I figured I'd give my two cents on this. Did you initially have the Android Auto app installed? I know it seems obviously implied, but that could have caused some issues overall.
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:39 PM   #830
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You'll hate the infotainment system and garbage paint more than the lack of acceleration imo

Holy lord is the paint bad on these. I have 4000 miles and theres at least 20-30 chips already. Thing will look like swiss cheese by the time its paid off.

Wax or clear bra it asap or you'll regret it.

Subaru is one of the few manufacturers that applies minimal layers of paint (IIRC, 1.) As a daily driver, it's inevitable regardless of what car you drive really. I've thought about it but 1) wax doesn't protect your car from chips, it'll just help preserve your clear coat and keep the car clean overall 2) clear bra and ceramic coating are hard to justify as it's more than 10% of your car's value that you're putting into preservation (unless you're doing clear coat yourself, in which case kudos).
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Old 07-24-2018, 01:06 PM   #831
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Can get enough clear vinyl on Amazon for the bumper, roof, hood lower rockers for under a Franklin. 184" x 55 " is $90.

Ceramic? Yeah not a Porsche so no.
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Old 08-05-2018, 12:15 PM   #832
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Getting my son his first Subie this week, 2015 Imp Sedan, some kind of dark grey, only 43 thousand miles on it. $16,400.
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