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Old 08-04-2008, 10:20 PM   #26
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wow, i had no idea the 2.5i has such poor mileage.
my sister gets 26-27mpg combined in her 08 obs.
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:31 PM   #27
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I have an '08 Legacy the gas milage sucks compared to my '01 Legacy :-(
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:36 PM   #28
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I basically get 22mpg on my commute. I bury the loud pedal at every opportunity. I've gotten a calculated 28mpg on a tank mostly spent on the interstate.. but with some traffic. I usually push 8-10 over at all times.

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Those numbers seem really optimistic. The best I've seen on a downhill section for about 30 + miles was a display of 37 MPG.
Bah, you've got to reset the trip as you crest the top of the pass... then take a picture when you reach the bottom of the mountain.



Yeah, that's 76.0 MPG.
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:52 PM   #29
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I basically get 22mpg on my commute. I bury the loud pedal at every opportunity. I've gotten a calculated 28mpg on a tank mostly spent on the interstate.. but with some traffic. I usually push 8-10 over at all times.

Bah, you've got to reset the trip as you crest the top of the pass... then take a picture when you reach the bottom of the mountain.



Yeah, that's 76.0 MPG.
Oh yeah, well, my car starts making petrol when going down hill!

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Old 08-04-2008, 10:55 PM   #30
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Oh yeah, well, my car starts making petrol when going down hill!

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Well it better! It has direct injection and is therefore God's gift to man!
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:32 PM   #31
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I hope that he comes back. He does bring alot to the table.
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:33 PM   #32
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I get 19-22 in the city

25-30 on the freeway

08 WRX with 93 or 94 octane fuel
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:40 AM   #33
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wow! 19-22 in the city and 25-30 on the freeway asaturn? I wonder if the 09's will be close to this? My spec-v only gets about 15-17 city and 23-25 highway and it's a 6-speed without the awd and about 500 pounds lighter. Maybe I went too big on the exhaust or something (2.5") for a NA car. Anyway, the mpg was one of my worries about the new WRX with "only" a 5-speed. The gear ratios must be higher on the 5th gear than my nissan as I could'nt see driving it in 5th when cruising as it really seems to rev in that gear...
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:53 AM   #34
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about time they give us the sunroof
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:07 AM   #35
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This thread, besides the Jon banning, makes me want the diesel even more.
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:17 AM   #36
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I was averaging about 26 mpg on the stock tune, now I'm at 28.2 mpg with the Perrin stg1 (free with AP purchase!). If I really feel like tooling around I can push it up to 33-34mpg (55-60 w/cruise). I've done tank-to-tank comparisons, while its hard to stay out of boost for a whole tank (3-4 days for me), it DOES significantly improve mileage.
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Old 08-05-2008, 09:48 AM   #37
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I've done tank-to-tank comparisons, while its hard to stay out of boost for a whole tank (3-4 days for me), it DOES significantly improve mileage.
.. and completely defeats the point of buying a turbocharged AWD car.
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Old 08-05-2008, 11:27 AM   #38
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Please don't flood this thread (or any other) with Jon [in CT] / banned comments. If you REALLY have to know, PM me. For the record, I didn't ban him; not that it matters

Let's get back on topic, shall we.
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:06 PM   #39
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about time they give us the sunroof
About time? It took them 2 years of WRXs in the US before they added one to the last generation. This time it only took one year.
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:09 PM   #40
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they never put it in a first generation redesign because of crash test ratings and other R&D costs
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:14 PM   #41
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I have had my 08 for just under 9000 miles now. Commuting 40% in town / 60% highway I have been averaging 28-30. A little spirited driving on weekends i yield about 23-25.

After break in I messed around for a few days in it. The lowest I saw it was 20.5.
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Old 08-05-2008, 12:17 PM   #42
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I've had mine as low as 19.8
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:05 PM   #43
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Milege is a big one. Mother inlaw is in the market in the next year or so and as crazy as it seems the Impreza is a purfect option for her. She needs to go smaller and harsh weather capability is a big - big Plus. Only thing that might shoot down the Impreza is the milege. My 2001 2.5 legacy gt after major thrashing got 19mpg - towing max 2000lb trailer weight 19.5mpg - everything purfect cruise control - no roof rack flat drive 25-27mpg- though no matter what I seem to average 25mpg now with 140K on the ticker.

28-30mpg isn't bad though I keep telling her to stall another year or so to see if the diesels arrive.
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:37 PM   #44
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I've been getting bang-on EPA mileage....20mpg city, 25 hwy, and driving with a somewhat heavy foot.
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:39 PM   #45
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IMO those numbers are unimpressive, Subaru needs to start offering some cars that get decent mileage. I like the engines but the technology is out there to do (much) better.
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According to this chart there is no 2.5GT w/navigation.

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Milege is a big one. Mother inlaw is in the market in the next year or so and as crazy as it seems the Impreza is a purfect option for her. She needs to go smaller and harsh weather capability is a big - big Plus. Only thing that might shoot down the Impreza is the milege. My 2001 2.5 legacy gt after major thrashing got 19mpg - towing max 2000lb trailer weight 19.5mpg - everything purfect cruise control - no roof rack flat drive 25-27mpg- though no matter what I seem to average 25mpg now with 140K on the ticker.

28-30mpg isn't bad though I keep telling her to stall another year or so to see if the diesels arrive.

Moving from 25 to 30 mpg saves you $400 per year. Nice to have, but hard to justify spending $5k more on a car to save that 5mpg.
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Old 08-14-2008, 01:46 PM   #48
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AWD + more power = lower fuel economy

you can't have both more power and better fuel economy (at least not without a major shift in technology, i.e. diesel)
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:14 AM   #49
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my wife averages 23 mpg combined (i.e.-suburbia) in her 08 2.5i, 5spd. Not bad, but should be better.
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:42 AM   #50
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my wife averages 23 mpg combined (i.e.-suburbia) in her 08 2.5i, 5spd. Not bad, but should be better.
my sister is now up to ~28mpg combined in suburbia in her 08 obs.
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