Last post on Nov 18, 2009 at 12:30 PM
You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
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Subaru Impreza, Subaru Outback, Wagon
#3047 of 3121 Re: Subaru Impreza Outback Sport [shawmou]
Feb 17, 2009 (3:24 pm)
I have a young adult son- 22. We have had numerous Subarus and they are all great, safe cars. I have found the Impreza to be much more reliable than the Legacy model.
I have a 2008 Impreza Outback Sport of my own and love the handling in city traffic and mountain snow. Just today, it saved my butt on my icy driveway...I hit the brakes and turned sideways, but with a few turns on the glare, the wheels caught and I was on my way to work. I have driven 26K with no problem whatsoever.
My son drives my old 2000 Impreza RS 2.5 Coupe. It has 180 K miles and is just starting have some big issues. Probably because he is a rough driver. But, other than suspension, because of his driving, it always starts, drives safely, and doesn't cost me too much in repairs.
i think that Subarus are worth the extra money for the AWD, handling, and low repair cost. If you are buying a used car, check the record for # of owners and any questionable issues.
#3048 of 3121 Re: Subaru Impreza Outback Sport [rsholland]
Feb 18, 2009 (9:56 am)
Hahah; that's ironic. The "Outback" gets 17" wheels.
Thanks for relaying that, Bob. I did not realize the all-weather package was so limited in its availability. I have never cared for seat heaters, but the heated mirrors are wonderful!
#3049 of 3121 Re: Subaru Impreza Outback Sport [xwesx]
Feb 18, 2009 (10:25 am)
Yeah, in the Impreza lineup only the WRX Premium, Impreza 2.5 GT and the Outback Sport get the AWP.
As for heated seats, I love them, and won't likely buy a car without that feature; same with the heated mirrors.
#3050 of 3121 Re: Subaru Impreza Outback Sport [rsholland]
Feb 18, 2009 (11:40 am)
I would not be surprised if the seats are mounted a little higher, too.
I once measured Outback vs. Legacy, and the seats was a whopping 4" higher up. I know the suspension accounts for half, but not all of that difference.
I wonder if the OBS is the same way? Higher mounted seats?
#3051 of 3121 Re: Subaru Impreza Outback Sport [ateixeira]
Feb 18, 2009 (11:55 am)
Are you sure the seats weren't just manually raised with the height adjustment lever? I find it hard to believe the mounting for the seats are different.
#3052 of 3121 Re: Subaru Impreza Outback Sport [rsholland]
Feb 19, 2009 (7:32 am)
Thanks for everyone's input. This may not be important, I found out the 09 model did not come with the keyless entry. Am I wrong?
#3053 of 3121 Re: Subaru Impreza Outback Sport [shawmou]
Feb 19, 2009 (8:16 am)
My '09 WRX Premium has keyless entry. I think the other models have that feature, but am not sure.
Feb 19, 2009 (8:56 am)
I think all Impreza models have no keyless entry except WRX.
#3055 of 3121 Re: [shawmou]
by kyfdx HOST
Feb 19, 2009 (9:16 am)
My '08 Impreza has keyless entry...
Impreza with premium package..
#3056 of 3121 Re: Subaru Impreza Outback Sport [rsholland]
Feb 19, 2009 (10:11 am)
No, I'm sure, I put the seat at an angle I found comfortable, and generally I like them low and leaning back, so it was not at the highest position.