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Subaru Impreza, Subaru Outback, Wagon
Jul 17, 2009 (9:38 pm)
After 2 months of looking at cars I finally decided on the impreza outback sport, and I love it. It was very hard to find this particular color, but a dealer ordered it and I'm very happy with it after a week of driving it. Total price was $20,200 including TTL
#3095 of 3121 Re: Got my new 09 Impreza OBS [nightcrawler29]
Jul 18, 2009 (7:33 am)
Congrats—and good luck with your new ride! I like that color combo. Keeps us posted as to what it's like to live with, day-to-day.
#3096 of 3121 Re: Got my new 09 Impreza OBS [rsholland]
Jul 18, 2009 (9:06 am)
Well I've been driving the '09 impreza OBS for a week now and here are the things I like and don't like about it:
1- A very stable, solid and fun driving experience
2- It sticks to the road....weight does not shift much to the side when making turns
3- It does not "nose dive" when applying the brakes
4- It feels like I'm driving high off the ground, sort of like a compact suv (at least that's my experience) It doesn't feel like I'm driving a compact car.
5- The engine has plenty of power and has good acceleration
6- I love driving it in sport mode with the tiptronic transmission
7- Very spacious interior, and comfortable seats.
8- A lot of space in the back for groceries, and even much more if you fold down the rear seats (I still have to see if my bike will fit in there, but it seems like it will)
9- My dog likes siting in the back
10- Sound system is awesome! has a 6 disc cd changer and plays mp3's and wma's. I still can't find all 10 speakers but sounds like it had them all. good bass to.
11- A/C blows nice and cold and reaches the back very well.
12- Filled it up yesterday for the first time. I drove 329 miles before I had to gas it up. The mpg indicator says it made 23mpg, which doesn't sound so great, but I know it will improve overtime. The dealer also said that the reading wouldn't be accurate at first. Filled it up with $31 bucks $2.29/gal.
13- Lots of space to place cups and bottles, and keep your stuff in.
14- Very good heavy duty suspension
15- Very nice looks
Things I don't like or may take time to get used to:
1- I don't like the front grill (chrysler style) that came with the car. I ordered the sports grill over the internet ($215) and will install myself. It will look much sportier.
2- If you have the roof rack installed, there is wind noise while driving on the highway, however, you can barely hear it if you have radio on (especially if it compensates for road noise) so I'm not bothered by it. Besides the roof rack is easy to take off and put back on.
3- Transmission only has 4 speeds, but it responds well and haven't felt the need for a fifth gear. I guess I've been used to driving cars with 5 speeds before. I live in Texas were the terrain is mostly flat, so I don't have to worry about mountains anyway.
4- I wish it had a coin holder -I can tell that's were Subaru has done some cost cuting! :c)
5- I do wish the impreza OBS came with a moon roof, but don't really need it. It would look real nice though.
6- The gauges look old fashion, although it lights up real nice at night. But I wish they were a bit more sportier looking.
Overall, I think its a great car to drive, has lots of utility, and looks real nice. I like especially the color combination sage green metallic with silver metallic. And the rims are nice with 17" tires.
#3097 of 3121 Re: Got my new 09 Impreza OBS [nightcrawler29]
Jul 18, 2009 (2:54 pm)
I expect the 4EAT tranny will be replaced by the new CVT now found in the new 2010 Legacy and Outback H4s in a couple of years.
#3098 of 3121 Re: Got my new 09 Impreza OBS [nightcrawler29]
Jul 27, 2009 (9:59 am)
I also like that color, even though I often don't like two-tones. Those colors fall in the same family and it just works, for some reason.
Jul 27, 2009 (12:09 pm)
a lot of the new-model OBS around now. Someone in my complex just bought a silver one. The '08 revisions to Impreza has finally put this model on the map.
Jul 29, 2009 (6:12 am)
Just bought an OBS yesterday. Dealt with Evanston Subaru in Skokie, IL was a GREAT experience. Got a 0% financing, paid 19.6 before taxes.
#3101 of 3121 Re: Got an OBS [dpashkin]
Jul 29, 2009 (6:49 am)
Congrats. What color? Transmission?