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Subaru Impreza, Heating / Cooling, Interior, Sedan, Wagon
#7 of 26 Re: Subaru auto climate control weirdness (STI and maybe others) [ateixeira]
Aug 21, 2006 (12:36 pm)
So are you saying it's behaving correctly (or at least, "as designed")?
The only part that confuses me is the conflicting information I'm getting from various sources. Motor Trend supposedly got this problem fixed at the dealer (after several attempts), and reported having received mail from many readers who also had it fixed (either by replacing the control unit, or looking at the RPM sensor on the compressor).
The manual says the system cycles the compressor in auto mode, but doesn't in manual mode. I detect no difference whatsoever between the modes.
The dealer service advisor says it cycles in all modes.
No wonder I'm confused. I'm the type who is mostly willing to live with the problem if the system is at least functioning as intended, but that's the big question here.
Oct 19, 2005 (8:22 pm)
For me, the driver's seat is not all that comfortable. My seat and others I have sat in (at the Chicago auto show and in dealers) feel like there is a stiff ridge running across the seat cushion, right where my pelvic bone contacts the seat when I sit all the way into the seat (like you are supposed to do). I have sat in other maker's seats that are firm (sporty), but are contoured to not have pressure points. Even the aluminum driver's seat in my race car is marginally more comfortable..... Doesn't sound like rocket science if other car makers can do it.
Does anyone else have front seats like I am describing?
#9 of 26 Re: 2002 seats comfort [flamencoracer1]
Oct 20, 2005 (10:42 am)
I've had my 2002 since new and have aboslutely no complaints...in fact, they are the most comfortable car seats I sat in....
#10 of 26 Re: 2002 seats comfort [flamencoracer1]
Nov 04, 2005 (4:09 pm)
From the 2 replies to my post, I fear that there are people out there that have never sat in comfortable seats. All of the seats from that vintage WRX were similar, and even the mechanics at the Subaru dealer agreed. The seat bottom at the back of the seat was malformed, too stiff. If my seats were made badly, so were the seats in the WRX at the Chicago Auto Show......
Oct 21, 2005 (8:00 am)
I liked the 02/03 seats so much that I pulled the seats out of my 04 WRX, sold them, and bought a set of used 03 seats to replace them with! Without a doubt, those 02/03 were the most comfortable seats I've ever owned. Maybe something's broken in your seat if you can feel metal or a ridge in the seat...have you sampled other seats of that vintage?
Nov 08, 2005 (9:42 am)
The 2006 models have more sound insulation than previous models. I can't comment on how effective it is. My '02 WRX wagon is a wee bit on the noisy side. The benefits certainly outweigh this minor inconvience.
#13 of 26 Re: Interior Noise [merrycynic]
Nov 08, 2005 (3:14 pm)
Don't think the '03 is any quieter than the '02.
I too think the '06 would be quieter.
My '03 WRX wagon is defintely quieter than my '98 OB and the '99 OBS but not as quiet as the '05 RS wagon.
#14 of 26 Help: Window Problem
Nov 13, 2005 (11:53 am)
Although embarrassing, I need help. It was really cold this morning and there was frost on the windows. After starting my 2002 WRX wagon I tried to open the driver's front window to say something to someone outside. It opened really slowly until about 1/3 of the way down and then stopped. It will now not do anything. I assumed I blew a fuse but could not find anything labeled for power windows. Is there a simple problem I am missing? Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you.
#15 of 26 Re: Help: Window Problem [onitis]
Nov 13, 2005 (3:01 pm)
You said it was really cold out when this happened. If you haven't already done so, move the car into a heated garage for several hours to warm up the window mechanism and motor, and see if this has any effect. You may have some condensation in your door which froze and affected the motor/relay/winder.
I live in Vancouver, BC, where it rains a lot. Years ago I drove an Audi which tended to suffer odd electrical and mechanical problems when I drove to the mountains in winter. My passenger-door window motor died once, which may have been due to leaks around the window seals.