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#237 of 321 2010 Impreza 2.5i premium w/ special edition pkg
Dec 23, 2009 (8:20 am)
Inventory is pretty lean in my area, so I'm still waiting. I was told that the North East region is only getting the premium w/ special edition pkg. unless I want to build my own without it that's the only way they're coming. I'm not crazy about sunroof/possible leak, fog lights don't help much, heated seats and side mirrors, eh over rated. I've had all these features on my last three Subarus, didn't even use or need them. Yes, I live in a very cold climate/loads of snow. Have any of you experienced sunroof leaks, or can see the value of the other items? It's turned in to more of a rant, I know.
#238 of 321 Re: 2010 Impreza 2.5i premium w/ special edition pkg [rebel71]
Dec 23, 2009 (4:03 pm)
I got the answer straight from Subaru today. The North East region gets the 2.5i premium w/spec. ed. pkg included so I have no choice unless I want to make a special order. Hmm..the 2.5i is looking better and cheaper except need to buy allow wheels.
#239 of 321 Re: 2010 Impreza 2.5i premium w/ special edition pkg [rebel71]
Dec 24, 2009 (1:17 am)
I was curious what the special edition package was, so I went and looked it up, and it's only $500! And it includes a moonroof and the cold weather package? Seems like a real bargain unless you hate moonroofs, which of course you may.
Me, if a moonroof could have been included in my car for only $500 more, I would have jumped at it.
#240 of 321 Re: 2010 Impreza 2.5i premium w/ special edition pkg [nippononly]
Dec 25, 2009 (10:18 am)
Indeed, it's such a bargain that the residual as a % actually increases. Belive it or not, it may actually cost less to lease one if you ADD that package.
So you sort of pay *not* to get a moonroof and heated seats/mirrors/wiper de-icer.
#241 of 321 Re: 2010 Impreza 2.5i premium w/ special edition pkg [ateixeira]
Dec 25, 2009 (11:28 am)
I believe that I'll special order one since I don't want a sunroof,
#242 of 321 one thing about this car
Dec 27, 2009 (12:37 am)
that is worth knowing if you are considering one: it has a really twitchy tire pressure warning system. My warning light came on and stayed on at 28 mpg - the recommended pressure is just 32, and that is cutting it pretty close IMO. That means that if I have a 40 degree swing in outside temps from week to week (and I did have a 20 degree swing just prior to the light coming on recently), the light could come on even if I had just checked the pressure.
On these cold mornings lately, the light has been illuminating briefly when I first start the car in the morning, then going out about a minute after it would normally go out. Not sure what that means, but I think I am going to have to check if it monitors the spare too.
Had a chance to have four full-size adults in the car this weekend, and I am now officially uncomfortable with how soft the rear suspension is. At freeway speed, the rear end was bottoming out over gentle dips in the pavement. Plus when the rear end would come up over a rise, it would go flying up higher than I am comfortable with too. There just wasn't enough control in the struts back there. But then I was out on an extensive piece of rutted dirt road today, and the soft suspension and lack of sway kept me from getting my back fillings knocked out. So I just don't know what to think....I want it to be able to do both well!
#243 of 321 08-10 Impreza 2.5i base poll
Dec 28, 2009 (11:07 am)
I'm considering the 2.5i base and was wondering if anyone had problems with the wheel covers popping off easily. For example how many times have you had to replace them because they fell off while driving? Also, are you happy with the 4 speaker system vs. the 10 speaker in 2.5i premium model?
#244 of 321 2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium 5dr.
Apr 20, 2010 (7:58 am)
I live in NJ and just scored a 2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium 5dr. 5spd. for $18.6k. The car came with the moonroof, fog lights, stereo and all the extras. They also added lifetime drive train warranty and side body moldings. To make the deal sweeter they gave me $2.5k for my old 99' 4dr. civic w/200k mls. I can't wait to pick it up. I also looked at and drove the Mazda 3s and Hyundai Touring. Both good cars with better milage but also cost more and didn't have AWD. Lets face it everyone, your not going to find the one car that does everything perfectly in the $20k range.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE UNDECIDED PEOPLE OUT THERE!
#245 of 321 Re: 2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium 5dr. [biomedrob]
Apr 20, 2010 (9:01 am)
Congrats, that model is the best value in the lineup, IMHO.
Funny when a Hyundai costs MORE than a Subaru, eh?
#246 of 321 Re: 2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium 5dr. [ateixeira]
Apr 24, 2010 (6:54 am)
Congrats on a sweet deal! You know, I've complained a little about my '09 Impreza, it's not a perfect vehicle by any means, but I did just come back from Florida where my wife and I rented a Kia Forte and I must say that coming home to the Subaru was really nice. I've also driven other Kias, owned a Honda Civic and other cars in the Impreza's price range and I must say that for the money, it is the most fun car you can buy, with maybe the exception of the GTI. And I still love the hatch and when you want a hatchback, there aren't many options out there.
I don't think my next car will be a subaru, however, as I want to get something more fuel efficient. I will probably get a TDI Jetta Wagon or whatever new is out at that time. Subaru has a diesel in Europe and I do hope they bring it to the US as that would be very appealing to me.