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#246 of 321 Re: 2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium 5dr. [ateixeira]
Apr 24, 2010 (5:54 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.
#247 of 321 Re: 2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium 5dr. [jerryfarina]
Apr 26, 2010 (7:53 am)
Both the GTI and TDI are nice, especially the interiors. They get a lot of upgrades from the base Golf models, though, and they're not cheap.
Subaru offers more bang, VW offers more comfort in the mid 20s (WRX vs. GTI).
#248 of 321 2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium 5dr.
Apr 28, 2010 (1:06 pm)
I'm trying to decide between the 2 cars.
The lowest price I found for the Outback Sport is 18,623 with:
Auto-Dimming Mirror/Compass w/Homelink
Center Armrest Ext - Ivory
Popular Equipment Group 3B
Security System Shock Sensor.
The 2.5i Premium with Special Edition Package is 17,661 and comes with:
• All Weather Package
• Cargo Tray - Ivory
• Fog Lights
• Power Moonroof
• Special Edition Package
Not sure which is the better deal. Both way below invoice.
#249 of 321 Re: 2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium 5dr. [hounddog69]
Apr 29, 2010 (5:57 am)
I like the armrest extension and the bumper cover, those things will come in handy and make the ownership experience better.
I also think the AWP and moonroof will do the same for the SE.
The bottom line is do you like the two-tone of the Sport?
Both are good deals. People pay that sort of money for lesser cars every day.
May 01, 2010 (1:00 pm)
Traded an 06 BMW for an Impreza! I no longer worry will my BMW start, and if if needs a repair will I have to drain my savings account. Have a 2010 with premium and special edition package and a few other goodies for 19,600 plus tax, etc. Great value for the money. The armrest extension is a must.
I have gone 3000 miles in 3 weeks (I'm in sales) and the ride is great. Not stiff like my BMW, the seats are great. Could use a bit more power is my main complaint.
#251 of 321 I welcome myself to this board!
May 01, 2010 (2:50 pm)
I have been a frequent poster on the Subaru boards, having owned new 05 Outback, 06 Tribeca and now have 09 Forester.
My 09 is "ok" now have 31k on the vehicle in 14 months. It's just too much of a "rattle trap" but otherwise fine.
Daughter just turned 19 & wanted to get something "safe and reliable" so yesterday pulled the trigger on 09 Impreza premium with 10k for $15750. I hope I did the right thing -- spent some time looking & couldn't get a better deal elsewhere. What cinched the deal was $2000 for trade in of 1997 Isuzu Oasis. It ran good but didn't look too great but I was not thrilled with the prospects of having to sell it on my own. Besides, got the advantage of another $125 sales tax advantage as I traded it in.
I expect the Impreza should be as reliable as my Forester has been, hoping that the mpg will be a little better than my Forester. Since day one, I have kept good track of mpg on Forester and have averaged close to 25 mpg, The trip computer on the Forester a little too optomistic, that shows about 1 mpg higher.
Any comments from anyone on price I paid, as well as comments on the vehicle itself?
#252 of 321 Re: 2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i Premium 5dr. [ateixeira]
May 01, 2010 (3:59 pm)
I picked up the SE hatchback on 4/30 in satin white. Whats funny is I had 3 appointments on that day. I bought from the first dealer I went to as they had the color I wanted. As I was closing the deal, I notified the other dealers that I was in the purchasing and I could not meet with them. Both called/e-mailed me with lower prices, but didn't say the price, except dealer #2 dropped the $200 off the price on the Outback Sport. The next day, that same dealer dropped $475 off the same car. I should have waited...oh well, I'm happy with my new Subaru!
#253 of 321 Re: I welcome myself to this board! [occking]
May 01, 2010 (11:10 pm)
Sounds like you got a decent deal - I wouldn't pay a dime over $16K for a 1 year old with 10K on the clock, and you didn't!
I am just turning over 10K in mine, and contemplating getting the short shifter and the rear sway from the WRX installed in my OBS when I go for the oil change + tire rotation.
I have no idea why Subaru continues to insist on putting 4-foot-tall truck shifters in these cars, but it sure does slow down shifting. As for the rear sway, the thing just about lifts a front wheel, it keels over so hard when you are at 70 mph+ and go around a curve on the highway. The super soft rear end makes for a comfy highway ride, I'm sure, but it just compromises handling too much for my tastes. It's like there's nothing holding the back of the car up except handfuls of marshmallows.
I wonder how much the dealer will want for those additions.....
#254 of 321 Re: I welcome myself to this board! [nippononly]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
May 02, 2010 (3:46 am)
Mine had the STi short-shift kit installed at port... I'd have to look again, but I think that added nearly $500 to the MSRP...
It's nice, but with the "throttle-hang", quick, smooth shifts aren't happening, anyway...
Even though I have nearly 3 months to go on the lease, I picked up the replacement this weekend...
#255 of 321 Re: I welcome myself to this board! [kyfdx]
May 02, 2010 (12:31 pm)
Well do tell, what is the replacement?