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Subaru Impreza, Car Buying, Sedan, Wagon
#73 of 321 Re: Stone damage to rear panels 2008 Impreza [izzy8]
Feb 14, 2008 (9:33 pm)
I bought new Impreza Nov 26th, we had snow shortly after that. In Pennsylvania they use gravel as well as calcium on the roads. Within 2 weeks the paint from the small flairing by bottom of the rear doors was gone. Now the stone shield is peeling off, Subaru has looked at it, and tells me that they have had only 2 cases of this.
The undercoating is also nicked, has anyone out there had the same problem?
check NASIOC.com under the problems and maintenance forum. Lots of chat there.
#74 of 321 Re: Wind noise from crossbars? [setialpha6]
Feb 14, 2008 (9:39 pm)
I have an '03 Impreza, and have never noticed noise from the crossbars. The bike rack is another story though.
#75 of 321 Re: Wind noise from crossbars? [nathans]
Feb 15, 2008 (10:41 am)
Some times people mount the cross bars backwards. The rounded side should point to the front, like the wings of an airplane.
If they are backwards they will whistle incessently.
#76 of 321 08 Impreza gas mileage
Feb 27, 2008 (9:59 am)
I'm thinking of getting an impreza and would like to know what real mpg you are getting with your car. Thank you
#77 of 321 Re: 08 Impreza gas mileage [rebel71]
Feb 28, 2008 (11:55 am)
My '03 has averaged about 21mpg since I got it, but in the last 18 mos or so, since I have been driving it to work and back exclusively (mostly freeway), it has been 23-25 mpg. It was much lower when it was our only car and we lived in the city.
#78 of 321 08 impreza windshield fogging
Feb 28, 2008 (1:21 pm)
I was researching 08 impreza's on nhtsa.gov and found about 10 people exhibiting
their front windshield fogging and/or film developing on it. They are claiming bad visibility especially at night. Dealer's are saying just wipe it off and that it's possibly due to the A/C unit? No fix for it yet. Anyone experiencing this issue?
#79 of 321 Re: 08 impreza windshield fogging [rebel71]
Feb 28, 2008 (1:27 pm)
I cannot report for the Impreza specifically, but on both new Outbacks I have owned, they did develop a film, especially if using the defroster significantly. Simple enough to "fix," just take some Windex and paper towels to the inside of the windshield. The residue seems oily to me - perhaps something burning off new parts.
If people are claiming bad visibility, they need to keep their glass clean. Ownership without maintenance is a losing game.
#80 of 321 Re: 08 impreza windshield fogging [xwesx]
Feb 28, 2008 (1:43 pm)
The plastics in the interior will be outgassing for a while. The fumes bother some (welcome to Subaru New Car Stench), and the haze on the windows should be cleaned off routinely even after that smell stops.
It's normal, though. I clean my van's windshield every couple of months. For my Miata it's more like every week or so, as convertibles get very dusty.
#82 of 321 Looking at 08 impreza
Mar 01, 2008 (10:05 pm)
Am I reading this right, that the 5speed only gets around 21 miles to a gallon??
If thats true it is surprising. My 2000 Suby Legacy 5 speed wagon got 33 on a trip and 29 around town.
Even when hard on throttle it never got below 25 miles to gallon. But a 80 year old driver decided I didn't need it any more and ran a red light and totaled it so thats why I'm looking at the 08 Imprezas.May be I need to look for good used Legacy with stick.