Last post on Jan 30, 2009 at 9:45 AM
You are in the Subaru Impreza
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Subaru Impreza, Sedan, Wagon
Aug 10, 2008 (7:49 am)
I ended up with the premium package, because it was the only manual-shift car at either dealer that I shopped.. It's not a bad value for $1500, if you assume the stability control is worth about $500 of it... But, I really like factory alloys. Six disc CD, upgraded speakers, fog lights.. audio controls on the steering wheel.. those were just a bonus.. So, it was worth it to me.. About $18/mo. for the whole package on my lease..
The same dealer is running a new ad, this week... The zero down, $199/mo. on the Impreza with auto, is now for 36 months..
But, they have a 24 month lease on the Legacy SE for $159/mo. with $999 due at signing... That is equivalent to the $199/mo. lease that they had on the Impreza last month.. Of course, they might not have any of those models in stock...lol
#36 of 74 Re: copper? [merrycynic]
Aug 11, 2008 (9:50 am)
Just FWIW, both our cars were keyed by a vandal, and Subaru's paint held up better than Toyota's. Our Sienna has deep scratches, while I was able to (mostly) buff out the key marks on our Forester.
Aug 13, 2008 (10:26 pm)
You ended up with an Impreza? How are you liking it? I know you had Bimmers in the past, so what's it like comparatively? How's the gas mileage? You opted for the straight 2.5?
#38 of 74 Re: ESC? [blueguydotcom]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Aug 14, 2008 (2:18 pm)
Well.. technically... the wife has had the Bimmers (her present one goes back in November)... I traded my '02 Honda CR-V..
Yeah.. I have the normally aspirated 2.5 Impreza.. 170 hp.. stick-shift I wouldn't really compare it to a Bimmer, except in interior room.. Very roomy for 4-people... I will say that the handling is way above any normal front-driver... with the stick and real AWD, it really tucks in the nose around corners... It doesn't have much of the understeer, that is typical in your basic FWD econobox..
26.1 and 26.6 mpg on my first two tanks.. It's only rated at 20/27, so I'm pretty pleased...
It seems like a strange choice, but they paid up big time for the CR-V, and I'm in a super-cheap 24 month lease on the Subie.. Needed to free up some cash for her new car.. She really wants an X3, but that remains to be seen...
I'm just happy to be back driving a manual-shift..
#39 of 74 Re: ESC? [kyfdx]
Aug 15, 2008 (7:29 am)
You may be just a fatter rear sway bar away from complete eradication of that understeer.
#40 of 74 Re: ESC? [ateixeira]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Aug 15, 2008 (12:01 pm)
I'll just have to compensate with my superior driving abilities...
I think of all sorts of cool things... but, this car is going back in 23.3 months.... so, I hope to not put anything into it but four service visits and some gas!
#41 of 74 Re: ESC? [kyfdx]
Aug 15, 2008 (12:51 pm)
That's right, you leased...
I suppose a home-made moonroof with a sawzall is out of the question?
Aug 28, 2008 (7:37 am)
Long delayed response...
Nice. I hope you enjoy it.
#43 of 74 NAV on '09 Impreza 2.5i only w/auto
Sep 07, 2008 (4:31 am)
It looks like if you want NAV and a manual tranny for '09 on either the Impreza or Forester, your only choices will be the WRX and WRX STI.
Even more idiotic is that NAV is not available on the new (premium level!) Impreza 2.5 GT. The excuse I got is that, if offered, it would be priced too close to the Legacy. Really, really dumb move SOA.
#44 of 74 Re: NAV on '09 Impreza 2.5i only w/auto [rsholland]
Sep 08, 2008 (7:05 am)
First with VDC, now with NAV.
This is a cash cow. It should be a stand-alone option for every model.