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#1120 of 1605 Running out of time
Apr 20, 2012 (9:45 pm)
I just heard from two different dealers that Subaru will stop accepting orders for 2012 Imprezas Saturday. Not sure if that is this saturday or next. But I would encurage anyone seriously thinking of ordering one to do so soon. I just happend to order mine last week. I got a 2012 Subaru Impreza Limited sedan CVT PZEV with sunroof and splash gaurds, maybe a few other little things, but not much. Paid $21,575. I guess it was $750 under invoice.
#1121 of 1605 Re: Running out of time [jth97381]
Apr 20, 2012 (11:32 pm)
Why would Subaru want to stop selling the 2012?
#1122 of 1605 Re: Running out of time [wimchatta]
Apr 21, 2012 (3:35 am)
because they have to start selling 2013 at some point... apparently, that point is soon.
Outback orders for 2012s stopped a few weeks ago. '13 Outbacks are rumored to be available in June.
#1123 of 1605 Re: Running out of time [wimchatta]
Apr 21, 2012 (5:23 am)
Without wishing to impune the integrity of car salesmen' it sounds like a fabulous line to force a sale before month end, when many salesmen's bonuses are calculated. For real impact, try looking interested a day or two before month end and watch the slavering drool as they envisage an even bigger bonus!
#1124 of 1605 Re: Running out of time [jth97381]
Apr 21, 2012 (6:54 am)
Direct from the Subaru info bible (cars101.com) ...
2012 Impreza, WRX and STI sold order cut-off date is Monday April 23. So get your order in quickly.
#1125 of 1605 Re: Short shift kit [kanjii]
Apr 21, 2012 (1:45 pm)
a short shift kit will not void a warranty...nothing "voids" a warranty, but a dealer may not honor the warranty if modifications to the vehicle resulted in damage to it or were the cause of the failure. That must be proved in order not to honor a warranty.......
many of added the short shifter without problems.....if all else fails...ask your dealership that you would get warranty service from....
#1126 of 1605 Experience in returning a car?
Apr 21, 2012 (9:56 pm)
I've had my impreza for two weeks and put less than 150 miles on it, just driving it back and forth to the dealer to get some minor things repaired, like the pin stripe which I noted is peeling off on many of the other cars in the lot. Good thing its easy to fix. But, my problem as a completely new car buyer, is that I bought the wrong Impreza. While it's a lower priced car with what-you-pay-for suspension, getting the manual has made it a very uncomfortable ride. I figured I would be saving money in transmission repair costs later, and it was the last car available on the lot, and we needed a car. But it adds jerking on top of the bouncy ride. My carpool ride is a 2010 ford focus and it's much smoother, at least I don't get uncomfortable. So, i'd like to know as a newbie, any good news and bad news if anyone can help. I talked to the dealer/dealership owner about exchanging it for the CVT and it's going to cost me 4K since my two week old car is now a used car. I knew it was going to cost, i didn't know it was going to cost that much. I'm angry that they had me come into the dealership to give me that news by saying "well, come in this the afternoon, we'll try to take care of you, we want you happy." Who would take that kind of hit on a 19K car+tax!?!?! Just tell me over the phone!!! Weird. I'm calling Subaru of America on monday to see if they can help at all, I doubt it. I guess the worst bite is making a mistake, but on such a large purchase, and there being no way out. I didn't expect such poor quality though, and now i'll have to drive this car for years, we waited 13 years to buy our first new car, tried hard to not make a mistake by reading reviews, but I think we made a big one by not test driving it longer, and buying in desperation.
#1127 of 1605 Re: costco price [mrgoodwrench70]
Apr 21, 2012 (10:02 pm)
Hi. So, I bought the costco price 2012 impreza basic model, manual, five door, for the same price in washington state with 10% tax. Is this what the costco auto program rep meant when they said that the costco cost break happens really on more expensive cars? Crap....
#1128 of 1605 Gas mileage 2012 Sp Prem cvt
Apr 21, 2012 (10:25 pm)
Did a trip last week for work. About 200 miles from Minneapolis to a small town where my customer's office is located. Majority of the trip at about 55-65 mph. I averaged 38 mpg. I swear the gasoline must be reformulated to summer now because I couldn't get any higher than 33 mpg in the winter on a nearly identical trip. Sunny day, no wind, temp of about 50 degrees
#1129 of 1605 My complaints on 2012 Sp Prem CVT
Apr 21, 2012 (10:45 pm)
My complaints on the 2012 Sport Prem CVT: NOISY engine/drive train through 5th gear and especially noisy when air temp and engine are cold(winter). Poor/slow acceleration up to 40 mph. Brakes seem a bit mushy(compared to my Honda's brakes), radio is tinny, actually embarrassingly so(but may have improved a bit due to speaker break in). Metal/doors are very thin. I have several door dings after just 2 months of ownership---and I park as far out in the lot as I can--I think the car is a door ding magnet. Car gets blown around a bit in crosswinds.
I like: high mpg for an AWD. I've gotten 38 mpg on high end and no worse than 30 mpg in winter city driving. Very good suspension over bumps--actually an impressive suspension. Low center of gravity/quick handling. Inexpensive purchase price. Nice interior for the price. Love the heated seats. So far, a reliable car. Decent looking car. Went thru 12 inches of new heavy snow without a problem. A great value for an AWD.
The noise issue however really bothers me at times. I'm not sure I would buy this car again because of that issue. Seems like Subaru cheaped out in the insulation area which is surprising since the rest of the car is top notch.