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Subaru Impreza, Subaru, Sedan, Wagon
#1250 of 1605 Re: LOVE the car, but it needs a little ooomph!! [once_for_all]
May 04, 2012 (10:48 am)
Agree with John on the performance. Its solid and very good. Monday morning I had 3 teenagers and myself on the way to school. The Impreza had no problem on a long up hill on-ramp going from 20 mph to 70mph without much straining. I believe the max rpm I hit was 4k. That and my mpg is still improvong as outside temperatures get warmer.
#1251 of 1605 Re: "Bluetoot" and iPhones [rsholland]
May 04, 2012 (10:49 am)
> On the '12 Impreza with navigation that I test drove,
> I was able to load my iPhone 4 (not 4S, but 4)
> contact list on to the car's Bluetooth
Yep, youre right, and thats reflected in the compatibility checker link that I posted. I wasn't clear in which model i was talking about. i tried the impreza limited with the color screen stereo but no nav. Havent tried the nav one. That said, i think the rest of my points will still apply, esp regarding how to use siri and how to play music through the speakers.
#1252 of 1605 Re: Nav System Not Detecting USB [mmetzge1]
May 04, 2012 (1:42 pm)
I don't have the Nav, but I bought a new 16GB thumbdrive for the car and it won't read it. Actually, I only put 1 song in the ROOT folder (and a folder of 3 PDF's) and on a 30 mile trip, it wasn't reading it... so I kept trying... and ONE time, it found the USB drive and played my song... later in the trip, after turning it to FM for awhile, it wouldn't read the dang thing. Nothing changed, just about 15 minutes later in the drive.
I tried a friend's 4GB thumbdrive and it worked right off the bat, different brand. So, I think I'll just take back the drive I bought and get a different brand and size and see if it works.
#1253 of 1605 Re: "Bluetoot" and iPhones [clarkbar6]
May 04, 2012 (9:50 pm)
Thanks for the link to the compatibility index. Honestly, Siri works fine for voice dialing my contacts through BT (it's also faster than having to press the "talk" button on the steering wheel 3 times to manually voice dial a number), although the caller ID and redial/call-back functions work efficiently. I'm going to manually enter my favorite numbers and see how that works. Overall, BT has been very useful and not complicated at all. Callers on the other line can hear me clear "enough" (moderate road noise affects clarity)...
May 05, 2012 (2:49 pm)
How do you know if you have broken in your engine correctly?
#1257 of 1605 Re: "Bluetoot" and iPhones [crlsto]
May 06, 2012 (8:18 pm)
Siri does not work well with BT while highway driving (for me, at least); too much road noise...tried 5+ times to voice dial one of my favorites (Angie) and Siri could not figure it out. Looks like i have to add my contacts to voice dial them quicker.
On a better note, i was able to get the body side moldings and splash guards from my dealer for 20% off and put them on myself. i thought the splash guards would be easy and the moldings difficult. Total opposite, installing the guards was easy but removing the plastic tabs that cover the pre-drilled holes under the fender lining was hard to do with the wheels in place (i dont have the means/space to jack the car up and remove the wheels). Needless to say, i was able to put them on and really like the way they both look; breaks up the "flatness" of the doors...
#1258 of 1605 Splash Guard self install
May 07, 2012 (5:43 am)
I opted to ask the dealer to install the side moldings as well because I figured it would be hard to align or youd need some special adhesive. oh well, got a good price on the whole thing anyway
How much did you pay for the guards, if you dont mind me asking? i have seen them online for maybe $80 plus ~12 for shipping. I was thinking about putting them on myself as well.
I cant jack the car up either. Were removing the tabs difficult because you didnt have the right tools, or just because the tires were in the way?
Were you able to find a video tutorial? I have seen what appear to be subaru written directions, but visual would be more helpful.
Any other tips for putting them on, and how long would you say it takes? Thanks