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Subaru Impreza, Subaru, Sedan, Wagon
#1306 of 1605 Re: 2013 vs. 2012 [dcm61]
May 18, 2012 (11:47 am)
- rattles :\ (not sure they will improve this because i'm not sure there are any glaring ones that crop up regularly based on the different forums i'm part of)
- the airbag problem some people have had
- misprogrammed ECU/TCM
- maybe offer rear camera option
- something more elegant than the black curtain near the telescoping steering
#1307 of 1605 ScanGauge
May 18, 2012 (2:19 pm)
has anyone install a ScanGauge on their new Impreza. I'm thinking about getting one manily for water water temperature.
May 18, 2012 (2:37 pm)
Not seen the Scan Gauge, but have been using a Garmin Ecoroute HD for some months. This plugs into the OBD II port and uses Bluetooth to communicate to my Garmin GPS device. I have found prime use is modifying my driving behaviour as it throws up a series of detailed gauges. Fuel economy is improved a bit.
I had been worried whether water pump was near failing but water temperature is reporting consistently at 83 C so happy.
#1309 of 1605 Re: ScanGauge [raycc]
May 18, 2012 (5:28 pm)
I dont' have an Impreza, but I have a scangauge... it's quite useful, and one will serve all your cars. I normally keep it in my Vibe, and sticky-backed velcro will secure it about anywhere you might want it.
I just used it to diagnose my wife's Sienna, and it has a proper place there, too.
Good to have, and it'll certainly show you the "(deg)FWT" water temperature, together with three other parameters, if you set it up that way.
BTW, when you turn the car on, you have to push the "gauge" button to see the four gauge parameters, otherwise it sits at the init screen.
#1310 of 1605 Re: ScanGauge [raycc]
May 18, 2012 (7:36 pm)
Why get scangage when you can have something else with much more features.
I use a OBD scanner with bluetooth interface (~$19)
If you already have an android, iphone, tablet,or ipad, there are apps (lot of them free) that will talk to the OBD scanner and display temperature, and lots of other data.
I'm using an android app called torque. It can show oil, water temp.
Torque, hp, output. Do 0-60 time, and many more.
#1311 of 1605 Re: ScanGauge [bobdole888]
May 18, 2012 (8:45 pm)
Looks like they are other option other than ScanGauge. But they are all the same thing, a OBD reader. And looks like bluetooth OBD reader give you more information than ScanGauge. But I need a display dervice like a smart phone or a GPS
#1313 of 1605 Re: ScanGauge [raycc]
May 19, 2012 (1:34 pm)
I honestly don't think the obd readers are useful on a regular basis.
I basically had fun playing with it for a couple of weeks, then haven't use it much since then.
I doubt I would want it mounted on the dash for the long term.
I you have use for a ipod touch, tablet, smartphone, you might as well buy one of those gadgets that can interface with OBD bluetooth.
#1314 of 1605 New Impreza this weekend!
May 20, 2012 (9:18 pm)
I just picked up my new Impreza 5-door PZEV Limited non-navigation moonroof this Saturday, and already love it. I initially wanted the Marine Blue but it didn't work out, so after searching all over the tri-state area, my dealer called to say he had found a Camellia Red. I didn't think I'd like it but went to take a look, and loved it right away. I opted for the upgraded speakers, and am very happy with the audio sound and the ability to use Bluetooth with my iPhone 4s and Spotify, which lately I prefer over iTunes.
It's really fun to drive, but I noticed something disturbing, when I pulled into a friend's driveway, whic has a slight dip in front of the curb cut. I heard a noise, and found that the underside of the front bumper had scraped the edge of the curb. It doesn't show from the front, but bending down to look under the car I can see a definite scrape in the paint. Is there anything that can be used to protect that area of the bumper? This never happened with other cars, but the clearance seems very low, and curb cuts in New York City are not always the smoothest. I'm also thinking of ordering the rear bumper cover that flaps over the back, for safety when parking on the street.
Anyone else have ideas on protecting the finish in a city environment? I didn't get the bumper appliqué and don't know if that would offer enough protection.
This forum has been really helpful in the whole buying process, thanks!
#1315 of 1605 Re: ScanGauge [bobdole888]
May 21, 2012 (6:23 am)
I manily use it to show the water temperature. I don't have a need for a smart phone. if I do, I don't think want to mount my phone and trun on the OBD app every time I get into the car. What if I forgot yo bring my phone.