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Subaru Impreza, Subaru, Sedan, Wagon
#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.
#1316 of 1605 Re: New Impreza this weekend! [photobug2]
May 21, 2012 (4:03 pm)
Congrats on the purchase! I got the same model in Dark Grey Metallic and I love it! I believe the applique only protects the top of the bumper against scrapes when moving stuff (i.e. luggage) in/out of the hatch. The bumper protector does the same thing and covers more of the "face" of the bumper, but only folds out and does not attach or adhere to the bumper itself. You may not be able to leave it out overnight, nor do I think you can close the hatch with it folded out. Hope this helps...
#1317 of 1605 Re: 39.3mpg (or 41.1!) [dfong87]
May 21, 2012 (4:35 pm)
Hi, I'd just like to know how many miles you've logged on the OD so far. I've still only got 1400 on mine. I would expect to get better mileage past 5-10k (hopefully)...thanks in advance!
#1318 of 1605 Re: 39.3mpg (or 41.1!) [crlsto]
May 21, 2012 (5:09 pm)
funny you ask: i put that 153mi trip in same mileage range as you are in. i think i finished that trip with 1429 on the odometer.
i too expect even better numbers as i get more mileage in, but i'm pleased so far.