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#1535 of 1605 Are you smarter than an Impreza?
Oct 06, 2012 (1:57 pm)
I discovered a neat feature on my Impreza ... it argues with me when I'm an idiot.
I left the keys in the ignition and locked the doors via power door lock switch ... nope, you're an idiot so I'm going to unlock the doors 'til you remove the key from the ignition.
Do other Subaru's have the "you're an idiot" feature? If so, when did they start this?
#1536 of 1605 Fumoto valve installation
Oct 06, 2012 (3:17 pm)
For those who installed a Fumoto valve, did you use a crush washer or the fiber washer?
#1537 of 1605 Re: Are you smarter than an Impreza? [dcm61]
Oct 07, 2012 (10:01 am)
Believe all cars with power locks have this feature, that functions this way when one of the front doors is open.
#1538 of 1605 Re: Fumoto valve installation [dcm61]
Oct 07, 2012 (7:15 pm)
I just used the fiber washer under my Fumoto valve.
#1539 of 1605 Re: Fumoto valve installation [sgoldste01]
Oct 08, 2012 (12:21 pm)
Same here - I used the fiber one. No leaking or issues thus far.
#1540 of 1605 Re: Are you smarter than an Impreza? [dcm61]
Oct 08, 2012 (12:23 pm)
Yes, the car does try to outsmart you! Sometimes, this is a good thing. Other times, though, such as when trying to warm up the car (without sitting in it), it is pain.
I figured out how to outsmart the car's system in order to lock the car while it is running without anyone in it, but what a pain that was.
#1541 of 1605 Re: Oil consumption [lauradventure]
Oct 17, 2012 (1:20 pm)
I got my 2012 Impreza 6/30/2012 and it now as of 10/16/2012 has 2297 miles on it and I brought it to the dealer today 1 quart low on oil. They told me to call 1-800-subaru3 after they helped me out and checked for a leak and topped the oil off. So a day later I called subaru3 and I talked with a girl who couldn't help me with knowing nothing about cars just answer phones and make people feel good and I had her pass me off to her boss which was another girl with NO knowledge about cars. Which helped to piss me off more and told me that the car was going to consume a quart of oil because thats what it says in the owners manual. I've NEVER owned a new car that ate a quart of oil ever 1,200 miles. My pointing out of talking to girls on the phone about my car has nothing to do with the possible knowledge of cars by all girls.
#1542 of 1605 Re: Oil consumption [teslafied1]
Oct 17, 2012 (1:38 pm)
I've seen oil consumption complaints at nasioc.com; I personally have not experienced "excess" oil consumption.
My '12 Sport Limited dipstick showed from slightly overfull (when new) to mid-range at 7500 miles (first oil change). I drained ~4.5 quarts; put 5 quarts in and the dipstick was at the full level. I would guess that I consumed between 1/2 and 3/4 quart in 7500 miles.
#1543 of 1605 winter tires or not?
Oct 17, 2012 (2:02 pm)
Hi, I have always put on winter tires on my AWD Subaru Forester, now I have the Impreza hatchback and wonder if I really need them? I live in the Adirondack mts. where it can be snowy, icy and I like having a little more security. Anyone have any thoughts on this? thanks.
#1544 of 1605 Re: winter tires or not? [aknight3]
Oct 17, 2012 (2:08 pm)
If the winter weather is sporadic, you can probably get by without them just fine. But, I would recommend chains onboard just in case of a deep snow or drifting event that catches you out on the roads. If the inclement weather is more frequent, I'm all for studless winter tires. They're night and day compared to even the best all-season.