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#173 of 1605 Long-Term Reliability of Imprezas
Dec 25, 2011 (5:22 pm)
I currently own a 2007 Honda Element AWD. It's been a great vehicle, no issues at all BUT it does not get good gas mileage (avg around 20/21 mpg) and the roof is so high that it is difficult for me to load things on top (i.e. my kayak) SO, I am considering an Impreza Sport Limited basically to get a car with a little more upscale interior, nicer ride, and much better gas mileage. My biggest fear is losing some of my cargo capacity (the Element has tons) but in researching hatchbacks, the Impreza has one of the biggest cargo areas without stepping up to a small sport utility. I'm wondering how reliability has been for anyone who has owned Subaru's in the past and kept them for 5+ years. Reliability is high on my check list.
#174 of 1605 Re: No XM radio [bpizzuti]
Dec 25, 2011 (5:27 pm)
"Which is only available with the sunroof"
"Thanks for the reply. The sunroof kills it for me, as I don't fit in most sunroof equipped vehicles.
#175 of 1605 Re: No XM radio [canddmeyer]
Dec 25, 2011 (5:48 pm)
I read somewhere that the Lineartronics get a 60/40 split but this is supposedly not technically a Lineartronic, so it could be different.
The info about the nav/satellite radio I got right off of the Edmund's product pages, but the information is also in the owner's manual.
#176 of 1605 Re: No XM radio [canddmeyer]
Dec 25, 2011 (5:52 pm)
I'm 6 foot and I fit, though I did end up putting the seat at its lowest point. I'd prefer to avoid the sunroof, but having XM is more important to me than not having a sunroof.
I'm hoping to hear some rumors about the XV CrossTrek, see if it corrects any of the Impreza's deficiencies in packaging and/or gets about the same FE. I like the look better and a jacked up Impreza should still have a lower center of gravity than a Focus or Mazda3, and should still handle nice. That should get me past winter, which gives me more time to pay down my Elantra Touring a bit (making the sunroof and nav viable), and after winter dealers might budge just a little more on pricing.
Dec 25, 2011 (6:14 pm)
Has anyone compared with the Kia Forte hatch?
#178 of 1605 Re: Comp Vehicles [debbadoo1]
Dec 25, 2011 (7:56 pm)
The Kia Forte5 is one of the vehicles I am also considering. The AWD is probably going to be the deciding factor for me since they are just about equal for me. I'm looking at replacing my '06 Honda Pilot EX-OR in the spring if my wife agrees.
Cars on my list (by size) and are all 2012's:
1. Honda Fit EX
2. Kia Forte5 SX
3. Subaru Impreza Sport 5dr (haven't decided which trim yet.)
4. Mazda 5 Touring
5. Kia Sportage
6. Honda CR-V
7. Toyota Rav-4
I originally had the Pilot, 4Runner, Ridgeline, and 4dr Wrangler on the list, but with the prices up closer to 40k and horrible mileage, they dropped off really quick.
#179 of 1605 Re: 5 door Sport Premium [malachai1]
Dec 26, 2011 (12:25 am)
Can't remember the before tax because I only deal with otd prices. I bought it for $21,225.
#180 of 1605 Re: Long-Term Reliability of Imprezas [debbadoo1]
Dec 26, 2011 (12:53 pm)
I don't think the newer Imprezas have had common trouble spots...
Going back further, 2002 and earlier models had head gasket issues, 2001 and prior had fragile wheel bearings, but not a whole lot since.
We kept a 1998 Forester for 9 years, and a 2002 Legacy for 7 years. Getting our 3rd Subaru was an easy choice, and it hasn't seen the dealer once besides scheduled maintenance.
My salesman jokes that I come visit him only once every 7 years. To buy another.
#181 of 1605 premium or sport premium
Dec 26, 2011 (2:02 pm)
hi all, i am considering a 2012 impreza premium w/ cvt and all-weather package (+ fog lights eventually) vs. the sports premium version w/ cvt since it comes w/ the above options. what do you think?. the msrp is similar. i live in ny, which one do you think i will be able to get a better deal on? gonna start calling some places next week. thanks in advance
#182 of 1605 Re: premium or sport premium [narakara]
Dec 26, 2011 (3:23 pm)
Me and you are on the same boat. I wanted the exact same options and me and my wife end up getting the sports premium mode, because you get a better looking rims, (Gun Metal Finish), roof rack and the rocker panel at the back. We lived over at Northern VA. The out the door price is $21400. However, our car won't be here for another 2-3 months. Good luck.