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#293 of 1605 Backup sensors for Subaru Impreza?
Jan 08, 2012 (8:47 pm)
The 2012 Forester has an optional reverse assist sensor system, which I suppose works similarly as in my Honda Odyssey (which does so very well).
The Impreza does not have this in the accessory list.
Would any of you either know or be able to estimate if aftermarket systems (such as by Pyle) can be retrofitted onto the 2012 Impreza in a clean way? Granted, there is less need with a hatchback, but would be a peace-of-mind option if doable.
#294 of 1605 comparison of 2012 Impreza to the Mazda 3 Skyactiv
Jan 08, 2012 (8:57 pm)
Test drove a Mazda 3 grand Touring hatchback with Skyactiv 2.0L engine (155hp, 148lb-ft at similar rpms to Impreza) with the six speed automatic.
The Mazda3 is an OK car given the high gas mileage, but not as balanced as the Impreza at city driving conditions. Auto transmission was jerky when starting fast from a stop. The Mazda did feel less noisy at highway speeds, maybe the AT does better than the CVT. On the balance, though, the Subaru felt the better car to drive day in and day out.
Visibility was poor in comparison to the Impreza - that's when I realized how much Subaru has done to narrow the pillars - quite a feat.
Mazda also did not do as well in rear seat side impact tests, 2 stars only. The Forester has a similar rating - wonder how the 2012 Impreza will do?
#295 of 1605 Re: Financing - will I get 1.9% if the car get's delivered in Feb/Mar? [jt_718]
Jan 08, 2012 (9:47 pm)
It would be at time of delivery.
I assume you could probably purchase the car at the time of order, sight unseen, and get the low rate.
I ordered mine on NY Eve and was told all financials will be handled at time of delivery. Got my price though.
#297 of 1605 Re: 2012 Impreza Premium 5-Door with CVT [wimchatta]
Jan 09, 2012 (9:08 am)
have had no problem with bluetooth at cruising speeds...the CVT run about 22-2300 RPM at 75 MPH on level ground......no whine is evident to me or unusual to me..shall I say....1700 miles on mine in three weeks....
#299 of 1605 Re: roof rack [angitherias]
Jan 10, 2012 (5:13 am)
it's not a "rack" so much as it's fixed mounting points one can bolt a rack to -- a great idea if done properly, and this one is a fine foundation for bicycles. but the stupid things are so close together that the resulting rack is just about useless for boats.
subaru currently has no car in their lineup that's really good for carrying stuff up top. the forester is probably the best of the bunch, and that's with the factory rack, which also requires buying a sunroof and other goodies. not that i'm bitter.
it's pretty bad for a company that purports to cater to the outdoors crowd.
#300 of 1605 Re: 2012 Impreza Premium 5-Door with CVT [techdude]
Jan 10, 2012 (9:46 am)
Anyone know if its easy to install the spoiler? I've seen them on Canadian subaru advertisement....nice
#301 of 1605 Re: 2012 Impreza Premium 5-Door with CVT [kanjii]
Jan 10, 2012 (10:22 am)
it requires drilling....so if you are comfortable drilling into the hatchback with a template.....plus the wiring for the third brakelight.....would assume its a simply plug connection.....
#302 of 1605 Re: roof rack [steine13]
Jan 10, 2012 (11:39 am)
Mathias, Subaru addressed the roof rail issue on the Forester late in the 2010 model run. They began to offer a "popular equipment" package on the X, which includes roof rails and 16" alloy wheels for an additional $400 MSRP. I am nearly certain they continued this option through to the '11 and '12 model years.
It is so popular that I suspect the only reason it is not standard equipment is so the advertised base price for the model line can be kept a little lower.
Had this option been available early in the 2010 model year, I would have opted for the X rather than upgrading to the Premium. Turns out that I (so far) really love the massive roof glass though, so I don't regret upgrading versus settling for the X sans rails.
The gimmicky rails on the Outback are just a joke, though, unless you're hauling small (short) cargo up there - forget about boats, long lumber, etc.