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#667 of 1605 Re: Looking for feedback on quality and reliability so far [iliketoshift]
Feb 28, 2012 (4:58 pm)
I'm a brand new '12 Impreza owner (5door), and I too have had the startup issue. It was a bit of a disappointment to try to start up the car the day after I got it (in 30 degree weather, which is not very cold) and have the long cranking issue.
However, so far the "hold it in ON" solution is working for me, though it's only been less than a week of driving the car. It's hard to tell if this is really cold weather related, or if the fuel system is simply bleeding off too much pressure after a "long" (more than 12 hour) sit in the driveway. Glad to know I'm not the only '12 owner who is having this issue. It's only happened twice so far, but both times it happened, the car had sat for more than 14 hours and I didn't hold it in "ON" past five seconds.
Didn't the 2010 Foresters have this exact same issue? Wasn't it a software problem they recalled it for?
Question: I'm new to CVT, too. What is this car supposed to sound like? I've never had a Subaru. The car has a sort of high-ish sound when accelerating from a dead stop. Gradually as I drive the car, this noise occurs less and less and I don't hear it really when it's up to 20-30mph. Is this sound normal? I have no idea. Car is performing well in terms of power and pickup, though.
Glad to find some other '12 Impreza owners...
#668 of 1605 Re: new subaru owner... to be [irritatrix]
Feb 28, 2012 (4:33 pm)
I ordered my Premium 5-door the last week of December and I was told it would be about 8 weeks to delivery. The salesman turned out to be accurate about the time frame... they did try to sell me one from the lot after a month had passed (watch out for that), but it was just what car salesmen do, they figure you might freak out that your car hasn't come after a month and change your mind. Nothing sleazy, they were just hoping to get lucky. I told them no
In any case, a month later I was told they been "awarded" the car (the factory makes a car and matches it with a dealership that wants that specific car), and I was kept pretty well informed for the rest of the month about where the car was and when it might arrive.
#669 of 1605 Re: Looking for feedback on quality and reliability so far [flopka]
Feb 28, 2012 (7:07 pm)
flopka regarding long start up.
I can't remember where I read or heard this from (I think I read it in some Honda Accord lit) but I do recall that sometimes there can be a delay or longer starting due to the onboard computer calibrating the air/fuel mixture as well as some other possible start up items. Kind of like a desktop PC that goes through POST power on self test. So, this maybe what you are experiencing 5 seconds is not to bad.
#670 of 1605 Re: Looking for feedback on quality and reliability so far [flopka]
Feb 28, 2012 (9:03 pm)
Trying to start immediately and experiencing a delay really isn't an uncommon occurrence. It won't happen every time, but it also isn't unusual. All of my Subarus did this, as does my Escort. Give them a few seconds, and they start quick, easy, and every time.
#671 of 1605 Re: CR's new Top Pick among small cars is... [ateixeira]
Feb 29, 2012 (8:28 am)
Motorweek also gave the Impreza Top pick also in the small car category
#672 of 1605 Re: CR's new Top Pick among small cars is... [kanjii]
Feb 29, 2012 (12:30 pm)
The publicity won't hurt sales.
It may be a while before we see a lot of 5 doors in stock on dealer lots, though. They're still short on supply and around me pre-sell most of them.
#673 of 1605 2012 Impreza headlight question
Feb 29, 2012 (8:15 pm)
I'm looking to get a new Impreza. I'd like to have automatic headlights as much as pssible, but I'm not going for the limited version. Most likely the premium 5 door. My question is do the headlights turn off when the key is removed or engine shut off?
On my 2001 Outback I just leave the headlights on all the time. When I shut it off and remove the key the lights go off.
The owners manual that I found online seemed to say the lights stay on and you get a chime whne you open the door and the lights are still on.
#674 of 1605 Re: Looking for feedback on quality and reliability so far [larry1135]
Feb 29, 2012 (9:28 pm)
No issues what so ever! I enjoy more everyday with my 5 door impreza.
#675 of 1605 Re: 2012 Impreza headlight question [jd_24]
Feb 29, 2012 (9:29 pm)
They go off
#676 of 1605 Re: 2012 Impreza headlight question [kagantuncy]
Mar 01, 2012 (10:49 am)
I should hope so! That feature has been on every Subaru model since the 1990s, so not having it now would be a big step backward.