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#799 of 1605 Re: Oil consumption [kanjii]
Mar 16, 2012 (1:24 pm)
I had the same problem only at 1400 miles and I was just contacted by my Subaru Dealer saying I was only one of 3 cars in the entire US that this happened to during break in so they want to give me a new engine block and research the one that is currently in my car to see why this happened. If you haven't been contacted yet I might call your local dealer to see whats going on. I have a 2012 subaru impreza premium MT.
#800 of 1605 Re: Recs for SF Bay Area Dealers [bobdole888]
Mar 16, 2012 (4:56 pm)
I just checked with Costco and they said the arrangement with their dealers is to sell at invoice. Not the best deal apparently. I am in Southern Cali. I was interested because the DGM Sport Limited that I ordered end of January is due here in April.
As a side note, Costco is offering a $500 cash card for Subaru's purchased between March 15th and June 15th thru their program.
Mar 16, 2012 (5:21 pm)
I ordered a Sport Limited with moon roof and nav and popular package in Silver during the first part of February and have had no info other than it is due sometime in April. What have others experienced as far as order wait times, I think the guy who took me on the test drive said 6-8 weeks and the lady who actually placed the order, the internet broker, might have said 6-8 or 8-12 weeks. Just curious about others experiences, I got an awesome deal so I can't complain but I really need the car soon, my truck has been acting up, need a new fuel pump, and hoping to get the new car so I don't have to replace it.
#802 of 1605 Re: Order times? [hempy7777]
Mar 16, 2012 (6:35 pm)
Depending on the age and shape of your truck, either just fix it... or look into renting a car for a few weeks.
That can be quite cheap in some areas. The trick is to get the information before the truck conks out.
Good luck -Mathias
#803 of 1605 Re: Recs for SF Bay Area Dealers [bobdole888]
Mar 16, 2012 (8:54 pm)
Congratulation, that's a best deal i ever heard. i want to buy the same model like your, but I'd like to have question about Homelink option, is that mean you buying the popular package #1 (Auto-dimming mirror with compass and Homelink; Rear bumper applique; Set of four all-weather floor mats)?If that so, I will going to talk to Capital Subaru soon. Thank you.
#804 of 1605 Re: Recs for SF Bay Area Dealers [ericspyder]
Mar 16, 2012 (9:00 pm)
I just got the homelink mirror option. It's not the #1 package.
Mar 17, 2012 (12:34 am)
I've been seeing some very low MPG numbers posted here for the Impreza, so I thought I'd post my experience.
I have the Impreza Premium with the CVT (and a bunch of other options), and all off my driving is what most people would consider city. The computer says my average speed is 24-25 mph. All of my driving is on suburban roads with speed limits of 35 to 45 mph, with no highway driving, and frequent short trips, stops and turns. My 2012 Impreza has about 1500 miles on it and I have been averaging approximately 29 mpg, but that's without jackrabbit starts and sudden stops, and using the cruise whenever possible, even in fairly heavy traffic. I estimate that if I drove without regard to mpg, I'd get about 27 mpg in my 'city' driving. That means driving with a heavy foot and not worrying about mileage. I'm sure the car will get over 32 mpg, and perhaps closer to the full EPA rated 36mpg on straight highway driving, meaning setting the cruise to a speed somewhere between 55-65mph and leaving it there for at least a half hour. At least the way I drive.
I'm frankly surprised to read that some people are getting only 14-15mpg in the city. I don't see how that's possible, unless their driving consists entirely of driving in the middle of NYC during rush hour. Even then, I don't know... If I were getting 14-15mpg on my Impreza I would be VERY bitter and would voice my displeasure to my dealer and Subaru in a very serious way. I would not tolerate it. The dealer I bought my Impreza from offers a money back guarantee. If you don't like the new car you buy from them, they will take it back and refund your money within a certain number of days (can't recall how many). I would certainly take advantage of that if my Impreza was getting only 14-15 mpg in the city.
And oh yes, I have owned and driven MANY cars since I started driving over 30 years ago and I love the 2012 Impreza. It's perhaps the best new car value I have ever bought. Its combination of low price, AWD, comfort, cargo room, and mpg are, in my opinion, second to none. I just hope it does not suffer from any problems down the road due to the fact that it represents a major redesign. I hope they got the bugs out before production began.
#806 of 1605 Re: MPG [cgalny]
Mar 17, 2012 (6:33 am)
I'm not sure a 35-45 mph driving speed is really "city" driving, though. I'm lucky if I have stretches where I get up to 40mph for a few seconds. There have been times when my average speed is 11-12 mph for a commuting trip. Sounds like you're not dealing with too many stop lights or heavy stop-and-crawl rush hour traffic? You didn't mention how long it took you to reach 29 mpg. (Supposedly it takes a while to ramp up to the "full" mpg)
I can report that my mpg continues to creep upward: I made 18.9 yesterday and I expect this to get better as I drive the car more. The car has ~275 miles on it, and it has unfortunately only been driven in fitful traffic (one reason why I'm anxious to get it out on the open road during the break-in period).
In any case, I might make a good test subject for city MPG because that's virtually all I have had time to do these days - a 25 minute commute every day back and forth.
Mar 17, 2012 (9:18 am)
Sounds like you're not dealing with too many stop lights or heavy stop-and-crawl rush hour traffic? You didn't mention how long it took you to reach 29 mpg.
I'm dealing with MANY stop lights and stop signs and am constantly stopping and turning and accelerating/decelerating. I do have a light foot, however. I occasionally drive during rush hour traffic, but not very frequently. Regarding an improvement in mpg, I can't honestly say I've noticed much of an improvement, if any at all. If memory serves, the very first tank I measured returned my highest mpg...over 30mpg with only a tiny bit on the highway. Nevertheless, I expect to see an overall longer term improvement in mpg once the weather warms up and the car breaks in.
I still feel that anyone averaging less than 15mpg in "city" driving has reason to complain. Unless, once again, this represents the absolute worst case scenario such as driving up and down Broadway in NYC during rush hour, all day long.
A rather interesting phenomenon that I've noticed with the Impreza CVT is the "intelligence" of the cruise control system. Driving other cars I've noticed that based upon the instant mpg displayed by their computers, I can usually duplicate the mpg driving without cruise compared with turning on the cruise. I cannot do this with the Impreza. I've tried many times to duplicate the computer displayed instant mpg using my foot vs the cruise. The cruise always wins. And since I use the cruise as much as possible (even in traffic), this probably improves my overall mpg.
#808 of 1605 Re: MPG [cgalny]
Mar 17, 2012 (10:43 am)
I think anything below 22mpg for city would be plenty to complain about or even sue over. Since the new epa standards even 22 for city would be bull when 27 is on the sticker. I don't expect it to be spot on but it should not be a huge difference either.
flopke - do you have a manual transmission?