Last post on Feb 04, 2013 at 10:21 PM
You are in the Subaru Impreza
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#3 of 6 Re: 2012+ Subaru Impreza: Useful/Enjoyable Factory Options? [sd70]
Jan 06, 2013 (6:31 am)
I have a 13 sport limited. The cargo tray is a must. Mine came with the moonroof. I have never really used them in any car but enjoy the lighting it provides.
I wouldn't waste your money on the mats. I did and regret it, not much coverage IMO. I would have rather used the money to get weathertech or even the cheap ones at Costco. Halfway through winter and my floors are a wreck.
The standard speakers are a joke.
I don't have the tray but do have a non-subaru phone holder that goes into the vent. Much easier to navigate on the phone instead of lifting the armrest every time. Iphone cord reaches the vent with a little slack in the line, no problem there.
hope this helps.
#4 of 6 Re: 2012+ Subaru Impreza: Useful/Enjoyable Factory Options? [tybate]
Jan 06, 2013 (5:48 pm)
Thanks for the info. on the mats. Looks like I'll be going aftermarket for those.
I agree, the cargo tray is a must.
I'm planning on using an older 4gig ipod for my music needs. I'll just keep it in the car. I figure that tray would be good to keep it off the bottom of the armrest storage area, where a bunch of crud tends to accumulate in my current car. I have a windshield mount for my smartphone since I use my phone for navigation. My Droid X2 comes with excellent navigation capabilities. When you plug it into the windshield mount, the phone goes into a "car" mode which is a cool feature. As a result, I'm gonna pass on the navigation option. I think the standard Limited head unit with the 4.3" screen will suit me fine.
Glad to hear you enjoy the moonroof. I'm planning on treating myself to one this time.
I'm still not sure what to do about the speakers, but it seems like it might be best to either go with the kicker upgrade or go aftermarket. I don't consider myself an audiophile, so the kickers may be enough to satisfy me.
BTW.... what do you all think of those rear seat back protectors?
#5 of 6 Re: 2012+ Subaru Impreza: Useful/Enjoyable Factory Options? [sd70]
Jan 11, 2013 (8:21 pm)
I'm not into loading up a car with depreciating accessories I don't need, so the only thing I put on my Sport Premium was 3M clear hood protector(which cost me $100 at a private shop). It already came with the things I wanted anyway---decent looking rims, fog lights and heated seats.
#6 of 6 Re: 2012+ Subaru Impreza: Useful/Enjoyable Factory Options? [fredjohnson]
Feb 04, 2013 (10:21 pm)
To each their own: on the Front Range in Colorado, the optional all-weather floor mats are more than adequate. No need here for the more expensive Weathertech mats.
I also found the standard "B" level stereo quite good, without aftermarket speakers, once I set the tone controls where I want them.
Otherwise, Moonroof is really nice to have, so are heated seats. The standard aero bars (Premium level) are nicely integrated and relatively easy to install. And the fog lamps are easy to like as well.