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#1 nipper

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 10:11 PM

http://www.autoblog....r-2012-impreza/

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Larger and more main stream :(

#2 Fairtax4me

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 11:02 PM

Doesn't look any bigger. Jut looks like the current version with a face lift and a plastic engine. :lol:

36mpg :banana:
Keep the price under 20 Gs and it'll be a hit.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:47 AM

Why would you want to mount the door mirror like that, it just does not look strong. Sorry, sorry 2012!!

Cars are built to last anymore they just should have some looks, preferably a like the others on the market.

I now get 28 mpg on propane and 34 on gasoline with a EJ161 and MT. For Europe the really should downsize those engines otherwise they can forget selling any. Oh wait that is why we have the 1.5 front wheel drive, then you are better of with anything cheaper than a Subaru.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 02:12 AM

I am not going to bash the car like every other forum. Just saying that I plan to stick to this:

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and this:

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For a very long time.

#5 The Dude Abides

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 02:41 AM

Thats a very nice looking ford focus.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 06:29 AM

It is an ok car, it will drive fine most likely and with a good mpg rating. Hopefully the STI/WRX will get a bit more the look that scares the heck out of the little stones in the asphalt, afraid of being ripped apart with that massive grip.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 11:21 AM

Thats a very nice looking ford focus.


My thoughts exactly... :-\ I kinda like the focus, but i expect it from ford. subaru looking like a focus.... nah. :mad:

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 12:52 PM



Skip to 2:50.

Has there ever been a Subaru that has the option to store the tonneau cover somewhere IN the car? Because I would LOVE my Outback to have that (rather than have it fling around with seats folded down nor leave it in the garage).


I don't know about you guys, but even the first generation Impreza wasn't exactly anything to be excited about in terms of styling (2.5RS, WRX, and STi exempted).

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:11 PM

I agree, have a first gen (second facelift) impreza plus, it is just a japanese car like the others from 1994 to 2000 (toyota and nissan). Just good build quality but just missing those tiny design bits as we could see on the french and italian cars from that time. On the other hand my first gen Legacy was very ahead in 1991 when we got it.
But in my opinion the impreza and legacy models all look different from the time series. If you look at a VW polo (euro), golf or passat all (yes ALL) the models look nearly exactly the same as the previous version.

I liked the previous version of the impreza and this was is ok was well.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 03:00 PM

Mainstream, maybe. Larger, doubt it.

Looks the same size and even lightened it. WIN.

The new 2.0 and 2.5 engines are badass in more than one way. WIN.

36 mpg. WIN.

It's a Subaru. WIN.

I don't see ANYTHING to complain about. Subaru is doing good for themselves and the rest of the world. The more people they appeal to, the more people there are driving Subarus. I see NOTHING wrong with that.

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 03:13 PM

^ Bingo.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:50 AM

I agree. ^

Subaru is going in the right direction and we're ragging on them for it? That's what doesn't make sense to me.

I'll even go so far as to say the looks are all right. Sure it's nothing to write home about, but that's not what we love Subarus for anyway. Besides, at least they're finally moving on from the current generation of styling (or complete lack there of).

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:00 AM

Those saying they don't like the mirrors, here is my valid response and it is two fold.

1: The BRAT had mirrors mounted to the door
2: It is very apparent the wind noise we get near the mirror triangles on the ones mounted to the window, on thie newer cars where it is mounted on the glass corner, not door.

This is a solution to the mirror wind-noise. They may have fixed something by going back in time to the old version.

good job Subaru

And i big kudos of love for striving for better fuel mileage, and for going for less HP. I love lighter, less power, as quick if not faster with less power, and getting lots better mpg/ done with rant, and very good job Subaru.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:10 PM

Yeah I love the mirror mounted on the door idea. Gives you just a little more visibility and it's reminicent of the '85 EA82s and also the Brats as mentioned.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:06 PM

I went to that NYC auto show last monday, and I have to say I wasn't really impressed with the sedan version of the new impreza, but the wagon I liked a little more.

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I'm still not a big fan, I like my 02 WRX, and My ea81s I'll be sticking with them for a while.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 04:12 PM

I just realized something.... They have window frames :eek: I just don't know how I feel about this....

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 07:47 PM

The Impreza has had framed doors since 2008.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 01:07 AM

I think every current Subaru model has window frames.

The frame-less windows are cool and all, but they are a royal pita, and they make the car seem cheap when they get loose and rattle around. Window frames = no more rattly windows!

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 01:20 AM

All my Subarus with frameless windows have badly scratched glass from non-secured up and down over the years. The new frames will prevent scratching because they stabilize the glass.

Good job Subaru for fixing this problem of scratched side windows from the start.

Thanks for listening to our legit gripes over the years.

Now, please come out with the FWD with push button to AWD switch, and let us get 45mpg when in FWD mode, please listen SOA,

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 07:41 AM

I will judge when I see it in person...like I did with my 08...hated it cause of the pictures alone..but when I saw one in person and test drove it..I fell in love. almost 4 years later I STILL love my 08...everything about it.I can easily get 34 mpg out of it...72K miles of complete trouble free ownership.
They are dropping it down from 170 hp to 145 ( or close to that) .. which shouldnt be a problem if they lighten the car up.

actually I like the roof rack design better on the 2012.. cause the cross bars on ones like mine are noisy!! Its nice that they are quickly removed but the rattles and wind noise can be irritating at times

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 10:10 AM

I wished my RS coupe had came with framed windows. Such a big piece of glass to rattle around going down the highway at 75 mph.

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Posted 01 May 2011 - 11:08 AM

I guess I'm just behind the times! And yeah window frames are a good idea, I had an Impreza coupe as well, and the windows had huge scratches right down the center. It was rather annoying.

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 12:05 AM

To me, it looks like the previous generation Legacy, with a shorter tail.
Which was a sexy car, IMHO.
Not a fan of the size, but then again I'm not over 6' and I love the compact
size of my EA81's :)

I think Subaru got a solid double out of this, maybe a triple if they can really
pull off 36+ mpg.
This will make my parents feel foolish for buying a Nissan Cube, because the
new Imp will be getting better gas mileage with more power and AWD.
And it will have power below 4000 rpm and no rubber band transmission (CVT)

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:22 AM

To me, it looks like the previous generation Legacy, with a shorter tail.
Which was a sexy car, IMHO.
Not a fan of the size, but then again I'm not over 6' and I love the compact
size of my EA81's :)

I think Subaru got a solid double out of this, maybe a triple if they can really
pull off 36+ mpg.
This will make my parents feel foolish for buying a Nissan Cube, because the
new Imp will be getting better gas mileage with more power and AWD.
And it will have power below 4000 rpm and no rubber band transmission (CVT)

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And not look as silly as a Nissan Cube. :lol:

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Posted 10 May 2011 - 12:01 PM

And not look as silly as a Nissan Cube. :lol:


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