Used/Drove it for more then a year. Fuel consumption average is 11km/L. the best FC is on the E-way. 13KM/L.
All systems works good. IE unit replaced by MI once as it's malfuction. other then that. no more complain. This model don't have key hole for the boot. you simply press and hold the unlock on the remote to open the boot(Please read the Car user manual).
Best Handling, sure grip feel make you more confident to take corner.
Boxer engine notes-Unique.
weak pick-up/start-up. You will need to engage the sport mode to make overtake more easily.
managed to take curve in 120km/h which i used to drive around 90km/h with other cars in Malaysia cuontry side road. After 1st servicing(1600km)the pick-up improved lots:)might feel more better after 2nd and 3rd services as the run-in done.... Just found out on web, the boot actually can be open by remote from outside the car...after 2 months plus drove it...
Very good handling even in Malaysia country side road.
Boot can be open with press and hold the remote key 'open' button about 2 to 3 sec.
Fuel consumtion so far the best only around 10.4km per liter.
Responded on: 18 May 2009 3:43PM
Hi jos , you had to really sit on the car to compare the interior space , some car looks big on the outside only , the picanto might look small but with very decent interior space.
Hi kama , already install the sport exhaust , in few month time..the boxer will sound ever better with bassy sound. If u are into cornering , the front strut is worth investing..cheers asdzds
Responded on: 18 May 2009 3:02PM
"Hi, Jason. ya, our Impreza is good car and fun, real fun to drive. even the FC is on the high side...hehehe...i enjoy the boxer note too... "
Actually, If the price of Impreza can go down by another 5K it will most likely be able to cover for its high FC.
Yeah, the new Cerato look nice but i dont feel comfortable with Korean car though i understand that they had improve a lot. The Car sound and Feel hollow when i close the door.
Might go for New Octavia if the Price is good when it come to Singapore.
Responded on: 18 May 2009 1:33PM
'I'm pretty curious. what is the interior car size like compare to Lancer EX and Honda Civic? I have a need of a bigger Interior car size. ' Hi, if the space is your main concern, then this not your chooice. as the rear seats leg space & boot space not very large. You might want hv a look on the Cerato Forte. look 4 my review on it.
Hi, Jason. ya, our Impreza is good car and fun, real fun to drive. even the FC is on the high side...hehehe...i enjoy the boxer note too... asdzds
Or should i say the Impreza 1.5R-L 4D 2009.
I'm test drove the 1.5R AT 4Door. at the end booked a 1.5R-L AT 4Door. where L=Luxury, the L package have Leather seats, Autotint, Sony spks upgrade, Panasonic 2-DIN Head unit, Steering remote control, Reverse Camera + all the std accessories & features.
Interial- Once step in the cabin, I felt like sat inside a sport car, with the 'Bay' style dashboard, all the meters and control knobs is in thier right position just like 'normal' car. I like the Audio unit in the normal center position not like others design 'intergrated', so in case the audio unit fault, you can change to any models in the market. Seats support good enough with manual-pump style hight adjustable for driver, good 60/40 knock-down rear seat, Dual air-bags, silent even the engine started.
Exterior-Nice overall, but pity, no side mirror integrated signal where many other maker have. a bit disappointed as no LED rear combination lights like the 5door/hatch model. New styling loss the 'fierce-look' from previous model, now more gentle. No spoiler for 'L' spec, but 'S' spec do have.
Performance-Tested along Leng KeeRd/Alexandra Rd, even asked for special routine(Afetr signed the dotted line) to some slopy rd near Rumah Tinggi area to see the hill climbing performance, Slow pick-up is clearly seen, but once you shifted to manual mode,'SportShift' kicked in the fun begin! immediate respond can be feel with the step of accelerator. Overall, good engine performance not as impress as Avante and Lancer EX, very good handling when you take sharp conering with AWD+ABS+EBD=safe and grip.
In this price range you get this unique Boxer engine + AWD, one and only in the market in this category, worth the buying. If Budget allow, Definately will move on to WRX or Forester :)
2.Silent Boxer engine nice rev sound,
4.Manual mode-'SPORTSHIFT' by Prodrive Ltd.
5.Audio input for your mp3/ipod
1.Slow pick-up(maybe AVCS control to save Fuel??)
2.Real leg-room not as large as other makes i tried.
3.Boot space not deep enough maybe cause by the real differential?
4.No intergrated side mirror signal light, LED rear combination lights.
5.Audio input shld not inside the ctr console box.
6.Centre console box position too far behind, cause blocking at the middle rear-seat leg-room.
Responded on: 16 Oct 2009 8:46PM
I test drove the Subaru Impreza 1.5R AT 4Door at Leng Kee today.
I had problem getting into the car despite lowering the sit all the way.
As I'm 1.65m tall, I had to somehow twist sideways ensure my butt sits on the chair first, then slowly slip my left leg under the steering wheels "rubbing" it to get in. Unlike KIA, Suzuki SX4, Avante with ease.
After sitted, I'm not used to the steering in the centre being too close to both my legs, as I had to keep both my legs to the left & right position all the time, moving them lightly to the centre would rub on to the steering. Luckily the steering wheel has telescopic extension to at least shift it towards my body to give my legs more room.
Moving off from the car park at Subaru's lot seems fine as I need to be careful negotiating around the tight bends at the premises.
However, left turn upon checking right oncoming vehicle cleared seems to be very slow to pick up as well. Now matter which method or pattern I tried pressing the accelerator, the car still moves very very slowly.
And oncoming vehicles from the back luckily did not horn at me.
Cos the pick up speed for Impreza Auto 1.5 is simply too damn slow!
I've not tried switching to sports mode. Compared to KIA,Suzuki SX4, Avante they are much more responsive to move-off upon pressing the accelerator from stopped position.
Tough this 4wheel drive car I have to admit is extremely quite and smooth on high speed, especially able to take cornering with extreme ease, I'm quite disappointed with the implementation of the slow pickup speed from stationary.
I hope Subaru R&D can tweak the throttle curve to give it more pick up at start position. asdzds
Responded on: 14 Apr 2009 1:10PM
1st fuelling 23.3Ltr,244km, 10.5km/l(combined)
2nd fuelling 22.2Ltr,194km, 8.7km/l(urban)
3rd fuelling 25.6Ltr,278km, 10.9km/l(combined)
4th fuelling 30.5Ltr,288km, 9.4km/l(combined)
5th fuelling 11.6Ltr,58km, 5.0km/l(urban: incld 2.5hrs jam at Wlds causeway)
Responded on: 17 Mar 2009 1:28PM
latest update, FC 10.5km/liter done on 244km. Found poor sound proof on the roof when raining! like inside a tin can! less boot light bit not convinient, less storage/pocket inside cabin. A/C less powerful in 1st fan speed as compared to Proton Waja(my current ride too)which Proton have the best A/C i think up to now since it's launched on 1983. New buyer might want to request MI to provide mudguard as mine dont hv. The original key porch design no good,just normal leather porch screwed onto the key, they should make it like Accord/BMW type which key can be fold into the controller is more practical and 'pocket' friendly. asdzds