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Rick, not sure what you're complaining about. My lowly Premium allows me to use the tone controls whenever I want. And those front (door) cupholders seem designed for water bottles, not cups. They work just fine with tall, thin bottles, and I appreciate that. Otherwise, I totally agree with your review! Great observations.Report it
Rick, is correct. Can't use tone controls while driving. I would also like to add that Subaru does some good things with their cars but stereos are NOT one of them. This is our 3rd Subie. The '09 had an "upgraded" Harmon kardon & it was just OK. '10 Legacy Premium sucked. This '12 Limited has the upgraded Kicker brand speakers ( a $300+ option) 6 speakers I think, and is a bit better than the sucky '10 but not much. Hey tin-eared Subaru, hire an audio engineer! Also, if there wasn't so much road noise from the lousy Yokohama S34D tires (check Tire Rack survey ratings for these tires) they are rated DEAD last in their category) we might be able to hear the stereo. Oh, and some sound insulation might help, too. Go drive a '12 Ford Focus if you need to see how to do it.Report it
You know you can turn that feature off, right? If you press the MENU button on mine, an option comes up where you can turn the speed volume control on or off - mine was preset at OFF at the factory and I only found this out when flipping through the menu.Report it
Thanks, Cherry! Is your Premium a 2012? (Actually I think they started this nonsense in 2011.) To repeat, on my 2012 LTD you cannot use the tone controls, turn off the HD radio, or use speed dial presets when the car is in motion. And the cup holders I'm referring to are the ones on the center console, not the bottle holder ones on the doors. BTW, I've gotten around the radio lockouts - and found out how to access the "hidden" menu where the horrible overall eq and loudness settings are. Check out my posts on NASIOC.Report it
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