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Yup, just how it is according to Suburu. Apparently "severe driving conditions" includes the entire northeast, the midwest, the northwest and the south. This is because it snows or it's hot. Really? Otherwise a cute car. Not roomy front passenger and yes, the stereo is terrible. For a small car, the hatchback is great, again small, and it's a decent budget car, though not really budget.Report it
I too am seeing unacceptable oil consumption. About 2000 miles after an oil change, the light will come on. Subaru customer service and dealership are telling me, that's just how it is. Very frustrating.Report it
I bought the hatchback a year ago in february also. One month into it, the oil light came on. Since then, I've had to add oil ~every 1500-2000 miles. To me, it's ridiculous. I've never had to add oil to any vehicle I've owned (toyota, nissan, honda), except with regular oil changes. Subaru says it's normal. I wouldn't buy another.Report it
I had the same issue, but it resolved itself when I switched to a different oil filter. Seems the Fram and Bosch filters I used previously didn't have a great fit from the rubber seal. With Mobil 1, no oil light. Hope this helps.Report it
Same issue with my 2012 Impreza. Around 2 qts of oil every 3k miles. Car has 25k miles on it. Very unhappy. Will not buy another Subaru. Never had this problem with any of my Honda's or Toyotas.Report it
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