As an owner of a '12 Subaru Impreza 2.0 Premium, I wouldn't recommend the purchase of this car. The quality is far less than that of the
'08 - '11 Impreza.
The engine is loud, and has intense vibration, weatherproofing is shoddy, road noise interferes with conversation, interior materials rattle, and scratch easily.
The seat fabric has folded in some parts, and became unwoven in others, the driver seat squeaks when your body shifts (only 178 lbs).
Seats are uncomfortable on long trips (my Pontiac Vibe had more comfortable and supportive seats).
Gets a combined 28 MPG (rated as 27/36 MPG).
The CVT is fun to drive, it handles and corners well.
AWD is nice in snow and wet conditions.
The brakes worked well in avoiding potential accidents.
The exterior paint scratches and scuffs almost on command (22 chips in on the hood over 24 months/30,000 miles of ownership).
There are many small scratches from reusable grocery bags put on the roof of the trunk, which is just disappointing. The chrome tail pipe has blackened.
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