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2012 Subaru Impreza Long Term Road Test

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2012 Subaru Impreza: Comfortable Commuter

June 04, 2012

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While slogging through traffic, I discovered two things about our new Impreza. As Mark T. noted, the Suby's audio system is lacking. It seems to have all the sonic capability of the old transistor radio depicted in the display. That said, it's user friendly and I like that the iPod hookup is in the center console compartment, thus minimizing the annoyance of a cable hanging around the front of the console/gear selector and allowing the Nano to remain out of sight.

And although taller drivers probably wouldn't notice or need this feature, the sliding console top/armrest is one of those small things I appreciate. Had I not been able to slide it forward, my right elbow would've been left hovering over the rear cupholder, wondering "where's the love?" Along with the supportive seats, it made the commute easier to take. 

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 1,941 miles

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