2012 Subaru Impreza Long Term Road Test


2012 Subaru Impreza: Road Trip!

February 7, 2013

2012 Subaru Impreza

Don't get too excited. I'm just driving to Scottsdale, Arizona in our 2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport Limited. Should be about 760 miles round trip. Along the way there will be some of the most mind-numbingly boring desert landscape known to this country. And plenty of it.

Still, there's something about a road trip. Man and machine out on the open road. Good thinking time, good music-listening time, and maybe I'll play a book as well. Certainly good car evaluating time. And MAT (Mikey Alone Time).

This road trip comes hot on the heels of Phil Reed's venture to Las Vegas in the Impreza. It will also mark the first time I've driven the Subie since the last time I drove it. Which seems pretty obvious, but the last time I drove the Impreza a sensor failed and the Continuously Variable Transmission went on the blink.

So it will be a good test to see how the CVT is doing, even though I probably won't take any good two-lane roads like the last time.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 14,387 miles

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