2012 Subaru Impreza Long Term Road Test

2012 Subaru Impreza: The Feel of the Wheel

October 9, 2012

2012 Subaru Impreza

I love car-sales lingo. People are, variously, green peas, grinders, be-backs and lay downs. Then there are the adages: "Sticker price is a fair price" is one that salespeople use, though I don't imagine it's very effective.

Another is "The feel of the wheel will seal the deal." The rhyme -- and the sentiment -- remind me of one of the cleaner lines from "Glengarry Glen Ross": "Get them to sign on the line which is dotted."

I can't say that driving the Impreza has convinced me to buy one, but I've decided I do like the wheel. It's nicely proportioned and easy to tilt and telescope. It has handsome stitching and a smooth texture that slides nicely through the hands. I got to try out the horn this morning on a dawdling Mini driver. That was nice, too.

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @7,914 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Subaru Impreza in VA is:

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