There's an aftermarket plug in module out there that fixes the first issue with stop/start.I took delivery of my new Impreza just a few days ago.
I wouldn't have bought it if I didn't like it. Its fabulous, except for 2 VERY annoying things.
1) The "Stop/Start" function isn't able to be permanently disabled. It can be switched off each time the car is started, but not completely.
2) The radio ALWAYS comes on whenever you restart after its been fully switched off.
But these two things pale by comparison with the multitude of neat things this car has to offer.
Here's a link.Nevyn72,
That's interesting....can you give me some more details or point me in its direction please?