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Old 08-15-19, 09:17 AM   #21
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If you dont think dealerships lie, ok then. for me, the nail is in the coffin. my car is already out of warranty period.



no tech can guarantee any future warranty claim will be honored or denied, that is the entirely arbitrary decision of SOA.



if youre buying a used STI, get the normal PPI, leak down, and compression test. if those check out - negotiate as low as you can.
I agree with you that not all dealerships, even people in general, are honest. However, I don't see why multiple techs at different dealerships would consistently want to put themselves in such a bad situation with not much to gain.

Your profile shows that you have a 2017. Unless it's salvaged or has tampered odometer readings, you might even be eligible for the 100k 8yr engine bearing settlement extension.

I also agree with you that techs can't guarantee warranty however I do believe they are a significant part of the equation for approval. I wouldn't say it's a 100% arbitrary decision by SOA. SOA should have a process in place to make consistent decisions on denying warranty based on support. It's only arbitrary when they give you a pass for goodwill to approve warranty when they have support to deny.



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I agree with you that not all dealerships, even people in general, are honest. However, I don't see why multiple techs at different dealerships would consistently want to put themselves in such a bad situation with not much to gain.

Your profile shows that you have a 2017. Unless it's salvaged or has tampered odometer readings, you might even be eligible for the 100k 8yr engine bearing settlement extension.

I also agree with you that techs can't guarantee warranty however I do believe they are a significant part of the equation for approval. I wouldn't say it's a 100% arbitrary decision by SOA. SOA should have a process in place to make consistent decisions on denying warranty based on support. It's only arbitrary when they give you a pass for goodwill to approve warranty when they have support to deny.



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i would ask FORMER techs, not ones currently working for subaru. Former techs owe nothing to subaru so are more free to speak honestly. I dont know if there's company policies... ie: will an apple employee tell u this particular iphone blahblahblah sucks? will the be more forthcoming in telling u how to hack their phones?

and i think techs are the first barrier to entry. for warranty fullfilment, SOA would send a rep out to do an inspection. a tech could say its 100% warrantable but the rep could totally deny it.
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Your profile shows that you have a 2017. Unless it's salvaged or has tampered odometer readings, you might even be eligible for the 100k 8yr engine bearing settlement extension.
regrettably, i sold the 2007.. i currently own a 2017.

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:: enoxard's 2007 OBP :: Dom 3 XTR :: 440/400 ::

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Old 08-15-19, 11:58 AM   #24
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i would ask FORMER techs, not ones currently working for subaru. Former techs owe nothing to subaru so are more free to speak honestly. I dont know if there's company policies... ie: will an apple employee tell u this particular iphone blahblahblah sucks? will the be more forthcoming in telling u how to hack their phones?



and i think techs are the first barrier to entry. for warranty fullfilment, SOA would send a rep out to do an inspection. a tech could say its 100% warrantable but the rep could totally deny it.
That would be the most ideal but unfortunately I don't know any former techs. Hopefully we have some in the forums that can chime in.

I think the best solution is to find an unmarried car and have a tech run their test to see the results. I would be willing to chip in couple dollars for the test just to get a concrete answer. Just need to find someone willing to bring their car in.

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Old 08-15-19, 12:40 PM   #25
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regrettably, i sold the 2007.. i currently own a 2017.



You can read about them here



:: enoxard's 2007 OBP :: Dom 3 XTR :: 440/400 ::



and here



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Sweet ride!

How do you like the 17' compared to the 07'?

FYI, you might want to blur out your plates in case you ever have to deal with warranty. I hear some dealers lurk. Also if you plan to use your Blackstone records you should blur the IDs as well.

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They can send the ecu of to get read thoroughly, but it'd have to be for a good reason, An expensive warranty claim could do it.

Can they see past peak boost levels easily? That'd be an easy give away.
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.. edit .. nm.. the internet will never come to consensus. and even if it did, would likely be wrong.


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