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i am about to recieve my new STi in a couple of days (i cant wait, its a blue-silver), and im wondering how many miles are acceptable on the ODO on receiving the car....i dont want a car thats been driven by some docks guy or whoever. how much is too much, in other words?
 

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What wheels are these? And Would it fit the 04 Sti's?

There is a poll on nasioc going on right now about this. Some people have as low as 5 some as high as 18. Mine had 12. I wonder if the people that had a few like mine were the ones that had port installed options?
 

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I thought someone on here said they had like 30. Either the cars are very very low (5-10) or they are a little higher (>15). Someone said SOA was randomly test driving some cars at port for quality reasons....no idea why they would do that though.
 

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One of the dealers in my area has over 60 miles on *both* of their cars. Someone at an autocross who was had his WRX serviced at the dealer said that salesman were taking it in and out all day to "see what it can do".

When I get mine, I expect the miles to be in the single digits.
 

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...salesman were taking it in and out all day to "see what it can do".
egads!!! that is ridiculous! i know of one dealer that is giving test drive; i.e. the dealer drives, the prospective customer sits beside them wishing he/she could drive. mine had 5.5 when i first was it and 6.0 two days later when i picked it up.
 

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I remember when I was a punk kid right out of college and was looking for a new car, I went and checked out a new cobra mustang when they came out in the new body style. While they were taking it out of the showroom for me to test drive I over heard 2 salesmen talking. One was like, "that is a nice car". The other responded with, "yeah I put it through it's paces". It had a little over 100 miles on it. Well after I put it through it's paces I decided to pass. :D I have no problem with a new car having a few miles on it, it's all in how those miles were driven. I told the salesman when I ordered my STi that I don't want any miles on it and would even come back and let a couple of them drive it after I broke it in properly. The day I picked it up the finance guy told me that the manager or owner called the day it came in and said no one is to dive it but the tech PDI'ing it. 12 were kind a high in my book but I was so in awe and speechless that my STi was sitting there in front of me weeks before I planned on getting it that I was like where do I sign and where are the keys.
 
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Another thing to consider. I used to work for a trucking company and saw how they load cars on trucks for delivery. They were loading covettes at the time. Now here in Canada, and I expect the same in the states cause it's still the same company, the people loading the cars are paid by the car, not per hr. The speeds they load those babies is unreal. Full throttle front, hard braking, then full speed in reverse and bing bang in the truck it goes. Cars bouncing everywhere. But these guys had been doing this for awhile and it shows cause they were very good at it. But it goes to show that from the factory to the dealer show room, cars take abuse while in transit. So even if a car has, say, 5 miles on it, 4.2 of those miles could have been done at the red line.
 

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Didn't I read something about removing some limiter installed on the cars during the PDI??? Something to lean them out or something, so they can't be driven very fast.
 

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I just picked mine up yesterday, and it had 51 km (about 30 miles)!!! :eek: The problem is that I only noticed when I drove away from the dealer, but I'm going back today to have a chat with them. they better give me a good explanation :evil:
 

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Doubt there's a PDI limiter. For, if there were, why not keep it in the car for a valet mode? That'd be nice.

I have a valet mode with my TEC-2'd RS, it's really neat. I set the thing rich enough, I get flames and a massive BOOM when the limiter is hit.
 

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51 kms wow..... Thats pretty high.... I'd like to hear what their excuse was.... Thats alot to claim as transportation. :evil:
 

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Heh, where I live a normal trip into town and back is a good 60 km easy. It would be much more over to the Subaru dealership, which is on top of a hill in the middle of nowhere.
 

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I asked the dealer about those 51 km, and he explained it was because of the extra work that they couldn't do at the dealership, such as tinted windows and the alarm system. Anyway, I've had no problems with anything else, so I guess I'll just forget about it. :roll:
 

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Whats the best matching colour?

Mine had ~25 miles on it when I picked it up. My sales man said he didn't drive it. He said that All the STi's because of there high performance nature get test driven before they leave the factory . . . for what its worth.

Joe
 
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