I have a great friend that works at Subaru. Before the STI came out he with everyone else in the dearlership got sent down to Arizona to test and learn about the STI. He said they hired a ton of English race car drivers... They drove te car soooooooo hard, he also said he's never been scared like that in his life, and I've seen him take his bike up to 140... He explained that in the first 5 minutes they were already going 70 mph sideways into a turn... The cars that had more that 20 miles on it, he says, were the ones that were used. There were arouund 25+, EVERY COLOR. So I'm imagining breaking in is less of a concern for Subaru? MY dealer told me that this car is ALREADY broken in, and I let him drive it, and he took it up to 6000 the first day. My car is now at 1300, and has never worked better. Why 4000? I don't understand why that would change anything if it was at 6000. Everything is still running in proportion, the intake valves, exaust, blah blah... It's is still running, the only reason they said at 4000 is because if they said anything lower, no one would buy it, 4000 is the minimum you can afford to go, I mean try a day just going to 3000, doesn't work huh? My car has a good warranty, and that's what it's there for. Trust me, I baby my car just like the next guys, but has anyone directly had any problems with post-breaking in period, when they didn't do it properly??? You should read the other funny stuff tey say about what to do about the car... That absolutley NO ONE does! Thank you guys... Appreciate it!