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I know SOA was giving out 1 year memberships last year with every WRX sale.....anyone know if that offer is still around or not? WRX only?

My renewal card is just sitting here and I was hoping to maybe save the $50.....
 

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Yeah I got one with my STi. With a big disclaimer on it. There is also a spot on the form for your VIN. I think I will pass. If you are going to join you would be better off just paying the $50 and not have a record with your VIN on it.
 

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just send mine in. it was in with the junk in the glove compartment; i.e. my dealer didn't point it out. i filled in the vin. i figured it was their way of tracking what cars and trim types; kinda like the census. <shrug>
 

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More like tracking when you try to make a warranty claim. Why else would they want to know it. Subaru only gives them to new WRX owners not any of the other vehilces they make, so they know what type of car you have. Also under where it explains how Subaru designed and built their vehicles for normal driving conditions and how the warranty excludes any damage or failure resulting from racing... etc., you have to sign where it says basically that you agree and apply anyway.
 

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hmm. isn't tracking is still possible when you register for an event and give your scca # and your car type? (who knows what backdoor agreements subaru has with scca?) however, it would seem counter-productive (and distructive to consumer relations) for subaru to be tracking in this way since they are the ones *paying* for my first year of membership in scca. what do they expect i'll do with the membership; spectate? :) in any case, if i mess up the car racing (for the few events i may enter), i'm willing to cover the expenses.
 

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You could look at it this way, it costs them $50 to pretty much guarantee that if anything major happens they could void your warranty, possibly saving thousands. Not that they would probably check for every little claim but if there was a major claim and they had to call in a regional rep or something I bet they have a way to check that out.
 

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I didn't think about the VIN thing! My dealership also wrote it down and sent it to Sacramento for registration! I think the little tracking paper that I eventually threw away had DMV written on it. Why does the state Capitol need to track my vehicle?? :roll: :wink:
 

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Is it just me or are we making WAY too big of a deal about this...?
I think it's just you :) because this could be a major headache for someone trying to make a major claim. I have a friend who sent his app in when he got his WRX but never went to any SCCA events. Now if he somehow blew his engine or turbo and wanted to get it coverd under warranty, I would be willing to bet money that SOA would bring up the fact that he sent in a app for the SCCA.
 

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BS......there's no way they could do that. Unless they can prove that the car was in fact used in a way OTHER THAN INTENDED, they couldn't deny warranty coverage.

If they go promoting SCCA events (which are very safe BTW), they shouldn't be surprised when owners go to the events. And if they ever thought about doing something like that...you can count on a lawsuit.
 

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That's what I was thinking. I also talked to the subie mechanic and he said that he has not seen such a denial in the 2 years of WRX existance.
 

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My dealership is encouraging me to autoX the STi and are even making magnetics for the doors. I don't think they would like the negative publicity that would be generated if they did not honor an non racing related warranty claim. If I blow something out while racing that is my responsibility.
 
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