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Maybee this is a bit too soon, But has anyone thought about winter storage? I was thinking about a semi-climate controled warehouse space (no machinery or hi-lows) up on 4 jack stands, 20lbs let out of the tires... car cover, a vapor barrier ect. but I need to know about fuel stablizers, fuel tank level (full-not full...heard that vapors are bad??) what to do about the oil and re-start procedures that kind of stuff. I do know that you are supposed to run stored vehicles every once in a while but what is the interval?? Also do you really have to take spark plugs out and spray stuff in the combustion chamber? Does anyone know how hard it would be to take out plugs in a boxer? lots o'happy questions...lots o' happy questions
 

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Why would you want to stow it?!?! I'll be driving mine to ski resorts in the winter (300hp + snow = fun)!

Oh, that is assuming the dealer will get me one before next summer :(
 

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That's exactly what I'm thinking...when I get my '06 STi, it's gonna get snowtires slapped on it right away and hell yeah I'll be driving it to snowboard resorts!
 

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yes yes... fun is to be had with brand new freshly fallen snow, however in michigan it stays that way for just about 15min before transforming into a wonderfull mix of slush, roadgrime, salt, salt and salt. Oh I almost forgot about the extra helping of dinner plate sized potholes. No thanks, my baby will spend the worst of what mother nature can dish out safely hiding in a dark empty warehouse....(except if the iced lake racing up north is hopping)
 
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Same here, I intend to use my car 13 months a year. Can't wait to see what this baby will do in snow. Out of my way SUV drivers, I'm coming through.
 

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That is why I got this car, so I can have a fast fun car to drive all year around. It's not like Subaru is not going to make any more.
 

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yes yes... fun is to be had with brand new freshly fallen snow, however in michigan it stays that way for just about 15min before transforming into a wonderfull mix of slush, roadgrime, salt, salt and salt. Oh I almost forgot about the extra helping of dinner plate sized potholes. No thanks, my baby will spend the worst of what mother nature can dish out safely hiding in a dark empty warehouse....(except if the iced lake racing up north is hopping)

But the thing is...this car can easily handle that stuff..just make sure to get an underbody treatment before winter.
 

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The car has a 5 year/unlimited mile rust warranty -- just get yourself some snow tires & have fun. DC has potholes that can swallow cars, too. Avoiding them is part of the adventure.
 

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Yup.....I'm looking forward to winter in the STi.

As far as 'storage".....if you're only going to have it sitting for a few months, you shouldn't need to do any of the things you are speaking of. If the car is older (carb) and is going to be stored for more than a season, that might be a different story. Otherwise, storing a car isn't it used to be. Maybe throw a little Sta-bil in the tank, but don't worry about the tires or anything. My family stores a few cars over the summer months and they pretty much get moved into the back of the garage and covered...that's it.
 

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exactly!!

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Why would you want to stow it?!?! I'll be driving mine to ski resorts in the winter (300hp + snow = fun)!

Oh, that is assuming the dealer will get me one before next summer :(
 

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thats what i figured... carbs completly befuddle me. still i remain steadfast in my thoughts that if I intend to keep this car forever some tlc would do it good, Me and the wife have junk cars to drive in the winter so never did I intend for this to be a daily driver...besides washing all of that salt off in the dead of winter really sucks
 
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