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According to all sources, the STi will come with the same warranty as any other Sube and WRX.

This issue always comes up with the warranty: should Subaru offer free SCCA memberships, infact encouraging people to enter SCCA events with their WRX's and STi's, and then turn around and deny warranty claims because somebody may have taken advantage of that? Furthermore, I have NEVER seen someone break thier Sube at an AutoX.

This issue in my mind is even more magnified with the STi. Take this quote from Fred Adcock during the Detroit introduction for example:


Adcock called it a “street legal rally car,” adding, “it’s designed from the ground up to compete.”
And one more from the same news conference:

“Driving performance will play an integral role in our future,” Adcock said.
My challenge to Subaru is to stand behind thier product. If it is really "built to compete" then a simple AutoX or a few laps at a roadcourse should not harm it at all. If someone truly abuses the car and breaks it, then deny the warranty. But don't use the fact that the car may have been involved in events that you officially sponsor, and encourage them to participate in, to deny warranty work that IF THE CAR IS TRULY BUILT TO COMPETE will not cause failures in the first place.

This is a real pet peeve of mine, and I would like Subaru to stand up, buck-it-up and do something that admittedly many manufacturers will not, and that is to provide "warranty amnesty" to those who use the car like Mr. Adcock said they should...

Otherwise, don't offer the warranty and lower the price if you will not stand behind it.

ALL IMNSHO...
 

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It'll have the warranty. If anyone wasn't gonna have a warranty it would have been Mitsu. They KNOW that their car is gonna fold after 60,000 miles. They just can't mfg them with that kind of power and still hold it together. The evo is just like any other turbo car on the street, they burn up and the car wears out.
 

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So Mr. Murley, how long should I expect my STi to last, assuming I drive it moderately hard, no autocross (but maybe a little unofficial off-road stuff here and there) and take appropriate care of it?
 

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Well, I've seen WRX's already with 80,000 to 100,000 miles on them and they're still running great. Most Subies can last upto 200,000+ but I think you should expect a good 100,000 to 125000 from an STi.
 

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About what I would have expected...maybe a little more actually. Bottom line, it sounds great (not that I needed any convincing). As it gets closer to the time to commit 30 plus thousand dollars of MY money I am thinking more about reasons NOT to buy the car. I'm not coming up with much to dissuade me though. In fact, at this point I'm caring less and less about the adolescent-looking rear wing and something tells me that as soon as I drive one, I won't even be able to see the wing (there's a wing? Oh yeah, that).
 

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JJ said:
I have NEVER seen someone break thier Sube at an AutoX.
it's really funny that you should mention that. in the scca races here in salt lake, the subaru guys have sort of a reputation. i've seen a a wrx and two 2.5rs' hit fences / lightposts and heard another 2.5rs t-boning a parked porsche.
it's pretty hilarious because nobody says anything about it, but when there's a subaru on the starting line all the course workers sorta look for the nearest lightpost or embankment to jump on, just in case...
 

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Don't matter to me. I usually smoke my warranty real quick with cars like this. My warranty will last until next spring at the latest. That is when i plan on doing a full build on my STI. Of course if Japanese companies start getting parts out for our USDM STI before this winter then i will screw around with em and void my warranty earlier than planned. Now i know most people aren't like me so i do hope that subaru honors their warranty for people who race their cars without moding them. Peace!!
 

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You also want to consider something else, for less than $2K you can get a $0 deductable 100,000 mile Subaru Added Security warranty. For those guys..., and gals Maryey, that plan on leaving it stock, you can spend $2K ANY better!
 

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miked801 said:
it's really funny that you should mention that. in the scca races here in salt lake, the subaru guys have sort of a reputation. i've seen a a wrx and two 2.5rs' hit fences / lightposts and heard another 2.5rs t-boning a parked porsche.
it's pretty hilarious because nobody says anything about it, but when there's a subaru on the starting line all the course workers sorta look for the nearest lightpost or embankment to jump on, just in case...
Well, that's those Utah guys. :) :eek: 8)
 

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I have some question regarding SOA's warrenty rule or policy as I'm not quite familiar with it.

Within what limit of allowing that wouldn't void the warrenty or what will void the warrenty. If not doing anything series tuning like X-Japan I plan to at least upgrade its stereo system a bit to make the ride more enjoyable and keeping the warrenty :p


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Stuff like that is okay. All mfg's question adding stuff for one reason and that is that if you add or modify something in the car that CAUSES something else to go wrong, most of the time they won't warranty it because it's not a failure in their mfg'ing. A radio won't hurt much as long as you don't burn out the ECM... :)
 

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What about warranty issues with adding a Turbo Timer to the Sti?
Will it void the warranty? (assume the Turbo Timer has been installed correctly)
 

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Probably not.
 

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Wards auto Sti review..

Jason, bumper to bumber?
7/100,000?

murley said:
You also want to consider something else, for less than $2K you can get a $0 deductable 100,000 mile Subaru Added Security warranty. For those guys..., and gals Maryey, that plan on leaving it stock, you can spend $2K ANY better!
 

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Yep. That covers bumper-to-bumper, powertrain, and roadside assistance with rental car coverage. The retail price from Subaru at the time of purchase is like $2500!
 
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