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does anyone know if the dealers in Palm Springs will get the STi when it first debuts in the summer? This would really be alot of help for me cause i dont want to go get one in irvine or san bernadino and already rack up over 100 miles on it the first day.
 

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Why not? I am planning on puting as many miles as possible on mine the first day to break it in as soon as I can.
 

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hey that is a good point because dont they mention something about waiting 4,000 miles to break it in then you can go as nuts as you want?
 

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I think most people with WRXs waited about 1k miles before really getting on it. I will follow, at least, whatever the owner's manual recommends. My plan is to take it easy for the first 1k, then get an oil change. Then drive it like I want to. This will be the first "brand new" car I ever bought. It will be hard to wait to get on it but I want to break it in correctly. Glad there will be the rev light and buzzer that I can set to remind me.
 

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Hey guys i spoke to my subi dealer in phoenix and he said that the subi rep said that we don't have to break in the car or the turbo, if it breaks they install the turbo or what ever breaks for free cause its under warranty! :lol:
 

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well that would save me so much time because as soon as i get out of that dealership lot i will definetly be steping on the pedal :D
 

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Well I don't think anything would happen due to an improper break in right away. A good breakin is for down the line. The main reason is for proper seating of stuff or something. I once read a good article about it, wish I had the link. If something happens due to an improper break in I am sure the car will be out of warranty when it does. Everyone is entitled to do what they want but I will be sure to break my STi in good before I get on it.
 

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cecilia said:
Hey guys i spoke to my subi dealer in phoenix and he said that the subi rep said that we don't have to break in the car or the turbo, if it breaks they install the turbo or what ever breaks for free cause its under warranty! :lol:
Be careful with this; I've read alot of things implying that Subaru has a reputation for being very quick to scream "abuse" and deny warranty service at the drop of a hat.

There are laws protecting consumers who have aftermarket parts installed; i.e. they can't just "void" your warranty because you have some mods, they have to prove that a specific part caused the failure. But when it comes to "abuse", most people are SoL.
 

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well what if somethin happens to the car after going crazy and you dont have any mods except a turbo timer, so your turbo can shut down properly would subaru still void the warranty??

If I chose to wait and break it in how many miles do you think i should wait before getting on it, i heard it was around 4,000 and also have heard 1,000. what would be the best?? :-?
 

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well what if somethin happens to the car after going crazy and you dont have any mods except a turbo timer, so your turbo can shut down properly would subaru still void the warranty??
Then you should have nothing to worry about.

If I chose to wait and break it in how many miles do you think i should wait before getting on it, i heard it was around 4,000 and also have heard 1,000. what would be the best?? :-?
Wait and see what the owner's manual says. I know cars today do not need as long a break in as they recommended 20 years ago. I doubt it would be more than 1k miles. It might be as low as 300.
 

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cecilia said:
Hey guys i spoke to my subi dealer in phoenix and he said that the subi rep said that we don't have to break in the car or the turbo, if it breaks they install the turbo or what ever breaks for free cause its under warranty! :lol:
Remind me not to buy a car from you.
 

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wrxsti said:
well what if somethin happens to the car after going crazy and you dont have any mods except a turbo timer, so your turbo can shut down properly would subaru still void the warranty??

If I chose to wait and break it in how many miles do you think i should wait before getting on it, i heard it was around 4,000 and also have heard 1,000. what would be the best?? :-?
Subaru can and will void the warranty if they feel the vehicle has been abused. This happens all the time on WRXs, modified or stock. I would be very hesitant to do anything that would possibly break the car. Relying on the warranty for anything other than blatant faulty parts will leave you with an empty checking account and/or high VISA bills.
 

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I brought this up once before... I heard there will be something in the ECU of the STi that will record how the car was driven and they will be able to tell when you take it in for service. Has anyone else heard this?
 

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MKIVSupra said:
I brought this up once before... I heard there will be something in the ECU of the STi that will record how the car was driven and they will be able to tell when you take it in for service. Has anyone else heard this?
Geez, sounds like Big Brother to me...I sure hope not!
 
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