Hello everyone. First off I am new to Subaru's. I'm 25 and have only had two cars, both being VW's.
My first car was a 2008 Jetta SE, and my 2nd being a 2011 VW GTI that I modified extensively (my definition of extensive may differ from yours )
Anyway the story goes: My GTI had been in service countless times. The most annoying being for the water pump which is on it's 4th pump at the moment. (keep in mind the car sits at 52k miles now so the pump has been going out about every 10k miles.) This is a common issue for the TSI motor and it is a design flaw. The housing is made of plastic and has many weak points where the plastic is really thin. Over time with constant heat and cool air the plastic forms a crack causing failure.
Anyway fast forward. About a month ago I was going to take a trip to Palm Springs from Los Angeles. Literally the day before my pump spews out its guts on my driveway. I was furious considering this could have happened in the middle of the desert in 110F heat.
So I emailed VWoA. Never heard back. So i tracked down the CEO's email and emailed him. Literally the next day 8am I get a phone call from his secretary offering me $400.00. Needless to say after about a few weeks of going back and forth I finally got them to buy the car back as a lemon.
1. Car has 52k miles and is on 4th water pump.
2. Contacted VWoA and argued for a few weeks.
3. Finally they bought the car back as a lemon.
GTI MODS: My GTI had a FrankenTurbo F23T turbo swap. Custom dyno tune done by AUtuning running 50/50 water meth injection post TB, full mounts etc... it had even been bagged at one point.
Here are some pictures:
Anyway, so at this moment my check from VWoA is en route to my dealer ship. Once it arrives I'll be dropping off the car and saying my final good byes.
Now for the fun part!!! My dealership found the exact car I'm looking for. It wasn't on the lot but it is en route. So I put down a deposit on the car and it should be arriving next Friday!
It is a Lapis Blue Pearl WRX Premium with Navi/Harmon Kardon.
It also has the following optional accessories:
041 (041) STI SHORT THROW SHIFTER (WRX)
04B (04B) Cargo Net- Trunk Rear
BCA (BCA) All Weather Floor Mats
J8B (J8B) STI SHIFT KNOB 6MT BLACK DURACON
KCD (KCD) Auto Dimming Mirror W/ Compass & HL
Actual Parts list:
COBB AP V3
Stage 2 91 oct Bren E-Tune
X-Force Catted J-Pipe
Invidia Resonated N1 Single Exit
KartBoy Exhaust hangers
Mishimoto Cold Air Intake /w Box
Torque Solutions Pulley/Alternator Cover
Perrin Shift Stop
Kartboy Cable Shift Arm Kit
Kartboy Shift Bearing/Bushing
Subaru STI Group N Transmission Mount
TWM Performance M1 Abrams Shift Knob
ARKON Seat Mount for AP
Escort Passport Max /w Blendmount and Mirror Tap
Perrin Plate Relocate
Rally Armor Mud Flaps Black /w Silver logo
License Plate Vision+ Full LED housing
OLM Headlight Low Beam 35W all in one HID kit 6000K
OLM LED Headlight Boomerang Bulbs
OLM HP Gen 2 Passive Cooling LED Fog light bulbs 6000K
Cusco Front Strut Tower Brace
Cusco Rear Strut Tower Brace