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Hello! A proud new owner a 2004 WRX. Problem is the car is already acting up on me. It only has 22,000 miles on it. But it's out of warranty. Here's the issue... I feel it most in 2nd gear. Right around 2,500 to 3,500 rpms. As the rpms increase along with the boost there is a skip or a studder. More noticeable from a cold start. It's not turbo lag. It's definitly something different. But I've driven other WRX's without this hicup. I personally thought it was turbo related. Brought it back to the dealer (not a Subaru dealer). They brought it to the local Subaru store. It was diagnosed with a bad clutch. They then brought it to a private repair shop that specializes in Subarus to get the clutch done for about half the price the dealer wanted and this shop said the clutch was fine. No codes. Every thing checked out fine.This private shop said to dump fuel system cleaner in it and drive it hard?? Did that and went through a few tanks of gas. The skip is still there. Anyone seen something similar?