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This is a discussion on Hard Break-In: Agree or Disagree? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; in talking with our techs when i bought my new Subaru models (WRX and LGT), they said that the granny ...

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    in talking with our techs when i bought my new Subaru models (WRX and LGT), they said that the granny break in was not what they would do...they said to drive it like i am going to drive it so that it "learns" how i drive, where i shift, etc.

    the newer engines and technology are not like they used to be.

    They also say to get 7000 miles or more before using synthetic so that you let all of the seals set properly.

    i have purchased two new subarus in the past 9 months, driven both pretty hard from the start and had 0 problems.

    there may not be a right or wrong way to do it when you get a new car between the two suggestions this thread is about, but personally I drive mine from mile 0 (actually about mile 10 since i have never seen any car with 0 miles at a dealership) like i am always going to drive it... "spirited"

    As mentioned in other parts of this, they also say not to use the cruise control and to make sure you vary your speeds and rpms in the first 1000 miles, but to otherwise drive it like you want it drive and how you will drive it in the years to come.
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    make this a poll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEADPOOL
    ummmmm.......who scammed you into paying over $50k on an STI
    The car in Canada is $48,995 MSRP. Add in freight, PDI, and an outrageous 15% sales tax and you are way over $50,000. I got a good deal compared to other people in Canada, but I'm sure the STi is cheaper south of the border.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlySTi
    The car in Canada is $48,995 MSRP. Add in freight, PDI, and an outrageous 15% sales tax and you are way over $50,000. I got a good deal compared to other people in Canada, but I'm sure the STi is cheaper south of the border.

    OUCH! I have our white one on sale for about $31k.
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    Back on topic

    Thinking about this it occurs to me that running a motor hard isn't good for it under any circumstances -- so it cannot be good for the motor when new either...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR
    Thinking about this it occurs to me that running a motor hard isn't good for it under any circumstances -- so it cannot be good for the motor when new either...
    Umm......it's fine to run a car hard.....and is actually good for it now and then. Why even buy these cars if your not going to run it through the whole rpm band
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR
    Thinking about this it occurs to me that running a motor hard isn't good for it under any circumstances -- so it cannot be good for the motor when new either...
    Very true. The best thing you could ever do for a car is to never drive it.
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