I have an 04 WRX and I'm 200 miles shy of 60,000 miles.
The other day I had an issue with my car not starting. The electrics and starter where good. I believe I heard the fuel pump cycle or something when I put the key in and turned on the electics. But when I would go to start, the starter would just wine away and the engine wouldn't kick over. Anyways, after a tow to my local mechanic and then back home, it started working again. My local mechanic thought the timing belt must be gone, or something internal and suggested I should go to a Subaru dealership. I called him up to ask WTF? did he do anything, and he thinks the last tow truck must have bumped the car enough to either release a plug in the fuel line or some other issue with the fuel pump....
So anyways, I've been looking at the manual and it says at 60,000 the timing belt should be inspected. When I called my local Subaru dealership they suggested I get a full 100,000 miles service. Which is around $900.00. They do the timing belt and all of the fluids.... i thought that seemed excesive. I could understand getting the timing belt done which is around 500 - 600, but why does the manual say inspection at 60k and replace at 100k and the dealer says replace?
I'm just wondering if anyone else has had their dealership suggest the same level of service at 60K?