So I finally managed to rack up 30,000 miles on my 09 wrx.
At 15,000 miles I changed all fluids and all filters, minus the fuel filter. I even changed the cabin air filter (which was surprisingly filthy for 15k miles).
Now at 30,000 miles, I've changed all fluids and filters once again, and am also considering changing the fuel filter and spark plugs.
I've heard various opinions on whether or not either of those need to be replaced at 30,000 miles (granted, those are 30,000 rather "spirited" miles of driving :-)
I'm asking because both jobs look to be a real pain in the neck--spark plugs won't be terribly easy to change (will likely have dealer or mechanic buddy help with that), and the fuel filter is located in the gas tank on the 09's.
The dealer didn't help when I consulted them about this, either, as they essentially claimed "with the fuel filter in the gas tank it isn't really a serviceable item anymore, shouldn't need changing".
I'm no mechanic, but find it hard to believe any filter can be good for the life of the car. I don't have much faith in them changing it now, though, considering they seem to know so little about it (at least on the 09's).
Anyone out there with an 09 and an opinion on this? Anyone changed a fuel filter on an 09 yet? Spark plugs?