I've heard a lot of mixed things about the break in period. I would assume that you would want to break in your engine dependent upon how you plan on using/driving your car. I just wanted to know what you all had to say on it. Is this something that should be followed to a T? Or are there less known/ethical ways out there of breaking in the engine. The only new car I drove is the one I currently have and it was mainly broken in by my step dad. Once I was driving it (took my drivers test on it) it wasn't treated as nice as it should have been. With all the new cars being posted about right now, possibly a lot of first-time-new-car-owners this might be something others want to know about as well. Thanks in advance for any feedback.