This is a discussion on Regular gas in wrx? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by spirited09wrx A. why would you buy a car that specifically states to put premium in (for legitimate ...
^ Its probably cause they can afford it.
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I hope the money he is saving will be enough to pay for a new engine.
If he is out of the higher load areas, the car will be fine.
If he is not out of the higher load areas, the car will probably still be okay for a while
In all reality, its not good for the car. Luckily, Subaru did a pretty good job of expecting people to do that. The car will most likely detonate in higher load cells, and then the car will pull timing. Over time, the car will attempt to add the advance back in. It'll detonate again.
Still doesn't make sense to me, but that is my opinion on the matter.
If premium is 10 cents more, you'd have to buy 10gal of gas before it would cost you a whole extra dollar. You're really not saving that much that I would even think about it.
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He is likely also burning enough more fuel to throw the saving right back out the window...
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