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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 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by spirited09wrx View Post
    A. why would you buy a car that specifically states to put premium in (for legitimate reasons) and then flat out refuse to?
    2. why would you buy a sports car with a turbo and then drive like a grandma and not 'touch' the turbo?
    Probably for the same reason old guys buy Corvettes. They think it makes them younger. Only they don't see the irony that only old men buy Corvettes. At least, that's all I've even seen here in SoCal.

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    ^ Its probably cause they can afford it.
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    sad day for his WRX :/

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    1. Denial of warranty claims, 2. Early piston ring/ringland failure, 3. Early rod/cam bearing failures to name a few ...

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    I hope the money he is saving will be enough to pay for a new engine.

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    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.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo058 View Post
    1. Denial of warranty claims, 2. Early piston ring/ringland failure, 3. Early rod/cam bearing failures to name a few ...
    Maybe 2. But not 1 and 3. Unless he admits to only running 89 (or whatever) in his car his warranty claim wont be denied. I doubt his rod and cam bearings will fail since that has more to do with your oil than what kind of gas you put in it. 2 is really only a possibility if he is going WOT everywhere around town.
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    He is likely also burning enough more fuel to throw the saving right back out the window...
    You can't have everything - where would you put it?

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