its a 05 WRX with 17k miles on it. when i did the oil change @ 15,000 it had eaten about a quart and 1/4 in 3k miles. it makes no power til about 5 grand, and even then its nothing special. i dont hit full boost til about 4k rpm, but even when it boosts it feels incredibly slow. a few people said i was just getting used to it, so i did a few tests. one of which was this hill by my house. usually going up it in 2nd, i can top out 2nd and get part way thru 3rd. i just did it again today and i only got up to about 5k rpm in 2nd. it has a slightl fluttering sound to it, but it runs totally fine (other than the no power issue), so i know its not an intake leak. my friend had some of the same symptoms on his 05, and it turns out he fried the rings on cyl 3.
i've been to subaru and they told me they'd put me on an "oil watch program" even though all i think i need is a compression test done.
anyone else have this kind of issue w/ their dealership? on a side note, my paint on my hood is all messed up... its streaked, under the clear coat. i've been after them to replace it since i bought it in september brand new and they keep telling me that i have to wait til their general manager comes in. thanks,