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    New to Subarus, I have a few questions

    Hello there, My name is Nuke
    I am currently looking to buy a subaru, and I'm new to subarus
    I am interested in the 2006 wrx (the front is kinda wierd at first, but I'm getting use to it )

    I was reading up about some of the 200x wrx and see that some have transmission problems

    I was wondering if anyone know more about the 2006 wrx's transmission

    Please dont flame on me

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    Form what I gather, the tranny problems were only on the older WRX's. There are alot of people that are running a good amount of power on their stock trannys that have yet to have trouble. I have been running my setup for a while now and have yet to have any problems.
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    The subies that had the infamous "glass transmission" are only the 2002 thru 2003 models. And the only trannies that suffered were ones that were driven hard. Many people have great success with their stock tranny handling power, as long as you treat it right. But the new '06 WRXes exhibit strengths in all the areas that the former models were weak in.

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    The "Good first mods" sticky
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    I would really have to say that it is all in how you treat it. If you shift very hard and fast and you launch the car regularly, then you have a much better chance of ending up with a tranny full of gear pieces.

    If you are smooth on the shifting and on the power delivery, your trans will have a better chance to live into old age.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx wagone
    I would really have to say that it is all in how you treat it. If you shift very hard and fast and you launch the car regularly, then you have a much better chance of ending up with a tranny full of gear pieces.

    If you are smooth on the shifting and on the power delivery, your trans will have a better chance to live into old age.
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    well, thanks alot for welcoming me to the forum

    I plan on using this car as a daily driver, i drive 60 miles a day, 30 there, 30 back (yes, 30 even miles, lol) and dont plan on racing, but do want to build up (maybe in the future) to gain some more power, just because I'm like more power, dont plan on doing any hard speeding or anything

    So I think this car fits me over the STi, which I had plans on getting too, but the price was really high compare to what I was limited to (25k average)

    and I love turbocharged cars

    I'm currently driving a 95 civic hatchback with a jdm b16a swap (no, not a ricer either)
    Used it as a daily driver for half a year (original engine was very old, blew on the highway, I was going 55 and suddenly BOOM, a hole in the block) So my friends ordered me the motor and swapped it for me

    The civic is doing me fine, but car is old, some rust, and the feeling inside the car doesn't make me feel 'comfortable'
    Gas mileage is good, 30 miles per gallon, I can last 5-6 days going to work on a full tank

    I got inside the wrx, and was like, nice, i feel good inside this car.

    So what do you think the pros and cons are to the 06 wrx in your opinion

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    Pros:
    *Enthusiastic community of subaru owners
    *Turbo-powered!!!
    *Fun to drive
    *Can be reasonably modded to improve performance but remain a daily driver
    *The hoodscoop
    *Reliable, Japanese engineering
    *Unique in its own way
    *Great aftermarket product availability
    *Decent price for a great sports car (especially because we all can't afford BMWs, Mercedes, etc.)

    Cons:
    *Subaru sucks at honoring warranties. If you fill your car with gas you have basically just voided the warranty according to SOA
    *Only takes 91+ octane premium gas, with just decent gas mileage
    *Isn't a Lexus (as in the interior cannot compare to a BMW/Lexus/etc.)
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    [QUOTE=Speedette]

    Cons:
    *Subaru sucks at honoring warranties. If you fill your car with gas you have basically just voided the warranty according to SOA
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    Really??? I have heard that Subie is good with warranties and that Mitsu (with the Evo) were the ones that were really bad about honoring warranties. Do you have any examples and such, so I will know what to expect from the dealer if I ever have to take mine in?
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    really, how does filling up your car with gas voids the warranty

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    Well I was exaggerating a bit with the gas thing, but seriously, SOA is horrible to their customers and very reluctant to honor warranties. Just do a little search on this forum and you will see!

    For instance, 3rd gear went out on one members transmission. SOA wouldn't honor his warranty because they said it was because he was racing. 3RD GEAR!!!???!!!

    There are many other horror stories as well, I'll try to find some links and post them.

    Not to mention I'd rather take my car to be fixed/modified at an accredited shop rather than take it to a stealership, err...dealership!
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    Oh, and if you have aftermarket parts and SOA refuses to honor your warranty, definitely research the Magnussen-Moss Act and try to fight it!


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    The Magnussen-Moss Act specifies that in order for a dealer or car manufacturer to deny a warranty claim, that dealer or manufacturer must prove that an unauthorized aftermarket part caused the damage to which the warranty claim pertains.

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    Ah, here's the site I was looking for. DEFINITELY check this out!!!

    http://www.deniedmywarranty.org/index1.html
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    Of course no dealership wants to work on a warranty, they don't get paid for it. All you have to do is complain over and over to the service manager and they will most likey go your way. Most dealerships will not warranty cars that have been modified, just put your car back to stock and you shouldn't even be questioned.

    anyways, if your going to mod your car or drive it hard, be prepared to suffer the consequences. The Subaru is made to be driven hard, but not abused.

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    How would it be possible to see if a 2003 wrx has the "glass tranny"? Are there certain production runs where this is evident or is it an overall problem? As this is a possibility I am looking for in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuke209
    I am interested in the 2006 wrx (the front is kinda wierd at first, but I'm getting use to it )

    The 06's really will grow on you especially when you own one. IMO its the best looking WRX yet. Drop it a little and you got a sweet looking ride. Somehow I wish I got the black wagon.... All I can say is get the '06 and forget about the sti. For the extra $8+k you can have a car much faster than a STI.

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