Well, after hemming and hawing for a few months, I finally decided to pull the trigger. I was originally looking at an '07 Legacy GT but I saw the new WRX sedan on the lot and I really liked the way it looked. It came down to either getting a used '07 Legacy GT (~5,000-7,000 miles) or a new '08 WRX. I got a great deal on it (I paid 25,718 +TTL for a silver premium 5MT sedan) and decided to get a new car.
Now here is my question. I am a bit paranoid about this whole engine break-in procedure and I have actually broken the rules a few times (it's hard not to the WRX is just so much fun). I would say that I have ventured over 4,000 rpm a few times in brief spurts of acceleration but I've never gone over 5,000. From now on, I'm going to try hard to behave and drive it easy until I reach the 1,000 mile mark. I'm coming from a minivan so...it's hard not to explore it a bit.
So, the question is, the car has 240 miles on it and I got it with 90 miles on it. Do you think I've done any damage or will everything be alright as long as I behave from now on out. Again, I haven't launched it or raced the engine or anything, just gotten a little overzealous a few times on on-ramps.
And by the way, I'll try and get some pictures up as soon as I can find my camera.