First post...sorry for questions already
Just traded in my truck on a used 2004 WRX sedan. I test drove several 08 WRXs, but found a good deal on the 04, so here I am. It is bone stock (or so the Subaru dealer kept telling me) with approaching 60K miles. I am not sure if this is the right forum, but I have a couple of questions that hopefully some experienced owners can help out with.
First one (the biggie)
The car does not pull well. By that, I mean it feels a bit sluggish, even above the 3000 rpm range. No where near what the 08 felt like. The turbo gauge (not even sure how to read the thing, range is -.1 to +.1) teeters in the -0.05 to -.1 range when driving without hard acceleration. Max it will reach is a +0.05. Does this indicate a problem with the turbo? Can not really feel it kick in, especially in the lower gears.
With the car approaching 60K, I am planning on getting the scheduled maintenance. New plugs, fuel filter, etc. Should I have the turbo checked for vacuum leaks (see # 1). Any other recommendations that might help cure # 1. Is the Subaru dealerships generally competent in diagnosing advanced problems?
Thanks so much for any help. If this is in the wrong forum, let me know and I will move it.