last night, picked up my 09 hatchback WRX premium (had to get the moon roof) in dark gray!!! it looks and feels amazing. this is my first subaru (first brand new car, too), so i'll have to be extra careful with it. since this is my first subaru (and AWD car).. and pointers or things i should be aware of?
first thing i can't remember .. is if the salesperson said not to exceed 4000RPM for the first 1000 or 4000 miles?!
next thing i can't find... premium package claims to have 10 speakers .. where are they?
i see 2 in each front door and 1 in each rear door .. that makes 6.. or do the bottom door grills hide 2 speakers each?
another thing i can't figure out... the boost gauge has inMg on one half PSI on the other half. Normal driving has the needle at about 20inMg.. is that normal? or is the boost gauge not calibrated correctly?
when i step on the gas (not very hard), as the RPMs climb (not too quickly), the boost gauge goes from 20inMg to 0.. i have seen it jump a little to the PSI side... i'm just very confused by this thing.
since it is a new car, i haven't been able to really test out the boost gauge, but i assumed its rest position would be at 0 (it sits at zero when the car is turned off)
another thing i was confused about. the salesperson claimed OEM subaru oil filter is better than a filter i can pick up at advanceauto (or some other auto shop).. is that true?
is there anything special about the oil subaru dealerships use? Or would any fully synthetic, like mobil 1 or vavoline work the same?
so far, at about 50 miles on the car .. i love it. so much fun to drive!