So on my test drive of what is going to be my new 11 WRX on Friday - I drove it very calmly. Let it warm up and cool down (I've had turbo cars before).
On the interstate I wanted to see how it pulled in 3rd gear so I took it a couple times to 5500 (this car has 30 miles on the clock). It kicked right in and did everything I asked it to.
So here's the debate on break in. Every manual says to basically be a ***** for the first 1000 miles. My sport bike manuals said this too. For my first sport bike (an R1) I did this, and quite frankly it sucked. Then I read a long article that's been posted here that talks about driving it "hard" for the first 20 miles and yielding better results. I did this for my second bike, a R6 and at least for sport bikes the fast break in period worked. The R6 feels faster and more powerful then other R6s of the same year that I've ridden.
So my thought is the same applies to cars. I don't think I'm going to ***** it for 1000 miles but rather drive it as I normally would, which mind you is mostly highway and very calmly anyways, but I do like to pass people quickly and have the power when I want it. Otherwise I drive like any other mature person.
But this is my first new car so maybe I'm wrong. Can anyone share some insight on what the best break in method is for a WRX?
Btw, if this has been covered before and I was too lazy to use search, please feel free to flog me and post a link to other threads. thanks.