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    Past my dealers recommend 1st maintenance, everything will be ok, right?

    I was a bit confused because Subaru says that Turbo cars should go in for maintenance (1st time) @ 7,000, but my dealer wants me to go in @ 3,500, however, I am at 4,000 miles.

    My scooby feels and is driving smoothly and I do plan on taking the car into the dealership tomorrow. Curious if anyone else had this similar situation pop-up?

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    Do what Subaru says. Your dealer is retarded.
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    Read the manual,show the dealer the manual if he doesn't have one.It clearly states oil changes at 7500 miles with Subaru Synthetic oil.Subaru definitely knows more about the car they sell than your dealer.

    Yeah and whatever Drews said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    Read the manual,show the dealer the manual if he doesn't have one.It clearly states oil changes at 7500 miles with Subaru Synthetic oil.Subaru definitely knows more about the car they sell than your dealer.

    Yeah and whatever Drews said.
    Good point both of you point out. When I go in tomorrow I will raise this question and see what they say.

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    From the dealers point of view,its twice as much money in his pocket if they make you come in more often than needed.My dealer said that I should stick to the manual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biniciWRX View Post
    Good point both of you point out. When I go in tomorrow I will raise this question and see what they say.

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    So what would be the drawbacks if you change that oil faster than 7500? And it is free under the plan.
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    I don't think Subaru use a break-in oil, so the drawbacks would only be environmental plus your time.
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    Ok, cos i did one at like 4000 too. And the bastard didn't give me any paperwork, said hes gonna mail it, i didn't pick up on that cos is was slow and tired after the night shift.







    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    Do what Subaru says. Your dealer is retarded.
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    lol Yea I questioned mine Tues when I picked up mine about my first oil change and the GM and the F&I guy both said they recommend 1k for first oil change plus I have 3yr maintenance with Subaru so oil changes are covered. I think it would depend on the dealer honestly, good luck.

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