I ordered my 2012 WRX SWP hatch in early Feburary, and had the car delivered in March 26. I ordered the following options: SPT Catback exhaust, STI short throw shifter, and the STI shot throw bushing. When the car was delivered to the dealership, I noticed on the window sticker that the STI short throw bushing was not listed. I asked my salesman if the STI bushing was installed or not, and he said it was installed. After driving the car for the first time, I noticed that the shifts did not seem as smooth, and sometimes getting a little difficult to get into 1st or 2nd gear. Especially getting into 2nd gear, it feels like its catching on something. For the most part, the car shifts pretty smooth, but one off time, it does not. So I called Subaru of America to get more information, and long behold, he told me that STI short throw bushings are not installed at the port, they are a dealer installed accessory. So I called the manager at the dealership I ordered from, and told them what I found out. My salesperson called me back, and tells me I am right, and for me to get it installed its going to cost $250. Why would I pay $250, when the salesperson was the one that confirmed that it was installed the day I took delivery of the car. The manager is going to get back to me in the next few days on what the verdict will be. So will keep you guys posted.
Has anyone had a STI short throw bushing installed at port?