I posted when I first got my WRX (black hatch) about a month ago...
Bought it with 45 miles on it and am now near 1200. I have kept it generally under 4000 RPMs. Suspect I might have gone to 5000 1-2 times. However, there is no doubt I have driven it fast. For more experienced people with car knowledge (I don't even change my own oil) what are the chances I have damaged my engine? I keep telling myself people are harsher than I have been, but then feel bad about the imperfect break in. Let me be clear, I have had it going fast with rapid accelerations...just keeping the RPMs down all but one time when I probably hit 5000.
Thanks for any opinions!
Part of what is feeding my paranoia is that the car seems to idle just a bit rough...or is that my imagination?!