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    what's up guys,new guy here in San Diego, i just bought my 1st subaru 2days ago.Its a '13 wrx hatch.
    i traded in my tuned 06 mustang gt and i must say i am not regretting it one bit, i really like how the wrx handles power wise it is no where near the mustang but i must say it is a lot more fun to drive than the mustang.
    i have a question for you guys the dealer didn't say anything about a break in period, but i see that most of you do break in your subaru. Is it really necessary ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tattooedbelg View Post
    what's up guys,new guy here in San Diego, i just bought my 1st subaru 2days ago.Its a '13 wrx hatch.
    i traded in my tuned 06 mustang gt and i must say i am not regretting it one bit, i really like how the wrx handles power wise it is no where near the mustang but i must say it is a lot more fun to drive than the mustang.
    i have a question for you guys the dealer didn't say anything about a break in period, but i see that most of you do break in your subaru. Is it really necessary ?
    I think once you get it broke in and MoD it you will like the power just as much as the Mustang GT.. I was never impressed with the 09 and under Mustangs but my new WRX puts a smile on my face every time i drive down the road.. Mustangs for me were always way too impractical the back seats were unusable if your over 3 feet and the rear wheel drive and for how light the back end is in them makes the car almost suicidal in the winter.. WRX has good power , AWD, light weight awsome Rally package that your going to love! 4 doors and very practical.. I owned tons of rear wheel Drive Muscle cars (except Mustang) and buy far i Love this WRX the Most out of any car ive ever owned... I think you will too!

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    Welcome. You should follow the break in as indicated in your owners manual

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    Welcome. You should follow the break in as indicated in your owners manual
    ^^ Yep look in your manual. Long story short, try to keep it under 4K (or so) RPM for the first 1,000 miles.

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    i guess it probably would help if i opened up that owners manual, i am a typical guy we don't like to look at manuals or instructions lol.

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    New Car Break-in period

    1000 miles: Drive calmly for the first 1,000 miles and vary your driving with a normal mix of city and highway.

    Avoid hard starts and stops.
    Avoid over-revving the engine, try to keep RPMs under 4000.
    Vary your speeds over the full range of city and highway driving
    Don't use cruise control much, if at all.
    City and freeway driving is fine because that will vary the speeds
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    Thanks for the infor Calvinball

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    No problem! Saves you the trouble of breakin the seal on the ol manual...keep that baby in mint condition like a baseball card!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
    No problem! Saves you the trouble of breakin the seal on the ol manual...keep that baby in mint condition like a baseball card!
    lol that might not be the best advice. Read the manual lol. Or find one so you can frame your mint condition one haha

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    Welcome to the forum. Most dealers ususally advise you about the break in process. If they didn't ,then like the others said it in the manual. Under 4k rpm for the first 1000 miles.
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    Congrats! 2 days old.. must still be clean.. pics?
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    thanks guys i will defenitly do that

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    no pics yet, as far as being clean not really it is raining here in San Diego. a couple of days ago it was in the 80's of course the day after i bought the car it started raining

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruh Roh View Post
    lol that might not be the best advice. Read the manual lol. Or find one so you can frame your mint condition one haha
    I may have been being a bit jokey Perhaps we need a sardonic font in addition to the sarcastic font?
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