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    Question Just ordered new 2015 WRX - questions on reliability

    Hi all,

    I just ordered a new WRX 2015 Premium CVT. I was so thrilled by a car and how it handles, accelerates and just sounds,
    that there was no choice after that. This is probably the best car overall that I have ever encountered (the previous being 2012 M3 and my own 07 Acura TL).

    One big question I have is reliability and overall quality of this family of WRX cars.

    In consumer reports there is no data for the new car. Subarus have historically have a very good ratings (above average), but I have seen a very poor
    reliability ratings for BRZs and average to below average for previous WRX and STIs.

    Does anyone have any words of wisdom on what to expect from my WRX as it reaches 50K, 100K, 150K ...?

    (I am trading in my Acura TL 2007 with 170,000K that has been an amazingly reliable car. I am hoping for the same luck with WRX)

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    Once you receive the car, read the owner's manual cover to cover. Follow the maintenance schedule to the letter, preferring authentic parts and keeping all dated receipts.

    If there is a problem make a warranty claim. If there is still a problem, escalate with Subaru plus make sure to trash them on every forum that'll listen. Then never buy another Subaru or let anyone you know buy a Subaru.

    If there isn't a problem, drive it until the doors fall off and the chassis melts. 200.000 miles should not be even worth mentioning in the 21st century, it should be taken for granted, otherwise the maker has failed and we have been duped. Then buy another Subaru and repeat.
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    Honestly if you just take care of it like perform routine services and simple things like that that car will be your best friend for a long long long time. And a word of advice if you want to modify it. Take your time. Research what you want and make sure the mods are safe. In other words the car isn't "overboosting" that's really the main issue. But congratulations and welcome the the subie family !

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    The reason why the WRX and BRZ will typically get lower ratings for reliability, is because the people that buy them typically beat on them more frequently than your average Forester owner (as an example).

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    Like the other guys said, take care of it by following the maintenance schedule or do things more often than the schedule if you drive it hard. If you do your scoob will just be getting broken in at 170k miles. This is my 3rd subaru and my prior two were both well over 100k miles when i traded and still running like they were new. First was a 96 outback, second was a 06 wrx, both only got traded because i wanted something newer.

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    This is my 4th Subie since 1980..probably before some of y'all been born. Follow the maintenance schedule as if you were anal.I ve sent more on repairs on a 06 530i in 18 months than I sent on repairs on 4 Subies in 30 years!
    Never again. BMW stands for Bring More Wampum. And as previously mentioned before you do any mods, be thorough on your research.. real through. Enjoy.

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    Your right to many guys think they have a car that's indestructible and can throw a intake exhaust and dp without a tune and wonder why their car blows up. Its amazing how much people don't know. Even know of a car salesman who said you can buy a wrx turbo off eBay for less than a hundred and turn a 2.5i sedan into a wrx.......For less than a hundred dollars. Some people need to play with a knife

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