and welcome to The Club!!!!
+1 for pics of your STI!
Also, to clear up a few things:
- Recommended break-in is 1000 miles. Stay under 3000rpms, don't floor it, vary your rpms and try to not use cruise control.
- After the break-in, get an oil change and then again at 3,000 miles. You mentioned you may not be able to do the first oil change until 1700 miles. Well do it as soon as possible, and just be cautious.
- What you paid is your business, as there are so many variables that go into the cost of a car. So if I were you I wouldn't play the whole 'she paid, he paid' game.
- And lastly, enjoy your freakin' sweet subie!!!!!!