Hey wondering if anyone could help me. Got my very first car today, an 07 2.5i Impreza and drove it from nyc to buffalo ny (about ~430 miles). Following the dealer's advice I kept it at alternating speeds - 10 mins going 60, 10 mins going 70, 10 mins going 55, and so on. He also suggested that I rev the rpm here and there. I revd it to 3, then an hour later to 4, then an hour later to 5, that being the max. Each rev was only a couple of seconds long. Anyways, when I arrived at my destination and went to get something out of the trunk, I smelled something funky. Kind of like the smell when someone burns their clutch, or something to that nature. I then parallel parked my car and when I got out smelled that same smell. Could it be the engine? Could it be the brakes? This is my very first car, so please be gentle with the comments, I'm a total newbie at this =). I'd appreciate any helpful advice. Thanks so much in advance! Oh yeah, my car is an automatic so the smell wouldn't be from the clutch. Thanks!!!!
also. when turning in to parallel park, it makes a sound like its struggling and shakes a bit.
i know this is a long post. sorry.