I just got my STi the other day, and I'm amazingly happy with everything (except the mileage because i'm used to honda's 30mpg, and i've been zipping around a lot, showing it off to friends and stuff )
My friend who used to drive a STi (upgraded to a '04 M3)
said that the brake pads are actually covered in the warranty,
and i've read a few ppl who have said that here as well!
That's amazing, for starters, since they're brembo (i.e. quality part, but overpriced, hah)
a) i'd feel a little more confident about that if more ppl would confirm the reality of that being covered by subaru..
b) Does this cover the rotors as well?
c) Any other cool little tidbits like this that could be brought up?
(My friend said the clutch for him was even covered, even tho the dealership said that's not true, HE said they actually did cover it... and dealerships like to lie to save themselves money.)
d) Can "better flow" parts (intake, exhaust, up/downpipes, BoV) be directly linked to turbo failure? I know they like to void warranty over stupid stuff, and can try to say "Your warranty is void." over that stuff, even though there's a law passed that says they can't void piece of a warranty unless directly related to the failure of a piece.
Thank you all so much for the assistance, so far i've talked to a small small hand full of the people from here, and everyone's been great so far! At the honda/acura forums I go to (because I used to drive a teg.) everyone was amazingly nice, and I was suprised...
Everyone here is turning out to be really nice too, it's great!
(might be a little more cocky here though, because we be a tad faster than wee lil hondas )