Originally Posted by gsrcrxsi
whine in 1st and 2nd is normal. ive had it on my 2010 since day one. 80k miles later, it still sounds the same, no better, no worse.
its fine, really.
Originally Posted by fr0st
Bought my 08 last year with 30000 miles. Went to the dealer for this same reason. They told me it was normal. Look up unabomber manifesto on trannies.
The tranny for the 08+ are from the lgt and have straighter cut gears for 1st and 2nd gear to make them tougher but they whine more.
Go on youtube and search for 08+ wrx 0-60. Check out the vids on how the trannies whine in the videos
Its all normal
These two posts. The whine in first and second is pretty loud on the 2008+ cars. It kind of sounds like a supercharger. In fact, that was the first thing one of my friends said the first time he rode in my car, "Your car sounds like it's supercharged." I would tell them not to tear down the transmission, take a video and post it here. We'll tell you in two seconds if it's normal or not.