Originally Posted by Supa LA
Im wondering if the cold weather here has something to do with it as well? I bought the car back in the spring, so this is my first winter with it. I may try to reach out to the p/o and see if he has had similar issues. I'm just hoping its nothing major or a sign of something more significant about to go out.
EDIT- while watching the boost gauge during this process, i notice that the needle moves slightly, could it be wg opening and closing? (noob question lol)
I'm saying not to worry about it assuming we're thinking of the same thing. Severity is a big variable we can't really account for though. Basically what I was experiencing was the car bucking a little at low speed and low RPM. I typically experienced this when in a parking lot or going from Speedbump A to Speedbump B. Essentially any situation where it didn't make sense to accelerate. As I said, this happened on my 2008 Spec V (2 years old, 12k miles), 2009 Si (2 years old, 10k miles), and my 2013 WRX (brand new).
These are all cars that aren't terribly refined, designed for performance, etc. I highly doubt there would be the same bug in all 3 cases especially on vehicles that are very low mileage. That makes me think it's just something by design. I would most likely say it's the tune. On the Si the problem was drastically reduced when it had a tune by Hondata. On the Spec V it was slightly reduced when it was tuned by UpRev. On the WRX it's slightly reduced with Cobb Stage 1.
Someone mentioned they had a GTI and didn't notice it. I feel like the GTI is a lot more refined and they're more likely to iron this bug out for the sake of user experience where as Subaru/Honda/Nissan might be looking towards the big picture (overall performance)