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Old 11-03-2013, 01:40 PM   #1
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Default picking up new 2013 wrx tomorow.

Hi guy's.
Im trading my 2011 impreza 2.5i for a new 2013 wrx tomorow.
What should I really now about these cars, I mean do's and dont's. It will be my everyday car to go to work and family car and most of my driving will be highway (80%).

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Old 11-03-2013, 01:48 PM   #2
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During the break in period (first 1K miles), do not rev above 4K and vary speeds when on the highway (no cruise control). After 1K, drive normally (but don't drive it like you stole it either).

Get used to Premium fuel (91 octane or higher). You can't use good ol' regular in the WRX.
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:16 PM   #3
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So you can drive on the highway and interstate for long periods just no cruise?
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:16 PM   #4
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So you can drive on the highway and interstate for long periods just no cruise?
Correct. Subaru just recommends that you vary speeds if on the highway for the first 1K miles. Generally at 65 MPH in 5th gear, you're gonna be around 2.8K RPM. Slightly higher at 70-75 MPH. But you won't be anywhere near 4K RPM.
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:45 PM   #5
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I drove my 11 home approx. 80 miles and well I used the cruise and I have no issues 3yrs and 30k later. Also I did go 4k+ a few times in the first 1k. You can run 87octane if you absolutely had to but I wouldn't drive it hard with 87. Its rec 91oct or higher for best performance.
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Old 11-03-2013, 05:09 PM   #6
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1. Fill with gas.
2. Drive defensively.
3. Stay up on maintenance.

It's a Subaru, not the creeper that hauls the Space Shuttle.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:15 PM   #7
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Enjoy the car man!
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:56 PM   #8
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Check the oil level often and don't use Mobil 5W30
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:06 PM   #9
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Are you not supposed to wax the paint for 3-6 months?
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:30 AM   #10
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Are you not supposed to wax the paint for 3-6 months?
You can wash, clay, polish, wax, etc. as soon as you take delivery of your new vehicle. Paint applied in a shop environment is usually a different story. In that scenario you should follow their instructions as there may be a cure time involved.

As for what steps you need to perform on a new car, nothing changes. If you have contamination, use clay, a decon product, etc. If the finish has scratches/marring, correct it by polishing if you wish. If you want to protect it, use your choice of wax/sealant. ....etc, etc.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:51 PM   #11
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Check the oil level often and don't use Mobil 5W30
Just curious, why not ''mobil 1''??
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:53 PM   #12
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Basicaly break in is already done, car has 1800 km. It was their test car.
Took delivery this morning and so far just love it. Love the sound of the exhaust, just enough to know it is there but not too loud to be anoying.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:02 AM   #13
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nice job. Just update your profile.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:46 AM   #14
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Just curious, why not ''mobil 1''??
Mobil 1 shears too quickly to a lighter weight oil. It's shown to not be the best match with turbo Subaru motors. That being said, my buddy is a tech and gets free Mobil one, he has three subarus all with over 140k and no issues. The consensus around here though is stick with a slightly heavier 5w40 shell rotella t6 oil ( for turbo diesels ). That's what I run in my car and I haven't seen any noticeable oil burn in about 5k miles. Seems to have a little quieter motor if that's possible
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Old 11-05-2013, 11:01 AM   #15
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I picked up a '13 back in april....congrats on the car man!

I have used Motul oil in mine and haven't noticed any oil burn, either.
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:00 PM   #16
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congrats
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:16 PM   #17
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I would have felt a lot better if OP had waited until tomorrow.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:49 PM   #18
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Mobil 1 seems to burn quicker than other brands. Many members use rotella 5w40, but do some searches and decide for yourself. Congrats and make sure you break it in properly.
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Old 11-06-2013, 11:04 PM   #19
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Basicaly break in is already done, car has 1800 km. It was their test car.
Took delivery this morning and so far just love it. Love the sound of the exhaust, just enough to know it is there but not too loud to be anoying.
I'd actually be more wary of it being a test car. A lot of salesmen let you beat the piss out of a car in the test drive and pressure you to push it.
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Old 11-07-2013, 12:02 AM   #20
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Have you tought about getting the new model coming out soon?
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:19 AM   #21
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I'd actually be more wary of it being a test car. A lot of salesmen let you beat the piss out of a car in the test drive and pressure you to push it.

This, I know when I got my 11 I beat the hell out of the test car.
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