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Old 02-01-2013, 03:28 PM   #61
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Subaru replaces a lot of engines compared to other manufacturers especially since 2009 which is coincidentally when the WRX dropped to below average reliability. It probably started with the bearing issue of hundreds of WRX's manufactured in August 2008 and the lean factory tune of 2008+ STI's (many owners have reported at IWSTI failed stock engines and there seems to be no correlation between babied stock or tuned as you either get a good engine or you don't). Also WRX owners are probably more anal about their cars than people that simply use their garden variety Imprezas as nothing more than grocery getters. Which means that more owners likely take their cars in for the crappy paint, squeaks and rattles, etc.
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