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Old 09-11-2021, 06:45 AM   #1
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Default '20 STi - First Service Cost

This is my first STi. Got it back in March of this year...

Got rear-ended after 30 days of ownership. Body shop did an amazing job of repairing. Didn't have the car for ~30 days while it got fixed. Cut my commute in half due to new job. As a result, car only has ~3k miles in 6 mos of ownership.

Taking it in for first maintenance/service next week. Dealership Service Dept is quoting $110 for oil/filter change, tire rotation, top off fluids, and inspection...

Is that cost typical? How much are folks paying or have paid for the first 6k recommended service interval?

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Old 09-11-2021, 08:16 AM   #2
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That's not bad. My son has a 20 STi bought from Planet Subaru (NASIOC vendor) and they have a program where if you do all your service with them, they warranty the engine and transmission to 150k miles. I've gone with him when he gets service done. He puts on lots of miles and will hit 18k miles in a few weeks (car was picked up this January). Their service is the oil/filter but also tire re-balance, then rotate. Not sure what else. It's cost about $169 to $180. They do hand wash and vacuum the car.

I'm in opposite world. Bought my Crosstrek new from the same dealer and I do all the service myself. So oil/filter cost whatever the oil and filter cost. I have a rack of filters as we have 4 cars in the family that take the same Subaru filters. I know Subaru does service now at 6k miles (as opposed to 3750 that was required for many years). I do all of my own cars at 5k miles.
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Old 09-11-2021, 09:51 AM   #3
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at 3000 miles, you can use an oil change, you dont need the other crap that is just putting your money in the dealerships pocket.
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Old 09-11-2021, 01:38 PM   #4
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$110 isn't bad at a dealership. I pay around the same price just for oil/oil filter change at my dealership and that's without the tire rotation. I usually do tire rotation every other oil change I go for. It is a bit pricey and you can reduce a lot of the cost by doing the services yourself but my main reason for doing it at the dealership is so that all the records are saved whenever you look up my car's history. I will eventually start doing it myself either mid way or whenever my car's warranty is finished.
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Old 09-15-2021, 12:04 PM   #5
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i've always thought it was weird that when i had the 13 wrx i was getting charged about $90 for oil change...now that i have the 20 sti they are charging me 100-130...aren't oil capacity the same in both motors? why the up charge?
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Old 09-15-2021, 01:08 PM   #6
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I pay $50 for tire rotation and an oil change with oil filter at my dealer and I take my own oil. That really sounds high.

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i've always thought it was weird that when i had the 13 wrx i was getting charged about $90 for oil change...now that i have the 20 sti they are charging me 100-130...aren't oil capacity the same in both motors? why the up charge?
I dont have my owners manual infront of me but I recall seeing that the STI takes LESS oil than the WRX. I also wouldnt recommend using subaru motor oil.
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Old 09-15-2021, 01:24 PM   #7
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I mean it's like everything, if you don't want to do it yourself that's what it costs to pay somebody to do that work.

If you have a place to do it you'll spend $30 or so and 20 minutes.
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Old 09-15-2021, 02:28 PM   #8
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I would say that $110 for oil, oil filter, tire-rotation, fluid top-off and a general inspection is more than fair.

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General economics for comparison.

Our local Subaru dealership charges $165/hr.

Buy 5-quarts (+/-) of synthetic oil and an filter and how much does that cost?

Drive car in and set-up on a lift to remove and install a filter and to drain and fill the oil. How much labor-time would be associated with this?

Car is on lift, now remove wheels, inspect, reinstall wheels, top-off fluids, and a general inspection. How much labor time would be associated with this?

Remove car from lift to return to customer. How much labor-time would be associated with this?

How much is your time worth? Do you have the means to perform the work and dispose of the waste-oil and used-filter?

Not busting anyone's chops.
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Old 09-15-2021, 03:34 PM   #9
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I pay $50 for tire rotation and an oil change with oil filter at my dealer and I take my own oil. That really sounds high.



I dont have my owners manual infront of me but I recall seeing that the STI takes LESS oil than the WRX. I also wouldnt recommend using subaru motor oil.
i've been taking my car in since 2013 and have over 100k miles logged total all on subaru oil...my cars have had 0 issues and runs fine...my first car didn't burn any oil...my current STI doesn't burn any oil yet (only 16k currently)
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Old 09-16-2021, 07:36 AM   #10
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i've been taking my car in since 2013 and have over 100k miles logged total all on subaru oil...my cars have had 0 issues and runs fine...my first car didn't burn any oil...my current STI doesn't burn any oil yet (only 16k currently)
at 137k mine still didn't even burn any meaningful amount over a 5k interval

maybe 1/4 quart or so
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Old 09-16-2021, 10:36 AM   #11
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at 137k mine still didn't even burn any meaningful amount over a 5k interval

maybe 1/4 quart or so
you and i are in the rare circle
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Old 09-18-2021, 12:09 AM   #12
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i've been taking my car in since 2013 and have over 100k miles logged total all on subaru oil...my cars have had 0 issues and runs fine...my first car didn't burn any oil...my current STI doesn't burn any oil yet (only 16k currently)
Grats. Im looking at oil analysis' that show that there are much better oils than what Subaru uses. Carry on I guess.
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