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Old 08-28-2019, 09:40 AM   #1
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Default ****ing this ****ing car

I had a 2011. Sold it with 125k for $10k. Worked it hard. Had 0 problems. Then I bought a 2015 STi. 32k miles with one previous owner. It broke immediately: 2 trips to the dealership for misfiring cylinders, and one trip for a bad throw-out bearing and broken flywheel bracket that left me stranded on the side of the ****ing rode. I come to find out that the previous owner had $14k in repair work done after they tossed a rod. Pretty much everything but the windshield was replaced, and it still blew up again on me in defiance of all that is dealership. SOA branded that 2015 a lemon, and bought be a brand new 2017 STi. Awesome. I'm the only owner and everything will be ****ing fine, because I know how to not floor-it in 6th gear with 85 Octane in the tank. But now, I'm 58k into it, and my transmission starts to feel "sloppy". So I bring it down to the dealership to find out that sloppy it is, and they need to pull my car apart for 3 days. What the **** is wrong with these newer STi's? This is 2 in a row, with failures including the engine, transmission, and clutch. Are my problems common? Either way, I'm fixing it and ****ing selling it. Anyone want a 2017? Brand new transmission. Future problems guaranteed!

Update: The results are in! The rear transfer gears were loose and grinding in the case with metal n the dccd center diff. The transfer gears, races, seals, and dccd were all replaced.

Final update: SOA came through huge. They reviewed my case, and decided to cover all of the repairs. Hurray!

## Lessons Learned ##
1) Be upfront and polite with your dealership on your mods (I think mine went to bat for me).
2) Call corporate and bitch when things don't go your way... but bitch politely.
3) Make an intelligible case. Mine was "Stage 1 Cobb shouldn't blow up my transmission."
4) At the end of the day SOA saw I was a repeat customer, and wanted to keep it that way. I think this was the most important thing.

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