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How much is trade on the vapemobile? Get into a Mazderp3 fo cheap!

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Budget for this car's replacement would be ~$10k OTD. Take the $5k I'd clear from the selling the STi privately, take some cash out of savings for the rest, and be done with car payments until all of that other ish is paid off. Barring that, I'll keep the Subaru for the duration of the lease and we'll try our best to get everything paid for by the time the lease ends.

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Any bites yet?

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Johnny_P wrote:Any bites yet?
Not even a nibble.

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Johnny_P wrote:Any bites yet?
Not even a nibble.

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Budget for this car's replacement would be ~$10k OTD. Take the $5k I'd clear from the selling the STi privately, take some cash out of savings for the rest, and be done with car payments until all of that other ish is paid off. Barring that, I'll keep the Subaru for the duration of the lease and we'll try our best to get everything paid for by the time the lease ends.
8th gen Si if you want fun
E46 if you're a masochist
G37 if you want a nice car with an auto

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8th gen Si if you want fun
E46 if you're a masochist
G37 if you want a nice car with an auto
Doesn't seem like I'm going to have to worry about it, ain't nobody buying this car off a forum where everyone wants a built car with $30k in mods for $18k. I'm not dealing with the flakes on Craigslist and my wife is being induced on Sunday, I really don't have the time to deal with selling a car privately anyway. Lease payment is cheap, so unless somebody comes out of thin air and agrees to pay what I'm asking, I'll be keeping the car.

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Tell your friends.

https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showth ... ?t=2879055
4 oil changes by 10k miles ! You even beat the 3k or 3 months rule :lolgasm:

Price seems reasonable ... but I think most would compare it to a 15/16 model at 27-30k hence the lack of bites. :derp: would ignore that yours is newer etc

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I must be some kind of masochist or something, I spent a good 30 minutes reading through some of the warranty issues thread on NASIOC. The number of EJ25x engine failures over there that SOA somehow seems to wiggle out of due to technicalities is :mindblown:. At least VW waits until after the warranty expires to fuck you if you're not tuned. I suppose I knew these EJs were shit, but I figured staying stock under warranty would be enough insurance. :nope: Dealer tears the motor down and finds even the slightest evidence of an oiling issue, in many cases likely caused by the piss water 5w30 they recommend, they'll deny your warranty claim. Bent shift fork? Abuse! Warranty denied. Gear lash set incorrectly from the factory? Abuse, warranty denied.

Blah. As much as I love driving this thing, I bought the wrong damn car.

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I must be some kind of masochist or something, I spent a good 30 minutes reading through some of the warranty issues thread on NASIOC. The number of EJ25x engine failures over there that SOA somehow seems to wiggle out of due to technicalities is :mindblown:. At least VW waits until after the warranty expires to fuck you if you're not tuned. I suppose I knew these EJs were shit, but I figured staying stock under warranty would be enough insurance. :nope: Dealer tears the motor down and finds even the slightest evidence of an oiling issue, in many cases likely caused by the piss water 5w30 they recommend, they'll deny your warranty claim. Bent shift fork? Abuse! Warranty denied. Gear lash set incorrectly from the factory? Abuse, warranty denied.

Blah. As much as I love driving this thing, I bought the wrong damn car.
:whocares: your car is under warranty if you didn't fuck with it. You will have no issues. If you do you get a lawyer and have a clear case+ winnings. Offing this car for "reliability" purposes while it is under full warranty with super low miles is :fullretard:

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I must be some kind of masochist or something, I spent a good 30 minutes reading through some of the warranty issues thread on NASIOC. The number of EJ25x engine failures over there that SOA somehow seems to wiggle out of due to technicalities is :mindblown:. At least VW waits until after the warranty expires to fuck you if you're not tuned. I suppose I knew these EJs were shit, but I figured staying stock under warranty would be enough insurance. :nope: Dealer tears the motor down and finds even the slightest evidence of an oiling issue, in many cases likely caused by the piss water 5w30 they recommend, they'll deny your warranty claim. Bent shift fork? Abuse! Warranty denied. Gear lash set incorrectly from the factory? Abuse, warranty denied.

Blah. As much as I love driving this thing, I bought the wrong damn car.
:whocares: your car is under warranty if you didn't fuck with it. You will have no issues. If you do you get a lawyer and have a clear case+ winnings. Offing this car for "reliability" purposes while it is under full warranty with super low miles is :fullretard:
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Only reason to get rid of the car is to trim your overhead and enjoy the benefits of a slowly depreciating tractor.
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:whocares: your car is under warranty if you didn't fuck with it. You will have no issues. If you do you get a lawyer and have a clear case+ winnings. Offing this car for "reliability" purposes while it is under full warranty with super low miles is :fullretard:
:dat:

Only reason to get rid of the car is to trim your overhead and enjoy the benefits of a slowly depreciating tractor.
:wrong: the car has required 4 oil changes so far. It's clearly unreliable.

I spent some time reading the nabisco thread. Found a handful of STIs with engine failure. Most were over revved or money shifted while modified rather heavily. Some had blown clutches from launching them. One was denied coverage due to lack of oil changes. One had a transmission reverse lockout claim denied due to an aftermarket short shifter kit.

:whocares: don't beat the absolute shit out of the car, and if you're worried about warranty don't tune it with a mail order "it's sick brah, trust me it'll run better than factory" tune.

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:dat:

Only reason to get rid of the car is to trim your overhead and enjoy the benefits of a slowly depreciating tractor.
:wrong: the car has required 4 oil changes so far. It's clearly unreliable.

I spent some time reading the nabisco thread. Found a handful of STIs with engine failure. Most were over revved or money shifted while modified rather heavily. Some had blown clutches from launching them. One was denied coverage due to lack of oil changes. One had a transmission reverse lockout claim denied due to an aftermarket short shifter kit.

:whocares: don't beat the absolute shit out of the car, and if you're worried about warranty don't tune it with a mail order "it's sick brah, trust me it'll run better than factory" tune.
This should happen to lot of derps, maybe lot of reliability stigma of brands may change.

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:dat:

Only reason to get rid of the car is to trim your overhead and enjoy the benefits of a slowly depreciating tractor.
:wrong: the car has required 4 oil changes so far. It's clearly unreliable.

I spent some time reading the nabisco thread. Found a handful of STIs with engine failure. Most were over revved or money shifted while modified rather heavily. Some had blown clutches from launching them. One was denied coverage due to lack of oil changes. One had a transmission reverse lockout claim denied due to an aftermarket short shifter kit.

:whocares: don't beat the absolute shit out of the car, and if you're worried about warranty don't tune it with a mail order "it's sick brah, trust me it'll run better than factory" tune.
When you gonna mod breh?! Obviously that’s the way to go on these

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:wrong: the car has required 4 oil changes so far. It's clearly unreliable.

I spent some time reading the nabisco thread. Found a handful of STIs with engine failure. Most were over revved or money shifted while modified rather heavily. Some had blown clutches from launching them. One was denied coverage due to lack of oil changes. One had a transmission reverse lockout claim denied due to an aftermarket short shifter kit.

:whocares: don't beat the absolute shit out of the car, and if you're worried about warranty don't tune it with a mail order "it's sick brah, trust me it'll run better than factory" tune.
When you gonna mod breh?! Obviously that’s the way to go on these
Stock tune is dangerous af, fam. Gotta go stage 2 for safety. Also change out that oil, Subaru specs the wrong weight they don't even know what oil to put in this engine.

Honestly if I blew up my motor I'd get a long block from IAG and shoot for 600 HP for less than a dealer installed new EJ.

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When you gonna mod breh?! Obviously that’s the way to go on these
Stock tune is dangerous af, fam. Gotta go stage 2 for safety. Also change out that oil, Subaru specs the wrong weight they don't even know what oil to put in this engine.

Honestly if I blew up my motor I'd get a long block from IAG and shoot for 600 HP for less than a dealer installed new EJ.
You're not going to blow up a motor before 50k. Which is notgonnahappen until you retire.

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Stock tune is dangerous af, fam. Gotta go stage 2 for safety. Also change out that oil, Subaru specs the wrong weight they don't even know what oil to put in this engine.

Honestly if I blew up my motor I'd get a long block from IAG and shoot for 600 HP for less than a dealer installed new EJ.
You're not going to blow up a motor before 50k. Which is notgonnahappen until you retire.
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Had an absolute blast with the car this morning. Had a PT appointment way out in the burbs, which gave me a chance to let the thing loose on all of the glassy, roundabout-equipped roads in America's finest place to live, Carmel, IN. Brap up to 60, brake late and heel-toe to second just before arcing through the roundabout and running back up to nearly 60 at the top of second before settling back down closer to the speed limit. Shit you never get to do driving around in the city.

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Had an absolute blast with the car this morning. Had a PT appointment way out in the burbs, which gave me a chance to let the thing loose on all of the glassy, roundabout-equipped roads in America's finest place to live, Carmel, IN. Brap up to 60, brake late and heel-toe to second just before arcing through the roundabout and running back up to nearly 60 at the top of second before settling back down closer to the speed limit. Shit you never get to do driving around in the city.

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Johnny_P wrote::fuckyeah:
The car is a riot when you can really open it up.
:fuckyeah:

There's one thing about the way this car handles when driven hard that I find strange, though...wondering if you experience the same thing.

On initial turn-in the steering weights up nicely, but mid-corner in longer sweepers the wheel seems to lighten up again and the front sort of wants to dance around. Not sure if that's a symptom of not having enough camber up front or what exactly, but it doesn't feel as planted as I'd like.


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Johnny_P wrote::fuckyeah:
The car is a riot when you can really open it up.
:fuckyeah:

There's one thing about the way this car handles when driven hard that I find strange, though...wondering if you experience the same thing.

On initial turn-in the steering weights up nicely, but mid-corner in longer sweepers the wheel seems to lighten up again and the front sort of wants to dance around. Not sure if that's a symptom of not having enough camber up front or what exactly, but it doesn't feel as planted as I'd like.


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Yes I notice a pendulum. I think it’s the helical LSD. You’ll know when it loses grip because the wheel will get really light. Honestly I love it. Next time you notice it plant your foot a bit more and see how it changes.

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Johnny_P wrote:Yes I notice a pendulum. I think it’s the helical LSD. You’ll know when it loses grip because the wheel will get really light. Honestly I love it. Next time you notice it plant your foot a bit more and see how it changes.
It might be the LSD, but I'm experiencing that floaty feeling even at what's probably 7/10ths, it's not (always?) an issue of losing grip. :iono: I still think it's an alignment issue, but getting more camber up front would require new top hats...probably the Whiteline Com C mounts, and pulling out rear camber means new LCAs out back, which would all add up to be kind of :waxer:.

In a possible anti- :plac: move, though, I'm tossing around the idea of buying out the lease now. Complain though I might about how expensive the car is, there's nothing else I'd rather be driving and if I'm goingto keep the thing, I'm much better off in the long run buying it out now than throwing away $100+ every month on interest floating that residual amount. We shall see. I think it's either I do that, or I'm back to looking for a clean GTI Sport. More than I love driving this car, I love hitting trails with the MTB and I'm ready to :troywax: on some roof bars so I can do that more easily and and more often with friends. I'm not dropping the $600+ on the 2018 WRX roof trim and Thule bars for a car I'm not going to keep. :nope:

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But sure, EJs are reliable. :yeahok:
Submitted For Warranty Work (Yes/No): yes

Reason Given For Denial: "there are only two reasons that this would happen: lack of oil maintenance or over revving, and neither are covered by the factory"

Your Story: I was driving home on Father's Day (06/17) and was merging into highway traffic going somewhat fast (shifted from 3rd to 4th at around 6k). I heard a sound from the engine, shifted to fifth, and the sound went away.
I continued on down the road, heard valve tick from my engine, and tried to get off the interstate. The car shut down a few times on the way over, and by the time I was to the side, it had turned into full on rod knock.
Car was towed to the nearby dearliership, I waited two weeks to get an answer (they gave me a rental only after the first week), and they told me that the warranty repair wasn't covered for the reasons above. I asked what troubleshooting they had done, and they replied that they've only looked at the parts that the field engineer said to look at and have not troubleshot any parts of the car.

I bought the car with 45,000 miles and have changed the oil three times (45k, 50k, and 55k). The Carfax was spotless and showed an oil change every 5k miles. I had changed the oil two weeks before the incident happened--along with the air filter and brakes on the car. I verified when it happened that the car had oil.


SOA told me on 07/17 that the car's warranty was now NOT being denied, but that I would need to make a $1,600 deposit before they would look at the engine to see if it was covered. If it wasn't covered, I would be out the $1,600 and would need to pay another $13,000 to have the engine REPAIRED.

The dealership's director of services said the following, "I completely understand your position, but please understand that there is zero chance that your vehicle’s damage is going to covered by warranty or they will find anything to conclude a manufacturer’s defect was the root cause of the bearing failure, and it is only my personal opinion that you would be wasting your money on a tear down. The reason Subaru of America would participate in this endeavor and agree to pursue this further is to again, further solidify the legal case of denial of warranty coverage of this repair."

No troubleshooting has been done, and I don't want to fork out $1,600 at the chance they will deny it. What should I do?

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But sure, EJs are reliable. :yeahok:
Submitted For Warranty Work (Yes/No): yes

Reason Given For Denial: "there are only two reasons that this would happen: lack of oil maintenance or over revving, and neither are covered by the factory"

Your Story: I was driving home on Father's Day (06/17) and was merging into highway traffic going somewhat fast (shifted from 3rd to 4th at around 6k). I heard a sound from the engine, shifted to fifth, and the sound went away.
I continued on down the road, heard valve tick from my engine, and tried to get off the interstate. The car shut down a few times on the way over, and by the time I was to the side, it had turned into full on rod knock.
Car was towed to the nearby dearliership, I waited two weeks to get an answer (they gave me a rental only after the first week), and they told me that the warranty repair wasn't covered for the reasons above. I asked what troubleshooting they had done, and they replied that they've only looked at the parts that the field engineer said to look at and have not troubleshot any parts of the car.

I bought the car with 45,000 miles and have changed the oil three times (45k, 50k, and 55k). The Carfax was spotless and showed an oil change every 5k miles. I had changed the oil two weeks before the incident happened--along with the air filter and brakes on the car. I verified when it happened that the car had oil.


SOA told me on 07/17 that the car's warranty was now NOT being denied, but that I would need to make a $1,600 deposit before they would look at the engine to see if it was covered. If it wasn't covered, I would be out the $1,600 and would need to pay another $13,000 to have the engine REPAIRED.

The dealership's director of services said the following, "I completely understand your position, but please understand that there is zero chance that your vehicle’s damage is going to covered by warranty or they will find anything to conclude a manufacturer’s defect was the root cause of the bearing failure, and it is only my personal opinion that you would be wasting your money on a tear down. The reason Subaru of America would participate in this endeavor and agree to pursue this further is to again, further solidify the legal case of denial of warranty coverage of this repair."

No troubleshooting has been done, and I don't want to fork out $1,600 at the chance they will deny it. What should I do?
Bruh 60k miles is owner #4's problem

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