Ownership Verified: I finally made up my mind on a car, My 2009 STi.

cdbob

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Just got the car today. Sorry for the bad photos, I'll get my real camera tomorrow.

It's a lot faster than my jetta, I'm going to need to learn to take the lead out of my right foot.







 
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Looks great, is it stock? You seem to have something white on your head.
 

cdbob

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Looks great, is it stock? You seem to have something white on your head.
Completely stock with 59,000 km on the odo. I put that white block on my head in case this car gets me in trouble in the future.
 

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Love it!

I'm actually kind of envious and now I'm wondering what one would run me...

EDIT: Oof, nevermind!
 
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I believe Viper practises safe dorifto so no chance of an STI.
 

LeVeL

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Awesome! Here's hoping that the previous owner didn't abuse it the way most turbo Subarus seem to be.
 

cdbob

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So... These are pictures of the car the last time it ran properly. Right after I took them, while accelerating onto the highway heading home I suspect the engine threw a rod bearing. Aka it's toast. So yeah one day with the car and if extended warranty doesn't cover it it's going to be an expensive repair. The car has a complete service history and no modifications. I know the owner and it's a surprise it happened (but honestly with the stories I've heard about other stis engine issues it wasn't a massive surprise.) I'm gutted though it had it less than 24 hours, I'd being looking at this particular car for a year. I'm not getting my hopes up with this warranty so I'll guess I'll just wait and see.

Anyways here are photos of the car, It'll probably be at the dealership for a while before the battle is done over the extended warranty.












 
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That is the worst luck. Damn :( I hope the warranty covers it. Even if it doesn't I'm pretty sure such circumstances (here at least) would allow you some form of statutory protection as a consumer. Cars don't just throw rods the day after you buy them (one would hope)
 

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Awful luck, sorry to hear. But you bought it from a dealer? That would be a no-hassle-warranty or cancellation of the purchase here since it happened so fast.
 

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Seems like a straigt up reverse of sale, that.
 

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Sorry to hear that, sounds like it is an abused example. Reverse of sale would be wise if possible. Even if it gets fixed, there may be other issues.
 

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IIRC, STi's of that generation had a habit of leaning out as they go into boost thereby destroying the ringlands. It's caused by a bad stock tune. I believe Cobb has a Stage 0 tune that is meant to correct issues with the stock tune on a stock car. Perhaps that is related to your current issues. Regardless, I hope the warranty covers it. That sucks that it happened so soon.
 
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