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#3: 09-11-2012, 05:21 PM
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More of a car than the 2.5i so probably less forgiving if you skimp on maintenance but nothing outrageously different. You do need to make sure you don't do anything that will jeopardize the turbo. The screen mentioned above by Mr Shute is a good place to start but good quality oil is important and everyone's car is a bit different as to what oil works for them. Turbo motors will eat oil if it's too thin or just doesn't like it, you need to move around the brands and find out what works for you. Keep an eye on the oil level VERY regularly. Some people have good luck with the Rotella T6 oil, this is a 10w40 oil for a diesel motor but it works very well in the Subaru, yes our cars call for 5w30 but you'll see what happens if you use that! Mobil1 is generally not a good oil for our cars but there are people who do use it, most of us do not. Read up on the forum almost everything mentioned and so much more is discussed already. Enjoy the car and it really is a fun drive and a reliable car when looked after properly. We're all here to help and happy to have you on board.