Going to haggle with the dealership and see if I can get the first few years of maintenece for free. The Impreza is a new vehicle but I'm willing to wait, in no hurry for a new car as my current one is running fine.
I agree that 6 months is reasonable - all I see is oil and oil filter change. I do go a bit longer on cars that see summer use only. In the good old days Pennsylvania did a safety inspection every 6 months and they usually found "safety" problems. I used to adjust my ignition "points" every 2 months. $300 seems high - any details.One big issue with Suabru vehicles is the servicing intervals which is every 6 months and around $300 each time. I'm hoping the Impreza 5 will only need to go in for service once a year because every 6 months is ridiculous.
The warranty can not be voided by you doing your own work or having the work done elsewhere as long as you can prove it was done at the approved interval and the proper oils and fluids were used. A good method to document the work is to take a date stamped picture of the receipt for the materials or service beside your odometer. Sure there is no way to prove you actually put those fluids in but there is no way for them to prove you didn't either.Does doing your own oil changes void the warranty if you have receipts for purchase of recommended weight/blend and filters at timely intervals? I suppose this includes wiper blades, air filters, plugs, etc. I know there's no way to PROVE you actually did the work on said vehicle, but i haven't taken a car into the dealership or one of those tire/quick-change places for almost twenty years! Yes, I have had more intensive/non-routine/recall work done at the dealerships, but I actually enjoy doing the basics myself(although my experiences have always come from Toyotas and have never changed a Subaru's oil - I hear the filter is on TOP of the engine).
It just seems like this is another way for dealerships to rob you(said in my most innocent voice). At the bare-minimum let me shop around for the best deal on service - even if it's a non-Subaru shop!
Twice a year or 6,000 to 7,500 miles whichever comes first is pretty standard. What cars have you had that were higher?One big issue with Suabru vehicles is the servicing intervals which is every 6 months and around $300 each time. I'm hoping the Impreza 5 will only need to go in for service once a year because every 6 months is ridiculous.
Yep, once a year or 10,000 miles. They also cost between $1,200 and $2,500 a pop. This is why I drive a FRS and not a Porsche!Porsche does once a year maintenance... this is far from that my friend lol
I have a Canadian 2017 Impreza and the manual says 6 months or every 10,000KM. Guess it's different depending on the country. Odd though.I was watching an Australian review of the 2017 impresa. (They don't get a manual, but they do get the pedestrian bag and auto stop/start.) I was surprised to hear that in the land of Oz, the maintenance interval is one year or 12500km, rather than 6 months. I guess SOA figures Americans have more money to spend ?? And down under, the services are indeed A$300 or more, for a total of A$1300 over three years.