As I write this I’m approaching the 36,000 mile mark, which brings me to the end of the bumper-to-bumper warranty. Allow me to list the repairs that have been done to this car in that time period:
- 1,006 mi: Steel band clamp on the exhaust came loose. Fixed it myself in 2 minutes.
- 34,000 mi: Clutch disk, flywheel, pressure plate, and throwout bearing replaced under warranty due to a creaking sound when depressing the clutch. However the creak is still there, and my own research has led me to believe that it’s just the clutch fork components in need of some lubrication. Yay for free, unnecessary parts!
…annndd that’s it! Yes, if you jump on the forums you will read all sorts of stories about engines exploding, tail-lights leaking, etc…, but you need to remember two things: First, a lot of those are the early production vehicles, which did have teething issues that have since been resolved. Second: A lot of these cars are bought, and tuned by very young kids who often times don’t really know what they are doing. I once literally heard one of them say, “Oh, I didn’t think it was necessary to tune the car after installing a turbo.”