Bought this car February 24, 2014 and with no major issues she surpassed the 300k mile mark. She’s been a great car and just thought I’d share. Yes she’s a Japanese built. lol
I changed the oil every 20k miles with Mag1 full synthetic, fram ultra guard oil filter. I use the K&N air filter I clean every 50k miles. I got 200k miles out of my factory plugs but I get 90k from the NGK I use now. Having a good battery is essential. I have the DCT so when the battery gets low(by the way with no warning) the car will go into safe mode. Checked the battery after 2 years and was reading 10.6 volts. So the transmission control module didn’t have enough power and couldn’t communicate to the ECM. That was a awful experience on the interstate at 80 mph. Wheels suck. I got the 18s and the slightest pothole and you are guaranteed to bend/warp a wheel. I’ve also replaced the tie rods at 200k and the front struts along with the rear shocks every 120k which I’m replacing again this weekend. That’s really it. When they say low cost of ownership with this car they really meant it. Still good power out of the 2.5l. Also the belts at 150k. Hope that information helps y’all in any way.Yes. It’s a automatic. I was in manual mode on the interstate. All highway miles, driven 1000 miles a week (roughly)
It’s a sealed transmission so no I’ve never changed anything. Also the problem went away with a simple battery change. I travel with a code reader just in case😉I think you have a SkyActiv conventional automatic... not a DCT - Dual Clutch Transmission. The former will, I believe, be more long-lived... as you are proving-out. I think the highway miles are easier on the car, and for the transmission, I suspect the torque converter is in Lock Up mode most of the time. Did you every change the automatic transmission fluid or the filter for same?