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Whats everyone's opinion on new car drive in period, this car in Australia at least has a 1500km drive in period (~930 miles)

A decade ago i believed throughly in these drive ins. But manufacturing quality and precision is at a point were is 1500km still necessary. Surely an engine will fall into its rythym within 500km (300miles) or so.

But within that drive in period they say dont push the car, dont sit in one gear too long, no high revving.
i think you should be testing everything the car should be capable of doing during that period, to make sure the car can run under that driving style, test it, variate gears revvs and push it occasionally.

Of course im no engineer nor a brilliant mechanic *cough Tork *cough but to me these drive in period rules seem counterintuitive to the long term functionality of the car.
 

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Whats everyone's opinion on new car drive in period, this car in Australia at least has a 1500km drive in period (~930 miles)

A decade ago i believed throughly in these drive ins. But manufacturing quality and precision is at a point were is 1500km still necessary. Surely an engine will fall into its rythym within 500km (300miles) or so.

But within that drive in period they say dont push the car, dont sit in one gear too long, no high revving.
i think you should be testing everything the car should be capable of doing during that period, to make sure the car can run under that driving style, test it, variate gears revvs and push it occasionally.

Of course im no engineer nor a brilliant mechanic *cough Tork *cough but to me these drive in period rules seem counterintuitive to the long term functionality of the car.
I spoke with the service manager yesterday when I picked up the i30 SR Turbo and he said give it heaps. I have given it some... 230kms on the clock already in 26 hours but thats mostly highway.
 
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