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I was just curious, how did the rest of you break in your Q's?
 

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The manual says to stay under 4,000 rpm for the first 1,200 miles and avoid abrupt acceleration or deceleration during that period. That being said, I broke this rule a few times. It's a little hard to resist. VQ engines are very solid.
 
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Yesterday was the first time I kind of broke her a little loose and took her to around 4k. I'm at 740 miles and have been driving like a grandma till this point.
 

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I floored my car right off of the lot, 9k later she is still going strong. Guess I'm not overly cautious!

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Hahaha did any of thw sales folks see u drive off? If so did u see any of their reactions?
I'm sure they did 3 of them were right out front, but I didn't see any reactions. Eyes were on the road.... Safety first. :D

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The manual says to stay under 4,000 rpm for the first 1,200 miles and avoid abrupt acceleration or deceleration during that period. That being said, I broke this rule a few times. It's a little hard to resist. VQ engines are very solid.
Actually, they are prone to burning oil. A lot of Altima owners suffered from it and tons of G35 owners with the "rev-up" motor went through **** because of it.

But the "fix" is of course, carry a few courts of oil in the trunk. ;)

My friends brother had to replace his engine just 3 months into ownership. But my car was fine. Owned it for 7 years and no oil burning issues. (2006 6mt).
 

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Like Hunter said, it was hard to resist and waiting till 1200 was the toughest one.... I did couple 0-60 during 1200 periods and I am at 6K now and I find it fine so far. This is not the first brand new cars I did and I never run into any issues so far (hopefully not)

This makes me think, is breaking-in period still true for modern cars?
 

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