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Quick question about break-in period

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I went to look at a Fiesta ST today. 2015 Black, base. No recarros (not sure if I like that)...

The car has 197 miles, I got to wondering... the dealership/the test drivers have probably been getting onto it a little during test drives...

Is this something to even worry about? If I buy this car and continue w/ the recommended break in procedures... it should be good to go right?
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Thanks for the speedy replies :)

The more I read on the recarros I'm torn...

I'm 6ft 235 lb I'm not sure how well they would fit me anyway...2015 mustang reactors were kinda tight.

I'm almost sure I'm getting this thing tomorrow...I need a reliable daily to replace my accord. Pretty pumped!
I'm 6', 260, and I absolutely love the Recaro's in both ST's. You won't initially, but they do break in and they're ridiculously comfortable when they do.

You'll be happy with or without them, I just think you'll be happier with them. I've seen quite a few ads of people trying to get them after-the-fact.
My car had around 125 when I bought it. Took it to 130mph the first night and it still pulls strong. The "break in" procedure in the owners book is "vary RPM for the first 1000 miles." These are modern engines manufactured out of modern materials with modern machines and tolerances. They don't need to be babied so they can run off the rough spots or slight missizings that older cars had to.
I definitely agree with this. My car had very low miles when it rolled off the lot, but I can guarantee that my break-in process is significantly harder than most test-drives would be (with the exception of guaranteeing that it was at operating temps before beating on it). If my cars haven't broken by the first 100 miles then they are usually pretty strong...
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