Join Date: May 2007
Car: 2003 2.5 4EAT with AWP and 2002 3.0 L.L. Bean wagons.
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No truth at all.
Only reason for premium is if the car requires it (like the turbo models or older 3.0 engine) or if the car is pinging/knocking. The 2.5 will do just fine on the 87 it is designed for.
2003 Outback 2.5 wagon: "Kaylee". 157,000 and counting.
Mods: 2004 Forester XT shift knob, Fumoto oil drain valve, HIR1 high beam upgrade. Also: More rust than I care to think about.
2002 L.L. Bean Limited 3.0 Outback wagon: "Mal". 103,000 and counting.
Mods: Scangauge II, Fumoto oil drain valve, and a decent bit of fixing up to do.