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Mine had 90 miles on the odo.

10 miles after I got the keys, I was gassing it(freeway) in the fast lane, then slowing down to hypermile speeds only to gas it again
This "gun it then coast" process was repeated many times for an hour or more just after.purchase.
Why not follow the mfg. rec's?
I read that the honing mark's need ring pressure to do their job. Max outward ring pressure is achieved under max throttle. And the honing marks are the freshest they can be, when new. So you get the best match between rings and bores at that time.

If you baby the engine per rec'd breaking procedure, the hone marks wear down by the time you really blow the cobwebs out and ring sealing is just soso.
All of the above is my experience and opinion. I add no oil between changes @ 7000 miles,fwiw.
Do it your way and believe what you want.
 

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Since I purchased my Forester out of state I had a long drive home. I constantly varied the speed and rpm's the entire journey and never used cruise control.
I never exceeded 4k rpm and avoided jack-rabbit starts and hard braking.
 

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