Wanted to find out the general consensus regarding running in new cars these days. There's various arguments for and against this. My opinion is more towards not bothering. This is from discussions with various people including mechanics, car sales people and amatuer racing drivers.
Manufacturing has changed quite a bit over the last few years, and there is less chance of any imperfections in materials from machining processes etc.
In addition, engines are already run in on a bench right through the rev range. I believe they are actually run for a sustained period at maximum revs, so there should be no issues there.
Is it better to drive it how you normally would (my style being like I stole it...) so that the ECU learns quicker, or do peopel still believe in the drivig miss daisy style for the first 1000 or so miles?