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Old 02-19-2015, 04:17 AM
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Spotted a Subaru Outback WRX today at Wal*Mart. Had a quick peak inside and it was a manual trans. I knew you could order the WRX package pretty much across the Subaru line (turbo, sport tuned suspension and AWD) but had never seen an Outback. Usually WRXes are Legacy coupes. The STI is a bigger turbo. And I guess you could order either high performance option on a Forrester.

FWIW I bought an 86 GL turbo 5 speed AWD wagon when I lived in Athens Ohio. 180,000 miles, every corner had been hit (right rear tail light lens and bucket were stuck in bondo that had dried- luckily never had to replace any of those bulbs). Came with a rattle can of silver Rustoleum a good match to the factory color. Paid $800 for it, abused the heck out of it (4 wheel drifts on county roads after snowfall), and didn't change the oil for the last 11,000 miles- it was using a quart a week so every 5 weeks the oil was getting replaced.

If I went around a highway ramp at any more than grandma speed all the oil would slosh to one side of th3 horizontally opposed engine and find its way into the cylinders (either past the rings or valves) and I could burn off a quart (or more) without trying. Kinda fun actually, I'd have a James Bond smoke screen for about a minute or less then clear the cylinders and motor away like nothing had happened. I'm sure many times the driver behind me thought I'd blown the engine or something. lol

Sometime while I had it the exhaust rusted off at the catalytic converter. It was LOUD, and made a great ripping noise when I'd shift. Combine that with the turbo spooling and waste gate wooshing it was pretty fun, making all those noises.

Drove that car down to Key West in 1999 with all my wordly goods in it (3 amplifiers, 5 guitars, a mini fridge, CD shelving tied to the roof and 150 CD's packed in milk crates on the front seat for the ride). Got it down there and parked it- bought a Honda Elite 50 scooter for $400, there was no parking for cars down there but scooters you could park anywhere.

Lived with my brother in a guesthouse of a larger house on a canal in Key Haven (Racoon Key) 4 miles outside of KW proper. The salt air was not kind to my already rusty Subie, and since I wasn't driving it a couple tires went flat.

Before I left at the end of April I pumped the tires up and started driving it a bit. Temperatures were getting up into the 90's and the car would overheat (plenty of coolant and thermostat was opening so I.figured the water pump wasn't getting it done anymore). Decided that I would leave town at sundown, drive up US 1 in the cooler air of the evening and through Florida at night.

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Posting on my phone, don't know why it cut me off...

Anyway my great aunt had died and I had the choice of leaving a day earlier and being able to make the trip in 2 days arriving the day of the funeral, or driving straight through (buying a suit on the way) and being able to get up in the morning and get ready, be at the funeral with the family well rested.

So, I chose to drive straight through. 1604 miles door to door in 24 hours. Since I left after the sun was set (about 10) I slept until 4:00 pm. When I hit Georgia it was day break and I caught my second wind. Did fine until I had to go through Cincinatti on 75 at evening rush hour. I was so.tired I was probably dangerous. Got home to Kelleys Island and slept 12 hours straight. Still was tired.

But I made it. Was an adventure and a good story to tell (I hope).
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:21 AM
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Saw this baby girl cruising the highway,
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:39 AM
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Saw this baby girl cruising the highway, Sugar Land, Texas
Thought it was a colorado on my phone until I made the pic bigger. Eek
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:40 AM
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Saw this baby girl cruising the highway,
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I don't see why everyone hates the new F-150s. They are beautiful.
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:43 AM
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I see why everyone hates the new F-150s. They are God damn ugly.
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:46 AM
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Really not much of a difference
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:48 AM
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You're high
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:00 AM
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Better than the new chevs!
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:00 AM
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I don't see why everyone hates the new F-150s. They are beautiful.
I like them to. But not in chrome
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:01 AM
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I like them to. But not in chrome
Eh I don't like the chrome grille on them either but I really like them.
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:01 AM
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Better than the new chevs!
x2 I hate the boxy looking Silverado. I think that all blacked out like the one in the picture I posted above they'll look great,, I'm not a big fan of chrome bumpers and grilles and shit
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:08 AM
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x2 I hate the boxy looking Silverado. I think that all blacked out like the one in the picture I posted above they'll look great,, I'm not a big fan of chrome bumpers and grilles and shit
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:11 AM
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X2 ---------- I can pass that test that proves otherwise ----------
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Old 02-19-2015, 11:19 AM
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Really not much of a difference
I hope thats sarcasm
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Old 02-19-2015, 11:22 AM
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I hope thats sarcasm
Look wise but I know there's quite the difference in body.
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