Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Western Canada
Car: 05 OB XT Ltd; 98 OB Ltd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
okay, okay., I hear you.
-2 Outbacks (wagons, both LTD versions. one normally aspirated, and the new XT.)
-1 Ford superduty p/u (powerstroke)
-1 Nissan sedan (older, but almost no mileage on it. 24k)
-recently sold the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned, a little Nissan p/u that never quit. Neighbour bought it before the ink dried on the 'for sale' sign, literally. I should have asked alot more, but hey, everybody's happy....
It doesn't snow much around greater Vancouver and and the south coast of BC, but when it does, Outbacks are IMHO the best cars to be driving. Bar none! They're great in our heavy rains, too (well, once you take off the crappy OEM tires.) One of my few gripes is the pricing structure used by Fuji and Subaru. We pay roughly 10% more across the board for the same vehicles, and there's no way that a metric speedo and some cheesy bilingual SRS stickers account for the difference.
Still, despite that price hit, you can't drive anywhere in Vancouver without seeing +++ Subarus!