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New owner, but not a new member

Hi all,

Remember me? I was the guy who found and posted the first spy photo of the Outback XT before it was officially unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show. Anyway, while I've been a provisional member since January 2004 (I had owned a '96 Outback), it was only three weeks ago that I became a full-fledged Subaru owner again. I picked up my '05 Outback XT Limited (5-speed with the short shifter and sub-woofer) in Atlantic Pearl Blue. And baby, I am not just an owner now, I'm a rabid enthusiast because this is one fine machine!!

I immediately took it off on vacation to Maine (being careful with the break-in period and using only 93 octane gasoline). It's got 1300 miles on it in less than three weeks. So far so good.

My gas mileage so far is a groovy 24.58 (60% highway, 30% rural roads, 10% city). Admittedly, I've been light on the pedal.

I'll post pictures if I can ever figure out how to reduce the size of my pictures.
 

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Tokyo's between my toes
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Great news, man! Keep on the back roads and give that engine a lot of variety. I did that with the Escort and it got 217Kmi before the clutch died.

You'll know you're really a rabid enthusiast when your wife is in the hotel bed and you're standing out on the balcony, staring at the car...
 

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Tokyo's between my toes
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HAH! Drop the camera and get back in the car!








..no wait, send more pics!



....mmmm.... wait, take more pics then get back in the car.....
 

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OBXT Moderator, ,
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Actually I live in rural New York (right around the point where NY, CT and MA converge) but as a high school teacher, I get two months off in the summer, which I spend on lake in northern Maine. The driveway in Maine is a mile-long one-lane dirt road--hence, the OUTBACK!

I'll work on posting more pics.
 

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OBXT Moderator, ,
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Another pic!
 

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Hey Mudge, NY/CT/MA, I guess that must be around Millerton? Nice part of NY, when I biked to Maine/New Brunswick, we cycled through Millerton and Copake Falls. love that part although it was fairly hilly going across Dutchess County. And by Northern Maine, not around East Grand Lake, near Orient ME by any chance? That was our final destination as my friend has a camp on the lake there.

Anyway, my third day I owned my Atl Blue Pearl XT, I took on a 1000 mile journey to a friend's place in Stockton Springs, ME to do some sea kayaking. Yeah, it was hard to keep to the break in period!!!

Good luck with your blue XT, I like your choice of color!

Jay
 

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Yeah, Millerton's the next town south of me and Copake is just north. There is excellent biking around the Dutchess/Columbia County area. As for our place in Maine--it is not all that far from East Grand Lake (at least not all that far by Maine standards--about 45 miles east). So we share that too (and, of course, the beautiful color of our splendid Outbacks). Me, I even lived in NJ for three years (Millburn).
 

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Hey Mudge, glad to see you back again! :D

Now wait a second... are you a Red Sox fan that lives in NY? Wow, I'd think you'd be liable to recieve daily poundings from the average Yoiker :p

Nonetheless, its great to see you're having fun in your new XT ;)
 

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Yes, indeed. I'm a native Bostonian in exile in New York. But, as you can see by the license plates, I have my ways of compensating.
 

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GO SAWX!
 

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For all you baseball fans out there, it looks like another head-to-head battle between the Red Sox and Yankees.

No doubt where my sympathies lie, but I have to be extremely careful--this time of year especially--where I park the car!!:eek:
 

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Happy New Year

To all you Outback XT folk out there (and all on this board) I wish you all a healthy and happy 2005. Be safe!
 

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Happy New Year to Everyone!!

Have a great new year. The snow is all melted here in Northern Kentucky. My Outback doesn't know how to act without 4" of snow of the road.

Cheers,

Hosscat
 

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Ditto, Happy new year to everybody. I just wish it would snow over here by NYC.. Damm 56degree new years... All that mud.

Snow, Snow Snow..damm it, I want to go XC skiing...

Jay
 

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Another pic!
Greetings all!

I am one of the original members of SOB (all the way back to January 2004), and after a number of years since posting, I wanted to come back to report a milestone of sorts (pun intended): my 2005 Outback XT Limited finally hit the 100,000 mile mark today. I took delivery of the car in August 2004 (see picture above), so that makes it 13 years and 5 months, and still lovin' it!
 

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Greetings all!

I am one of the original members of SOB (all the way back to January 2004), and after a number of years since posting, I wanted to come back to report a milestone of sorts (pun intended): my 2005 Outback XT Limited finally hit the 100,000 mile mark today. I took delivery of the car in August 2004 (see picture above), so that makes it 13 years and 5 months, and still lovin' it!
HOLY NECROPOST BATMAN!

Where have you been @Mudge? Are you coming back and staying for a while?

Want me to make you a mod again??? :D
 
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