A wild Figaro appears.
I wanted to go for one last mountain drive before the snow hit over the weekend. This was the first proper test of the new exhaust, a Nameless axle back setup with 5” mufflers. I also drove a new road I had been eyeing on Google Maps – 17 miles through a meandering river valley – which was incredible.
Looked OK from the outside but the inside is ruined. I should’ve stayed in bed this morning. [Update: Wheel repair shop looked at a photo and says they can fix tomorrow for $120. I gave the OK. Hopefully it’s not too screwed up when they see it in person!]
Just had an unplanned off-road excursion. Sun came out and blinded me. Knew the area and pulled into what I thought was the right turn lane for my next turn. Spoiler alert: it was a parking cutout. Hit a curb at about 40 MPH. I am an idiot. Don’t be me, Oppo!
It was friggin sweet. I was never huge on the twins but I could totally live with an exhaust note like that. Not nearly as aggressive as this but you get the idea:
Tonight, Subaru launched it’s all-new Ascent 3-row crossover. Here’s all the facts.
Went for a hike with the wife, kids, and the dogs yesterday. Sure a hatchback or wagon probably would’ve worked just as well, but the dogs appreciate the extra height in the cargo area. More doggo content inside.
I had a light bar on my Saabaru and loved it for my rural winter commutes in the dark.. It worked wonders for seeing and avoiding deer, right up until the day the fuse blew and I hit a deer at 55mph. After getting a new car (the XT) I promptly ordered the same setup, a set of Hella 500 driving lights and a set of…
Yes, it is possible to use a hooptie to do yard work!
Oh..... not Donner party quite yet.
Of course its green, sun faded, rusty, and has aftermarket wheels.
It’s here! Hopefully I can start working on it this weekend.
In this episode we nearly crease a brand new Tacoma doublecab long bed on a rock, shred some Subaru tires and drop a little kid off a cliff. What could go wrong!
Some of you probably remember that I bought and fixed a $500 2001 Subaru LegacyGT wagon a few years ago. It’s racked up close to 300,000 miles, 40,000 of which I put on.
Not that we wont finish part 2 of our Overland Expo trip, but in this video we get back to what we really love to do, explore.
Seems like they’re coming down in price recently. Problem is finding one, but if I were in the market for something like this I would be willing to drive to get a clean one.
My advise is that if anyone ask you for car buying advise, they already know what what they wanted and there’s no way of talking them out.
“Honey I think I have a flat tire.” Dammit.