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Caribou Sandstorm
03-13-2013, 03:19 PM
We picked up a white 2013 Outback Limited this week. New Job next week, so losing the Chevy Equinox company car.... No love loss there on both fronts.. I think the visibility in the FJC was better than the Equinox...

This isn't it but I couldn't resist posting when I saw this..
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_1GA8Cs8PtGg/SHokVzCfX7I/AAAAAAAACko/UBJAGs58YJ0/s800/P7134275.JPG

Barry sent me a text and said "dude what is that like 4 cars in 4 years?" I had to write it down, to figure it out...

We have had a lot of cars in the last 8 years..

We have had:

2 Eurovan Campers, 2001, 2000
1 Passat Wagon 4motion 2007, not great gas mileage
1 Volvo XC70 wagon 2007, one of the nicest cars I have ever owned but a gas hog
1 FJ Cruiser 2008 ..awful with kids, visibility
1 4th gen 4runner 2007 great with kids, buried it in a river:(
1 2001 Land Cruiser 100 series, giant, great with kids and cruising the mall
1 Jetta TDI 2010, fun to drive, kind of small with kids
1 Chevy Equinox 2012.. not bad with kids, company car..

Um no I am not counting the 2 returns we had before the '07 4runner..Corbet beat you to that comment...:o

We are down to our new 2013 Outback and my '01 LandCruiser..

Actually we have done pretty well with most of these deals, buying low and taking care of the vehicle and selling for a good price, as well as trading in to reap the tax benefits.. ok who am I kidding, spent a few dollars but hey you only go around once, might as well try a few things and have fun!:)

Feel free to use this, if you want a new car and your wife is complaining about swapping cars..:D

bigcity25
03-13-2013, 03:41 PM
I have a connection for a mobile subaru mechanic here in the front range if you're interested. He's top notch and rates are fair.

subzali
03-13-2013, 03:55 PM
you forgot your 80 series...

Jacket
03-13-2013, 03:57 PM
And what about the Alfa?

sleeoffroad
03-13-2013, 04:10 PM
2 Eurovan Campers, 2001, 2000
1 Passat Wagon 4motion 2007, not great gas mileage
1 Volvo XC70 wagon 2007, one of the nicest cars I have ever owned but a gas hog
1 FJ Cruiser 2008 ..awful with kids, visibility
1 4th gen 4runner 2007 great with kids, buried it in a river:(
1 2001 Land Cruiser 100 series, giant, great with kids and cruising the mall
1 Jetta TDI 2010, fun to drive, kind of small with kids
1 Chevy Equinox 2012.. not bad with kids, company car..

Looking at this list it seems the kids are the problem. Get rid of them and keep the cars :)

Caribou Sandstorm
03-13-2013, 04:15 PM
you forgot your 80 series...

And what about the Alfa?

Yikes you are both correct

Looking at this list it seems the kids are the problem. Get rid of them and keep the cars :)

Good Idea but have to wait until they are in college to get rid of them..

LARGEONE
03-13-2013, 08:42 PM
You have to count the ones you bought and returned. I thought I was bad until I saw this list.

AxleIke
03-13-2013, 08:55 PM
Well, congrats on the new job. Not a Subaru fan, but they do handle in the snow REALLY well, at least the old ones did.

I'm envious of the car list. I have a similar list, but its of the cars I'd LIKE to own, LOL! :D

Caribou Sandstorm
03-14-2013, 03:43 PM
Here are some pics..in case you have never seen one ;) btw, they come stock with 8 inches of clearance, not bad..

http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/2013-Subaru-Outback/i-cXRQSZc/0/L/IMG_0021-L.jpg

http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/2013-Subaru-Outback/i-Lq2StZG/0/L/IMG_0023-L.jpg

http://chrissandstormfj.smugmug.com/Other/2013-Subaru-Outback/i-82QXRdm/0/L/IMG_0024-L.jpg

rover67
03-14-2013, 04:09 PM
does it have the 3.6? those are quick.

corsair23
03-14-2013, 04:29 PM
Looks 'spensive :)

Caribou Sandstorm
03-14-2013, 04:43 PM
We did the 2.5 for the fuel economy..Guess we are getting used to the 4 bangers, the Equinox and the Jetta TDI both were 4 bangers... And the price was like 8k more for the 6 banger..

We got it for 2k more than our Jetta, and I was ok with that because this is all wheel drive. Seemed a fair price difference considering what we were getting.

Inukshuk
03-15-2013, 12:54 PM
Good Idea but have to wait until they are out of college to get rid of them..

Fixed it.

Now, let the mods begin. http://www.writerguy.com/primitive/ I helped a friend install the under engine and transmission 3/16 plates. They were nice.