Eyesore is my second of three Subaru vehicles. I picked it up from reaching the scraper during the boom of "Cash For Clunkers" in 2009, since the standard rating for gas mileage should be in the 20's. When I got him, he was intact, had 70K on everything (and fresh timing belts/brakes at the time), and otherwise hasn't had a day off for 4 years.
He's slid into a snow ditch, mostly my fault for not having put the correct tires on him for winter driving (Falken Ziex 914 tires are NOT meant for winter use, whatsoever!).
I've gotten him full of mud while practicing my oversteer recovery.
He's been to Michigan in the dead winter, Ohio in the summer, Pennsylvania on a few whims, and back to NY many, many times.
He's blown a transmission on Thanksgiving, limped 40 miles sans fourth gear, and got me around locally for another 2 months thereafter before the replacement was installed.
His only modifcations are the 15" Impeza rims, wider tires, a cheap high flow air filter with the restriction box removed, fold down seats from a junked "95 Legacy Wagon, and missing interior parts. Though I have to admit, those seats in the back sure are comfy and plush...
He's downright uh-guh-ly, has loose duct tape everywhere, caked in mud in places I didn't think it could hold on to.
Haven't decided what his future fate is yet, but, if I don't use him for the EJ swap in my Loyale, I'll probably use my welding class to put a roll cage in him, and take him to the "Lemons" races. Could be coolish, so long as I don't get the crusher! xD
Whoops. Cut for decency.
Edited by tincan, 26 August 2013 - 10:03 AM.