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Trip to Canada in 2002 OBW
Posted 28 June 2003 - 01:06 PM
Typically made it up over pretty steep hills in 5th gear, not needing to downshift exept maybe a couple of times. Cruised at about 75mph on the open road w/o hardly feeling it. It was fully loaded with cargo, 2 kids, my wife, and I.
Coming home I averaged approx 25mpg, even with all of those large rolling hills thru New Brunswick and the A/C running full blast!
It has a nice commanding view, but not too high. Most comfortable ride of any of the 3 past trips.
We probably could have used a roof cargo carrier, but made out ok with the space in the back.
Now that we're home, anticipating that new clutch...dealer is ready whenever.
Posted 29 June 2003 - 10:53 AM
My OBW has over 93k mi (I'm the original owner), and I still love it. In fact, I am planning on keeping it for another 5-plus years and am debating whether to sink some money into upgrades: new stereo, full aftermarket exhaust, new or refinished wheels, Cobb cams (if I really feel adventuresome).
Posted 29 June 2003 - 11:17 AM
Posted 29 June 2003 - 11:18 AM
Posted 29 June 2003 - 07:40 PM
Do you know of any other Mainers on this message board?
By the way, from which dealership did you purchase your OBW? Both of our Subarus came from Charlie's Motor Mall in Augusta. The place in South Portland didn't seem to want to deal when we were in the market for my wife's car earlier this year.
Posted 30 June 2003 - 07:38 AM
Maine Mall Motors sux. The sales guys were fine but when they brought out the sales manager (since we were talking them down even more), he pulled all of the slimy transparent negotiation tactics and we walked. Although Charlie's was just slightly less per month, we felt more comfortable with them, although our sales guy wasn't a saint, either. The sales manager from Maine Mall Motors called my wife the next day and gave her a lot of crap for going to Charlie's - I almost called Subaru on him, but we notified Charlie's staff and they said all of the customers they "steal" from Maine Mall Motors get the same crap.
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