Out with the old, in with the new

After the dealership told me my faithful Subu would need a new tranny it was time for a tough decision.

After 179, 496 miles we parted ways.



A few years back I had the opportunity to test drive a 2013 Outback. However, I was very unimpressed with the overall ride and feel of the car. It felt more like an SUV and very unlike my nimble, steet aware Subu.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago I took a 2015 Outback around the dealer parking lot. I knew if I took it out on the road I’d buy it on the spot. This time I was very impressed. Subaru did their homework and the 2015 is a whole different car. Even the drive by wire feel….well, not drive by wire. The suspension and feel are much better. You know where the front wheel are pointed. Interior space is much better over my 2006 and technology wise the 06 is like a 2×4 club, where the 15 is a stealth fighter plane.

After we got our ducks in a row and I was happy with my research, I went back for a proper test run. The car was more responsive than I expected. Let’s just say that taking a 25 mph off ramp at three times the limit put the Subu through its paces. The end result was very little roll a solid feel, no squealing and no unnecessary tail wagging!

Old and the new.


After the song and dance with the sales manager we settled on an agreeable number. Go here for more info on Prime Subaru.

New Subu (Subu2) in the driveway.


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