May 11, 2011 update to the Subaru Impreza Wagon project car

Highway Hauler

More than just a capable rallycrosser, our Impreza is also a nice highway cruiser. We averaged more than 27.5 mpg.
We didn't have an official project car display area, but the Subaru was there for anyone who was interested.
We took the scenic way back--U.S. 129 through Georgia. That route wasn't much longer than I-75, and we got to see some sights. We also got to put our Hella lights into action.
Another thing that makes the Subaru a great travel companion: lots of storage space.

Instead of traveling in agony as the suspension crashes over suspension joints, we get to enjoy a comfortable ride, cold a/c and nonstop Iron Maiden.

Our Subaru Impreza was built to be a low-buck rallycrosser, but there’s been a nice side benefit: The car simply eats up the highway miles. Instead of traveling in agony as the suspension crashes over suspension joints, we get to enjoy a comfortable ride, cold a/c and nonstop Iron Maiden.

We had the car at The Mitty this weekend, and the trip up and back—all 1016 miles—was uneventful. The Subaru averaged 27.5 mpg, and the CD player never skipped. We did kill a bunch of bugs, however.

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pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
5/12/11 9:25 a.m.

I have this image of an Iron Maiden Tape stuck in the player that just keeps repeating and cannot be turned off. LOL

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/12/11 3:15 p.m.

Actually it's a CD.

sanyas
sanyas
5/17/11 2:34 a.m.
sanyas
sanyas
5/17/11 2:36 a.m.

very well written Seo Services Company

Cameron MacLean
Cameron MacLean None
5/17/11 11:19 a.m.

Before leaving on a 10 hour trip to Maine, I consulted my father's old collection of Tapes. Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin! Do all the speakers still work in the Impreza? I know mine's limping along with one.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/25/11 1:35 p.m.

You know, I haven't checked all of the speakers. The current head unit is going, though. The car needs something with either an aux. input or iPod connectivity. I need all of my Maiden when on the road, not just a few CDs.

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