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#1476 of 1480 Re: 2009 test drive. [ateixeira]
Nov 05, 2008 (3:28 pm)
C'mon, I know the Forester is the towing vehicle. The new Imprezas don't even get a tow rating, and I won't be doing any towing - just for a bike carrier. On the plus side though, the 3rd party hitch the dealer has been installing is much less expensive and less complex to install than the Forester one.
#1477 of 1480 Re: 2009 test drive. [volkov]
Nov 06, 2008 (8:40 am)
Yeah, I think I'd have to cut the bumper.
I'd probably put a hitch on my Sienna instead. 266hp > 175hp for pulling.
#1479 of 1480 4th of July ride in my '09 WRX
Jul 04, 2009 (5:44 pm)
Okay, I took a nice somewhat leisurely 400-mile trip today. It was through western Maryland, into southwest Pa, then down to Morgantown WV, and then back to central Howard Co. MD. On the way out, I drove 95% back country roads, only going on the interstate where I had to. On the return trip it was all interstate with the cruise control set at 72 mph. Anyone familiar with the area knows that it is quite mountainous, and a great drive for a car like the WRX.
Gas mileage? My on-board computer read 29.1 mpg average for the 400-mile trip when I got home. I think that's pretty impressive for a WRX. Granted I didn't get on it much, mainly because of fear of holiday cops, and frankly I just wasn't in a carving-up-the-roads mood.
#1480 of 1480 Re: 4th of July ride in my '09 WRX [rsholland]
Jul 06, 2009 (5:52 pm)
Sounds wonderful. I'm always trying to come up with reasons for WRX drives. Next couple of days I'm thinking of doing a drive out to check a forest service campsite we've never camped at. Some people we know really like, but we want to check it out first, then probably spend the weekend there. It's 45 miles over winding backroads and some gravel roads to get there. Should be lots of fun, but I tend to find that as the fun meter goes up, the FE numbers go down especially on the very windy gravel roads. Don't worry, I'll be safe - never drive faster than I can see.