What A Relief!
Some time ago, I saw a woman opening her gas cap to refill her gas tank when static electricity caused an explosion that seriously injured the woman and did severe damage to her car and the gas station. I was relieved when I read your article about the Subaru safety device that partially opens the gas cap before the driver can fully open it, dissipating possible static electricity.
Charles E. Thomas
Read the complete article, The Subaru Fuel System: A Tank Full of Technology, from Drive, Summer 2003 at www.DriveSubaru.com.
When we take delivery of our 2003 VDC, will we have a standard OnStar system with free safe and sound package for the next year? Did we need to order it when arranging purchase?
Owner inquiry to Customer/Dealer Services Department E-Contact Team
Outback H6-3.0 Sedan, Outback H6-3.0 L.L.Bean and Outback H6-3.0 VDC models include a one-year complimentary subscription to the Safe & Sound plan. Other plans are also available. Unfortunately, OnStar cannot be retrofitted to other Subaru vehicles. Go to www.DriveSubaru.com for the Drive Summer 2003 issues story about OnStar and to hear an audio clip of a call to an OnStar service adviser.
I love my Baja!!!! I have hauled as many as 10 square bales of hay in an emergency during bad weather, sheep, dogs, lime and I have moved mineral feeders. I can tow or lift onto the bed because of the bed height. (I have a 78 Ford F-150 pickup that I should be using for all this.)
I also commute 130 miles five days a week, and the sedan feel of the drive and interior are perfect for that!
A Lot Of Cookies
In addition to being a leader for my daughters Girl Scout troop, I am also our service units Cookie Chairperson. I deliver cookies to 39 troops within our city for our yearly cookie booth sales. I can fit approximately 90 cases of Girl Scout cookies in my Outback! Thats a lot of cookies when you figure 90 cases times 12 boxes in each case equals 1,080 boxes of cookies!
How many Girl Scout cookies fit in one Subaru Outback wagon?
A Piece Of History
Here are my two favorite vehicles my 1969 Subaru 360 and my 2001 Forester. Ive owned the 360 since March 1985, when I purchased it from its second owner with fewer than 15,000 miles on it. Today, it has been driven just over 21,000 miles and has always provided dependable performance and is a delight to drive. Now my Forester has nearly twice as many miles on it as its tiny ancestor.
Oklahoma City, OK
Success For Sixth Graders
Drive, Summer 2003 contains a special feature about a cyclist, Lance Armstrong. The article was insightful and contained ideas I feel would be helpful to my classroom. I will be incorporating the idea of seven weeks to success for my sixth graders in September.
Long Valley, NJ