Fall 2002 Forward to a Friend


Your Turn Letters from our Readers


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
Via e-mail

Read the complete article, “The Subaru Fuel System: A Tank Full of Technology,” from Drive, Summer 2003 at www.DriveSubaru.com.


OnStar® Inquiry

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 issue’s story about OnStar and to hear an audio clip of a call to an OnStar service adviser.

Ba-Ba Baja

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!

Annemarie Laton
Cynthiana, KY
Via e-mail


A Lot Of Cookies

In addition to being a leader for my daughter’s Girl Scout troop, I am also our service unit’s 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! That’s a lot of cookies when you figure 90 cases times 12 boxes in each case equals 1,080 boxes of cookies!

Dawn Kasper
Titusville, FL


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. I’ve 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.

Rod Sabacky
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.

Carol Russin
Long Valley, NJ




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