Parking Tips Not Overkill
Quick Stops in the winter 2003 issue of Drive magazine (which I read from cover to cover) mentions the importance of parking correctly on hills. Many drivers may think this is overkill and nothing to worry about. Twice driverless cars that were incorrectly parked hit my house in Bountiful, Utah! In each case, the owners had failed to set their parking brakes. After we sold that house and moved away, my former neighbor to the uphill side of the home daringly jumped into yet another vehicle a runaway pickup and stopped it on his lawn. It was headed right for my former house. Hills can be very interesting problems!
Salt Lake City, UT
Imagine my surprise when I was reading your magazine and found an article about Sonoma, my hometown. I have lived in Minnesota now for 34 years and get home about once a year. As I read the article, I could feel the feel and smell the smells that are so Sonoma County. I could see the mist around the vineyards and taste the salt at the beach. Many a summer day was spent at the Russian River with friends. Thank you for the brief trip home until I can get there for real. As is often the case, we take for granted what we have until we no longer have it.
Impreza WRX STi
I have been a Subaru fan since I first saw your World Rally Car on display at the 1999 Los Angeles Auto Show. I was finally able to purchase a used Impreza 2.5RS last August, and its been worth every penny. My Impreza is fun, safe, sporty and stylish. I also love the uniqueness of Subaru cars (and most of the Subaru owners I meet). I feel like Im a member of some special Subaru Drivers Club or something.
I just read the specs on the new Impreza WRX STi, and I cannot wait until I graduate college and am able to afford one. Thanks for supporting the enthusiasts out there. I plan on buying a 300HP Impreza in four years; please continue building them!
San Bernardino, CA
Still stylish after 20 years.
My 1983 Subaru GL-10 has served me well over the years. I taught my wife and three kids how to drive a stick with that car. However, my family would often make fun of the yellow color. They thought it was so outdated and stuck out too much in a parking lot. I just bided my time. I knew that yellow would come back someday. Imagine my euphoria when I saw the 2003 Subaru WRX in sonic yellow! I just had to get one. Now my teenagers think that its cool to drive a yellow car. Too bad for them that the WRX is Dads!
Fort Collins, CO
In 2001 I purchased a new L.L.Bean Outback as a replacement primary vehicle. Since then I have been extremely pleased with the vehicles performance, looks and versatility. One of the few options that I asked for was the factory trailer hitch. For years I have owned a pickup truck for heavy towing, but in 2001, my needs were reduced to light towing only. I was not interested in purchasing an SUV for the few trips I needed to tow. In winter I snowmobile away from home one or two times, and in summer I take my small boat to service or to launch. This car has done it all. The L.L.Bean Outback handles the load perfectly, delivering excellent fuel mileage. I keep my vehicles longer than most the pickup was 14 years old so I look forward to many happy miles to come.
Blizzard of 2003