Spring 2007 Forward to a Friend

Your Turn Letters from our Readers


A Firm Grip
I live in a rural area of Ohio. It’s a great place to live and drive. We have more two-lane roads with curves than straight four-laners.

My Outback XT is perfect for around here. The turbo carves up the roads, and the all-wheel drive hugs the curves.

However, this is also the part of the state where we get more ice storms than snowstorms. I love this car. As bad as the conditions get, my Outback has kept a firm grip on the road. I pass SUVs and pickups spinning their wheels trying to get up icy hills.

I’m a physician, and I can’t allow the weather or road conditions to keep me from seeing my patients. The Outback has never let me down.

   ~ Morgan Paul, M.D., OH

The Deepest Lake in the United States

The Deepest Lake in the United States
I would like to share my (and my wife’s) picture of our 2006 Subaru Outback at Crater Lake, Oregon. Crater Lake is known as the deepest lake in U.S. It is located at an elevation of 6,176 feet. It lies inside a caldera, created when the 12,000-foot (3,660-meter) high Mount Mazama collapsed 7,700 years ago following a large eruption.

In the picture, you can also find the squirrel, which lives only in Crater Lake!

I drove a 1992 Legacy and 1996 Impreza in Troy, New York, before this 2006 Outback. I love the flat Boxer engine (giving lower center of gravity and so impressive stability during cornering) and AWD! I experienced how AWD worked on snows in upstate New York.

   ~ Yushin Cho, San Jose, CA


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Fly Fishing Delight
I would have to say that as a Board of Director Member of the Fly Fishers of Davis, Davis, California, when I look out on the parking lot at our monthly meeting, the vehicle of choice is a Subaru. Personally, I could afford almost any vehicle, but my 2005 Turbo Forester is a gutsy Sierra climber, and, in any weather, my best friend. Unfortunately, my wife fell in love with our Forester, so I do not get to use it on a daily basis. Time to buy another one.

Fall 2006 Cover
“It was so good I just had to go to your Web site to print the entire article.”

It is with this that I take great pleasure and delight with your magazine, and the article by Chris Santella on “Fall Fly Fishing Across Oregon.” It was so good I just had to go to your Web site to print the entire article.

Thank you for articles such as this one and for building a fine, safe, comfortable, go-anywhere vehicle.

   ~ John Imsdahl, Vacaville, CA

Questions Regarding Detailing

Questions Regarding Detailing
Among a number of reader responses to “The Why of Detailing” (Winter 2007), most concerned the following:

  • Where can I find window cleaner that doesn’t have ammonia?
    Take a look at the labels of window cleaning products where you buy cleaning supplies. Also, an Internet search reveals the ready availability of non-ammonia window cleaner.
  • Tire “protectants” make a tire look new again but can do more harm than good – especially if the protectant contains petroleum products.
    Non-petroleum-based tire protectants are available from car detailing suppliers. Search the Internet, too.
  • Where can I find windshield polish?
    Track down window polishing kits from car care sites on the Internet. Polishing glass demands more of a commitment from the do-it-yourselfer because supplies and hardware can be expensive. Misuse can affect outward vision.