As some of you guys must have noticed, I have been asking myself some existential questions lately: should I keep spending money upgrading the Outback or just sell it and buy something else.
I bought the Outback about 2 years ago when I arrived in NZ; I needed a car that was convenient and capable of doing as many things as possible. I wanted an RWD or AWD car, not a boring SUV or a slow wagon as I would just fall into a very bad depression with that, and I also wanted a car that was able to bring me to remote places like Skipper's canyon because visiting NZ was also part of the plan.
The Outback has served me well, it was my first AWD and first Flat 6 and I really enjoyed the experience. The 3.0R is quick enough to overtake easily and with some mods (lowering, RSB) you can even have some fun with it.
I've been changing cars every 2 years and moving to NZ is not a reason to stop this good habit
I've kind of made the decision this weekend that it's time for me to move on to something else.
After trying/owning quite a few different cars I've come up with a list describing what the perfect car needs for me:
- Naturally Aspirated (supercharger might be ok too)
I'm not a drag strip kind of guy wanting a big turbo, 700kW and AWD to pass all the power to the ground. My sweet spot is corners: the track and mountain roads is where I'm having fun and I found out that this is the list of things I need to have the most fun with my clothes on.
My next car might not check all the boxes but I can get closer to the perfect car.
Now I need just need to find the time/motivation to take pictures of the Outback and list it on Trademe.
Mines NZ new. So not sure where that fits between USDM and NZDM. Also have a two damper setup.
That radium stuff looks so good!
Also first ever engine bay eye-candy purchase..