I'm pretty content with my nearly-stock WRX, so I don't have much to contribute in terms of discussing ECU flashes, bigger turbos, downpipes, and such. 1/4 mile timed runs, launches, rolling starts, and track days aren't really on my agenda either, so how do I share my enthusiasm for this car? How about by showing what I like to do with it.
Today I drove a big loop of central Oregon starting and finishing in Bend. It was around 300 miles, 7 hours, mid 70 degree range, sunny skies. Gorgeous.
I started by heading up the Cascade Lakes Highway., which takes one past numerous cool, clear lakes. The mountain range is formed by old volcanoes, and some are still active.
Pic 0077 is Mt. Bachelor, where I like to snowboard in the winter. This new car should do a great job getting me up there when it's snowy.
Pic 0079 shows part of a huge field of lava rock. Good thing the lava flow stopped right before it crossed the highway! [wink]