People used to turn their Subarus into wanna-be rally cars. Now, it’s wanna-be overland rigs. Good news! Subaru will now do it for you in the Forester Wilderness. The Drive has a good write-up about it. It’s taller, beefier, and can tow more. My concern, though, is for the transmission. Subaru CVTs have not proven … Continue reading The Subaru Forester Wilderness Is a Factory Overland Rig — Or Is It?
One phrase I learned while I lived in Maine was the term “upta camp.” That’s where hunters go plunk themselves in the woods for a week or two, drink beer, swap stories, and occasionally take a pot shot at a deer, moose, or whatever else they have a permit to hunt. It’s popular to take … Continue reading Go “Upta Camp” In Style With Outside Van’s Launch Pad
Say what you will about Subaru’s rust issues and disposable head gaskets. They’re also tough. And not just WRX rally cars. John Frana and Ryan Brumund just ran their mildly modified Subaru Outback (the old Legacy-based wagon, not the modern SUV) in the Best of the Desert race — and finished. Dead last, but hey, … Continue reading This Subaru Outback Survived a 500-Mile Desert Race
Some people spend thousands, or even tens of thousands of dollars on top notch van builds, skoolies, box truck conversions, and so on. You can do that, but you don’t have to. Here’s a Subaru Forester that’s been turned into a simple home on wheels. Full disclosure: I’m a Vancity Vanlife fanboi. One of the … Continue reading You Don’t Need a Van To #Vanlife