if you’re going to enjoy any car you need to trust it. You need to be able to rely on the car to be there when you need it. Otherwise, plans go awry, people get let down, things don’t get done. Reliability first, fun second. As my Toyota
We say goodbye to our long-term Subaru XV 2.0i-S, an SUV big enough for the family yet small enough that you won’t feel like you’re driving a tank.
Out of sight, out of mind… Fitting an ISOFIX childseat to the Subaru XV revealed a small fit and finish miss. Am I being too picky?
It absolutely bucketed down last weekend and it gave me a great opportunity to reflect on what all-wheel drive really means. Welcome to Week 16.
It’s the little things… this week I look at the Subaru XV’s plastics and bemoan the lack of rear seat air-conditioning vents. Welcome to Week 15.
Meet the parents. Yep, I lent the Subaru XV to my parents for a week or so as they’re looking at trading in their 1998 Outback… what did they think?
It’s been a few weeks of frustration with the Subaru XV… not a week has gone by in the last three where it hasn’t picked up something in the brakes. #Frustrating as the kids would say.
The Subaru XV 2.0i-S has had a week of schelpping up and down the highway between home and the office, and it loved it. Welcome to Week 12.
The Subaru XV 2.0i-S is back on the road and none the worse for its forced lay-off due to injury. Welcome to Week 11.
Tragedy – the 86 has been damaged, twice. Once my fault, and once my wife’s. Except mine was forgivable, of course…
Our Subaru XV 2.0i-S long-termer has been laid up for the last week or so while I get around to sorting out a squeaking wheel.
I finally got the Armor All Custom Shield Coating applied to the side of the Subaru XV 2.0i-S long-termer. Well, I got a little bit of it done…
Okay, so the Subaru XV has a reversing camera but no reversing sensors and thus, no audible warning for when you’re about to bump the car behind. Bugger. Welcome to Week 8.
My 2012 Toyota 86 has just rolled past 40,000 glorious kilometers so it’s time for a bit of an update, and that starts with the maintenance…
This week I discovered the XV offers a two-speed rear windscreen wiper. Wow. And have been left wondering if the leather interior is tough enough.