Subaru XV long-termer update reveals fit and finish miss
16 Jan 2015

2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S – long-term update

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?

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2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S driving in the rain
09 Jan 2015

2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S – long-term – Week 16

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.

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Subaru XV long-termer update - plastics
02 Jan 2015

Subaru XV 2.0i-S – long-term – Week 15

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.

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Mum and Dad borrowed the Subaru XV long-termer
19 Dec 2014

Subaru XV 2.0i-S – long-term – Week 14

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?

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Subaru long-termer boot
05 Dec 2014

2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S – long-term – Week 13

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.

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Subaru Xv 2.0i-S long-termer
14 Nov 2014

2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S – Long-Term – Week 12

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.

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Subaru XV 2.0i-s long-termer
31 Oct 2014

Subaru XV 2.0i-S – long-term – Week 11

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.

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toyota 86 damage
17 Oct 2014

Toyota 86 review long-term – update 3

Tragedy – the 86 has been damaged, twice. Once my fault, and once my wife’s. Except mine was forgivable, of course…

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2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S long-term
10 Oct 2014

2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S – long-term – week 10

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.

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Armor All Custom Shield Coating on Subaru XV long-termer
19 Sep 2014

Subaru XV 2.0i-S – long-term – Week 9

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…

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Subaru XV 2.0i-S long term review
09 Sep 2014

Subaru XV 2.0i-S – Long-Term – Week 8

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.

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Toyota 86 long-term
03 Sep 2014

Toyota 86 review long-term – update 2

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…

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Subaru XV long-termer : interior
29 Aug 2014

Subaru XV 2.0i-S – Long-Term – Week 7

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.

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subaru xv long-term test
22 Aug 2014

Subaru XV 2.0i-S – Long-Term – Week 6

After driving the Subaru XV off-road last week I’ve been left wondering whether I should get some vinyl wrap to keep it safe from scratches. Welcome to week 6.

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Subaru XV Long-Term - Week 5
15 Aug 2014

2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S – Long-Term – Week 5

This week we took our 2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S out into the bush and the cheeky thing cocked its wheel – that must make it a proper off-roader? Welcome to week 5.

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