by James and Pat Quinn, Salt Lake City, Utah
We “properly” broke in the new XV Crosstrek, our third Subaru, by driving from Salt Lake City to two of our national parks. I have attached a sampling of photos taken in Arches National Park: our Subaru set with the Petrified Dunes as a backdrop and us performing our rendition of “YMCA” under Delicate Arch.
We departed our home in Salt Lake City on our new car’s maiden voyage with barely 200 miles on the odometer. The Crosstrek performed flawlessly, averaging well above 30 miles per gallon.
By far our favorite Subaru yet and affectionately known as the Bubbsmobile, our vehicle is named as the favored means of transportation by our 13-year-old Labrador mix, Bubbadog.
Our home is high on Salt Lake’s East Bench neighborhood, where all-wheel drive is a necessity if one wants to get home in snowy winter weather. We jokingly tell friends that a Subaru is issued with homes purchased in the area!
by Greg Kump, San Diego, California
Members of my family have been loyal Subaru owners for some time. I am on my third Subaru (2006 Impreza Outback Sport, 2011 WRX Limited, 2013 WRX Limited).
When my siblings and I were all in one place, we decided to take a family photo. We all drive Impreza models. From left to right: Jason Kump (2010 Impreza Outback Sport), Jennifer Kump-Croll (2012 Impreza Sport), Greg Kump (2013 Impreza WRX), and Nick Kump (2008 Impreza Limited).
Our family originates from Nipomo, California, but each of us has spread our wings to different parts of the state. Nick resides in Sacramento, Greg in San Diego, Jennifer in Orcutt, and Jason is a nomad. We are avid outdoors people and really embrace the Subaru lifestyle. All of my family members are big snowboarders, hikers, and campers, and we travel long distances trying to find the next adventure.
by Pav Lapin, Blooming Glen, Pennsylvania
I just recently purchased my fourth Subaru, took a picture of it, and made it into a thank you card.
by Tamara Gagliardi, Redondo Beach, California
It’s always been my dream to drive cross-country, and this past summer my desire came true. Two of my friends and I started our journey in Buffalo, New York. We drove my black 2008 Subaru Impreza through 12 states (New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California), four national parks, and a wide variety of terrains. Approximately 3,300 miles later we arrived at the Santa Monica Pier [California].
The manual shift box came in handy when driving through the Rocky Mountains and the all-wheel drive in Utah when we drove through sandy spots.
by Adah Leah Wolf and Duane Brown, McKinney, Texas
Our 2013 Outback is perfect for holding all of the band gear for the E-Flat Porch Band. We used to have to take two vehicles to gigs, but now we all can travel together on our road trips!