So yesterday I finally got the WRX out of my garage, although certainly not in the way I would have liked.
Here is what I gave:
and here is what I got:
+ a bit of cash.
So as you know I’m used to a bit of refinement in my machinery. The bike of course is a precision instrument by nature. The WRX was laser-accurate, pulled like a train once the boost came on, and felt generally hewn from solid. The Q45 is heavy, silky smooth in every detail, and has a revvy V8 that sounds glorious at 6500rpm.
This thing … feels like Dad’s ’49 Ferguson tractor by comparison.
Guy at work was trying to convince me that once I’d tried some serious off-roading I’d be completely sold on the idea, but, I just don’t know. I think driving a tractor at a steep angle is still driving a tractor.
I guess it’s a nice enough truck though? The only truck I’d had was the rusted-out ’87 Nissan 2WD that I bought in an emergency (and ended up driving for nearly two years, after which I sold the remains of it for $500. The wheelarches had considerable additional clearance versus the factory spec. Yay all-natural free mods) and you can’t really compare. This one is a four-cylinder with a manual. I think it’ll feel a whole lot better once I get that nasty squeaky cap off there (anyone want to buy a cap? It’s a very nice cap!). That is causing a lot of unnecessary noise. On the other hand it would be nice in winter, to keep the box clear of snow and ice.
Anyway it’s already got for sale signs on it. Should be easy to sell. Lots of people seem to like these things. But I’m not one of them.