Chris Spooner

27 Feb

That’s right!
I’ve had my eye on a new car for the past few months, and kept changing my mind about what I wanted. We needed something bigger for everyday practical use, and something that will easily accommodate our soon to be pet dog.
This particular model we’ve bought brings together everything I liked about the other potential cars I was looking into one. Here’s a few clues for you petrol heads. Let’s see if you can guess!

- It’s Japanese
- It’s four wheel drive
- It’s a 2003 model
- It has a 2.0 litre, 4 cylinder, flat-four (that’s a big clue right there!), turbo, petrol engine
- It has the ability to go off-road
… I think that leaves about two possibilities?
- It doesn’t begin with I, O or L.

Update:

Mark Shingleton, Chris Kemm and Ryan Dean-Corke picked it up straight away. It’s a Subaru Forester:

Some photos

Here’s a few little iPhone shots from a run out yesterday afternoon.

First impressions – The 2.0L turbo and AWD combination is amazing. I’m used to waiting until my old C2 VTS hit its main power curve at 4000rpm upwards, being a typical high-revving hot hatch. The Forester just makes a roar and launches you forward. It’s also a nice change going from low, stiff sports suspension to having off-road capabilities; it makes running over speed bumps and children a breeze!

By the way, my C2 VTS (2006, 56plate, 25k miles) is for sale if there’s anyone interested? ;-)

21 Comments

  1. Brian Hough says:

    My guess would be some sort of Subaru. WRX perhaps.

  2. Gotta be a forester ;)

  3. Brian was close, but Mark hit the mark! No doubt I narrowed it down a little too much, @chriskemm (http://is.gd/9iUn9) and @ryandc (http://is.gd/9iUpD) also got it straight away.

    Despite the time being an hour out here on my blog, it looks like Mark got in first.

  4. vince says:

    Sounds like a scooby too me :)

  5. Danstyled says:

    Mitsubishi Pajero

  6. Tom Walters says:

    Is it a Honda CR-V? Or maybe a 2003 Subaru Forester?

  7. ximi says:

    I’m much more interested in the dog than the car ;)

    What kind of dog do you have in mind?

  8. @ximi We’re all registered up to adopt a Labrador Retriever from the local rescue. We don’t have any ideas on colour yet, but it’s likely going to be a young male between 8months and 2years. Just waiting for the phone call.

  9. JohnONolan says:

    Awesome mate! Got pics of it? :)

  10. Allen P. says:

    The Subaru Forester (2003-20005) is my dream car, actually! Good choice!

  11. Alex Mcvitie says:

    Good choice chris nice car! and black is very sleek!

  12. Alan says:

    Nice car Chris, i enjoyed using a Toyota RAV4 when i was in Florida a year or so ago, and have to say if i had the money i would seriously consider a 4X4.

  13. dana says:

    You get cool points for getting a Subaru, but I’m taking them all away cos it’s an SUV. Sorry man, they just shouldn’t exist as status symbols :p

  14. Subaru rocks. UK is really beautiful, and a forester is a good choice i think. Enjoy the drive.

    Hey Chris come to Kerala(India) once .

  15. Antony says:

    And a darn fine choice of car at that!

  16. Nice choise brow…..
    like Nissan X-Trail.

    http://bit.ly/bdKmCR

  17. jack bobby says:

    Good choice chris nice car

  18. Chris Kemm says:

    Looking sweet :-)

  19. JohnONolan says:

    Nice update with the pics, and

    “it makes running over speed bumps and children a breeze!”

    ROFL :D

  20. I in addition to my pals appeared to be checking the best points located on the blog and unexpectedly came up with a terrible feeling I never expressed respect to the web site owner for them. Most of the young boys are actually totally happy to learn them and have in effect unquestionably been taking advantage of them. I appreciate you for actually being quite kind and also for deciding upon such incredible themes most people are really desperate to be informed on. My honest apologies for not expressing appreciation to sooner.

Comments are now closed.