Posted Nov 28th 2014 12:00PM
Scoobie Takes Vacationland And Doesn't Break Our Gas Budget
After driving one of the best sport compacts on the market to one of the best-driving-roads in the union, who'd have thought that one of my big takeaways would be... great fuel economy?
And yet, after putting more than 2,200 miles (3,540 kilometres) on our long-term 2014 Subaru WRX, driving from Ann Arbor, MI, to The Great State of Maine and back, my overall fuel consumption figures were almost as baffling as the premium-gasoline prices throughout Canada.
In the early part of the now-past autumn (yes, our update was slow to roll out this time around), my wife Molly and I were happy to make use of the long-term WRX for our annual road trip from Michigan to Maine. Our goal, as ever, was to fit as much hiking, boating and lobster eating as we could into a one-week span. And, with the sporting Scoobie as our ride this time, I also hoped to spend time bombing down some of my favourite roads through the White Mountains.
Anyone that pays attention to the industry knows that New England is a hot spot for Subaru sales, but it turns out that the WRX is just about tailor made for enjoying the best of Maine, too.