News Item: The Family Car - Nathan Schick
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Saturday 20 June 2015 - 11:28:00
More an introduction meets biography rather then straight pictures so here is a little background first if you will.
We recently purchased a 2013 WRX STI Spec R. I'm the second owner of this vehicle which was previously registered to a middle aged lady. A second owners car dream right :D
As such it has been meticulously maintained. Not a single imperfection was found inside or outside the car. Everything that was meant to be there is there. Right down to the dealer datadot brochure and all original reading materials and logbooks and neatly kept in the original dealer folder.
Services were regularly maintained to the month and only ever serviced by a Subaru dealer.
Needless to say that I am stoked to own it.
Anyway; as the title suggests; this is going to be our family car. Both the wife and I have small hatchbacks (mine a 95 Nissan Micra 3 door, hers an 05 Suzuki Swift). Neither car great for raising a future family. So we decided it was time to get a new car.
Prior to all this thou when I was originally looking for a performance vehicle in 2008 I ended up going on peer pressure and got a MKIV Toyota Supra and went bonkers on it. Everything that could be done was done to it. 350Kw@wheels single turbo, body kit, ect. It was a monster and a money pit. 8)
After awhile I decided (the wife will say it was all me) that I needed to sell it in order to get my priorities right. The soon to be wife wanted a wedding and to move out of the rental and build. So the supra laid down the deposits for both and everything started to move nicely. Now that we are settled and are looking to start a family soon; now was the time for a new car.
Compromises; wife's suggestions - no 2 door sports cars (I guess it makes it easier to get babies in and out), no holden or ford (I think she didn't want the bogan stigma), no car older than 2005. my suggestions - no FWD, forced induction a must (simples :lol: )
Broad range of car selection criteria there. The clincher being that I have always liked Subarus and that boxer engine rumble.
We went hunting and we settled on this one after painstaking searches.
The idea is to keep this one relatively stock and only modify when parts need replacing. IE - when shocks go; upgrade to coilovers. When rotors need replacing, go aftermarket. I've been down the path of heavily modified vehicles so I don't really need to do all that again. This STI is strictly family duties and weekend happy laps for that thrill seeking.
Anyway, long story but I hope that gives everyone a good idea about myself and I hope to meet up with everyone at club events.
Written by Nathan Schick
This news item is from WRX Club of Queensland
( http://www.wrxclubqld.org.au/news.php?extend.74 )