My very first girlfriend drove a filth-brown Brat with one of those truck covers that turned the open back area into an enclosed trunk / prison cell.Man. Never was there a more perfectly-named vehicle for that gal.
Wow, LOVE the drinkin' in the back of the Brat while speeding down the highway! That ad cracked me up. It basically repeated everything twice. And, poor California! ;-)
My newly-starting family had the 1977 4WD station wagon. It was well appointed, and well put-together, as you would expect from any product of Japan. All Subes of that era came with a horizontally opposed 4-cylinder with carburetor, and this wagon, with no cargo, didn't have enough power to get out of its own way. Going up the Lagunas, our local "mountain range" is about 30 miles of not-very-steep driving on a good freeway. It was 3rd-4th-3rd-4th, for close to an hour, and never getting over 45 mph. I had to be treated for tennis elbow. I've driven lawn mowers with more man-parts. With 4WD engaged, it felt like you had the brake on. I can only imagine what getting up to speed must have been like with an automatic! I'm assuming they've fixed all that; I see they're still in business...
Joe, thanks goodness you never got one. These cars are horrid!LMAO at Justin's comment :D
Justin: Haha it was the filth brown Brat that I wanted. That's such an appropriate nameCTG: Looks like fun. I'd love to try it sometimeJack: I spent a little time in Laguna Beach. Me and a buddy of mine drove out west from Chatham, Cape Cod in a 1976 Holiday Rambler RV. We spent the night parked along that stretch of road with the parking meters overlooking the ocean. Went back and forth from Palm Springs to Laguna Beach. I'd like to get back someday.Sunny: Well being only 10 years old I should've known it was never going to happen
Sounds like one of those once-in-a-lifetime trips. You didn't say when you did it, but the only thing overlooking the ocean up there now is row upon row of billion dollar homes, no doubt owned by the bankers who continue to steal all our money...
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