Road Trip! Subaru Outback Through the Outback
We take Subaru's Outback to its namesake to find out if it deserves the
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Shot by: Jim Gleason
Edited by: Jim Gleason
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Trying to break an Audi allroad in half
So I go away for what I thought was a relaxing Easter weekend on a farm in
the Cederberg with some friends. Turns out the farmer is a 4x4 buff and has
laid out a challenging technical course... He was very keen to see what my
allroad could do - and so was I!
Unfortunately I was too busy driving and trying to keep up with him to get
much footage, but for this obstacle I asked the farmer's neighbour to video
me going into and out of a ditch to test suspension and traction control...
I struggled on some of the slow steep sandy sections (wrong tyres!) but was
pleased a couple of days later when he had some visitors from the Cape Town
Landrover Club - and they couldn't do those sections either!
Well I did read somewhere that the Audi allroad is the only all-wheel drive
"softroader" that has successfully completed the Landrover proving grounds
All ALL WHEEL DRIVES are NOT created equal. (Subaru Vs Other
Check out these unbiased experiments.
Subaru AWD against other popular makes in slippery road simulations.
In response to video comments: This is not a rigged setup. There are no
chains holding back the competitors cars. This was also shown live to an
audience for training purposes. Sorry to bust everyones doubts.
2010-2012 Subaru Outback Review
The redesigned Subaru Outback has a bigger rear-seat and more room for
cargo. But acceleration isn't great and emergency handling isn't as good as
it should be. We've just taken a first drive of the 2013 Subaru Outback:
Subaru Outback - icy uphill try with VDC ON
Slide backwards in out of control car wasn't good experience. Last,
succesful, attempt was with VDC OFF. Tyres Nokian WR-g2, 215/60 R16
Klouzat v neovladatelném autě pozadu ze stráně se rozhodně nezapsalo
mezi moje oblíbené zážitky :-(
Poslední pokus je samozřejmě s VDC OFF.