I last posted a query on Geekzone five years ago and got excellent advice (the laptop I purchased is still going strong; I've given it to a friend now on long-term loan). Now I have another question.
I've just bought a Japanese import 2005 Subaru Outback, 2.5L tiptronic auto, with a good AA report, new NZ tyres, and a three-year warranty. The belt is not due to be replaced for another 80,000km.
I'm a hobbyist landscape photographer, so I frequently drive on gravel roads and in light snow / slightly icy conditions. I don't do much around-town driving because I walk to work.
The car didn't come with a manual, but I've found a PDF for a similar US-spec Outback online.
My questions are...
1. Do you have any general advice for owners of Subaru Outback owners? Eg maintanence, fuel economy tips, or general issues to be aware of? (I'm using 95 fuel and have been getting 9.5L/100km with a mix of city and highway driving.)
2. I'm thinking of spending ~$55 to buy a translated Japanese manual from JPNZ Manuals - does anyone know if their translations are good?