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Spotlight #20, SUBIEx is Here, News Roundup 🤠, Subie & YOU! Rewind

Subie Adventures Newsletter - February 6, 2024

Hey there!

Welcome to the February edition of the newsletter! Here’s what is just ahead:

  • Adventurer Spotlight #20

  • SUBIEx: A New Community

  • Subie & YOU! Podcast Monthly Rewind

  • News Roundup 🤠 

🔥 Adventurer Spotlight #20 with @my.homegirl.reese

Welcome to the Adventurer Spotlight, an interview series with Adventurers from our newsletter about their life with their Subaru. Here, we learn more about the person behind the wheel and get inspired to embark on new adventures.

Before we get to this month’s feature, I’d like to thank Chaz / @dino.trk again for being in our previous Spotlight! Remember that all Spotlights are available on subieadventures.com, so if you’ve just joined recently, you can read the previous features there. Now, here’s our newest!


Hi, I’m Whitney. @my.homegirl.reese and @whitney.wantsafox on IG. I work in Real Estate and drive for Lyft and Uber in my spare time. I lovingly call Reese the Subar-uber.

Credit: Nick Jones IG: picnicphotography1

Which Subaru do you own? What do you like most about it?

2019 Crosstrek Limited. I love the color the most. You can't miss the giant traffic cone in the parking lot. 

Credit: Andrew Andjelić IG: the_andjelic

Why did you choose a Subaru? How many have you owned?

I wanted something reliable, safe, and fun. I was looking for something that could do light off roading and travel well for long road trips. This is my first, but it won't be my last. I'm hoping to buy a WRX as my second car soon.

Have you made any modifications?

Yep. I have the Iron Man 2" lift installed, larger Toyo Open Country AT3s 225/70/16, 16" Drag wheels, Trek Adventures and Orsini overlays, Hella supertone horns, and lots of state and national park stickers for added HP. 

What would you like to add to your setup?

I would like to add a platform roof rack and a rear tire carrier. 

Favorite road trip? Or favorite thing to do in your Subaru?

So far, it's been my trip to Joshua Tree. I stopped at the Grand Canyon, White Sands, and Marfa, TX along the way. It was magical. 

Have a favorite picture of your car?

Probably the one in front of Roy's Motel on Route 66.

Where would you like to travel to next with the Subie?

The next big trip will be Utah. I'd love to go to Arches, Zion, and Bryce and hang out for a couple weeks. 

What, if anything, would you do differently, or change, about your Subie?

Of course, I wish it had just a few more beans; just the tiniest bit more horsepower. That's pretty much it. I've been super happy with it. 

Thank you, Whitney, for being in the Spotlight and sharing your Subaru story with us! 🙌

Check out the photos below and be sure to follow Whitney on Instagram, at @my.homegirl.reese and @whitney.wantsafox for more adventures!

🖼️ Image Gallery

Credit: Andrew Andjelić IG: the_andjelic

Credit: Andrew Andjelić IG: the_andjelic

🆕 SUBIEx: A New Community

Last October, Justyn (@Endor_Onyx) was featured in Spotlight #16 and now he’s back in the newsletter but for a different reason. He’s just launched SUBIEx, a new online community platform designed just for fans like you. Whether you're new to the Subaru community or a seasoned veteran, SUBIEx offers a variety of fun and interactive ways to dive in and connect with other enthusiasts. Share your latest mods, show off your Subie, or join in on one of their online events featuring special guests. It's the perfect spot to chat, learn, and connect over all things Subaru.

And here's the best part – joining SUBIEx is absolutely FREE, and it comes with a bunch of awesome perks! As a member, you'll enjoy exclusive discounts from their brand partners, access to member-only giveaways, special product drops, and a wealth of other free resources designed to enhance your Subie experience. Don't miss out on making the most of your Subie adventures. Head over to https://subiex.com and sign up now to start enjoying these benefits and more with the SUBIEx community.

I’ve already joined, so be sure to say hi! 👋 

🎧 Subie & YOU! Podcast Monthly Rewind

Here's a recap of last month's guests on the show:

Matt joined the podcast to share his Subaru journey, a long road trip he took, and his love of hitting the trails, especially ones with mud puddles!

On this episode, Rafael hops on the mic to talk about his experience attending the 23rd Annual 48 Hours of Tristate, the people he met, and some of the things he was able to do and see.

Dorothy returns to the podcast to kick off the new year!! She talks about her 2023 Subaru Outback Wilderness, what she has been up to the past three years, Rugged Roo Crew, and her many adventures.

Phil hops on the mic to talk about this crazy, stupid, ridiculous phenomenon called Max Trax Micro Crew he started about a year ago. The Crew has grown to over 350 members in just a year and has spread all over the globe. Tune in to hear all about this crazy little crew.

Karla and Hutch joined Rafael on the podcast in person in their home to talk about their Subarus and their journey, the mods they have added, and they share their experiences with Mtn Roo.

Remember, you can subscribe to the show in your favorite podcast app, or listen online here. My thanks to Rafael for his ongoing support of the newsletter!

🤠 News Roundup

Another fun video from Driving Sports TV! The 2024 Crosstrek Wilderness goes up against the Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road in deep snow. ❄️ 

UK-based Car magazine’s ranking of EV vehicles. The Solterra comes in at 66 out of 87. “Don’t even try to use the heater if you want to arrive within a week” — sheesh.

Speaking of the Solterra…

Subaru of America saw modest growth in December 2023, and ended up 13.6 for the year. The new year picked up where ‘23 left off, with the company announcing sales were up 0.8% in January, with the Forester being the most popular model for the month.

🧵 Reminder: Give me a follow over on the Threads app, where I'm posting more random shots of my Crosstrek and having some good discussions. You can also find me on Facebook.

Thanks, and catch you next time!

Tom Anderson
Subie Adventures

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