Curbside Outtake: Suddenly It’s 1998

Just another curbside scene in Eugene.

The gen1 Outbacks were extremely common here, but their numbers are dwindling pretty quickly. How many head gaskets have to be replaced before it gets old?

On the other hand, gen1 CRVs are holding their numbers at an impressive rate. They seem to be genuinely bullet-proof, in relative terms, anyway.

Obviously box Panthers are becoming a rarity, and the ones still on the street must be recognized.

Which of the three would you take? The CRV for me. I suspect I’d prefer driving it to my Chevy Tracker, which is still sitting in front of our house, awaiting either another off-road adventure or a sale.