MY 1987 SUBARU DL WAGON "Johnny 5"
Oh yes, my car, isn't she a beauty? Her name is Johnny 5.
I just want to make sweet love to her all night long.
Here's what she looks like when I'm wasted.
What most of you see on the highway, before you pass me.
Huge 13" rims set on some rated "S" tires. I don't settle for anything but the best.
Massive 1.8 liter, 4 cylinder power plant produces 90 horsepower and 101 lb-ft of torque. Challenging Johnny 5 to a race is like asking for an ass whooping. Not only that, I have a full size spare under the hood.
I had to take out the radio because my 1/4 mile time wasn't up to par. Now, I run high 20's low 21's.
Here's me doing a little illegal street racing. She won me $5 that night.
Driving gloves make me feel cool.
Performance Specs & Features
Engine: 1.8L I4
Horsepower: 90 bhp @ 5200 RPM
Torque: 101 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM
0-60mph: 19.92 sec
1/4 Mile: 20.86 sec @ 62 mph
Top Speed: I got her up to 96 mph once (going downhill with the wind)
Fuel Efficiency: 24/30 mpg
Transmission: 3 speed automatic
Wheels: 13x5, 4 lug 140mm, steel, 8 hole w/small center cap
Tires: BF Goodrich 185/70 R13
Odometer: 217,582 miles (February 6, 2006)
I only put about 6,000 miles/year on her.
Original Factory Price: $10,000
Its Worth Now 17 Years Later: $100
This is my first car. I obtained it at the age of 17. The previous owners were
my parents. They got better cars and left me with this one. I'm now 24 and
still have Johnny 5! Its been with me throughout highschool and college.
Man, its been seven glorious years (1998-2005). We're thinking about
having children, but I don't think I'm quite ready. Maybe a baby WRX in the future?
Update (2/19/06): I did get that WRX in August 2005 (see link bottom of page) For about 6 months I had two cars, which was great. But then on February 6, 2006, I sold the DL for $800, and I cried like a little girl... just kidding.
August 6, 2005 - Took delivery of my new car! 2002 Subaru WRX. Johnny 5 and Johnny 6 together, at last!