Joe Beernink


A year ago, we traded in my 2000 Nissan XTerra for a new 2012 Subaru Outback. A year seems to be a perfect time for a quick review of our experience. We’ve put just over 10300 miles on the car in the last year—mainly driving the kids back and forth to school, with a few trips over the mountains to the in-laws. Around town, even when the side streets are a bit… Read More

In March of 2000, I bought a brand-new Nissan XTerra. In the last almost-12 years, I’ve put on just over 104,000 miles, driving mainly back and forth to work. For a 12 year old vehicle, it doesn’t look too bad. Back in my single-man days, I drove it on short trips into the wilds of Western Washington and Western Oregon to go hiking and a couple of times, to go kayaking.  When… Read More