Flicker user and Autoblog reader Marnie (a.k.a. *Your Pal Marnie on Flickr) acquired the "97 Legacy 2.5 GT pictured above because she needed something with AWD to act as a winter car. As any of you who live in areas where the white stuff falls during the cold months, this is entirely understandable, and the Subaru is a capable machine for such a task. Marnie notes that the Legacy was way too nice to be called a "beater," but she soon discovered that it could be a fun car to beat on in a good way.

The black Subaru is now driven in RallyCross and TSD events, and when the weather's right, it's used for ice racing. It was lightly-modded when first acquired and it's seen some additional changes over the last few months. We love that the car's so versatile -- in addition to weekend racer, it's Marnie's daily driver -- and happily name it today's Reader Ride of the Day. Thanks, Marnie!

Follow the jump for a few more pics, the car's mod list, and instructions on how to submit your own vehicle to become our Reader Ride of the Day. And next week, our themed RR of the Day will be back and we're looking for beaters. If you've got a decrepit ride that still manages to get your from point A to point B, we want to see it. Rusted, busted or smoking, submit it by following the directions after the jump.




Modifications include:
  • Short ram intake
  • Catless headers
  • Kartboy short shifter and bushings
  • KYB AGX struts with stock springs
  • Outback rear sway bar with Kartboy solid endlinks
  • Brembo rotors, Hawk HPS pads, Legacy Turbo rear calipers
  • Nokian Hakkapeliitta 2 tires
  • WRX heated seats
  • Hella 500 driving lights
How to submit to RR of the Day:
Create a
Flickr account if you don't already have one. Search for and join the group called 'Autoblog RR of the Day'. Upload up to three photos of your ride to your own account at a size no larger than 450 pixels wide if possible and include as much information about it and yourself as possible. Even if your ride is sweet, it will not be chosen if there's not a lot of info accompanying it. Click on each photo and just above the picture it will say "Send to group". Click that and select the Autoblog group. You're done, that's it!