Monday, December 5, 2016

The Teal Terror is Gone. Long Live the Teal Terror

The Teal Terror is sold

Well, it's the end of an era. Last Friday night we sold the Teal Terror.

After a tick over six years, lots of blood, sweat, tears (and money), our trusty teal truck has moved on to a new owner. The gentleman couldn't have been nicer, and it'll reside in eastern Oregon where it'll run around the new owner's cabin. Sounds like a good life.

1995 Suzuki Sidekick
The Teal Terror when we first got it.
The Sidekick has been a part of our family, a part of who we are, and who we've became both as people and as a blog site.

At the NWOR
The Teal Terror at the Northwest Overland Rally (NWOR)
It took us on many great adventures. It took us as far west as Colorado (up to over 13,000 ft.), as far south as Arizona where it was in the Warn Industries booth at Overland Expo West, as far north as Nanaimo, British Columbia, and up and down the Oregon coast. When towing our yellow Dinoot trailer, the Sidekick was instantly recognizable. It was one of a kind and brought a lot of smiles to many peoples' faces—ours included. The truckelt was featured on,, and has been published in OutdoorX4 magazine (and will be again one more time soon).

With the acquisition of our Jeep and diminishing room in our driveway, it was time for the Teal Terror to move onto a new home. Will we miss it? Of course. Was it time to move on? Yes. It was a bittersweet farewell, but it was simply time.

So with this post, we officially bring project 1995 Suzuki Sidekick, aka the Teal Terror, to a close.

What's Next?

So what's next for a Subcompact Culture project vehicle? Frankly, we're not sure. We still have our Yaris, which has been an ongoing project (and daily driver) since 2007. We also have our 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX. We'll likely work on those keep them going, and keep living the small car lifestyle.

If you're interested in our latest project, Cranky, the Crankshaft Culture Cherokee, be sure to visit We've already lifted it, put larger tires on it, and done a host of other things to our black XJ. It's an awesome 4x4 project, and it's even more special since it used to belong to my dad.

So stay tuned to Subcompact Culture for continuing small car things and check out Crankshaft Culture for the more adventurous side of the automotive spectrum.

Cranky, the Crankshaft Culture Cherokee

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