we’ve officially joined the subaru brotherhood. yup, you read that right. we got a subie. the audi has served us well. however with all modern german cars, they’re great until they reach 100,000 miles. then they die…slow, painful deaths. so slow, that i feel like i’m dying myself. it doesn’t help that university audi is barely passable at customer service or for the mere fact that it would cost more to fix it than the car was worth. with inclement weather scheduled for not just this week but the rest of winter, we decided to trade it in and upgrade. farewell a6 turbo. hello subie brotherhood.
considering we weren’t planning on getting a new car until 12 hours ago, we decided to keep the main thing the main thing. focus on what we needed and ignore wants.
immediate needs were:
- all wheel drive
- good gas mileage
- inexpensive maintenance (compared to the audi, almost anything sounded great!)
- perfect for our back packing, climbing, off-roading adventures
- and a sunroof (i am hawaiian after all)
regardless, we came away with amazing features in addition to our non-negotiable list above, like heated seats! awww, yeah baby! also subies are better rated on the smog contribution and air-pollution. we decided to go pre-owned. so we’re being green in our own little way.
we braved the 22 degree weather, some patches of ice, to drive up to shoreline to get our car. the funny thing was that we checked out ballard and declined a black impreza because we wanted either a silver or white one. superficial, yes. but important nonetheless. when we got to shoreline, we saw the white and silver ones but decided on a red one! needless to say it was an all day excursion. no photos of our own..yet. trust me, more is on the way. uhhh, after it gets a bath. 🙂 also, it’s to early to tell it’s name. we need to determine if it has personality or not. stay tuned….either way, welcome to the family subi. we love you already.