Monday, October 13, 2008

Our current assistance to the economy

A month ago, Geoff's car, a 1998 Saturn, died a quiet death. Needed a whole new engine to the tune of $3000. Well, since the car isn't even worth $1000, we bid it a fond farewell. It brought Isabelle and Lorelei home from the hospital, it took us many many places. Rest in peace.

We have been going on one car. RAPTOR programs, getting Lorelei to school, trying not to need to be two places at once. No matter how we slice it, we need to be a two-car family.

May I now introduce the newest member of the Williams' household.....

Lorelei new car

A 2006 Subaru Forester. (I asked Lorelei to be my car Model, and she did the cutest "Ta-Da" pose.)
I have wanted a Subaru for years. Good gas mileage, reliable, just enough car for me. It has all that I want and nothing I don't.
I have never owned a car this new. Geoff has had one brand-new car before, but this is really really new for me.
New car front
And I love the's called Garnet. (which happens to be my birthstone, by the way)

I didn't get a good side view photo, so here's one I swiped off the Net:

You are all going to love this.
Drive Magazine is a publication from Subaru. And this was the cover that greeted us as we sat down with the salesman:
Drive magazine cover
If that's not a sign, I don't know what is.

More pictures tomorrow...I ran out of daylight, then had to go to RAPTOR to package mice and rats.


Trixie said...

Yippy! You are now the proud owner of a Zoom-a-room! They are so grippy and they corner well. I actually found mine fun to drive. Congratulations!

KatDoc said...

Do we get to take the new car to Cape May? Can I drive it, huh, can I, purty please can I?

Does it have a name yet? (Is it male or female?)


nina said...

Nice car!
Buying used always makes more sense to me. Sure, new cars are great--but we've had great luck with the newer used models--still very reliable and not overpriced like the new ones on the lot!

Good luck with her.
Subaru is the corporate sponsor of the Leave No Trace program. Nice to support their recognition of environmentally responsible recreation.

Anonymous said...

Suburus are great cars. If we didn't need one that we could tow behind the motorhome, we'd probably have gotten one. My mom has an older Forester that she loves. The color is awesome. Garnet is also Gage's birthstone! :)

NatureWoman said...

Sweeeeet ride! Looks like its great to fit the birds in better!

Owlman said...

Congrats - cool ride!

The Swami said...

You should receive a large check from Subaru for Lorelei's presentation of the car.

Lynne said...

It feels so great to have a reliable vehicle. My car is a "new-to-me" car too.

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NCmountainwoman said...

Oh yes! The picture on the magazine is definitely a sign. Great selection. Congratulations.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Subaru has a good reputation. The proof is always in the pudding of how well they run after 100k. Unfortunately you have to do quite a bit of driving to get to that point. Great color too, I agree.

Mary said...

Susan, my good friend in Maryland loves her Forester! Don't ya just love that new car smell?

Have fun with it!


dguzman said...

LOVELY! Great color too!
Man, I'm really wanting to drive up to Cape May when you guys are there, just to say hi and hang out on the beach! I'll email ya.