Greetings from Minnesota; 15 degrees and light snow flurries here today.
- The farm is on a gravel road.
- We live in Minnesota where snow and ice can be present on roads nearly 1/2 the year.
- We have a dog who is getting close to 100 lbs and we haul around everywhere (and luckily he loves to ride in the car!)
These were just a few of the things J and I were thinking about when we started car shopping after the unfortunate end of my Impala a few weeks ago. After WAY too many hours looking at cars on the internet and several different test-drives, we are the proud owners of…
A Subaru Outback! I’m in love with the standard all-wheel-drive, traction control, heated seats, built-in blue tooth, great mileage & safety features and the list could go on. Beyond that, I’m pretty pumped that it’s RED 🙂
Silly I know, but red is definitely my favorite color for a car. I’ve never had a red car, and when I realized I would be needing something new I was determined to track down the right one and find it in red. It’s kind of snowy/cloudy in the pictures, but I can assure you the color is fab.
Since I got it earlier this week, everyone keeps telling me that I’m way more likely to get pulled over due to the color. I guess I’ll just have to follow all the rules…
The other unique thing about the Subaru (for us at least) is that it’s a Japanese car. I will admit that I honestly thought it might be an Australian car, but luckily I didn’t let that slip at the dealership 😉
Now I know tons of you probably drive “foreign” cars, and Toyota’s and Honda’s are now as common as Chevy’s. Foreign is rather a relative term to me because a lot of them are built in U.S. But anyway, in my family everybody drives something made by GM. And in H’s family, most everybody drives a Ford.
I’m still thrilled with our Outback, I’m happy to have something a bit unique, and we’ll just have to hope it holds up for a long time so we don’t hear “I told you so” from anybody!
The truth? It’s been another rather bleak week for running. Between buying the car, a crazy amount of activities going on at work and keeping up at the farm, I’ve only gotten in a few runs. Today I managed a short session on the treadmill, and I’m hoping the weather is nice tomorrow so I can get outside for at least 5 miles.
Miles so far in 2011 = 5.2. And on that note, let’s just say I fully intend to get back on track next week.
What are your current wheels? Are you a happy driver, or do you want something different?