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My Subaru is old and tired. It had a checkup today, and it's
starting to fall apart. I could get those bits fixed ... for
5000 dollars. Blue book on the poor beastie? Less than 3000,
probably closer to 2000. [Edit: 2000 is if a dealer goes out
of their way to make it look good. Private sale? About 1000.]
We've been through a lot together, this little car and me.
130000 miles. 7 years. 3 serious girlfriends (and the
concomittant grayhounds / kids in the back seat!). One
road rage grazing (with my parents in the back seat, natch!);
one scraping, one full-on Tkil Stupidity (tm) notch in the
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All in all, Suby has been a fantastic car, and I'm very sad to
see it go. If nothing else, I'll see if I can't arrange for it
to have a few relaxing years with my dad in Denver -- the all
wheel drive ought to serve him well, and so long as he's not
going too far, I'm sure Suby will be as good a trooper for him
as it's been for me.
Would I get another Subaru? If I lived in an area with any
inclement weather at all, I'd very likely do so -- but living in
southern California, and contemplating moving back to New
Mexico, I just can't justify the costs of the AWD system.
So far, I'm thinking about buying a Prius. I'm
not looking forward to paying MSRP or better, nor to having to
get on a waiting list, but the thought of 50+ MPG is very
tempting. I haven't called around yet, though, so we'll see if
that's what I end up with or not.
No matter what, I salute the Suby. Well driven!