Thursday, September 06, 2007

love at first sight (or 'our new car')

We bought a new car.

I know. We're shocked too. We didn't really mean to. Well we did, but we didn't anticipate doing the deed for a while yet. Then on Tuesday evening, after 5pm, Frank suggested we pop down quickly to the local Subaru dealer to check out their second hand vehicles.

And there we saw it. The Subaru Forester of our dreams. A 2003 2.5SX Luxury model.

Actually we didn't know 2.5SX Luxury models existed before our quick trip to the dealer, but we soon learned all about alloy wheels, fog lights, super duper suspension, leather seats, sun roofs and six stack CD players.

We smiled politely, thanked the dealer and drove off into the sunset to 'discuss' our options. I still don't think either of us thought we'd end up buying a car. We were just checking out possibilities. But it was a nice car, one we both liked... so we phoned back and booked in a test drive for the next morning.

Wednesday saw the sun rising and Frank and I excitedly stepping out to the car dealer. We settled into the car and fell in love. Oh la la. Beautiful.

In the end we found another 2003 SX model in immaculate condition (it even had a floor cover in the boot!). And 45 minutes later we'd signed up to buy it. 16 hours after popping down quickly to the dealer.

How did that happen?!

In our defense, we have been discussing the purchase of another car for several months - it wasn't a complete impulse buy! We've debated the beauty (or not) of various makes and models, observed multitudes of cars on the road, dropped into various car yards and researched the strengths and weaknesses of numerous vehicles on the internet. Somehow when we stepped into the dealer on Tuesday... the time was right, the car was right... and so we bought it.

The features I particularly love about this car are windows that open and close on demand (my poor little Corolla's window won't budge no matter how hard I turn the knob); a driver's door that unlocks from the outside, negating the need to climb over the gear stick from the passenger side (I still haven't had the lock fixed since that Thursday night break in); and an absence of dirt and spider webs (I hate washing the car).

But I promise I will wash this car more often! (I haven't washed the old once since... um... Christmas) I must maintain our new Subaru Forster in its immaculate state - Tassie is so small I'm bound to drive past the old owners, and I wouldn't want them to see a neglected vehicle!

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At 5:03 am, September 07, 2007, Blogger merrymishaps said...

Welcome to the Subaru family!
Mine is a 2004 Forester XS :)

At 11:16 am, September 07, 2007, Blogger Robyn said...

Thats supposed to be a great car! Enjoy :)

At 9:01 pm, September 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes... um Christmas, but which year was that that you washed the old car?
Nice buying guys - it's (does it have a gender?)a beauty!! And a very wise choice. Jenny

At 11:05 pm, September 07, 2007, Blogger Cherie said...

Congrats on the new addition to your family. Sounds like it arrived just in the nick of time!

Are you going to give it a name?

Happy motoring!

At 7:20 am, September 08, 2007, Anonymous Sandy said...

Yay!! New cars are so much fun. It actually took you a long time. Wise choice though. Now for that Sunday ride around the island!

At 2:53 pm, September 08, 2007, Blogger Deanna said...

I hope your new family member is settling in fine. Someday my family may purchase a car built this century, too. :o)

At 8:48 pm, September 08, 2007, Blogger Mike S said...

Those are tough little buggies. Up here, where it's ROUGH on vehicles, Subarus are the only brand more popular than Jeeps. They're cute as well:)

At 9:38 pm, September 08, 2007, Blogger Cecily said...

Yay - it's a hit. You all love our new car almost as much as we do! Apparently in Tasmania Subaru sell four times as many as in the rest of Australia - because they're great for the windy icy roads here.

At 7:15 am, September 11, 2007, Anonymous luke said...

Photo! Photo! Photo!

At 4:35 pm, September 11, 2007, Blogger Cecily said...

Photo? Photo? Photo???? Everyone knows what a Forester looks like. It just looks like a silver Forester! A very clean silver Forester.

At 5:36 am, August 07, 2012, Anonymous Junior Perrera said...

Congratulations on the new Subaru! You sound really happy and excited about it! I personally love the feeling of achievement or accomplishment that comes with buying a car. Having worked so hard for so long for something, and then to have that dream come true is one of the greatest feelings ever. When you’re able to buy your own car, you know you’re doing something very right in your life. :D

At 8:28 am, January 11, 2013, Blogger Leisa said...

So what name did you give your car? How’s it doing now, by the way? Don’t forget to perform your scheduled maintenance to extend its service life.

Leisa Dreps


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