Move to Colorado. Get engaged. Start a new job. Adopt a puppy. Move into a new place. One might ask, “what’s left for Lex to take on this year?”
Join Subaru Nation of course!!
Yes, I am officially the proud owner of a beautiful dark gray 2011 Subaru Outback. I loved my Mazda 3 but when we moved back to Colo. I vowed not to spend more than one winter in a car without AWD. I hate driving in snow and on ice and even though AWD doesn’t offer full-proof protection from slippery roads, it is a serious improvement and makes me feel a ton safer.
My favorite features may be the back up camera and bluetooth phone sync capabilities, but when I asked Mike what he liked about the Outback he said, “your safety.” Actual translation? He doesn’t have to hear me moan and complain all winter about driving in the snow.
Why else did I trade in a perfectly reliable 2007 Mazda 3? One word…Kona! He is getting bigger every day (50 lbs to be exact…and the vet is “predicting” 80 lbs) and I really wanted to have a car that will fit him better. He will be riding in the “way” back just as soon as I feel he’s ready to be in the car – I don’t want to ruin that new car goodness just yet!
The Outback is a lot bigger than anything I’ve ever driven so I plan on parking in far away end spots for quite some time. I may even attempt to parallel park it before the end of this year, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
She still needs a name. Any ideas?