Thursday, September 14th, 2006
Ok, it seems like I can’t keep a car very long – but hey – I like different cars from time to time and I put a lot of miles on the last one – wait too long and you have a harder time trading. I guess I just treat it like a “hunt” – my wife really does not like dealing – I do!
Our New Subaru
We would have bought another Toyota Matrix AWD but Toyota in it’s “wisdom” decided that the AWD option would no longer be available – so – Subaru the KING of AWD was my next choice.
After visiting a local New Subaru dealer and being treated like I was either “dumb” or “Blond” or both by saying they could give me a “new Subaru Forrester for the same price as a used one” – hahahahaha! Now I knew the NADA book value of my ‘05 Trix’ and let’s just say that the Subaru dealer must have thought I had “STUPID” written in bold letters on my forehead. They offered me about $2000.00 less than loan value ($5000 less than I got at Sonju) for my well-kept, maintained Toyota – which still had 20K miles of factory drive train warranty left and was less than two years old!
That over, after wook, the wife and I went to Two Harbors – Sonju had two Subarus – once there we found out that the red Subaru was out for the evening with some woman who wanted the blue one but took the red one home to test – she said it would be her luck that someone would buy the blue one last night – she was right!!! She should have taken the blue one home if she wanted it!!
They had three originally – all came from Hawaii via Seattle – they had been in the Hertz fleet, I found an inspection sticker, a self insurance form (Hertz) and the CarFax showed our car was put into service June 30 2005 – must have shipped right from Japan to Hawaii and put into service before the rest of the 2006’s even hit the mainland.
The car/suv has 13500 miles on it – and still has 21 months and 22500 miles of full Subaru Bumper – Bumper warranty and the balance of the 5 year 60K drive train warranty.
So far I like it – Lynette drove it a little and she likes that it has a LOT more power than the Trix! I am not the only “lead foot” in our family!