I have bought my first Subaru. It will be delivered mid to late October. I would not accept anything other than what I wanted with regards to color and options, so they had to order it.
2014 Subaru Outback Limited
Off black leather interior
Moon roof / Eyesight package*
Rear seat protective covers
I will also be buying and installing myself:
Hood protector (do they work?)
So that's the brief. Here's the long.
I've never had a Subaru before. I knew a guy who had one and he loved it. He was a ski instructor in winter, did pools in summer.
I've had a lot of Honda cars... a CRV a few years ago that I liked. It was paid off, treated me well. It was banged up and spilled gasoline in the back. I figured I couldn't sell it so I was going to keep it for a long time... save my money. That was the plan until some $#$%# made a left turn right in front of me on a snow covered street. I got out the word "Dude!" before the hit. Totaled both cars.
I didn't like the 2011 CRV and didn't have much time to shop around. I was without a car. My wife and kid swore by the Nissan. I got the Rouge, but quickly regretted it. It's okay, but not what I wanted. So I was waking around the parking lot at work and noticed a Subaru Outback. I've always seen the commercials... All wheel drive... looked more like a station wagon than an SUV. I thought the ride would be better. Turns out, my next door neighbor had one. I just never noticed it. It was just another Silver SUV and there's one everywhere you look.
So I talked to him about it. It's his seventh Subaru.
Well, you can see I ordered one. I got a good deal on my Rouge, so made the deal. Now I'm just waiting for delivery.