- May 9, 2017
- Reaction score
- Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
Subaru ForesterYou'll have it a long time, spread the cost over those years and it isn't so bad
Some of the new safety bells and whistles are quite useful.
So what did you get?
I was seriously looking at the smallest jeep (so much less money), but no one in my home town does warranty work on them... and the salesman clearly wasn't motivated to make me happy.
At subaru the Crosstrek is the cheapest with ground clearance... but they had ZERO in stock, no new ones, and no old ones. Also, everyone I know that has driven one says visibility in that model is poor.
They had only 8 Foresters in stock, all various higher end models, and of the 8, 5 were white! i don't want a white car... I would lose it in the first snow bank.
they had i think three lower end models (so lower cost) en-route... all three were already sold.
they had a FEW outbacks in stock... but I really didn't want a car that big...
I asked about ordering a Forester... he said they had no idea about inventory... everything was so funky at present... there lot for new cars was almost empty.
So I pointed to the less expensive gray car, and said that was what I wanted.
Not sure how I feel about some of these gadgets.... the "big brother is watching" parts are disturbing. But I researched... have to get a pretty old car to avoid that.
I do like the backup camera, and the blinking lights that tell me when someone is in my blind spot.
I did get heated seats... I have missed them for 15 years.... I am very glad to have them again.
I also got a heated steering wheel which I have never had but always wanted.
It also comes with the cool "open and close without touching" hatch back.
AND leather seats, and full rubber floor mat trays to hold all of the mud, snow, and filth. Never have understood people that want carpet floor mats.