The other day as I was driving to work I was wracking my brain to think about something to post about. I did random last week. And goodness knows there’s no knitting to speak of around here due to that lame decision of mine to knit a sweater on size 3 needles. It’s progressing but sloooooowly and how much can I say about 12 inches of stockinette stitch? Anyway, as I was driving along I started thinking about how much I love my new car and that made me think – can I get a blog post out of this? Can I really talk about my love for a car and keep people entertained at the same time? It’s worth a shot and so, in no particular order, here is a list of the things I love about my Subaru Crosstrek.
- I love the navigation system. I don’t often need the GPS function but it’s nice to have it right there on the dashboard. I also love that silly back up camera that’s part of the nav system. I can finally negotiate my friend Sharon’s driveway! Okay, almost on that one.
- I love the leather interior. The heated seats don’t suck either.
- I love that I have Sirius XM radio back. I had this in my Jeep but we didn’t get it with the Outback and I really missed my Margaritaville Radio.
- I love how easy it is to use the Bluetooth feature with my phone. It automatically updates my contacts and I can make phone calls hands free now. I don’t often use my phone in the car but it’s great to have it so easy to do.
- I love the moon roof. It’s a simple pleasure but it’s a good one.
- I looooooove the gas mileage. I drove the car for 2 full weeks before I had to gas up and even then it wasn’t on empty. I’m averaging 32 miles to the gallon around town.
- I love that I have only seen 2 other Crosstreks since I bought this car. You know how it is when you buy a new car – suddenly they are everywhere. Not the case with this one, though, and I think that’s cool.
I know that there are people out there who don’t care what they drive so long as their vehicle gets them where they need to go. I, however, am not one of those people. I have always strongly identified with the car that I drive and I want it to be cool. Or at least my idea of cool. It’s why I loved my Chevy Blazer and my Jeep Wrangler and my Subaru Outback and probably also why I hated my Ford Tempo. That car was definitely not cool.
Mini Pearl, though? Man alive, she is cool.