Things I Love About Mini Pearl

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.

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Comments

  1. says

    I’d love a cool car, but I must be content with the ugly car that gets me everywhere. If it had a moon roof I could forgive it’s ugliness. I miss the moon roof more than anything else! Enjoy your new, cool car! She’s a beauty!!!

  2. says

    I love cars too. I saw the Crosstrek at the dealership and thought it was SO COOL. You should have many happy years together!

  3. Robby says

    I’m not the car nut I used to be, but I still want a car that responds to my driving demands. Still, it is nice to have a set of wheels you truly like. I have mixed feelings about our Prius. It has some silly ‘male design flaws’ that don’t work that well for a woman. The gas mileage mostly makes up for that. We just took a road trip and averaged 56mpg. Yep, you read that right.

  4. Mary K. in Rockport says

    32 MPG FOR LOCAL DRIVING???!!! In news from the North Shore, I am also knitting on size 3 needles and fingering yarn – a lady’s Dr. Who scarf, and I am very, very sorry I started.

  5. says

    Well, that might be quite a challenge. . . 10 Things to Say About Miles of Stockinette Stitch on Size 3 Needles. . .

  6. Jo says

    Awwwww–poor Tempo! Actually, i hated my Toyota Corolla–could it have anything to do with the fact that it followed my GTO convertible? It’s great to have a car you really feel the love for.

  7. says

    well you know how much i love my car and how much i identify with her. and right now she’s a mess. the AC doesn’t work. the front bumper is a mess. she has over 160,000K and we’ll be celebrating 10 years together in a few months. and i can’t imagine replacing her. so yeah i get it.

  8. bonny says

    I recently got a new-to-me Subaru Forester and love it, but you are such a great salesperson for the Crosstrek I’ll definitely have to take a look at it next time car buying rolls around. Happy & safe travels to you & Mini!

  9. Lin Minnick says

    Of course you can entertain us with your car love! It made me giggle because I love my Mazda RX 8 with an undeniable passion. We won 1st place this weekend in our local Cruisin’ Cuse car show. There were only a few cars in our class (’88 to present, foreign) but yay! So much fun! and a fancy plaque!!

  10. jill says

    She’s something else, alright. I’d love a new car – someday. A Sububaru would be nice! Heating seats.

  11. says

    I like to drive something that makes me excited too. It must be in the genes – I come from a family of car fanatics. I love your new ride. And the gas mileage certainly doesn’t suck! I still have not seen one in person!

  12. says

    I don’t drive, but I’ve been working in Boston for so long that the idea of driving into town feels really bad. Of course, my move is going to see me learning how to drive despite my efforts to avoid it thus far.

  13. Suzanne says

    I’m glad you love your car and I’ve wondered what the Crosstrek was like. I traded in my Outback last year for a CR-V that I just love. Haven’t named it yet. My father is 84 and he picked up his used CR-V on Friday. My sister is now the lone Subaru person in the family.

  14. Jo-Ann says

    I’m so happy that you love mini Pearl! It’s awesome when you can drive wherever you need to be & not hate what is getting you there. And, ahem, your Ford Temp was way cooler than my Mercury Sable wagon :)