11 May 2010

Hypocrisy: Now With Added Wank

I confess, I am kind of anti-SUV.  I always thought they were kind of stupid given that all the amenities they contain could be found in other vehicles without having to drive a Canyonero.  Since I also can not bring myself to do the whole mini-van thing, I figured I would be a sedan/hatchback driver forever. 

This plan worked great for many years.  I drove a Mazda 626 that we only got rid of because the Subaru WRX pretty much found us.  The WRX was the greatest car I have ever owned.  All wheel drive, fit two Britax car seats no problem and even had plenty of trunk space for a Baby Jogger City Classic Double.  Never mind that it had a race car engine, custom exhaust and a bitchen computer chip to maximize the turbo…yeah, I was driving a turbo and I loved it.

Sadly, the car did not fail us, we failed the car.  The WRX was a car that liked to be driven, and driven for real.  The way it sat here in my parking spot, rarely used except for weekly Target runs, did not suit the car. The beautiful after market parts required maintenance that I could not promise to provide.  It was finally time to find the car a home where it could be enjoyed and receive the TLC it so deserved.  WRX now has a new daddy in a young man named Hunter who will cherish her in all the ways she needs to cherished.  Lucky kid, lucky car.

Our new car: 2010 Subaru Outback.  Um….it might be an SUV, I guess that makes me a huge, judgmental, asshole.  So that is pretty awesome.  

Interestingly enough, when I tried to decide if it was an SUV, it would appear that no one knows.  Depending on where you look, it can be considered a small SUV, a wagon or a cross-over vehicle.  This new model is taller, has more interior room and certainly looks sportier than the classic models, but it still uses a 4 cylinder engine and gets sedan gas mileage.  It certainly drives like a small car, that much I can tell you for sure!

At the end of the day, maybe it doesn’t matter.  I can still think that people who have to have an SUV because of kids/weather/cargo space whatever are jerks…I just need to acknowledge that I am one of those jerks.  I think I am okay with that.  After all, I have a cool car so what do I care?

1 comments:

Alicen said...

As long as you like the car then who cares! I must say I like the new Outback much better than the old ones, pretty nice car!


I would personally call it a crossover since it's got a 4 cylinder and drives/sized more like a sedan however it did win Motor Trends Sport/Utility of the Year so that's pretty hard to dispute. After reading that article I too need one...NOW!

Also funny, I have always like smaller SUV's, I guess I just like the way they look. We bought ours before kids were ever in the picture so I'm with you on the whole "having to have an SUV since I have kids.." drama. (Did I mention I know one of those *sigh*) Honestly I take the DH's car all the time small as it may be and it houses both car seats just fine. The stroller fits fine in the trunk once you maneuver it a bit to get in the opening. Sure it's more cramped than mine if you have much cargo but it does the job!

Congrats on the brand spanking new car...it's a beaut!