Since I decided to go back to school, I needed a vehicle to get to school. I could have commuted, like I did in my undergrad, but I HATED it! The flexibility of having my own car is well worth the money. And considering that I don't have classes everyday and am still working part-time, I had to have a vehicle for transportation. I still have my bike, but that can only last until winter time. Oh by the way, I took this picture after changing the oil and giving her a nice shower! She hasn't look this clean in...ever!
While deciding on a vehicle, I had Subaru in mind because two of the main criteria I have in selecting the new vehicle is a) It must be AWD (the winters here require that), and b) It must have good ground clearance (again, the amount of snow here requires that). So it basically narrowed down to the SUV's. Long story short, I ended up choosing the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek in none other than ORANGE! Woo! My favourite color is orange and I never thought I'd have a car in orange too! I had to wait about 5 weeks since I placed the order since this color isn't very popular here so there were none of this model in the whole of Canada. It ended up being shipped all the way from Japan. And finally after 5 weeks of waiting...here she is!
I've had her for two weeks and so far she's been great. Comfortable, good on gas, really grippy stock tires (we had a couple of torrential downpours in the last two weeks), and I am friggin' glad I opt for the sunroof because I absolutely LOVE it! It is open pretty much all the time unless it's raining. I prefer having both windows down and sunroof open, it almost feels like I am riding the bike like this!