New Car

Lori has been needing a new vehicle for quite a while.  We have been researching various trucks, SUVs and cars.  The list of needs vs wants was well documented, researched and reviewed.

We went to the credit union on Saturday morning and got the car loan.  Sunday we hit the car lots.  We test drove a couple of vehicles and chose not to test drive a few others based on price, mileage, size or a combination of the three.

We settled on and bought a Subaru Forester.  This will seat more people for when we have company in town.  It will haul books and gear to school.  It will work for things like camping and outdoor events.  It will be able to haul tools and supplies for our various projects (not as well as a pick up but pretty darn good).  It has zero emission and gets much much better MPG then the other vehicles we looked at and certainly more than either of our current cars.

So here is Lori’s new car!!  The biggest downside is it is not red.


4 Responses to “New Car”

  1. Katherine Says:

    Oooh, does it have that new car smell? Did you keep the truck for things like hauling gravel? How does it have zero emissions? Is it electric?

    • V_Lo Says:

      Yes, yes it does have that new car smell (otherwise known as off gassing) 🙂 The truck we are keeping, but Amber will be using it.

      Here is the Subaru blurb on the PZEV:
      The Subaru PZEV (Partial Zero Emission Vehicle) is the affordable, no-compromise, eco-friendly alternative. Although the Subaru PZEV runs on regular unleaded fuel, it offers significant smog-reducing environmental benefits and delivers equal performance compared to non-PZEV cars or SUVs, including hybrids, diesels and alternative fuel vehicles.

      A PZEV is classified as the cleanest-running gasoline-powered car on the market and was developed to meet the air quality standards of California, the most stringent in North America. A PZEV must meet the Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV) tailpipe standard and have zero evaporative emissions.

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