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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged

My Honda CRV served me very well for 14-1/2 years and 210,765 miles, but after a $1400 repair bill in April (engine and brakes) I knew I was driving on borrowed (and increasingly expensive) miles.  I started car shopping in May and test-drove the current CRV and a Forester.  Vacillating was wearying. When the Subaru salesman called on Tuesday "just to follow up" I told him I'd like to buy a Forester.  Two-and-a-half hours later I drove my new car into the driveway.

The color is Jasmine Green Metallic. That led Facebook friends to suggest names like Jasmine (except that the jasmine flower is white with a yellow center), Jazz, Kermit, etc.  The color is very much like that of the Chevrolet Citation I had from 1982-1987. (Its name was Bibliographic Citation.) In tribute to that I am calling this car Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged -- Second Ed for short.

I hope that Second Ed will be as reliable as the Honda.

P.S. Why the Forester and not the CRV? The CRV felt more like a van.  Had I not liked either I'd have shopped further (Ford Escape or Toyota Rav), but the Forester got the nod.


  1. Second Ed is quite a handsome dude. Happy trails!

  2. Congratulations on your new car. May it take you to many happy places.

  3. I have a 2012 Forester and love it. Someday I will need to replace it and I will go with another Subaru. Love the color. Enjoy your new car.


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