It’s not that I am not patriotic; but, when it comes to buying a car, I go by three things:-
1. What is going to be the main use that I will make of this automobile?
2. What is my budget for both purchase and running costs?
3. What are the major technical and (to a lesser extent) unessential specifications for the vehicle that the above two questions are pointing me towards.?
When I am satisfied on these points; I look at the car itself and not at who made it; or, even where it was made.
I have to admit that I enjoy driving away from the city and its urban sprawl and I am most content just to be out on the open roads behind the wheel of something with a fair amount of sportiness (always keeping to the speed limits of course). I make these trips fairly regularly and travel some distance (usually over the weekend) with an overnight stop in a place that happens to interest me.
I am not married and have no kids; but, I enjoy selective company and often take friends with me on my trips – from time to time, we may even take along our golf clubs. On vacations, I usually take a more extended road trip.
However, I do have to work for my paycheck (however meager I may think it to be) and I really do have to have a car to drive to work in. Thinking about how best to combine my pleasure driving with my necessity driving was when I started to consider the Legacy.
From my starting thought, I looked into prices for the new models and felt that they were just a little outside my budget (I would have needed to defer buying my home theatre setup and I do not believe in financing). However, I did like the average fuel consumption of 26 mpg in the city to 36 mpg on the highway. Fortunately, when I checked around for a good Used Subaru Legacy In Chicago, I was pleasantly surprised by the choices available that were all in good condition and within my budget.
Subaru’s technical specs and attention to both comfort and safety really impressed me. From the flat four cylinder boxer engine through the Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission and their Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive; I felt that this would be a car that I could drive hard while maintaining safety.
The comfort levels were just great and it comes with a fantastic sound system. Obviously, I bought one and am now the happy owner of a used Subaru Legacy from Hawk Subaru of Joliet.
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