Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Farewell to an Old Friend

2003 Subaru Forester

In 2007 we bought this car used at 110,684 kms. 

An engine rebuild 4 years ago, and now deteriorating and falling off rubber door seals, all instrument gauges failing, and more needed expensive repairs to simply meet emission control requirements make keeping this vehicle running another year or two financially unviable. Reality informed me it was time to move on.

After 11 years and 210,517 kms of reliable and safe travel, the day has finally come to say good-bye to this old friend. On April 11, 2018, this vehicle made its final trip with me as both driver and owner. Final tally upon parking: 321201 kms.

The only time this vehicle ever failed and left me stranded was right here in my own driveway. That morning I'd driven Kie to work, and when I returned home and pulled in to park, the transmission cable snapped.

The Oddblock Station Agent