New Car – 2019 Subaru Crosstrek


I purchased a new car last week, a Subaru Crosstrek. I got the “Premium” trim which is the middle of the road level. I opted for the “Eyesight safety system” that uses a stereo camera mounted close to visor and nag me when I go over the strips or median line and will stop the car if a collision is imminent. It also has all wheel drive. Other than that it is pretty basic, no power seats, or push button start. It does have seat warmers though.


Buying it was grueling and took a long time. I test drove the top of the line “Limited” version and they told me that had five of the premium’s available. When it come time to start talking specifics, it turns out that none of the five were available. I laughed to myself. Car dealers are all the same I said to myself. So I told them. Well that is too bad, give me a call you get some in. On the way home I called Heather and told her what happened and predicted that I would get a call within two hours about the miracle of miracles, they actually did have a car I wanted. So we went back and got the deal closed. I was not upset about the miracle of miracles. Life is a game right, and I enjoy my role in the game!!


My old car, the Kia Soul, served me well. Incredible at parking, and 100,000 miles and I all had done was maintenance, new tires and a battery. It was rough riding though, and noisy on the freeway. I drove 65 mph in 75 mph just so I could hear myself think.

6 thoughts on “New Car – 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

  1. Vicki

    Nice looking car. I wanted a Kia Soul but ended up going with a Mitsubishi Mirage instead. My daughter bought a Kia Rio last weekend.

  2. Driller's Place

    Nice looking ride Yogi. We gave purchasing a new car some consideration, but decided tow wait one more year. Our Honda Pilot has 83,000 miles on it and still runs very well. I like the size of the Pilot and will probably look there or at Toyota at trade-in time. I really like Nissan, but they seem to be a little more expensive than the competition right now. Yep, it’s amazing what car salesmen can pull out of a hat when you actually walk out the door. I kind of like playing this game and I’ve gotten better at it over the years. If they discover that you are actually willing to walk, they become much more willing to talk.

  3. Barb

    I’m certainly glad they came up with a red one! We bought a new van in the spring – Bob researches endlessly. I weigh in on the color…

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