Alrighty folks, I think this is a bonifide opportunity to comment, if you feel so inclined.
I have the need of advice or support, and it shows that even the “most devoted” of the greenies among us have mental challenges on occasionâ€¦.
So, I have been driving a manual ’99 Subaru Legacy Outback since my junior (maybe even sophomore) year in high school (graduating class of ’02 to date myself), forest green with grey trim, and I am starting to look at saying goodbye to her. It is killing me – I never thought I would be so attached to a car! In any case, here is the situation:
My folks got divorced a few years back, and things are starting to settle. I’ve lived on and off at home while back in the US to go to Mines, and the Subaru officially belongs to my mom. She is planning on trading it in and getting a newer, automatic, smaller version. She currently drives my dad’s Sebring, but he drives his mom’s Lexus (there’s a lot more to this than meets the eye, trust me – very complicated family workings hereâ€¦)
And the kicker: I will probably end up in Houston due to work and boyfriend and family ties and I would like to live in the biggest, baddest oil capital without a car – or with at least the sort of car that lets people know what I’m all about (challenging? Tempting fate?), so my plan was always to take the Subaru down there, full of my greenie necessities to survive.
Now, I face renting a U-Haul and trucking it all down there and really being stuck with no wheels, not to mention saying “so long” to my greatest companion across the US, in the Rocky Mountains, and more. Oh, and she just got new brakes, alternator, fog lights, and headlights, not at all improving her resale value but definitely increasing how much she means to me.
So, I ask: What would you do?