“It’s got at least 100,000 miles more to go!”
- The Ride
- The Driver: Sarah
- Vehicle in Question: 2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5 Hatchback Premium Edition
- Spotted at: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens,1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
- Odometer: 28,323
- Car’s Nickname: Rex
Q: How long have you had your car? Where did you get it?
A: I bought it after trading in my old Subaru–also an Impreza–at a dealer in the area. It was definitely the biggest investment I’ve made thus far in life! I’ve had it just about five months.
Q: How would you describe your purchasing experience?
A: I got it from Glanzmann Subaru in Jenkintown, PA and the experience was pretty good. They were friendly and easy enough to work with. I had decided well in advance of purchasing the car what exactly I was after. I was lucky Glanzmann had exactly what I was looking for!
Q: What neighborhood do you live in?
A: I live in the Italian Market neighborhood, technically Bella Vista, 19147.
Q: What is your car’s main use? How much time do you spend in it?
A: Two primary uses: driving to/from work and driving to/from hockey games. My drive to work is only about five miles roundtrip, so I don’t spend much time in the car except on hockey game days.
Q: What’s your least favorite part of your commute?
A: So many stop signs and traffic lights between work and home. City driving is not always fun.
Q: What’s your favorite day trip from home?
A: It’s definitely the shore. Most recently, we drove to Ocean City, MD, hung out on the beach, took a nap, ate all the boardwalk food we could handle and then drove back home as the sun set. Windows down once we returned to the city, great times.
Q: Where’s the farthest place you’ve driven to with this car?
A: The longest trip I’ve taken was to beautiful–please note the sarcasm here–Uniondale, New York. Made a pitstop in Brooklyn. In total, it was about a three and a half hour drive. And I did it alone! Thank goodness for my friends’ good tastes in music and generosity in making mix CDs for long rides!
Q: Do you have any rules in your car?
A: Don’t throw stuff on the floor, and if you smoke, keep your window wide open!
Q: What do you listen to in your car? Do you ever rock out or sing along?
A: I rock out all the time! I listen to FM radio, sometimes talk radio in the mornings, or my own CDs/iPod. It has a six-CD changer as well as an aux cable hookup for the iPod.
Q: Does your car have a theme song?
A: For the purposes of being awesome–and because it was, at one point, the song the Phillies played in their clubhouse after a victory–I’ll pick Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘N’ Nite” as its theme!
Q: How many miles do you think are in the life of your car?
A: It’s got at least 100,000 more to go!
Q: What will your next car be?
A: Obviously, I haven’t given this much thought yet since I just got this car, but I do love Subarus. Since I plan to live in the city a while longer, it’s not outrageous to think that I could just buy another Subaru when the time comes. But, as for my dream car, I’ll stay within the realm of possibility and say a BMW 3-Series hatchback.
Q: Is there anything else we should know about your car?
A: Just this morning, as I was walking out of a coffee shop and into my car, a guy driving a similarly colored Impreza saw me and waved–only because we had similar cars. It’s a Subaru thing.
Photos and interview by Michaelangelo Ilagan
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