Sunday, January 02, 2011

3rd Car

I have participated in the purchase of 6 new cars over my lifetime, but only three of them were primarily for me. Two were essentially cars for my wife and one was an SUV that we both use, but only when we need its special capabilities.

Here are the three:

1983 Toyota Tercel, seen here in the yard of our house in Vermont.

1997BMW 318ti. On a ferry crossing Lake Champlain.

2011 Subaru Impreza at Alewife Station parking garage.

There is a kind of progression here: The first was front wheel drive, the second was rear wheel drive and the latest is all wheel drive. The Tercel had a displacement of 1.5 liters, the BMW 2.0 liters and the Subaru has 2.5 liters. Lots of continuity too: All are blue, four cylinder hatchbacks with manual transmissions.

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