August 7, 2011

RIP Susie Subaru, Hello Mindy Mazda

Yes, the tragedy finally occurred. Susie the Subaru passed away, wheezing and sputtering in her dying breaths.
Her sickness started in May. You can read about that ordeal here.
Things seemed mostly back to normal, although I could tell she didn't have her usual spunk anymore. Acceleration was a little harder and inconsistent. But the old girl kept on truckin', until she finally couldn't go any further.
Cue AAA to the rescue... again.
After a full week in the shop with mechanics doing everything they could revive her, Susie Subaru was pronounced deceased at ~6:30 pm on Friday, August 5, 2011.
A 1999 model, she'd been mine since 2002, and she will be missed dearly.
As much as I'd like to attempt a car-less lifestyle, taking the metro to work up in North Bethesda every day would be a nightmare. And riding my bike in DC's summer heat and winter cold just isn't feasible. Which means I had to buy a car. Pronto.
On Saturday morning, my good friend Shandi gave me a ride to Koons Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Tysons Corner, VA.
Lucky for me, I have a friend that works there. Betsy was very helpful, and within a couple hours I was filling out the paperwork for this beautiful blue 2007 Mazda Speed3.
Welcome to the family, Mindy Mazda!
Mindy, me, and Betsy
If you're looking to buy a car anytime soon, let me know and I'd be happy to put you in contact with Betsy. There are a bunch of Koons dealerships, so she can definitely help you find whatever you're looking for.
Now who wants to go for a spin in my sweet new ride?!?

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, that's purty! Congratulations on the new purchase, bro. I approve of the choice and hope you and Mindy have many, many good times together!