I bought my kid a car

  1. I went and did it.
    I bought my girl a car for her 16th B-day.
    It is a '90 subaru Legacy.
    124K miles
    Body is in great shape and power everything.
    Windshield has a crack in it and AC needs to be recharged (I hope is all).
    Killer Stereo.
    Very clean inside. One owner.
    Any other Subaru owners out there?
    -Russell
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  2. 32 Comments

  3. by   Mkue
    What a nice Dad !

    Sounds like a nice car, well built, solid I'm sure, mid-sized?
  4. by   Rustyhammer
    It's a (shudder) wagon.
    But it still looks a little sporty (not your mom and dads wagon)
    5 speed tranny, cruise control...
    -R
  5. by   MelRN13
    How does she like it?

    In high school, one of my friends had a wagon. And I swear, we never got into any trouble in it BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!
  6. by   Rustyhammer
    I'm going to give it to her on Saturday.
    She doesn't know she is getting a car.
    We told her "We can't afford another car!
    Do you think just because you have your license
    that we are just going out to get you a CAR??"

    She'll dig it when we give it to her.
    -Russell
  7. by   MelRN13
    That's awesome, I was just kidding about the wagon stuff!!!
  8. by   Rustyhammer
    LOL,
    I don't expect her to be an angel her whole life.
    I wonder what I don't know now.
    -R
  9. by   CCL"Babe"
    Love my Subaru. I have a WRX. Got it last fall.

    Best car I ever owned.

    Doesn't have all the leather and stuff I'm used to, but it is fun!
    I work with a fair amount of people who have Subarus and they all loved theirs. Wanted 4 wheel drive, but not the costs of my Mercury Mountaineer.

    Hope your daughter likes hers.
  10. by   NRSKarenRN
    I private dutied the Chairman of the Board of Subaru of North America--loved riding in the wagon his secretary drove. Board meetings even held at his mansion! Great vehicles!
  11. by   night owl
    What a nice dad! I'd love to see her face when you tell her, "It's yours!" "What??? You're the best dad in the world!!!!!" :kiss
  12. by   dianah
    What a great surprise!! I'd love to see the reaction you get when the truth registers: The car is MINE! Way to go Dad and Mom!
  13. by   jnette
    Good for you, Rusty !
    And you just can't beat a Subaru ! We had two.. the wagon ('87, with iver 200 K miles on it, still runs like a charm) and up 'til last year I had the little "Outback Sport".. loved it ! Just didn't want the payments anymore, so traded it in for a new Hyundai Sonata. Love it ! But still have the old Subaru for winter weather to get to work if I need to. They last for EVER !

    She'll be hugging your neck off ! What a great surprise she'll have ! Good deal.
  14. by   Spidey's mom
    I'm not letting my daughter near this thread! She might get ideas . . .

    One of my friends bought his daughter a car . . . a big old Volvo. Made him feel she was a bit safer. She actually loved it.

    Have fun surprising her Russell. The look on her face will be priceless.

    steph

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