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?
  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...
  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.
  7. by   MelRN13
    That's awesome, I was just kidding about the wagon stuff!!!
  8. by   Rustyhammer
    I don't expect her to be an angel her whole life.
    I wonder what I don't know now.
  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.