Yesterday, I finally had enough. The 2003 Subaru Outback, although a capable and practical car in many ways, had finally drawn the final straw. At only 90k miles, I've had to repair far too much, and although I liked the car, I just didn't love it, so away it goes in favor of a new Mini Cooper S in British Racing Green.
My son, though very excited about the new car, got a little sad and nostalgic to see the 'ol Subie, affectionately dubbed "Falcor" go... and of course, the nostalgia rubbed off on me as well, so I penned a farewell poem:
Farewell, Falcor, the silver-dragon Subaru...
Mighty wheels carried myself and brood,
O'er dusty roads and windswept plain,
Cross deserts, mountains, and back again.
I gave you oil – the highest grade,
But oh, my dear, the mess you made.