When I called up Subaru and asked them for the sexy Subaru BRZ sports coupe, the last thing I thought I’d wind up with was a 2014 Forester XT. In other words, an SUV.
Subaru has been trying to sex up this little truck for ages. For a while, it sported a hood scoop which wasn’t fooling anyone. But now they’ve gotten serious, and focused on what’s under the hood – namely a frisky turbo-charged 250 hp engine. And to keep fuel economy in check, Subaru has teamed it up with a high-torque continuously variable transmission (CVT). Which didn’t suck. The CVT are notorious for whining, but this one kept its complaints to itself.
We kicked ass all over town, the Suby and me. It smelled delish with its leather seating, and I cranked up the four-speaker sound system. I loved the fact that it could tackle any terrain, and we did. These days, between the potholes, the construction, and the wacky weather, a girl needs Subaru all wheel drive just to get to the hairdresser.
What really rocked about the Forester XT was all the room. I could have thrown a dinner party – in the back seat. Which has as much room as the front seat. When we pulled up at the Pet Valu, I stocked up on kitty litter for the next six months. And my favourite hottie attendant even grunted, “nice truck” as he loaded up the cargo area. He has a pretty nice cargo area of his own.
Natch, I’ve been sporting some short skirts of late, but could clamber in and out without flashing my Calvins. Those big wide doors swung out nicely so I could enter and exit like a lady.
One night, I drove down to Cherry Beach to catch up on my stargazing. I peeled the enormous sunroof back and watched shooting stars, constellations and the Milky Way all dance before my eyes. I sank into the comfy seat and leaned way back, listening to Norwegian Wood on the Sirius radio, feeling the balmy lake breeze brush against my face. It was just exquisite, even if I was alone. And then I remembered, I wasn’t alone.
I had Suby. And sometimes, that’s all a girl needs.