“Love is the will to extend one’s self for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth.", according to M. Scott Peck. I don’t think I’m quite there. Even after seeing all the Subaru commercials.
But I really am very fond of my 2017 Forester, as I was of my Legacy that I had for 10 years. They are very nice, reliable, versatile, utilitarian cars. Very sure footed indeed.
I have a friend who is a devoted Subaru fan, with whom I compare notes. Subaru does seem to have earned a serious following.
I do think it’s funny, though - there are these air intake looking things down low on the front corners of the car, and asked my mechanic what they were. He said that high performance race cars have air intakes there to direct cooling air over the front wheel brakes. We both agreed that Pop Pop’s station wagon, which only very rarely exceeds the speed limit, doesn’t actually need that – and indeed they aren’t connected to anything.
I did give my car a name. I call it “Appliance”. It is an appliance I sit in, which moves the planet around under me so that the part I want to be at appears. So, no, not love. But these are very good cars, splendid for the purchase cost. My hope is that it works out for me to buy Foresters, or a similar Subaru model, from here on out.