At long last, my father has broken down and ordered a new car. His previous ride has cost him nearly what he bought it for in maintenance in the last few years, and he wanted something more roadtrip worthy. I guess having an empty nest will instill such ideas in parents.
After whipping the golden chariot (2001 Mercury Sable) for many years, he has decided to become very liberal and perhaps take up a new sport. On order for him is a 2016 Subaru Outback Limited. I bought him a softball hat to go with it.
All jokes aside, he is very excited for the new ride. Couldn’t be swayed towards the bigger engine package, but this is miles ahead of any car he’s owned to this point. He even ordered it in a handsome color.