Tuesday, November 15, 2011

1986 Subaru GL - A Conundrum Car

This is what I call a conundrum car.

On the one hand, it's a 1986 Subaru GL. A step above basic transportation. (It's not even a big step above basic transportation. But, I give Subarus a few bonus points for their uniqueness and quirkiness.) It's hardly a make-your-heart-race car.

BUT, on the other hand, it's a near perfect, 36,000 mile 1986 Subaru GL. How many of these can there be left in this condition? (With power windows, no less.)

Do you buy it and use it? You could. Subarus, even older ones, are dependable and get good gas mileage. But the car would soon lose the thing that makes it so unique; its low mileage and condition.

Or, do you buy it and preserve it? A Subaru GL doesn't exactly have the panache of an MGB, Fiat Spider or any of the other sportier cars (which would be most cars) that are available for $3500.00. Other than us car geeks, no one will turn their head as you drive down the street in it.

It's a conundrum.

Here's to hoping a Subaru freak buys it and figures out a good compromise.

Located in Linden, NJ, click here to see the Craigslist ad.

A big thanks to Michael for sending me the link to this car!

1 comment:

vanilla said...

buy it! Drive it! use it!
I'll never see the appeal of Cameron's-Dad museum cars. Like buying GI Joe's with your allowance money and leaving them in the box for "one day". This is a CARPE DIEM car.