Originally Posted by ClubCrosstrek
Good to know that this site stole your heart
The Ice Silver is one of my favorite colors. I originally wanted to go that route but my dealer only had black on the lot and I literally couldn't wait the month+ to deliver (my current car was falling apart and I was moving/driving cross-country in two weeks).
I think most people buy what's on the lot as I did with my last 13 or so new cars. I found that most of the time I didn't even use most of the extras and also found that the more options on a car, the more that can go wrong with them. A couple of cars ago, I had automatic climate control. That was the only car that I had A/C problems and it was because of that option. I have a lot of options on my current car that I never used but that's because I don't drive that much. Hardly ever turn on the radio. Can count on both hands the number of times I needed AWD or ABS (which were options paid extra for at the time). Now these are standard so no choice. Not saying they are not good to have, but I'm from the old school. My first car was a 1964 Dodge Dart convertible, slant six engine, push button tranny, no A/C. There was nothing on that car that either I or a friend couldn't fix. Now, there's no way I'd even attempt to work on a car.
My current car is ten years old and has a few issues. Two of which were options (LOL, just pull a couple of fuses and do without them). I was thinking a little while back just to throw a few bucks into it and keep it a few more years but then I started looking at cars on line. The rest is history. Before this car, the longest I ever kept a car was five years.
Thanks for the welcome. My six grandchildren call me Pop=Pop