After quite a bit of waiting (since we had to order the one we wanted), our new Subaru Outback finally arrived!
It's really cool! The interior is quite spacious & comfortable; the seats are heated. There's a jack in the middle console where we can plug in our iPod to play through the stereo, which is the top-of-the-line Subaru audio system (a must-have for Jonathan). It drives pretty smooth & has all-wheel drive (for those mountain adventures we have in Memphis). We opted for a low-emission engine, so the car meets all the emission standards for the states (CA, I know, at least) that require low-emission vehicles. But generally, it's just C-O-O-L!
The plan is that Jonathan will drive this car for now. (And is he ever happy - the 1997 Mercedes with 150,000 miles just wasn't cutting it anymore.) And then probably in a couple of years, we'll re-assess.
We're super excited! (And yes, here are the obligatory pictures of us each driving the car.)