Opa’s 1994 Subaru turned over 200,000 miles!
Guest blog by Opa:
"On August 1, 2009 I was driving home from Midway, and I noticed my odometer. I had my camera with me so I pulled over and took pictures of it going from 199,999 to 200,000 miles. My mind went back 15 years to August 11, 1994 when I drove my new Subaru away from the Nate Wade Subaru dealership. It was a miracle deal.
Miles Goodyear cabin in Ogden, making a 120-mile round-trip every day. Our old Subaru was giving out and we needed something dependable immediately.
"The past couple of years had depleted our savings. With two missionaries serving at the same time, a couple of weddings, college students and teenagers, money was tight. Supporting a missionary cost the equivalent of a car payment, and Micah wouldn't be home from his mission for another five months. It seemed crazy to be shopping for a new car without a dime to pay for it.
"I went to Nate Wade Subaru and talked to Nate himself. I explained that I needed to buy a car, but that I wouldn't have the money to make the monthly payments until January 1995. When I told him about our missionary, he said he was willing to make me a special deal:
"I agreed to buy The Subie for the full price of $13,500. But at the closing, I didn’t have to pay anything down. Instead, Nate Wade gave me a check for $1,400 that I could use to make the monthly payments until Micah came home. Talk about an answer to our prayers!
"The Subie has continued to be a miracle car. I love this little white automobile. It has provided me with steady transportation in all kinds of weather, consistently, through good times and bad. We treat each other well. I plan on driving it for as long as it runs, or until someone makes me a straight-across-trade deal for my antique in the making."