Shopping for a Subaru.
July 23, 2017
Went shopping for a new car for my wife Kathy. We liked Bergstroms service on our Vibe that Kathy had done several times. We started looking online at Cars.com, and found a Subaru we liked at Bergstrom in Oshkosh. About a week later we drove to Oshkosh to look around on a saturday. We wanted a 5door (hatchback) 4wheel drive, and a sunroof. Started looking around, and we met Jonathan, a younger guy salesman. He wasn't pushy, he just introduced himself, and asked if he could help us with anything. We told him what we were interested in, and he made arrangements for us to test drive some cars. We found the Subaru impreza sport we were looking at online, and drove that one first. We really liked that one. Then we drove a nice Subaru crosstrek which is basically a taller impreza, and it sort of reminded us of our Vibe. We then drove a Subaru outback which we really liked also, and they were really dealing on the outbacks. Because it was to be Kathy's car, and my F-150 takes up one side of our garage, we had to consider size and space. We did some wheeling and dealing, traded in our Vibe, which was a great reliable car, looked at numbers, re-examined the red Impreza 5-door sport,( that was loaded, had a moonroof, and 12 miles on it), we bought the impreza. If we only needed one car we probably would have bought an Outback, which was loaded, and a beautiful car also. Everyone at Bergstrom Subaru was great, from Jonathan our sales guy, the managers that worked on the numbers for us, and the finance guy that was easy to work with. The facility was clean, roomy, the offices were nice, and the waiting area had free beverages and snacks, comfortable furniture, nice layout. The Impreza sport 5 door is an awesome looking car, and for its size comfortably seats 4 adults, which we did, as we drove around this weekend with my parents, on a short shopping trip. It rides comfortably over bumpy streets, and handles like a sports car with its quick steering. It has plenty of power with the 4 cylinder 2.0 engine, and still gets great fuel mileage. The CVT automatic is awesome and smooth operating. With all the safety features, digital touch srceens, and the re-design on this model, we should be happy with this car for a long time. Kathy is thrilled with her new baby, and she even lets me drive it sometimes. Thanks Bergstrom Subaru.