Sam the Subaru Outback
The steed for the journey is a red 2011 Subaru Outback.
This is my sixth car and the first one that I bought new.
I’m usually not a fan of naming cars — I never have done so in the past — but it seemed right to do it this time. I thought about alluding to great travel writing of the past, with names like Rocinante, Sal, and Scout. None of those felt appropriate, but a couple were close. I wanted a good, understated, alliterative name. Something that would be appropriate for a trusty horse. Thus: The Subaru’s name is Sam.
My experience buying Sam in June 2010 was fairly painless, and other than an easily fixed loose reverse-light wire, he has provided dependable service to me thus far.