The Challenge posted to myself several weeks ago (see blog post Vehicle Required) has been accomplished!
While I was hoping to find a manual engine, the one I found meets all the other expectations:
Mileage not too high, check.
Four cylinder engine and therefore a gas saver, check.
As an added bonus it also is a four wheel drive, which I’ve been told I will need come winter and inevitably winter comes with snow and ice.
I hereby and forthwith dub my new vehicle Oberon (Obee for short).
For those who are wondering, yes, I named my car after the fairy king best known for his stint in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. My Subaru is small and solid, much like the original tales of Oberon who is a fairy dwarf.