Brooklyn Girl Realizes Hatchbacks Aren't Just For Supermoms

Brooklyn Girl Realizes Hatchbacks Aren't Just For Supermoms

2012 Suburu Impreza 2.0i Sport
Power: 148 hp
Engine: 2.0L Horizontally-Opposed DOHC Engine
Fuel Consumption: 27 city/36 highway

My 2004 tinted SUV dreams were crushed when I realised I was going to be pushing a hatchback. Rap video plans were dashed.

Little did I know this slick little vehicle would transport me to a cool future I never imagined. Driving the five-door 2012 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport Limited was a look into life as a supermom. As soon as I got inside and sat on the buttery leather interior, I imagined reckless boys aged seven through eleven in the backseat and the cargo area filled up with soccer equipment.

JUST KIDDING! I'M YOUNG AND STILL FLY AND THINKING ABOUT MY NEXT VACAY TO MIAMI.

With a 148-horsepower all-wheel-drive machine at my disposal, the first order of business was hitting Red Hook (hard to reach via my everyday ride, the subway) to chomp on some Maine-style lobster rolls. I wanted to visit the neighborhood Ikea afterwards to take advantage of my spacious pimp mobile—perfect for stuffing affordable Swedish designs into every nook—but I had crustacean food coma and booked it back home for a nap. 

The next day, I was convinced that Sunday brunch was going to be dim sum in Queens and not my usual fare of poached eggs and thick-cut bacon in a hipster haunt in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Finding a spot in the Flushing municipal parking lot is a nightmare. I already knew I'd have to reserve an hour or more to snag a space in the complex, but I was impressed with the Impreza's ability to maneuver around tight corners, the sea of minivans, and fumes from tricked-out exhaust pipes.

My growing hunger for har gow and and cheong fun took over my typical nice-girl attitude, and I finally ran over an old man for a spot. VICTORY! I ran to Jade Asian Restaurant and stuffed my face with dumplings—too many, too fast—and ran back to the car because I'm a considerate person and know my empty space is worth a million middle fingers.

So what's my point? I judged the Subaru Impreza too quickly, passed it off as a mid-life wife mobile when really, it couldn't be more perfect for my young, fly, (and hungry) lifestyle.

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