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The Wreck of the Z3

May has been quite the month here at Club Josh. As the title suggests, I was involved in an accident with my Z3 coming home from work at the beginning of the month. Faithful readers know how much I have wanted a Z3 since they first came out in the 1990s so this was an especially tough blow. I was hoping that the damage would be below the total point of the car, but sadly the repairs to the car were too extensive and the insurance company totaled the car out.

It was especially gutting because I didn’t think the damage was that severe and the car still only had 69k miles on it, but I had to remember that as a 19 year old car, it really wasn’t worth that much – only to me on an emotional level.

I did some sole searching about what I would do, and most people agreed that I needed to let my Z3 go. It had become something of a daily driver which I never wanted it to be. I think if I had a beater car to commute in, I might still have the Zed. In the end, the practical side of me decided it was time to return to Crossover/SUV land and I was really impressed with the look and feel of the new Subaru Crosstrek.

This weekend, I was able to get my new car, a 2018 Crosstrek, but as it ended early, it is still difficult to say goodbye to my Z3. I really hope to get another one in the future. It was such a fun car to drive, despite all of the minor issues that I had to repair in the short time I had it. It was these minor issues that really made me re-consider getting another one. I just was not ready to pump an additional 1-2K into an older car and I was ready to have a new car that I could take on road trips. Plus, I could not find any for sale Z3s that met my criteria.

So off on a new car adventure! Z3 I hardly knew you and Subaru, let’s get to know each other!