The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Subaru Libero (Domingo)


I have always had a fondness for quirky vehicles, so I often times enjoy looking up interesting vehicles that (unfortunately) do not or did not find their ways to the U.S. market.  One vehicle I have been especially enamored with learning about of late is the Subaru Libero (called the Domingo in European markets, apparently). 

It is a form of "microvan" with seating for 7.  It looks like it would be a lot of fun to drive around and was available with a manual transmission (a plus!).  That sort of vehicle has me thinking again of one of my favorite books by John Steinbeck..... "Travels With Charlie".  The sort of wanderlust expressed in his work has always had strong appeal for me.  In my mind's eye, I would get an old camper for atop of my pickup and traverse across the country with my dog, just like Steinbeck did in his work.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Ol'Buzzard said...

Mine was a motorcycle across country; but had to make the choice of wife or freedom - probably made the right decision.
the Ol'Buzzard

Saturday, 12 January, 2019  
Blogger Joshua Biehn said...

Living in Japan, I often see vehicles similar to this one. Cars and trucks tend to be much smaller here but come with quirky features to make them stand out from one another. There’s an interesting car called “Canbus”, produced by Daihatsu, that’s popular right now. It looks like a cross between a bus and a can hence the name.

Sunday, 13 January, 2019  
Blogger BBC said...

That was a good book and I've lived it at times.

Monday, 14 January, 2019  

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