81-year-old Polish pensioner loves her 2016 WRX STI
She’s 81-years-old, but there’s nothing that Michalina Borowczyk-Jędrzejek likes better than driving her Subaru WRX STI.
Most Subaru WRX STI drivers are, apparently, 30-40 year old males, with some older models being snapped up by a slightly younger crowd. But in Poland, there’s an 81-year-old lady who’s bucking that trend.
Despite being well into her twilight years, Michalina Borowczyk-Jędrzejek enjoys driving her 2016 WRX STI on a daily basis and clocks up an incredible 15,000 kilometres (9,320 miles) every year.
It’s rare to see a WRX STI on Polish roads as it is, but add the fact it’s being driven by a pensioner wearing a fur coat and you’ve got quite the story.
Also, it’s worth mentioning that the average pension in Europe ranges from 250 to 1,500 euros per month. In Poland, it’s just over 500 euros, on average, a month. So how on earth did Michalina afford to buy her road-going rally machine?
By saving up for 13 years!
That’s right, Michalina managed to amass enough money to buy the €46,000 Subaru, which boasts an impressive 300-horsepower, by being extra frugal with her pension money. Furthermore, all those horses are sent to all four wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. That means Michalina is driving the Subaru how it was intended to be driven: manually.
“This car has a soul, a heart and unlike other cars, it got me hooked,” she said.
But this isn’t the first time Michalina has owned a nice car. Before the Subaru she had a BMW, a Mazda and several Opel models, proving that she really is a petrolhead pensioner.
It’s one thing to be able to buy a WRX STI in the first place, but the fact that Michalina can keep up with its maintenance is quite another. She manages it by renting out a few apartments she inherited.
So if you ever find yourself driving near Czestochowa, Krakow, and Wroclaw, be sure to keep your eye out for Michalina in your rear-view mirror.
Over at onet.TV there’s even a video which shows Michalina driving her pride and joy. It proves that if you love cars, age is no barrier.
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