Sunday, October 9, 2011

Ode to My Little Silver Car

In September of 2004 I made the difficult decision to sell my '92 Honda Civic hatchback in order to buy my '00 Honda Civic hatchback. It was tough to see my little red car go, but she lived a long happy life with a very nice family in Pennsylvania. She lived well into her 200,000's.

I purchased my beautiful '00 silver beauty with a mere 20,867 miles on her from a Saturn Dealer in Harrisburg, PA. I paid cash and brought her home the same day. It was love at first sight and I am happy to report we are now celebrating our 7 year anniversary together.

Little Car has driven me back and forth across the country east to west and north to south and back again. Currently, she has 168,000 miles on her and she has a lot of life left in her.

For 6 months we lived in Albuquerque. She loved it there:
A view from our front yard in New Mexico.
Unfortunately Little Car suffered some severe trauma on Cinco de Mayo in 2005. I was slated to drive back to CT that week, but I got myself into a bit of trouble, as you can see below:

Thank goodness for car insurance, that's all I have to say about that.

She has put up with all my abuse for 7 years now. She has survived hurricanes, tornados, dust storms, hail the size of golf balls, floods, and blizzards. She has been nearly totalled twice. She has driven me across 41 states and back again, adding up to nearly 150,000 miles. I hope she never dies.

Little Car checking out the flood waters in South Dakota


  1. How’s the car now? Well, personally, I went out and got a lease, since I was tight on a budget. Leasing can be good when you’re on a tight budget, as long as you know how to pick your terms. I got a silver Porsche. There are a lot of benefits to it, and I get to upgrade the car every few years.

    - Nettie Christensen

  2. Accidents do happen and it’s a good thing you were not badly hurt, though I also feel sorry for the damages that Little Car got! I hope you won’t get involved in any accidents again. Take care of your Little Car!

    -Dewey Setlak