Sunday, November 15, 2009

Enjoying our last weeks together

2006 Honda Accord EX-V6

This weekend was a success. Deal, done and signed, Infiniti G37x sedan. Our lease on the current vehicle, our Accord is ending next month. It's been a fantastic 4 years. Accords have a legendary reliability, but I've been very impressed with how powerful and solid this car was. As mentioned earlier, I recently drove the 2010 Honda Accord EX-L V6. Did not feel good about it.

I've driven many, many Accords. Six, to be precise. So there's certainly a level of familiarity when I buckled in - if it feels like an Accord, then it must be one. Big windshield, lots of visibility, ample headroom, ergonomically placed controls, perfectly shaped steering wheel. But I suppose that's the problem. I know this car so well that there's no mystery, no excitement anymore. As in all things, you want a bit of drama. It's time for a change.

I've adjusted my attitude towards these kinds of things. So instead of anxiously awaiting for the arrival of our new car, I'm going to instead focus on enjoying the Accord for the few weeks that remain. It's going to a bit sad when I saw goodbye, but it'll be short-lived. Yeah. All-wheel-drive, 328 horsepower - that'll get the blood pumping again.

DF

2 comments:

  1. I like your car! Say goodbye to her for me. And make sure you find that spider before giving it back. It could have babies by now.

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  2. I love how you referred to Accord as 'her' - guess you're going to have to help me name the new car now.

    Not a chance. The dealer's being a jackass about the inspection and wants us to pay for the wear on the tires. The spiders will be a nice present for the next owners.

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