Thursday, November 12, 2009

Nineteen

December 22, 1999...I purchased my first car. It was a 2000 model Honda Accord.

It had NINETEEN miles on it. 19. I was so excited to buy it.

I knew that I wanted a Honda because the boy that I had liked for the past few years (named Matthew Henderson) drove an Accord and it seemed to hold up pretty good.

I was looking for a car that would last me for a very long time (at least the amount of time that I had to pay for it).

Almost 10 years later, we are still driving it (and it has been paid off since 2004, thank you very much).

Our car hit a milestone tonight while I was driving to Harrison...
(yes, I was driving while the picture was taken...quit judging (Matthew) )

From 19 to 19...are you teary-eyed because I think I might be.

Here's to hoping that the car lasts for 13 more years...so Nora can enjoy it as much as we have.

Looking for a car? Obviously a Honda Accord is the way to go.

(And CEO of Honda, if you are reading this, yes, I would be more than happy to drive new cars of yours (for free) and write reviews about how great I think they are...just saying.)

8 comments:

Marty Rhea Hill said...

Dallas, the whole "13 more years" comment made me laugh out loud. I remember when you bought that car. Such a sweet memory. Which also reminds me.......I wonder where the jeep is now.

Holly Aytes said...

We just got rid of Matt's Nissan Altima and bought at used Honda Odyssey....and are very excited. We now own 2 minivans. We have heard Honda's are great. We thought about and Accord but with 3 kids really needed something bigger so went with another friendly minivan....though the BMW was mighty nice looking :)

Kristen OQ said...

We bought a maxima brand new the year we got married (it will turn 11 yrs this Feb) and Kevin still drives it downtown every day (37 miles each way) and knock on wood, we really haven't had any issues with it at all. It just turned 175000 a few weeks ago and we are hoping it lasts a lot longer...it is so nice to have it paid off!

Amy said...

We still drive our 99 Honda Civic every day. Love Hondas.

Brad, Amy & Sadie said...

Awesome. We'll have to consider a Honda whenever my Saturn dies. Which, the way IT was made, sadly, could mean any day now...

Supabloggasuprememama said...

hilarious. Jamin still drives his honda and he will be until the wheels fall off. its a 97 i think. its OLLLLDDDD. and ggghhhheeettttooooo. But we're not making a car payment and we NEED it that way! HA! hurray for hondas!

Anonymous said...

When I was getting my first car, I did some SERIOUS market research. I was pretty much decided on a Civic because the worst thing any Honda owner could say about Hondas was that "they never die".

nicola

Sarah said...

This is encouraging because my Honda just hit 145,000 miles. It has 50,000 when I bought it. I plan on driving it till it falls apart. Love the Honda!

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