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Wed Jan 2, 2019, 01:36 PM

RIP to my 22 year old, 260K+ mile honda civic

That little car never once left me stranded, her engine was still going strong. No matter what went wrong, which was precious little, we were always able to limp home.

The week before Christmas at inspection, I was told with

heh. half my post disappeared. Oh well. not worth repeating.

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Reply RIP to my 22 year old, 260K+ mile honda civic (Original post)
bernt-toast Jan 2 OP
freedumb2003 Jan 2 #1
Gamle-ged Jan 2 #2
Currentsitguy Jan 2 #4
Muddling Through Jan 2 #3
DoDaMan Jan 2 #5
Grumpy Pickle Jan 2 #6

Response to bernt-toast (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 01:51 PM

1. A moment of silence

My first new car I loved so much. When she died from a rear-ender I literally cried when I went to wrecking yard to get my stuff inside her and let her go.

Even to this day there only my wife and family are higher on my care scale.

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Response to bernt-toast (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 03:35 PM

2. I felt a bit traitorous when, In 2006 I bought a brand new Hyundai Azera Limited. Before then I...

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.. had, since 1977, owned two cars, a '77 Honda Accord bot new, and in 1991 a used (28k miles) '90 Accord. The two Accords overlapped by six years or so. The '77 lasted nearly nineteen years and 328,000 miles before the wiring harness disintegrated to the point where, on hot Texas nights, I had to choose between headlights and AC.

Also I had to put a new engine into the '77 at 188,000 miles and a used transmission at 228,000 miles. I sold it to a service advisor.

The '90 was used to haul eight U-Haul trailers from San Antonio to my newly-acquired house in Florida over a few months period. I sold it with 245,000 miles on the clock, shortly after I bought my Azera. I did look at the new Hondas, but the front end design was lacking for some years, think: half a hard-boiled egg.

So we'll see how the Azera will do, currently 12 years old and 126,000 miles on the ODO. Once again, I'm hoping for 20.. or 20+!…

1977 Accord, beautiful car




1990 Accord, very nice




2006 Accord.. half a hardboiled egg front end




2006 Hyundai Azera, a beauty!





Exceptional rear design, with wide hip fenders!

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 07:46 PM

4. My 82 year old mom has a 98 Civic with less than 50k on the clock

Someone is going to end up with a hell of a bargain on a like new car some day.

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Response to bernt-toast (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 06:42 PM

3. ....

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Response to bernt-toast (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 11:36 PM

5. Say it ain't so!

I have a 1986 Toyota 4x4 with over 400K miles, all original never rebuilt. Keep the bad Karma away!

Well scratch that, my son now has that Toyota. It's road worthy, he's 13 and wants to fix it up and drive it when he gets his license. I gave it to him. I just used it around my property when needed.

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Response to bernt-toast (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2019, 11:36 PM

6. I always name my vehicles......difficult to part with an old friend.

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