First, an explanation: anyone following me on twitter must be confused. For the last couple of weeks, I was umming and aahing about whether to buy a Macbook Pro. And then not long afterwards, I go out and buy a car. Well, the real reason for the difference is that I didn’t need the Macbook, but I did need the car. I admit that I probably spent a little more on the car than I had intended, but it’s okay. It was a great time to buy it.
So yeah, I got a new car! Another Civic, 2009, and it’s very spiffy. I wanted to take a moment to thank my previous car, though.
I got it — a 1998 Civic — in 2001 after my first car died and I needed a car for my internship down in North Carolina at IBM. It put up with a lot — not only the aforementioned trip from Massachusetts to North Carolina (and back), but many trips between MA and Troy, NY for college. It weathered many a brutal snow storm in Troy, and once again served me faithfully when I drove down to Maryland for my first job after graduating college. So for that, and more — thank you.
It just recently passed 100,000 miles and had several small problems. Considering the recent stimulus that passed, and the current economic situation, it seemed like a great time to buy.
And so yeah — I splurged a bit. But I think in the end I made the right decision. I think. It’s definitely a beautiful car :o)