Meet Goldie 2.0

October 21, 2008

Remember way back when I mentioned I got in a car accident and my car, Goldie, was totaled and went to Car Heaven?

Well, now she’s back, reincarnated as a 2008 Honda Civic! :lol: Meet Goldie 2.0:

Goldie 2.0 - 2008 Honda Civic

Goldie 2.0 - 2008 Honda Civic

Isn’t she pretty? I think so. She’s really the first car I’ve ever picked out and purchased on my own dime. The original Goldie (1996 Pontiac Sunfire) was generously given to me by my grandparents, who live in Florida. They even had her shipped out to me in California!

So, Goldie 2.0 is pretty much the original Goldie, but in a modern, upgraded package. They’re the same color, inside and out, and even have the same trim.

For the past month I’ve looked at just about every small car there is and just wasn’t happy with what I was finding (looks and safety-wise). But, then Tyler at Howdy Honda took me to see last years Honda Civics, all 2 of them. He first showed me the dark blue Civic with charcoal interior and tinted windows. Blech. Then he mentioned that there was another one, in gold with beige interior and no tinting on the windows. As soon as I saw Goldie 2.0, I knew my search was over.

Of course, we went for a test drive first and everything handled really well. I knew the safety and reliability record of Civics are time-tested. In addition, she is a certified “green” vehicle (apparently Honda has the greenest fleet of cars on the market) and gets 35 miles to the gallon! So, needless to say, I was soon signing on the dotted line.

Me (and Binary Boy) with Goldie 2.0

Me (and Binary Boy) with Goldie 2.0

Now, all we have to do is get the infant seat installed and we’re all set!

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Belle October 21, 2008 at 12:51 pm

I have an Accord and the gas mileage is AWESOME. I love it, I fill up once a month. I’m sure the Civic will be even better! Very nice car!

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Binary Blonde October 21, 2008 at 1:04 pm

@Belle – Wow, once a month? That’s pretty amazing! Even with the great gas mileage my new car gets I doubt I’ll be able to go a month without filling up. We sorta live on the outskirts of town, so this will be the family errand car, and will probably rack up miles pretty quickly. We’ll see, though! Personally, I’d be happy with filling up twice a month! ;-)

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Binary Boy October 21, 2008 at 1:05 pm

Thanks, Mom!

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Binary Blonde October 21, 2008 at 1:11 pm

@Binary Boy – Heehee! Welcome! (Silly Kev!)

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Belle October 21, 2008 at 2:32 pm

I forgot to mention how completely adorable you look!

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Jenn October 21, 2008 at 2:59 pm

Congrats on the new ride!

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katelin October 21, 2008 at 3:12 pm

oooh congrats on the new ride. i love civics :)

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Adventures In Babywearing October 22, 2008 at 12:50 pm

Yay for you- and you look GREAT!

Steph

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Binary Blonde October 22, 2008 at 12:53 pm

@Belle, @Jenn, @katelin, @Adventures In Babywearing – Thanks so much, y’all! :-D

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Susan October 22, 2008 at 4:55 pm

Hey, Civics are great… I have one and my baby seat fits great in the back.
Good Luck with the upcoming week, hope everything goes well!

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Rebecca (Ramblings by Reba) October 22, 2008 at 7:43 pm

Yay! Congrats on the new car. I agree… you look adorable! :)

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Willy October 22, 2008 at 8:30 pm

See, me personally, I’d rather have a car that weighed more than oh say…a tin can…if I was about to be a parent….maybe I’m just silly that way.

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