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! Meet Goldie 2.0:
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.
Now, all we have to do is get the infant seat installed and we’re all set!