A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how we had say goodbye to our 2003 Buick Rendezvous.
Since that time, we have been looking for a replacement car. I wanted to follow the advice I learned (a little late), that you should never buy a new car, and you should not borrow to buy a car. This is from a financial perspective; I realize there are other reasons people may like to buy a new car.
Our search led us to our local mechanic, someone we have known and trusted for over 20 years. He happened to have a used car for sale, one he referred to as a zipper car (at least that’s what I think he was saying). I took it to mean a car that was ideal for zipping around from place to place.
The car was a 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid with 127,000 miles on it.
While that may seem like a lot of mileage, I compared it to our other car, which coincidentally is also a 2006, a Toyota Matrix. We bought that car seven years ago, and it had 133,000 miles on it when we bought it. Today, it has nearly 225,000. So the mileage on the Honda didn’t bother us.
We took it for a test drive, and it seemed fine. So we did a bit of research and the car seemed to have good reviews.
Plus, we were excited about the idea of having a hybrid.
So we took the plunge this week, and now we are proud owners of a 2006 Honda Civic.
I’m hoping we get 300,000 miles out of it.
And we still have to give it a name…