My mom bought her 4Runner back from me and I began searching for a new car. I wanted either an 03-07 Honda Accord coupe, Nissan Altima coupe, or an Infiniti G35/G37 coupe. I had a few items on my wish list, including:
-Exterior Color: Red
-Exterior Color: Red
-Interior Color: Beige (basically anything light. It gets too hot in Georgia for black seats. I've had them and it's no fun in July!)
I figured my criteria wasn't too crazy, but I was surprised at how hard it was to find an Accord, Altima, or Infiniti that matched those 3 items. If I found one with a manual transmission, it was a silver car with black seats. If I found a red one with a tan interior, it was an automatic transmission. After thinking maybe I would have to give up my red car dream and think about including other colors, I stumbled across a beauty of a car that had all of the items on my wish list and then some! It was an '04 Honda Accord coupe, red with tan interior, with a stick shift. The added bonuses were plentiful; a sunroof, in-dash 6 disc CD player, heated leather seats, side curtain airbags, navigation, and this little peach only had 60K miles on it! For a 2004 car, that's really amazing. The CarFax came back clean and showed that the car had only had 1 owner and was from Sarasota, FL. I was a little (okay, a lot) nervous about test driving it because it had been 6 years since I'd owned a stick shift car and I was afraid I'd forget how to work it and we'd wind up stalled out like ass clowns in the middle of the Big Chicken intersection.
|Dump the clutch, motherclucker!|
This car is extra special to me because I had an 03 Accord coupe back in 2006. It was red with a tan cloth interior; it had an automatic transmission, but it was a beaut and I loved it. Sadly, it was stolen, involved in 2 hit and runs, and totaled. When I went to the tow yard to see if any of my stuff was still inside, I saw that it wasn't just totaled from the crash damage, but the car's interior was absolutely destroyed. Every surface had been burned with cigarettes and blunts, the sunroof, center console, and CD player had been broken (for fun?), and the car was littered with drug baggies, cigarettes and roach butts. It truly broke my heart. It still makes my stomach drop to remember seeing it at like that the tow yard.
Finding this beautiful car was amazing; it's like getting another shot at having a red Accord coupe like the one I had stolen from me 7 years ago!
So Jason and I headed back to the dealership on Wednesday to take it for an independent inspection. We ended up having to take it 2 places - one independent place and one Honda dealership - and though it took all day and I was nervous as hell, it checked out! I got to drive home in my glorious little redemption-mobile! It is super fun to drive and I just love it! I am so happy! What a great way to start off 2013!
|Only 60K miles!|
|The leather seats are in amazing shape!|
|Passenger side interior view|