Posted tagged ‘car dealers’

%#@&#$$ Cars

June 8, 2018

TLNo one has ever accused me of being a car guy, not because I don’t like cars but because I am too cheap and too practical to actually own one of the dozens of upscale vehicles that roam the streets around our neighborhood in North Orange County California. It probably didn’t help that I was burned twice by fun but unreliable vehicles early in my car owning life, a 1966 Alfa Romeo Spyder and a Fiat (Can you say Fix It Again Tony?) 850. Beyond those it has been Chevys, Toyotas and Hondas, all kept until their odometers were well beyond 100,000 miles. I am currently driving an 11 year old Acura TL, which was my big (for me) splurge when our business was doing very well. It is the best car I’ve ever owned but as its odometer inches toward 150.000 miles it is having senior moments more and more often. As I do with my senior friends, I try to be tolerant of its signs of age, but as my Acura’s issues become more bizarre, my patience is waning. (more…)

Three Mikes

September 20, 2012

Muri and I put a lot of miles on our cars, particularly in the winter when we’re driving to Phoenix to see our grandkids.   Muri’s car has over 115,000 miles on it and mine is pushing 90,000.   We have always kept our cars well into the hundred thousands of miles but not two at once.  So, this week we decided it was time to replace Muri’s Toyota Camry.   We took several scouting trips to local dealers and decided on a Honda Accord, the 2012 model so we could get an end of year discount.  That was six weeks ago … we don’t jump into things around here.  But this Tuesday, we drove to the local Honda Dealer to make our purchase, which is how we got to meet the Three Mikes. (more…)