I wonder whether the poor thing would have a roof over its head tonight, or be let to stand outside. California is warm now, so it should be okay. Ever since I knew the husband, I knew the car. Better yet, I’d received an appraisal about the car and therefore the husband’s tastes from a friend who had met him before I set eyes on him or the car.
I loved our Acura Integra. I loved the moon roof, and the fact that it made a noise like a whirring jumbo jet when pushed hard. Come to think of it, I never named the car, or associated a gender with it. After my long ride home on the public transit, I would find myself humming something and walking towards my car, only to find the engine start up with the same song I’d been humming a minute ago. The whole day, the tune would have slipped my mind, but the sight of the car would bring it on again.
Not a single complaint from it when we posed in front of it, or parked it in front of national park entrances for the ‘Patel shot’. If ever a car had a smiling face, it was the Acura Integra model we had.
The husband’s write-up on the car when it reached 100K is here.
Today, we sold the car. I’ll miss you Acura – thanks for the decade long journey.
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Awww, sad to see it go, although I haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting it or even driving it – thanks to the American Consulate…
Nevertheless, hope its ‘pukkaam’ is kind and it is well looked after. 🙂
Believe it or not – last night I was telling shree that you would have liked to take it for a spin. BTW just because you missed the appointment once doesn’t mean you can’t try again.
You know that right?
Oh noes. What car did you get as a replacement?
If you or your sister have saved that darned email I wrote in 2001 (or 2), please send it to me :).
BTW, has Sriks read that email?
Well…see the sad thing is that email was sent to my infosys account and for some reason got archived beyond retrieval 😦 I really would have liked to show shree that mail.
WE bought a mazda MPV instead
Anand@ Nope I did not read that mail. I am not too sure I want to 🙂
Regarding the car, just before selling I washed and vaccummed the car and it looked awesome. 😦
We got Mazda MPV mini-van (used) from one of my friend.
I am going to dig my yahoo mail to see if I sent it from there :). This was pre-gmail days, sucks. I wish I hadn’t closed my hotmail account and abandoned it :). Cool, yeah, need a mini van.
Acura to Mini Van – the joy of parenthood 🙂
Anand – it would be wonderful if you can find that mail 🙂 Thanks so much
Awwww, its does feel bad to give up things no.
I can write a story similar to Brainwaves’ ;–)
Yes SK – waiting to read it.
I am still sticking onto my Acura after 10 years though I have been talking about selling it for the past 5 years. LOL.