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2003 Honda Accord LX

Sometime in early June while talking to my daughter, Jennifer, she told me that he car had died and was not worth fixing for what it was worth. I had bought her the car, a 2002/2003 Saturn back around 2009/2010, for around $7000, so I guess we got our money’s worth out of it over the last 7 or 8 years. I talked to Tong about it and we agreed to give Jen the 2003 Honda Accord LX. This is the car Tong had been driving since I bought my truck last year (see blog entry: Happy Birthday to Me!). I took some photos of the Honda and sent to Jen to see if it was to her liking. It was and she agreed to take it. I keep my cars in good shape and the Honda still looked great and with low milage too, just around 68K miles.

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI
I live fairly close to work, less than 5 miles, so had not really run up the mileage on it in the near 14 years I owned it. It had been a great car and I had no real desire to part with it, but my daughter was in need, so I wanted to help her out. Anyway, all this would mean Tong and I would have to go car shopping and find another vehicle for us. Tong picked out a couple of choices, SUV type vehicles, for us to look at since she would be driving it mostly. We looked at a Volkswagen Tiguan and Toyota RAV4, and decided on the VW Tiguan, white exterior with light tan interior. The new Tiguan was ready for us to pick up on June 24 and we began planning for a road trip to New England on the July 4 weekend to bring the Honda up there and give it to Jen. In the process we would spend a few days up in New England visiting family and spending some time with my daughter. For some pre-trip preparation I took the car into the shop for routine maintenance on the car to get it in tip top shape for the trip and so Jen wouldn’t have to worry about any of this for a while. There was also an issue with the radio in the car, so I arranged to have a bluetooth radio, Kenwood KDC-X301, installed in the car for Jen before the road trip. With all this done, we were ready to go and planned for departure around June 28/29, purchasing airplane tickets to return home on July 2 before the July 4 holiday.

german_eagle says:
Very nice of you. :-)
Posted on: Sep 17, 2017
Paulovic says:
Congrats on your featured blog, Brian! :D
Posted on: Aug 27, 2017
HORSCHECK says:
Brian, congrats on your featured blog about your "car collection". *winkygrin*
Posted on: Aug 26, 2017
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2003 Honda Accord LX
2003 Honda Accord LX
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI
2003 Honda Accord LX
2003 Honda Accord LX
2003 Honda Accord LX
2003 Honda Accord LX
2003 Honda Accord LX
2003 Honda Accord LX
Low mileage
Low mileage
Fairly new tires
Fairly new tires
2003 Honda Accord LX - interior
2003 Honda Accord LX - interior
2003 Honda Accord LX - interior
2003 Honda Accord LX - interior
2003 Honda Accord LX - interior
2003 Honda Accord LX - interior
2003 Honda Accord LX
2003 Honda Accord LX
New radio for the Honda
New radio for the Honda
Radio installed
Radio installed
Lots of features on this radio
Lots of features on this radio
Radio looks good in the Honda
Radio looks good in the Honda
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - ready…
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - read…
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - ready…
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - read…
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - Tong
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - Tong
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - Tong
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - Tong
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - Tong
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - Tong
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - Tong
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - Tong
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - Brian
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - Brian
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - Brian
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - Brian
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - Back …
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - Back…
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - inter…
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - inte…
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - inter…
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan TSI - inte…
3 car family - for a short time
3 car family - for a short time
3 car family - for a short time
3 car family - for a short time
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