Saturday, July 04, 2009

200000

video

In December of 1990, my wife and I purchased a brand new 1991 Acura Integra. It was one of the best purchases we ever made.

Yesterday the ol' Acura hit a new milestone and I captured it on my cellphone video camera (it was filmed on a deserted country road.) Please excuse the wind tunnel noise you hear, but the car windows were open since the air conditioning compressor is shot. I thought about playing "Star and Stripes Forever" in the background as the odometer turned (for dramatic effect) but then I remembered that the radio/cassette player got fried last year when I spilled a cup of Diet Coke all over the dashboard. The car also has a cracked windshield and plenty of dents and dings, and my daughters refuse to be seen in it. But hey... it's paid for.

My friend Frank always criticizes me for buying Japanese cars. He calls me "unpatriotic" and "un-American " and he says that I drive a "rice burner." Well Frank, when Detroit starts making cars as reliable as Honda and Toyota...I'll be happy to buy one.

6 comments:

NG said...

Would love to see an exterior shot of this beauty!

Jamie said...

I lived thru the millenium and now thanks to you have seen the turn of 200000. The question of the day is: If 2000 was the millenium what is represented by 200000!!

Come on I know you can come up with a good one!!

Bobby said...

Jamie,

I think it's called the millipedium.

Tony Alva said...

Awesome! My dad's the same way, but I convinced them to buy a Toyota Camery and they love it. Take some picks of what your car looks like...

Anonymous said...

If you had a Saab and you got 200,000 on it a few years ago they had a thing where they would give you a new one. They actually gave several away and last I saw it still stands if you can do it.

They had a guy send em a photo and article about his and so he did and they offered the option to others.

Anonymous said...

hey i got my Camry up to 285,000 it was still driving good when i got rid of it.
Toyota has assembly plants in the USA so it's american made anyway.