After 21 years, goodbye to my Acura

Not many people buy a car new, and hold on to it for 21 years. I did — before selling my Acura Integra officially today, Mon. July 15, 2013. [Photo by Christof Demont-Heinrich]
editors-blog-entry31992 ACURA INTEGRA: SOLD FOR $1,600. TODAY. JULY 15, 2013.

Okay, I know I already said I was looking forward to a car-less year in Germany. But I have to admit to feeling a bit wistful after selling my 1992 Acura Integra about an hour ago. I bought my Integra new 21 1/2 years ago on a cool April day in Nashua, New Hampshire, for about $15,000. Sold it tonight for $1,600.

I’ll miss you car. You carried me through so many different life stages, from mid-20s bachelorhood to mid-40s fatherhood, and to so many different places, from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to Colorado and Wyoming and all the Northeastern/Midwestern states in between. I, and, eventually, my wife Christine, drove you 168,000 miles across two decades of time.

Live well — and enjoy your new digs in Breckenridge, Colo. where the new owner, Eric E., says he’ll be driving you regularly to fishing spots in the mountains.