2018.11.07 #NaBloPoMo – Civic duty

As I was skimming back through the blog I noticed that I have repeatedly mentioned my new car.  I have never followed up, though.

I used to be the proud owner of a 2011 VW Sportwagen TDI.  It was a great machine.  It was fun to drive, had good cargo space, and got excellent fuel economy.  It also turns out it was a fraud.  VW’s emissions scandals are well documented elsewhere.  What this meant for me was that VW offered me more money than the car was worth.  It was an offer I couldn’t refuse, but it left me without a daily driver.  (I ‘temporarily’ bought a 1996 Volvo which has proven hard to give up, but that is another post.)

Thanks to VW, back in March of 2017 I became the proud owner of a Mark X Honda Civic.

I confess I had never had much interest in Hondas, but something about the Civic caught my eye.  When I discovered I could get one with a 6-speed manual transmission, a turbo, and a decent trim package I was sold.  Mine came in a metallic red so dark it looks black.

The Civic was a great car.  It proved to be a gateway drug, though.  In May of this year I moved on to something slightly more exotic.

More later.