Monday, July 2, 2007


After returning home and unpacking last Wednesday Michael and I drove over to the Honda dealer to pick up our new CRV. We'd ordered our Glacier Blue CRV without ever getting the chance to test drive it. Merely trusting Matt & Amanda's test drive and Chris M's positive endorsement.
So, there we were, sitting at the Honda dealer for what seemed like an eternity, as they tried to convince us that we wanted an extended warranty. We left with a mud guard for the trunk, that has already come in useful for storing wet swim gear.
I've got just under 200 miles on it now. It still feels a lot bigger than the Civic but I'm getting used to it. Today I learned how to turn on the windshield wipers and found the horn (too late to honk at Joe & Ali as I passed them on their run).
It's pretty sweet to have a new car, with it comes more opportunities for pointless analysis and questions. For example how long will it take before the new car smell is beaten down by the sweat smell? how long will it be before a layer or sunblock is coating the door handles? Will we be able to fit the tandem in this thing?
But, the most exciting / disturbing thing about the new car is the LCD that outputs the average miles / gal. I have discovered this is just as bad as a bike computer. For the past 2 days I've been trying to figure out ways to keep my avg above 22.0.
By the way, if any of you are looking at getting a new Honda, go over to First Texas, find Chris Luke, and tell him we sent you. We'll split the $50 referral fee over a dinner at Whole Paycheck


meredith said...

I love it!! Next time you are driving around, let's meet up so I can seen it in person.