It was a sad moment when i decided to sell my Honda Civic Si, but it was time to let it go and get a new car. About 3 months of research Joy and I contemplated on a few models of cars from leasing a 1 series BMW, Honda CR-V, Honda Accord, Acura RDX, and after an exhaustive research and test drives we decided on getting an 2009 Acura TSX. It took a few weeks for my dad to sell my car as we actually had a buyer but something came up and they decided to pull out, and then it wasn’t for a couple more week until the car eventually has passed on to another driver. With a few tips from the Interwebs i made sure that I had all my ducks in a row and pre-sold my car, got pre-approved for a loan, and knew how much we wanted to pay. Two weeks of real online searching last Sunday I had been watching a particular car at Santa Monica Acura, and saw that they dropped the price again below what we wanted to pay. We went straight over, test drove it and went into negotiations. We got them to lower the price a few more hundred dollars and drove out with a brand new certified used black Acura TSX.
While my dad was selling my car, Jonathan bought a Ford Flex and let me drive out the lease of the company’s 2009 BMX 3 series wagon. Moving from the Si to the BMW was sure a huge change of driving machine, but one thing i realized was that after driving a manual transmission for half my life and my entire driving life i’m pretty tired of shifting in traffic. I’m sure if i had a long fast commute i would still like it, but at this point i’m ready to move on to the easy life of an automatic.