New Set Of Wheels

My 1997 Honda CR-V was acting up again. Not surprising given the age and the 187,000 miles I’ve racked up in the 10 years I’ve owned her.

After the repair shop told me what it would cost to fix her this time I had a tough decision to make. Repair the car or spring for a new one…

Affectionately known as “Jezebel” (the name Cynthia gave the CR=V after being shocked by an electrostatic discharge on more than one occasion), my old car has served me well. Endless times hauling band and camping gear, repeated trips to and from Temple, TX dealing with my mother’s illness, eventual passing and the liquidation and dispersal of her estate. Daily driver to work as well as all recreational locations such as Galveston, Corpus Christi, Austin, San Antonio and all points in between.

As reluctant as I was to admit it, it was time for a new car. I needed something reliable and also fun to drive. I knew it would be a Honda and as luck would have it it’s year end model close-out time at your local Honda dealer.

After work I headed over to the dealership and I was able to get a very competitive price on a 2007 Accord Coupe EX-L V-6.

Black on black, his name is Jack.

Again, Cynthia has named the car…she names ALL the cars.

Jack was so named as a result of a misunderstanding regarding the price paid for the car.

After spending most of the evening at the dealership I drove the new car home. Based on our conversations earlier I thought she would be somewhat enthusiastic when I arrived with the new vehicle.

I could tell right away that Cynthia was apprehensive and I finally sorted out that she thought I paid way more than I did. Once that was cleared up she seemed to have a much better response at which point I said that her reaction had made feel as if I had come home with a handful of magic beans. It was then that she pronounced that the car should be called “Jack” and I immediately agreed.

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9 Thoughts.

  1. Sweet! Nice looking car.

    And by the way, I just love you guys. Anyone who has a conversation about Jack and the Magic Beanstalk in the fashion that you two did is tops in my book.

  2. Jack looks great in black. Oh what a sad day it is when we retire an old car, but such a happy one when we get to enjoy a new one eh? I hope he serves you well, like any good Honda would. :)

  3. Pretty sweet ride, man, I’ve always liked the Accord Coupe. Congrats! RIP Jezebel. Those CR-V’s are pretty excellent all-around urban vehicles.

  4. Nice new car! But as an owner of a black car I can tell you they always look like the best cars on the road when they’re clean. Unfortunately, they never stay that way long with all the junk in the air!

  5. Couldn’t resist a bit of plagerism:

    Jack in Black

    Jack in black, I cruise the tarmac,
    I’ve bean too long, I’m glad to be Jack
    Yes I’m let clear-er from the deal-er,
    That’s kept me hangin’ about
    I been livin’ like a car ’cause it’s gettin’ me far,
    Forget the hearse, ’cause I never die
    I got 24 valves, traction control
    abusing every one of them and running wild
    [Chorus]
    ‘Cause I’m Jack! Yes, I’m Jack!
    Well, I’m Jack! Yes, I’m Jack!
    Well, I’m Jaaack, Jaaack…
    Well, I’m Jack in black,
    Yes, I’m Jack in black!

    Back in a band, i ain’t no Cadillac,
    Number one with a bullet, I’m a power pack
    Yes I’m in a band with a gang,
    Jay gotta catch me if he want me to hang
    ‘Cause I’m Jack on the track and I’m beatin’ the flack,
    Nobody’s gonna get me on any rap
    So look at me now, I’m just a makin’ my pay,
    Don’t try to push your luck, just get outta my way
    [Chorus]
    ‘Cause I’m Jack! Yes, I’m Jack!
    Well, I’m Jack! Yeah, I’m Jack!
    Well, I’m Jaaack, Jaaack…
    Well, I’m Jack in black,
    Yes, I’m Jack in black!

  6. Congrats! I know buying a new car and getting rid of the old can be kind of an emotional rollercoaster. You made the right choice for sure. Jezebel will live on forever in your memory. :) She will always be there in spirit.

    Maybe you’ll be an inspiration to Jim who’s Miata is now what, 15 years old or something crazy like that? Its in the shop as we speak. He wants to drive that car until is’s just one piece of metal and a few scraps of leather blowing in the wind.

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