The Back Story

During the last week of the 2004 year, I decided to get my Bride to Be a wedding present. She had never had a new car before & I wanted her to have something she would really appreciate. So I bought & surprised her with a new 2005 Acura TSX w/NAV. I drove it off the lot with 3 miles on it, down to her that night and gave her the keys. We got married a couple days later on New Years Day 2005. She drove it for the first year & put around 13,000 miles on it.

Exactly a year after I bought the TSX, we moved to the Boise Idaho area & I got a Job as a Property Damage Appraiser. Which is fancy talk for driving around and looking at wrecked vehicles for out of state insurance companies & writing collision estimates on the damages. Basically telling the insurance company what it will take, & cost to repair the vehicle back to pre-loss condition. Half of the job was finding the locations of these vehicles. Since the TSX had NAV, well, I became the “Big ‘Ol Indian Giver” and proceeded to put the next 360,000 miles on her car with the promise that I would someday buy her a new replacement car. So this blog starts off with the TSX odometer reading about 375,000 miles.

The question I get the most when people find out how many miles I have on my car, is: “How many times have you had to rebuild the motor?” The answer, amazingly is NONE. I’ve actually had very few problems with the car. Which is the main reason I decided to start this blog.

As a testament to the Quality & drive-ability of this car year after year in the rural state of Idaho. It’s been on every kind of terrain you can think of. From Snow & Ice in as low as -28 Degrees, to the hot summer temps of 110 Degrees, in several  inches of mud, dirt roads, gravel roads, rough construction roads to what could be best described as some back woods trails barely wide enough for the car on the side of a mountain with no guard rails.

"The Land of the Lost" This picture was taken at Copart in Nampa, ID. Copart is basically a car graveyard, where cars that have been totaled in collisions go to have their sad remains auctioned off to salvage yards for parts. The holding yard is around 40 acres.

“The Land of the Lost” This picture was taken at Copart in Nampa, ID. Copart is basically a car graveyard, where cars that have been totaled in collisions go to have their sad remains auctioned off to salvage yards for parts. The holding yard is around 40 acres.

About clymerdude

A Property Damage Appraiser in the State of Idaho.
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One Response to The Back Story

  1. tysonhugie says:

    Alright, give us an odometer picture so you have official proof of your ‘starting point’! Your job sounds really fascinating to me actually. Would be awesome to get to travel to parts of the state that most people probably never get to see. And you’ve got the best car for the job. I still can’t believe how nice the condition was. Especially those leather seats! Keep it up.

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