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.