As most of my long time readers know, the TSX was a wedding gift to The Princess. I’m happy to announce that both the TSX & the Marriage are still going strong. The latter helped by the former? Who’s to say. But with any anniversary comes reflection. Obviously I’m not going to use this time to reflect on all the personal things that makes the wife my cornerstone. So just relax. I’m going to talk about the TSX.
From the day I drove the TSX off the dealer lot, to this last Wednesday, when I last drove it, the car has always been impressive. It’s comfort. It’s reliability. It’s joy to drive. Few cars have all these things, but the TSX has all three in spades.
Lots of people have driven 500,000 miles and more. But stark few have ever done it, or even thought of doing it in the same car. To be honest, it hadn’t occurred to me until I had already racked up 250,000 of those miles. Even then, with a push from a friend, I hadn’t started to document the journey until just shy of the 375,000 mark.
The TSX has been such a great car, I would definitely do it again. The only thing I’d do different is that I’d let the Princess have it a little longer. Oh, & do a better job of not crashing it so much. (Palm to forehead)
The TSX has had a busy year in the repair shop during 2015 & has developed a couple new cabin noises, but still starts right up, looks good (when it’s clean) & takes me in comfort & style where ever I need to go without the worry of being stranded. (As seen above) In fact, I’m seriously contemplating a driving trip to Alaska with a couple of fellow road trippers this coming Spring.
2016 will be a big year for me. I’ll be hitting my goal of 500,000 miles sometime this Spring or Summer. Along with other big changes in my life. The biggest of which is that I have switched from working 6-7 days a week, to working 2-3 days a week. This major switch is allowing me all sorts of time to work on other goals that need some serious attention. All positive!
On a side note, I have reached out to few TSX owners about sharing their story with us here, but they have fallen threw due to busy schedules and such. So I’m going to open it up to my readers. Want to share your TSX story? Reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org & I’ll get you some details. I recall Carlos wanting to share his story this month & I’m looking forward to that.