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I drove my baby off the lot yesterday!
By Staceymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun May 10, 2009 06:44 AM

I went to pick up my car yesterday, at 3:30pm. It had been pouring heavy rain ALL day, however, the dealership was in another town. As we drove down the highway we drove in and our of rain showers, but at the dealership the roads were dry and no rain!
It's a 2009 Honda Civic Sport in Neutron Blue Metallic, it's an automatic.

Pictures:
1. Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/dancer18/IMG_1489.jpg'
Exterior inspection

2. Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/dancer18/IMG_1493.jpg'
Still inspecting

3.Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/dancer18/IMG_1497.jpg'
Getting in to place the lucky penny under the driver's seat

4.Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/dancer18/IMG_1501.jpg'
Interior

5. Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/dancer18/IMG_1506.jpg'
Boyfriend and I with my new baby!

6. Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/dancer18/IMG_1509.jpg'
ONLY 5 KILOMETERS!!!

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Driving it off the lot

After it passed my inspection, the salesman taught me all about the buttons and how to work my car. Finally after that he handed me the keys!!! :D I drove around the back roads where I test drove the car for around 10-15minutes before I felt comfortable going on the busy road and highway.

We did have a little bump in the road. I had changed my mind about transfering my plates at the last minute on Tuesday. The salesman said he would write it down and I'd have new plates. Well he didn't write it down, so I had no plates. I drove home with a dealer plate and they are personally delivering and installing my new plates on Monday, and they said I won't have to pay for the plates/stickers!

I had to drive home on an unfamiliar highway that I've only driven on once! But I made it and I had fun using my new intermittent wipers and the cool thing is they speed up with the speed of the car!

I LOVE my new car! :D

Here's a picture of the car I did have, a 1995 Sunfire:
Image hotlink - 'http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v226/dancer18/IMG_1939.jpg'

12 Replies to I drove my baby off the lot yesterday!

re: I drove my baby off the lot yesterday!
By Chaconnemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun May 10, 2009 07:44 AM
Yeehaaaah, What a pretty car, you should be very proud of it. May it have a long and safe life under you.

Jon
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By Jennamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun May 10, 2009 08:56 AM
Oooooo!!! Its lovely! You look great in it too :)

This Thursday Im going for my second test drive of an '08 Civic and might just purchase it while Im there! Ive always loved the civic but ever since they remodeled it in '06 I wanted a newer one badly. And this one only has 40,000 kms on it. Very excited!

I will also be making the transition from Sunfire to Civic!

Congratulations on your new car!!!!!!
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By Munkensteinmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun May 10, 2009 09:49 AM
Hurray for Civics! You'll probably have it until you're thirty-five...if you want it that long. ;)

Mine is 9 years old and still amazing so you're definitely in for some fun (long) times driving. :D
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By SLBdancermember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun May 10, 2009 09:59 AM
Congrats on your new car! I love the color!

Hondas last a long time, they are great cars. We had an 87 accord for over 13 years before it died and we got another accord that we've had now for 9 years, as well as an odyssey van that we've had for 9 years so far. :) Enjoy your beautiful civic! :)
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By dangslowmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Sun May 10, 2009 11:09 AM
What a pretty car! Congrats!
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By Live4Dancemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun May 10, 2009 11:57 AM
Yay for your new civic!! Congrats!!
I have one as well that I bought new in 2001 and I still love it! I remember the excitement of driving it off the lot onto the highway for the first time!!
This is a great car, I am sure you will have decades of fun with it!
re: I drove my baby off the lot yesterday!
By Angelinamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun May 10, 2009 02:18 PM
My dad has a Honda Civic, I LOVE it! I really like Hondas in general, actually - I learned to drive in one.

Side note though - anyone not from the US ever think "wow, American cars are SO big!" You don't really see cars without the big trunk bit at the back (obviously, I don't know all my car terminology).
re: I drove my baby off the lot yesterday!
By yummy1
On Sun May 10, 2009 03:14 PM
Edited by yummy1 (130646) on 2009-05-10 15:17:24 Answering the actual post...
Re. big American cars - I always think that Angelina, especially when I was looking at the 'Show me your wheels' thread...where are all the clio's, ford ka's/fiestas, toyota yaris?! lol
American cars always seem to be land rovery type things or saloon shaped :S (Apologies for my clear lack of car terminology knowledge!)

Responding to the initial post! You car looks lovely Stacey :) I really like Honda Civics and seeing your pictures just made me want a car even more! Have fun driving it :)
re: I drove my baby off the lot yesterday!
By Miyuki_chanmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun May 10, 2009 04:46 PM
Congrats on the new car! I have been looking into getting a Civic.

My current car is a 12 year old Ford Escort and I have had nothong but problems with it since we got it in 2004. Many of my friends an my upstairs neighbor have Civics and they all love them.
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By Chaconnemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun May 10, 2009 07:50 PM
^Re big American Cars. It was quite a shock when my wife and I went to Spain a couple years ago and rented a car there. We had a Hyundai Matrix which is a small wagon, but it was much smaller than any car we had ever been in. That was a pretty big car by Spanish standards. We even wondered if we were going to get our luggage in it and we travel pretty light. We actually enjoyed driving it and of course the mileage (or is it Kilometerage?) since it was a Diesel was great. The Camry I drive is sort of mid size by American standards. My son drives a huge SUV, a GMC Yukon Denali which has separate TV/DVD's for each kid in the back seat. My wife had an SUV mainly for hauling our grandsons from time to time. What do Europeans do with their kids in the cars. We now have regulations for kids to be in safety seats until they are six or seven or even more. These safety seats are really very big and I don't see how anyone could even get them into these smaller cars. The kids HAVE to be in the rear seats under most state laws. I also don't know how people who have more than two kids under six can haul their families about. The two car safety seats we have take up all the room in the back seat. Two of my grandsons are rather long and thin. Under present recommendations for weight to graduate out of these seats, they are going to be in college or something before they can legally sit on the car seat itself.

Jon
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By Meganmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sun May 10, 2009 10:34 PM
^I've actually lived and driven in Spain (and with a car seat- I was a nanny), and trust me, there's no issue getting them to fit at all. We just THINK we "need" a big car.
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By Chaconnemember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Mon May 11, 2009 10:01 AM
^Yeah Megan, I think we were in the same parts of Spain...Costa Del Sol...Marbella, Fuengirola, Malaga and all points in between. And once as far as Algeciras near Gibraltar where DeeDees lives. We also went to Grenada (Alhambra) and Sevilla but we took bus trips there. My main concern in Spain, the short run outs to get up to speed on their multilane coastal highway. Some of those entry points were practically right angles. North Americans are used to 1/4 mile acceleration zones prior to merging. The Spaniards were pretty good though about moving to the left lane to keep the entry clear. Horror stories I had heard about continental drivers where not generally true. OTOH, the cars weren't nearly as powerful as ours are.

Jon

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