It had to happen sometime.
363k miles and a new timing belt, rubber and radio didn’t help.
At a corner a few blocks from volleyball in Redmond, the engine wheezed its last.
It was a box to get from here to there.
Quick calculation: $4000 to buy. Let’s say a max of $8k in repairs and maintenance. Another 6 grand for insurance. And 10 thou for gas. 10 years. 15 cents a mile – $233 a month for the whole shooting match excepting parking and garage.
Not bad for a car that I only liked in its last couple months.
And three kids learned to drive in it. So farewell old Honda.