I love Honda. Anyone who personally knows me is aware that my love for Honda is almost an unhealthy addiction. Since my birth, there has always been a Honda in my life. My father came to the United States in the late 80’s. His first car was a burgundy color third-generation Honda Civic. That was the car that I came home in from the hospital. Unfortunately, like many Civics, my father’s Civic was stolen not too long after I was born. My parents then bought a lightly used CB7 Accord. That car stayed with us for over a decade before my father gave it away for free. During the Accord’s tenure, my parents bought a 1999 Honda Odyssey, and replaced that with a 2001 Honda Odyssey, with our final Odyssey being a 2006. For several years my parents decided to try out other brands. This left a Honda-sized hole in my heart. Interestingly enough, my first car was not a Honda. My parents bought me a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. While the Jeep was a fun vehicle to drive when it didn’t leak like the Exxon Valdez, my yearning to get back into Honda grew stronger. I scrimped and saved finally buying my first Honda. It was a 2009 Honda Civic. That was also the first car I started to work on myself.

After I got married, I then bought one of my dream cars. It was a 2010 Honda Accord V6 EX-L w/navi. This was my ultimate spec for the eight-generation Accord.

Unfortunately, it suffered from the oil consumption issue and I traded that car in for a 2018 Toyota Camry SE. This car only lasted three months because a semi decided that stopping at a red light wasn’t really part of driving. I took this as a sign from above that I should really go back to Honda. I lucked out on finding a 2015 Acura MDX Tech with SH-AWD with low mileage and a price to match.

My wife and I decided that the MDX may have been too big of a car for us and we downgraded to a base 2018 Acura TLX. During this time, the pandemic was raging on in the background. A week before the pandemic hit, I had bought myself the infamous 2012 Honda Civic to commute to work. That was an absolute waste of a purchase, however, I did luck out with pandemic pricing because that was the only car I ever made money on.

We then traded the TLX for a 2021 Honda CR-V which my wife absolutely adores. This is just my car purchase history. Whenever I go grocery shopping, do Target runs, or go toy shopping for my nephews, I always pop into the Hot Wheels section to see if there are any new Hondas available. This collection isn’t even my complete collection.

I have significantly more Honda toy cars and apparel at my parent’s house. I can’t tell you what it is about Honda that has made me crazy about them. But they will always hold a special place in my heart for years to come.  

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