After 11 years, I sold my Civic. That’s a long time to be with a car. From a technology standpoint, it’s a lifetime. Let’s put things in perspective. My car didn’t have Bluetooth. That wasn’t really an option back then, usually reserved for more luxury vehicles. My Civic had a built-in navigation unit as well. I bought my car in April 2007, the first iPhone was released in June 2007. Nowadays, hardly anyone uses built-in navigation. Most folks use navigation apps from their phone, whether it’s Google Maps, Waze, or Apple Maps.
This car was the longest I’ve been with a car. It was roughly 1/3 of my life. I’ve had 4 different jobs, gotten married, lived in 6 different places, and moved across the country. I drove over 166k miles in 11 states. My life has changed a lot throughout my ownership of this car. I’ve put in a lot of money into maintenance and gas. So parting with it was a bit harder than I imagined. Probably even more so than any other car because any other car I owned was replaced by another car before I sold it. I’m now without a car. The silver lining is that I won’t be without a car for long. Soon I’ll have my Model 3 delivered.