The car has never been in a collision, & has all the original sheet metal, bumpers, lights & paint. There has been absolutely no exterior or interior repairs or reconditioning (The only exception being that I reconditioned my headlight lenses about a year ago).
The seat leather has held up exceptionally well. Check out the driver seat!The car is always garaged when not in use which I feel plays a huge part in keeping the seats and dash from aging and cracking. I have also put a quality window tint on & that helps a lot as well.
Believe it or not, I still have the blue protective plastic on the door scuff plates on all four doors from the day I took delivery of the car when it only had 3 miles on it. The detailer at the dealership forgot to take them off when going thru the car for delivery & well, I kinda forgot about them before I gave the car to Josie (my wife). Then it became a running joke because I kept forgetting to remove them. By that point the blue kinda grew on me & now the detailers at Lyle Pearson Acura have standing orders not to remove the blue plastic on my scuff plates as it may put them in a life threatening situation. Call me weird, but these blue plastic covers are one of my favorite personality traits of my car. They remind me of the day I bought it and drove it down to Temecula, CA where Josie was staying at the time & thinking about how exactly to surprise my Bride to Be with the car. Anyway… a full paragraph about plastic scuff protectors should suffice. Moving on…
The only Mods, or aftermarket parts on the car are basically a few light bulbs. I was looking to see If I could find some reverse lights that were a bit brighter than the stock bulbs. I found these on Ebay & I have to admit, they are easily 10 time brighter than the original bulbs. They’re almost like mini headlights back there.
The only other thing was Bugs. I’m cruising up on 39 years old & grew up watching the old Looney Tunes Cartoons. I now have them on DVD for when my son Luke (currently 9 months old) is old enough to watch them & hopefully enjoy them as much as I did as a kid.
So there it is. Our starting point for this journey. 374,917 miles so far. I have about 90% of my maintenance records from the past, posted on here & I’ll continue to post all the upcoming maintenance logs until I hit my goal of 500,000 miles.
After that… well, I’m not sure really. I’ve thought about several options. Maybe saving it for my son? Turning it into a track car? Going for a million miles? All I know right now is that I’ve got the next couple years to think about it.