Couldn’t sleep cause I wanted to take her out for a ride. Replacing my kidney grills today before work. Should be fun. :)
It’s been a hell of a great time. It’s trippy because I didn’t realize that it’s almost been exactly 6 years since I got this Integra.
I was 18 and it was just about time to graduate from high school. I finally felt like I was so cool because I could drive. From getting groceries for my mom to driving down the street to 7-Eleven, I tried to find ANY reason just to get behind that wheel.
Even though I settled for a green/tan color combo and wanted a black coupe instead, I still loved this car to death. It finally gave me the independence I wanted so badly. I could finally pack up my car with friends and hot box it whenever. I packed it up with friends and drove everyone to all the raves. I drank in it with friends before we would go drinking some more. I drove all the way to LA just for stupid house parties that would end an hour into it, but I didn’t care because I finally felt like I was alive.
I’m just lucky that all the stupid underage drunk driving I did didn’t hurt anyone or get myself caught. Shit, I’m still lucky to this day that I haven’t gotten caught. Although, the other night something happened that made me never want to drink and drive anymore.
Anyway, throughout the time I owned it, I gave her some scars. She also needed some massive repairs here and there, but I still got it to go for another few years. Well, it’s been a few years since I did a huge repair on it and it’s starting to catch up to it again. The engine is leaking oil into the spark plugs and I need something a little more up to date that matches me now.
It’s sad to see her go, especially when I think back to all the places we went and all the things we did. It also makes me regretful because I wish I could have taken better care of her. I think maybe if my brother hadn’t talked me out of fixing it up, I would have really cared for her more. It’s too late and all I can do is only hope the next owner will take better care of her than I did.
Thanks for everything. It was fun while it lasted.