July 02, 2004
Out with the old...


As of tomorrow, we'll no longer be the owners of a 1993 Honda del sol. We're selling it to my 15 year old nephew. I have no doubt that within six months it will be unrecognizable due to the modification whims of said 15 year old. You know what I mean - large-loud muffler, neon, spinning rims and a spoiler the size of a surf board. I guess we always knew that would be the fate of the beloved green ride. It served us well for seven years.

So, out with the old and in with the new.

New Scion xB, that is. We ordered the car, lovingly referred to as "the box" last Wednesday evening. We've been looking at them since August last year when they were announced. They've been available on the west coast since last fall but went on sale here on June 23.

I'm not planning on quite the excitement that was stirred upon ordering the MINI last March but I am pretty stoked about it all. At least we won't be waiting five months for it like we did on the MINI. The dealer said it would only be a couple of weeks. If we wanted another color besides blue onyx pearl (pictured above) we could be driving it now. I'm sticking to my guns, though. I really want the blue. If two weeks passes and there's no word, I'll yield to another color so stay tuned for updates.


Above is a photo from the 2004 Auto Show. We took a similar photo last year and you know what happened then...

Posted by todd at July 02, 2004 03:38 PM

Personally, I’d have gone with the Honda Element, which exudes a mild air of “urban assault vehicle,” as opposed to the Scion, which looks like it was designed in a kindergarten classroom.

Does this mean you and D are going to start hanging out with Shriners and circus clowns now?

Posted by: Shepcat on July 2, 2004 04:11 PM

That’s your problem ‘Cat. You don’t take enough risks. I mean, you’re driving around in a Jetta - beautiful, but an homage to the average. The xB dares to be ugly and is so full of form, it’s formless.

It’s also about $4,000 less than the Element and gets 10+ MPG better gas mileage. That will make two cars in our household that get 30+ MPG. Gas guzzling SUVs can bit me - two times.

Posted by: Todd on July 2, 2004 09:13 PM

looks great Todd. BTW I tried to buy you and iTunes voucher to say thanks for taking me to the aiport, but the apple nazi’s won;t let me buy US$ itunes from UK :-( so I owe you one…


Posted by: Jason Clark on July 3, 2004 07:07 AM
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