My faithful car, the ‘89 Acura Legend, is leaving today. After so many years of service, it’s leaving the family and being donated. I’m a little sad about it- I’m going to miss the great V6 engine with power across the band and I’m going to miss the little conveniences and habits of the car, like the cruise control buttons on the steering wheel, the lock button, the way that all the doors lock when I lock the driver’s door, the easy access to volume and radio controls near the sttering wheel, they way that all the radio buttons were within reach and that I didn’t have to look to press the correct button. I’m going to miss the comfy seat, the auto-set of the radio buttons, the armrest, the neat DDD sticker in the back window, the large trunk and backseat and the feeling of driving such a solid car. I don’t particularly care for the car I’m driving now (’99 Mazda Protege); it’s too much of a Ford, accelerates kind of like a brick, and will get blown out of its lane by a passing semi because of how light it is. This does mean that I’ll be shopping for a new car sooner than later, but it’s going to be hard to find an acceptable replacement to the Acura.