One NYC neighbor said good bye to his Honda Civic that had just turned 30. The Civic he nicknamed "Bluey", had a service held to say goodbye to the car and the entire neighborhood showed up. With everything from a parade to music this old Civic will be missed by all.
Ettling bought Bluey brand new in 1982. The nickname came from the car's skyblue exterior paint, which has since rusted into a brown/gray exterior that's certainly seen better days. Bluey was a survivor though. Ettling's Honda Civic survived three car accidents, rioters in 1992, and a total of 170,000 miles (almost all of which were city). But through it all, Bluey always started right back up when Ettling put the keys in the ignition.
Why did Bluey get to boot from the curb?
In a nutshell the long and short of it is rust. The rust was so bad in the car that the owner thought he might push through the floor board when pressing the gas pedal, giving new meaning to the phrase "Put the pedal to the medal" or rust in this case.
Some wonder if Ettling plans on purchasing a new 2012 Honda Civic, and it certainly seems like the next logical move. After losing Bluey, however, Ettling says he needs some time to heal before moving onto a new car.
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