The text came through just as bedtime was starting to sound like a really good idea.
The text, from a friend I haven’t heard from in a while, said, “My Honda Accord got totaled this week and I need to buy a different car. I’m wondering if you have any thoughts on the Accord vs. Altima vs. Acura TSX?”
The accident happened when a young driver attempted to cross traffic but misjudged how much time she had. My friend, in her 2001 Accord, collided with the other vehicle. There were no injuries, but the old Honda didn’t make it through.
Needing to quickly buy a car when you had no plans to buy a car could lead to some impulse decisions, especially with the emotion of a fresh car accident.