Brother edition. His rusty but trusty 98 Nissan Altima bit the dust after an unfortunate fight with a curb.

It was a dark and stormy night, the glow from his headlights dimly revealing the road ahead. Unable to see in front of him, he slowly drifted to the right...

BAM!

Unbeknownst to him, there was a sharp, four inch tall curb lying in wait, hoping to devour a prey of tires, rims, and suspension bits.

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The damage? 2 tires, 2 rims, and 3 control arms. This, along with some other repairs that were already scheduled to be done meant the death of this mostly reliable steed. In likelihood, the scrapper he sold the car to will fix it and sell it to a new owner, while making a tidy profit.

This, however, meant he needed a new (to him) car. Behold, the perfect choice for a college student who loves going out in nature:

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It’s a 2005 Honda CR-V SE with 102k miles. We got a screaming deal on it (between $1500-$2000 under KBB private party value), so even with the minor fixes and maintenance needed, it’s still an incredible deal. It’s very clean and well taken care of and we have the full service history. It should be a great car that’ll last for a long while. 

The whole gang (grandparent’s Ranger my brother’s been driving while we searched for a replacement, Sasha (my TSX), and Beigemobile 2.0).

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Now for the strange correlations it has:

My first car was a 98 Lexus GS300 in black, his was a 98 Nissan Altima in beige.

My second car is an 05 Acura TSX in black, his is an 05 Honda CR-V in beige.

I guess we have our types.