New York Daily News – City News – He's clinging to his clunker

New York Daily News – City News – He’s clinging to his clunker:
The Inwood resident has let his 1982 Honda Civic, bought brand new, sink into such an extreme state of rot that it has become a legend in the neighborhood where the Arkansas native has lived for 20 years.
“People actually recognize me in other sections of town because of the car,” he says. “The reactions range from laughter to anger to kindred spirits giving me the thumbs up, and everything in between.”
The car continues to run perfectly well despite 170,000 miles on its odometer, and taking as much punishment as New York can dish out.

this seems to be the ideal state of affairs…. drive it until it is dead.