I was quite shocked when the service guy told me that my car is about 8 years old and needs to have the timing belt replaced. The outrageous charge for replacing a super-sized rubber band aside, I was more surprised to realize how long it has been since we moved to the US.
Ann's parents bought us this Honda Accord as a wedding gift. Because it is among the first things that we have when we moved to the US in 2000, mentally I often use this car as a gauge for how long we have been here. The car itself is simply a modern marvel. Not only it was always trouble free, it still drives pretty much like a new car after all these years. No wonder I have the illusion that we just moved here not that long ago.