I decided to buy a GD3 in Feb to make my 2002 Tacoma a secondary vehicle because it has 265K miles. I have owned the truck for about eight years.
I picked up an 07 GD3 Sport 5 Speed MT, storm silver with only 101k miles. I was getting awesome mileage. 35 mpg average on a 70 mile roundtrip commute to work.
Before the truck, I owned a 1998 Acura Integra ls 5 speed but it got stolen at school. I figured I could go back to a smaller car again but I was wrong! The first two weeks was fine driving to work since the car was new (to me) and a change that I was not used to, psychologically. As weeks went by, I grew more and more bored of the car. On the weekends, I would drive my truck and loved every moment of it. The feeling of being higher off the ground, bumpy/ rough ride (it's lifted), and big tires.
I had thought about buying wheels and suspension to give it a "fun" driving appeal and look but didn't want to invest into the car since I knew I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep it long term. The only thing I did was buy a Genuine Honda Aluminum Shift Knob, and T1R suede shift boot to replace that rubber one. I also replaced the halogen fog lamps to yellow LED's. I also only received one original key with the car when I purchased it. I bought two aftermarket ones off eBay, had them cut, programmed, and paired to the car so it could start.
I started thinking about selling it about a month ago but didn't jump the gun to list it on craigslist until this past Saturday night. At first, i was only "testing the waters" as I had listed that I was willing to trade for a 4Runner.
From Sunday to Tuesday, I received four e-mails, but only two calls out of those four. One person came on Monday to check it out and told me in advanced that his friend was selling a similar one but with an automatic transmission. He was going to give me an answer the following Wednesday. But on Tuesday, a girl e-mailed me then texted me and came the same day. She test drove it and loved it and we agreed to a sale.
I don't miss it one bit.
PS: During the two months I had owned the car, it rained pretty hard in California. Not a drop went inside the spare tire compartment or got any of my carpet wet. Must have been a rare find :P
Bought a fit, didn't like it, sold it after two months.