Hello 8thcivic, I don't have a photo yet, but I just bought a 2007 FA5 today.
Just a backstory, I used to be on this site back in 2008-2009 when I was obsessed with the Si, but I was still a kid just out of high school. Couldn't really afford it, and ended up with a used Fit instead. After the fit, I went into a VW GTI phase, and traded up to a 2012 GTI DSG. Fun car/DD, I put a lot of miles on it in my previous sales job. Little brother now owns the GTI, and I have a 986 2.7 5spd Boxster as a weekend car.
Until recently, I had a company car, but just started a new job. Been DDing the Boxster, and as an outside sales rep, I feel like I gave off a negative impression pulling up to sales calls and prospecting in a Porsche. I decided to buy a DD and remembered how much I wanted an FA5 back then.
I've been in training for the past 3 months, and have been looking at the market every single day. I complete my final day of training tomorrow and am officially off to prospecting full time. This morning couldn't have came at a better time, as I was up really early and saw a brand new listed 07 with low miles. I finished as much of my training work as I could (it's WFM atm), and drove 2 hours each way to go test drive.
I was handed the keys and told I can go test drive on my own, which is a first for me as most dealerships send someone along. I'm guessing Covid changed this. Almost little car, I don't think I could have picked a better DD! ASM, 1 owner, garaged, and didn't feel any of the transmission issues. Rev hang will take some getting used to, but I'm about to order a Hondata right now. Car's currently being serviced right now, so I'm gonna go back to pick it up tomorrow or Saturday. Super excited to be here again even though I know it's probably not as active as it was back in 2009 lol