Last post on Oct 25, 2011 at 8:13 AM
You are in the Automotive News & Views-Archives
What is this discussion about?
Honda, Automotive News
#341 of 346 Wow, One Million Miles!
Oct 24, 2011 (4:44 pm)
From today's Verizon news...
"SACO, Maine (AP) — A Maine man and his car are celebrating a million-mile milestone.
Joe LoCicero (luh-SISS'-er-oh) was given a 2012 Honda Accord at a parade in the city of Saco on Sunday after surpassing the million-mile mark on the odometer of his 1990 Accord. He reached the milestone last Thursday.
A Honda spokeswoman tells The Portland Press Herald (bit.ly/otOqd1) it's the first time the manufacturer has documented an Accord reaching one million miles.
LoCicero says he bought the car in 1996 with 74,000 miles. The former mechanic did much of his own work. The secret he says is following maintenance schedules, using quality parts and driving safely.
He swears the transmission and engine are original.
Now that he has a new Accord, he's not sure what he'll do with the old one."
I would have thought that Honda would have wanted Joe's old Accord, as a museum/marketing item, in exchange for the new one they gave him.
#342 of 346 Re: Wow, One Million Miles! [hpmctorque]
Oct 24, 2011 (8:06 pm)
Those 90-93 Accords were good cars.
#343 of 346 Re: Wow, One Million Miles! [fintail]
Oct 25, 2011 (5:48 am)
It's too early to know, but I wonder if the '12 Accord is equally durable and reliable. I'd guess yes, in terms of drivetrain durability, but maybe not in overall reliability, due to all the added content. What's your perception?
#344 of 346 Re: Wow, One Million Miles! [hpmctorque]
Oct 25, 2011 (6:13 am)
How the hell did he drive 61,733 miles per year?? I find that a bit incredulous for someone who I assume is retired.
And, hell, even if he did... how could he STAND driving that much in an Accord?? Hell would be a welcomed relief.
#345 of 346 Re: Wow, One Million Miles! [qbrozen]
Oct 25, 2011 (7:03 am)
Wow, I'd never live long enough to rack up that many miles on a car. I don't believe I've even driven 1,000,000 miles in the last 30 years since I got my license. I imagine long-haul truckers could easily rack up 61K miles in a year, but a retired individual? I hope Honda had good documentation of this particular Accord's one-million mile record before giving this gentleman a new 2012 model.
#346 of 346 Re: Wow, One Million Miles! [hpmctorque]
Oct 25, 2011 (8:13 am)
I suspect the new one will have more little annoying issues, just as it is more complex - more opportunity for electrical issues. But it will be less likely to rust.