Honda and Acura High Mileage Stories

Honda and Acura High Mileage Stories

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con_tiki

Burlington, Canada

#1 Jul 13, 2007
• June 29 - Steve wrote:

I have had several Hondas that have had over 400k miles. My first was a 1989 Honda Civic SI that I used for 10 years. It was driven every day with over 55,000 miles put on it every year. It was the most reliable car. I did lose the alternator at 245,000 and had several front brake rotor changes along with the obligatory timing belt water pump changes. I traded that car in when I accidentally dumped a cup of pop on the dash and it messed up the electronics. That car had over 525,000 miles and it is now in the showroom of the dealer that I bought it from. I traded that car for a 1991 Honda civic hatchback that I put 193,000 miles on. I wanted a larger car so I sold it. My next Honda was a 1989 Accord that I bought used with 123,000 miles. Drove that for another 260,000 miles until it met its end with a terrific accident that I would have not survived if it was not in a Honda. The highway patrolman said that he thought the driver was dead when he came up to my car that was hit head on by a truck. The engine was pushed into the passenger side seat. I came out of that accident without a scratch thanks to fantastic Honda engineering.
con_tiki

Burlington, Canada

#2 Jul 15, 2007
Another Good Story From The High Mileage Club Of Honda

• June 29 - Scott wrote:
In October of 2005, I bought my 1996 Honda Accord LX. It's the sedan model with an automatic 4 cylinder engine. I bought it with 127,000 miles on it for $5,000. My Dad said I was stupid when I showed him the car. Well, who's stupid now? It's June of 2007, and the car has 156,000 miles on it. It starts and drives like the day I test drove it. The only thing I've ever done is oil changes. I LOVE THIS CAR! The car I owned before this was a 1989 Honda Accord EX with 196,000 miles on it. I drove it for almost 2 years and was in LOVE with it. The only reason I sold it was because Wisconsin winters are really rough on car exteriors, and the thing was rusted out beyond belief. Everyone made fun of my baby and called it the 'rust-box'. Well, I sold that car almost 3 years ago to a girl that I still know for $300. SHE'S STILL DRIVING IT! It now has 256,000 miles on it, all original engine and tranny. She took it to a cousin of hers, and had the body totally redone. The darn thing looks amazing, and I miss it every day. But I love Honda's. It's the only car that will ever park in my garage. Thank you Honda Motor Company!
con_tiki

Burlington, Canada

#4 Jul 20, 2007
Another good Honda story by people who love their Hondas......

• July 11 - Kelly wrote:
I have a 1990 2wd AT wagon with 260000 miles on it. Let me just say that this is the most amazing car I have ever owned.Ridiculously well built, holds a ton (I once put 1,000 pounds of tile in it and it was fine. Tried that with a Dodge once and it was never the same again. Everything except the rear defrost works fine. This car just won't quit! Gets about 34 to the gallon hwy. I wish it were a little faster, but what a great car!
derwin

Greer, SC

#5 Jul 22, 2007
i just reached the 200,000 mile mark on my 1996 acura tl sadan. I've only had to do regular maintenance

“Assignment change”

Since: Jul 07

United States

#6 Jul 23, 2007
derwin wrote:
i just reached the 200,000 mile mark on my 1996 acura tl sadan. I've only had to do regular maintenance
Thats great to here. I bet it still drives like it had 50k. I know because I drove a friends 98CL the other day with 176k and it was as if it had 50k or less. There great cars for sure. people will never understand until they own one.
con_tiki

Burlington, Canada

#7 Jul 23, 2007
Another good story from people who like their Hondas........

• July 10 - Jennifer wrote:
I have a 1993 Honda Accord that has 285,000 miles on it. My parents bought it brand new and I have finally inherited the car after having first dibs on it. The only big repair we have had to do is replace the clutch, otherwise the engine is running strong and steadfast, I hope to get another 100,000+ out of it before it becomes my shop car. I just got it detailed and it looks like it just came from the showroom.
ben berlinsky

Little Valley, NY

#8 Jul 23, 2007
A good story from people who like their GM's

July 23, Ben wrote:
I have a 1998 Chevy silverado extended cab 4x4 with 275,000 miles on it. I bought the truck new in 97. I have been picky about oil changes and maintenance as scheduled. Alot of the time behind the wheel was heavy towing, often much more than it is rated to tow. The entire drive train is original. The truck starts up every morning with absolutely no problem, and runs like new. The tranny shifts like new. The truck has never been towed, or taken back to the dealer. I planned to replace it at 100k, but why do that?

I dont need to find stories to copy and paste online, I have my own!
Root

Bossier City, LA

#9 Jul 23, 2007
Oh my goodness, hey – My neighbor has a 76 pinto, mint, never blew up. It has 475 big ones on the odometer. He hit a chicken with it back in 82, but no problems other then a few feathers.

“Assignment change”

Since: Jul 07

United States

#10 Jul 23, 2007
Root wrote:
Oh my goodness, hey – My neighbor has a 76 pinto, mint, never blew up. It has 475 big ones on the odometer. He hit a chicken with it back in 82, but no problems other then a few feathers.
I remember those along with the chevy monza and vega. What a time the big three had then. They sure have learned alot from the import makers.
Root

Bossier City, LA

#11 Jul 23, 2007
Now see, I was laughing until the comment about the “big three.”
So are there any of the Big Three vehicles that you care for?

“Assignment change”

Since: Jul 07

United States

#12 Jul 23, 2007
Root wrote:
Now see, I was laughing until the comment about the “big three.”
So are there any of the Big Three vehicles that you care for?
Yes, I liked alot of cars made by domestics.
My list:
GMC Cyclone
Buick GNX
Buick Grand National T-Type
The Northstar powered Cads.
The last GTO
I had alot of Mustangs. 5.0L was the best
Lincoln Mark Vll and the Mark Vlll
SVT Contour and the SVT Cobra
The new Chargers look good too, SRT-8
SRT-4
And I drove a 2006 PT Cruiser with the 2.4L Turbo, that was a very well made car.

Now these cars were fine in their day. the Cyclone I drove was fun, with the 4.3L turbo from the parts that GM had left over from the GN days.

As for big cars, I have no need and the STS was a big car as too was the Lincolns. Nice but these cars are guzzlers and tend to need repairs often. They lose their value quick. Unless it was the GNX or Cyclone.

I just like the Hondas mainly because they last for ME. I can do things easily to them. Not much in repairs if any. Fun and after market is way out there like no other.

They work for me, you hate them? Fine dont buy them. But why crap on them if you have never owned one?

“Assignment change”

Since: Jul 07

United States

#13 Jul 23, 2007
My insurance agent stopped by my house the other day to show me a Honda he bought to just drive to work. A 1998 Accord 5-speed. 2.2L V-tec. It has 176K. Sounded great. Inside looked like a new car. He is a Ford guy but wanted me to see what he was trying for the first time.I seen him today and he told me a Honda will be his next new car. If they drove as good as that at 176K he was sure wanting one new from day one. He paid $3K and was thrilled to get 36mpg in that size of car and with that many miles.
con_tiki

Burlington, Canada

#15 Jul 27, 2007
Honda owners love their Hondas:

• July 24 - Amy wrote:
I am on my 1st Honda and I LOVE MY HONDA! It's a 1991 Honda Accord DX and it currently has 221,000 miles on it. I am the 3rd owner of this car. I bought it after having so many problems with the American cars I have owned. It was the highest milage vehicle I had ever bought. It had 166,000 when I bought it 3 years ago. I have just had to perform routine work like oil changes, timing belt, and water pump. My Honda doesn't leak any fluids, doesn't smoke, and the engine sounds and runs great. My interior is in excellent condition with no rips or tears and no crack in the dashboard even with the Texas heat. I LOVE MY HONDA and it's been by far the best car I have ever owned.
con_tiki

Burlington, Canada

#16 Jul 27, 2007
Another Happy Honda Owner!!

• July 17 - Gus wrote:
I'm a hardcore HONDA Freek! It all started with an '88 Civic LX sedan that had 129K miles and looked and ran like new. After I had that car I discovered the excellent engineering on these vehicles. I proudly represent what I drive, due to the durability and high RPM VTEC performance. My Dad gave me an '89 Honda Accord with 478K and I put it up to 568K then sold it in perfect condition. I now drive a '94 Civic VETC coupe that had 137K when I got it 1.5 years ago and now has 192K, high RPM miles and still counting. I'm looking foward to buying a new Cvic Si, my dream car!
con_tiki

Burlington, Canada

#17 Aug 2, 2007
derwin wrote:
i just reached the 200,000 mile mark on my 1996 acura tl sadan. I've only had to do regular maintenance
Here is another happy Honda owner.......

“Assignment change”

Since: Jul 07

Long Beach, NY

#19 Aug 2, 2007
Jeff wrote:
<quoted text> Until the engine blows up and your kidy die in a honda fire. Buyer beware.
Stay away from Honda, you give them a bad name.
con_tiki

Burlington, Canada

#21 Aug 3, 2007
Here is another happy Honda owner with another good Honda story:

July 26 - Bob wrote:
I am so glad to see how many people love their Honda's. What other car company can actually claim the feelings we have for our Honda's. Our family is a Honda family. After having owned American cars it was time to switch. A 1995 Dodge Shadow was the last straw. Way too many problems. The Hondas we own are a 1998 CR-V that I drive. Bought it with 113,000 miles and now have 185,000. Love this thing to death. Very useful since I make many dump runs and gas mileage is not too bad. My wife had 2 leased Accords, a 1999 LX and a 2002 Accord SE. Beautiful cars. My son had a 1998 Accord SE and we traded that in for a 2007 Accord LX. My daughter had a 1997 Civic Coupe EX that my wife now drives and my daughter bought an Acura MDX. She's waiting for the 2008 Accord to come out. Honda builds the BEST cars for your money. Thank you Honda.
con_tiki

Burlington, Canada

#22 Aug 3, 2007
200,000 Mile Club

From: Cindy_Maxwell Jul-23

I purchased my Honda CRX HF in Florida in 1989. It has just shy of 229,000 miles. It's beginning to have structural problems: have replaced a tie rod and rack and pinion in the last week. Next will be the rear struts. Once those are in it will feel a lot more stable. Just the rack and pinion have made a huge difference. The car gets 45 MPG equally divided between highway and city miles. The guy who works on it has been able to get good parts from the "boneyard." I especially like the non-power windows and locks. Until an automaker comes out with another bare bones utilitarian car, I'll keep this one. It's outstanding!

“Assignment change”

Since: Jul 07

Spring Valley, NY

#23 Aug 3, 2007
con_tiki wrote:
200,000 Mile Club
From: Cindy_Maxwell Jul-23
I purchased my Honda CRX HF in Florida in 1989. It has just shy of 229,000 miles. It's beginning to have structural problems: have replaced a tie rod and rack and pinion in the last week. Next will be the rear struts. Once those are in it will feel a lot more stable. Just the rack and pinion have made a huge difference. The car gets 45 MPG equally divided between highway and city miles. The guy who works on it has been able to get good parts from the "boneyard." I especially like the non-power windows and locks. Until an automaker comes out with another bare bones utilitarian car, I'll keep this one. It's outstanding!
Perhaps the CRX 1988-1991 could be the best car ever built.
con_tiki

Burlington, Canada

#24 Aug 5, 2007
Another happy Honda owner!!

• July 26 - Adam wrote:
I have a '93 Honda Civic which has 215,000 miles on it. I bought it with 40,000 miles for $7500. I replaced the rear main seal last month as it began leaking oil after long trips. Next I am going to replace the struts. I'm pushing for 300,000 miles and I think its going to make it. That little engine is still running GREAT!

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