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Old 31st May 2007, 16:28   #1
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LJWorld.com / Ottawa courier’s Honda rolls past a million miles

High mileage Accord. Honda and Toyota built up their rep in a biased US market where Japanese were percieved to be conquered enemies and never forgiven for pearl harbor, they got it by building cars like this and not by name or fancy marketing gimmicks using actors and sports personalities, something the Koreans could do good to learn.
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Old 31st May 2007, 18:56   #2
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Wow Honda accord was good i knew but not so good that i will last couple of decades or more and do a million miles ,Here one or one and half thousand kilometers is the end of the vehicle throught most sell around 60 70000 kilometers
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wow,these are some incredible numbers,30 sets of tyres,70k$ on gas and..
1milion miles is crazy man.
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My Accord in NY is a HRC modified one, has done close to 535,000 miles, I had changed tires on it couple of times and basic wear and tear parts, the clutch was done at 210,000 miles with a Center Force dual friction race cluthc and it still works till this day.
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Gurkha, looks like that Accord still has a long way to go to catch up with others. Check this thread:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...ion-miles.html
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Yep, no doubt, but for a small less than 2L 4 banger, its a mighty fine job.
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The same article also carried this bit of Volvo doing 2 Million Miles -

"No one tracks how many vehicles have reached a million miles. A New York man recently made headlines for putting 2 million miles on a 1966 Volvo P1800."

Can you immagine.
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A New York man recently made headlines for putting 2 million miles on a 1966 Volvo P1800."
yeah i remember reading about that...and its an 1800, which is a two door sports car no less...not very volvo is it!

there is a 1951 Volkswagen Beetle, split window, in the Stiftung Automuseum in Wolfsburg Germany...it was a Taxi all its life in germany, and covered over 3 million miles....yeah, thats right! it still sports its original engine (1100cc), overhauled many times over, though the transmission had to be replaced...reason? it just crumbled into pieces when they removed it!

there is a similar tale with a 110 series mercedes taxi...not sure of exact milage though.
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I have heard about Volvos putting up a lot of miles. But some of them have overhauled engines with most of the parts changed for free by the company.
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My Accord in NY is a HRC modified one, has done close to 535,000 miles, I had changed tires on it couple of times and basic wear and tear parts, the clutch was done at 210,000 miles with a Center Force dual friction race cluthc and it still works till this day.
Would definitely like to hear more about this one. And welcome back Gurkha ji!
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Would definitely like to hear more about this one. And welcome back Gurkha ji!
Thanks for the welcome Ported Head, sure feels good to be back. Exactly what do you wish to know about my now relic of a Accord.
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Thanks for the welcome Ported Head, sure feels good to be back. Exactly what do you wish to know about my now relic of a Accord.
Hardly a relic, these Hondas age slower than most other makes. Let's hear more about the HRC modified bit, because I had never heard of aftermarket parts support by HRC themselves, atleast for cars. Or did you meant to say RC45 instead? And just about anything else you can tell us.
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HRC USA supplies Mugen parts to race teams and SCCA participants who do stage-I modified races, you can get goodies like hot cams, intake tracts, chips, suspension kits and if you have bottomless pockets, exotic pistons as well. They also sell modified tranny parts for short shifting etc. My car only has cams, chips, suspension kit and exhaust, mind you HRC and TRD parts are mighty costly, in 90s, the package cost me a whopping US$8500 till my wife put the brakes on, I wanted the carbon fiber rotors with nissin callipers, that didn't happen alas.

The RC45 stock street legal made a measly 106bhp, with race kit, the power shoots up to 166bhp, nothing significant by today's standards but it was hot stuff then, I have the race kit which includes air box, chip and exhaust.

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Your sig mentions a 1992 accord with V6. To myknowledge there was no V6 option in that generation of Accords. It was halfway through the 96MY generation that the Accord's nose was lengthened to fit a V6.
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Your sig mentions a 1992 accord with V6. To myknowledge there was no V6 option in that generation of Accords. It was halfway through the 96MY generation that the Accord's nose was lengthened to fit a V6.
Its a typo, its 1995, even I never noticed it till you pointed out, 95 was the first year Acura Legend V6 was put into the Accord.

Howstuffworks "1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 Honda Accord"

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