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Old 6th October 2011, 10:11   #1
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Default 1990 Honda Accord Owner Nears One Million Miles in Maine,USA

An interesting article...Would this be possible under Indian conditions?


Honda Motor Co. has found a bright spot in a not-so-good year during which it has suffered from the effects of the March earthquake in Japan that disrupted its supplies, delayed new-product introductions and slowed sales in the U.S and abroad.
The car maker can now tout Joe LoCicero, who owns a 1990 Honda Accord sedan and lives in Norway, Maine. LoCicero expects to cross the million-mile mark in his car by September. For Honda, the old Accord’s odometer reading represents an opportunity to remind consumers that longevity and durability have long been reasons for buying its cars.
While the average driver logs about 14,000 miles per year, Honda says, LoCicero drives about 62,500 miles a year and began keeping detailed records after about 300,000 miles. He has even taken photos – 661 of them – of the car’s odometer.
“Joe’s journey is a testament to his Honda’s reliability and how people have come to count on Honda for more than 50 years to get them to where they need to go,” said Tom Peyton, Honda brand manager for American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Of course LoCicero won’t be the first driver to take a car beyond a million miles, and Honda isn’t the first car company to make marketing hay from the feat. Irv Gordon, who owns a 1966 Volvo P1800 crossed the million-mile mark a decade ago and has become a sort of mileage mascot for the Swedish car maker. These days he’s headed toward 3 million miles, as described in [COLOR=#093d72]Automobile Magazine[/COLOR].
You can see a video about LoCicero and his Honda [COLOR=#093d72]here.[/COLOR]
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Hondas are known in the US for their trouble free ownership and superb reliability. Thats like almost 180 miles everyday on an average. Man this guy is something. I love my Accord more after reading this!
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A million miles - That's a lot of driving! Putting it in perspective, that about 16 lakh km. Earth to moon is 3.5 L km.

3 million is just astounding.

Honda should buy the vehicle from the owner and display it in some museum. It would be interesting to know what maintenance it has undergone over the 2 decades.
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Joe LoCicero a 53 year old man from Norway, Maine has done the unthinkable.

He has driven his 1990 Honda Accord over 1 Million Miles!

To celebrate this extremely amazing accomplishment, Honda threw a surprise parade in Saco, Maine for “Million Mile Joe” as he has come to be known.

The parade interrupted a press conference where Joe received an oversized key to a new 2012 Honda Accord EX from Ashley Marble, Ms. Maine.

According to Honda, Joe is the the first person officially documented to have put 1 million miles on a Honda vehicle.

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A full longterm ownership review would be like an biography in itself :

BTW which car you've seen that has clocked the most kms on odo. I saw Sumo around 2.75 lac kms
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