Lucky Joe's Honda tops a million
SACO, Maine - A dedicated driving man in this small American town has got himself a brand-new Honda Accord but is stuck with his old car.
The new car was, in fact, a gift from the local Honda dealer and the whole town turned out for the event last Sunday.
The old one still looks pretty smart, even though it's a 1990 model - no dents, good wheels, clean body - but there's one small problem. It's allegedly covered a million miles (about 1.6-million kilometres) on one engine and gearbox, so who's going to buy it third-hand?
After all, you never know - the engine could disintegrate tomorrow, that gearbox fall out of the chassis. So, for Lucky Joe LoCicero, the car he bought in 1996 with 74 000 miles on its clock, is still standing in his garden. But he's celebrating the million-mile milestone that clicked over on his odometer a week ago.
A Honda spokesperson told the Portland Press Herald that Lucky Joe's car is the first (as far as Honda knows) to have covered a million miles and we're sure the automaker wouldn't like it to happen too often or they're going to be out of business.
STILL ROLLIN': Long-distance driver Joe LoCicero and his million-mile Honda. Looks good, too.
Or maybe Honda should hire Joe: he's an ex-mechanic and did most of the maintenance work on the car himself. He swears the transmission and the engine are the originals and that the secret to their longevity was diligent adherence to maintenance schedules, using quality replacement parts - and driving safely.Any Wheels24 readers out their with extraordinary km's on their odo? Tell us about it in the Readers' Comments section below.
James - 2011-10-27 14:54
You would consider yourself lucky if your Honda Auto trannie goes 150,000 miles.
don.odendaal - 2011-10-28 12:01
I have a tata 713 with over a million km on the clock and its a tow truck