Joe LoCicero’s 1990 Honda Accord may not look impressive despite its remarkably good condition, but the vehicle has brought the Maine resident good luck as it rolled over the one million mile mark on the odometer.
LoCicero had an advantage in keeping up with the clearly reliable million mile Honda, as he’d worked as a mechanic for years and knew how to take care of it. But his advice for vehicle longevity- good parts, regular services and careful operation- are within the abilities of most car owners. Luckily for Honda, not many people are up to the challenge of keeping a car in good nick for the long haul. Local car dealer Ron Russell commented:
“Joe is a testament to what you can do if you maintain your car. Thankfully, not many people do it, or we’d be out of business.”
Honda was in on the celebrations for LoCicero’s million mile Honda- including a parade and a new 2012 Honda Accord for the diligent driver- and became aware of the unusually healthy, two-decades-old vehicle back when it hit around the 950,000 mile mark. And LoCicero says he’s happy with the new car, but tells a local paper he doesn’t know what to do with the old one now:
LoCicero said he’s not sure what he’ll do with the 1990 Accord now that he has a new model, also made in Ohio.
He’s tried to sell the older model to a few car dealers recently for $1 million, hoping they’d want to display it to advertise the longevity of Honda vehicles.
“A buck a mile. That’s fair,” LoCicero said. “I didn’t get any bites.”
What’s the highest mileage you’ve gotten out of a vehicle? Would you be proud to own the million mile Honda?