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east tx skier
10-02-2007, 12:30 PM
Just wow!

http://www.autoblog.com/2007/10/01/craigslist-find-of-the-decade-930-000-mile-95-honda-civic/

3event
10-02-2007, 12:44 PM
Holy smokes, I would love to know his cost per mile over total ownership !

BUT WHY not go for 1 million??? Maybe then 15 minutes of frame and if lucky, a new car out of the deal. Guy around here racked up over 1mil on his Saab 900 and it made the paper. Article link below. I believe later, Saab coughed up a new car.
http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=538098

FACTS FROM THE ARTICLE:
A 1989 Saab 900 SPG with 1,001,385 miles.

In 17 years the car used more than 600 quarts of synthetic Mobil-1 motor oil, which can travel significantly more miles between oil changes than regular oil.

In its time, the car burned two tanker-truck-loads of premium gasoline and averaged about 28 mpg.

It went through about 22 sets of tires, changed every 45,000 miles.

The transmission was replaced at about 200,000 miles, but the engine was largely untouched.

The engine head gasket was replaced three times because constant warming and cooling stretched it.

TMCNo1
10-02-2007, 12:52 PM
You need to read about the crushing of impounded street racer's cars in California and watch the video link! http://www.autoblog.com/2007/06/20/paul-walker-weeps-california-turns-to-crushing-street-racers/

east tx skier
10-02-2007, 12:56 PM
I think I read he went through 9 timing belts, but it's still the original engine/tranny. I agree, baby it to a million, then get Honda to give you a new one. If they don't buy back that car for the ad value, it makes no sense.

Leroy
10-02-2007, 01:05 PM
WOW, go Honda!

RexDog1
10-02-2007, 01:20 PM
Wow cool thanks for digging this up, I love things like this!!!!!

Leave it to those Crazy Californians I would never live there .:mad: LOL
I love the idea of crushing street racers cars!!! do it on the track!!!! :D

WilliM1940
10-02-2007, 01:37 PM
Doesn't Mobil 1 get just a little credit for this?

Ryan
10-02-2007, 01:50 PM
I love the quote from the Saab story:
Seventeen years and more than 1 million miles later, Gilbert donated his car to the Wisconsin Automotive Museum. The car survived eight deer collisions, including one that punched a hole in the radiator, before it was parked for safekeeping at the museum in Hartford.

"I couldn't kill that many deer with a gun," said Gilbert, a financial services salesman from Glendale.

JBaker
10-02-2007, 02:21 PM
Very, very impressive. Congrats to both the owner and Honda.

Workin' 4 Toys
10-02-2007, 11:59 PM
1 mile or a million, It's still a POS.

Hoosier Bob
10-03-2007, 12:04 AM
Yes! A POS that runs! Do not worry GM man your dollars still go much farther! Our 2007 Tahoe LTZ has hit the shop three times already! She loves to switch to 4x4 low for no reason! Lisa drove home at 20! I said why? Turn that thing off! I will admit it has awesome leather, navigation and video! The back up camera ios awesome as well but I would rather she run!:o 1 mile or a million, It's still a POS.