It’s not every day I get a mail from someone telling me their car is about to hit a million miles. I usually get those stories as second-hand news from other blogs. But today is a very different day. I have been in communication with Mike Wein, and today he wants to show all of you his 1994 Honda Accord Wagon EX 5-speed with 998, 418 Miles! Not Kilometers, MILES! Yes, this man has a car with almost a million miles on it, and we are covering it here today for you.
I thought it would be best if Mike said it himself :
There isn’t a lot of crazy stories to share I suppose, just a lot of long commutes for many years that added up. Really, other than dealing with rust related issues and maintenance, I have had very little to no problems with it. I had to replace the intermediate shaft because the bearing went out, and really that is the only recent repair I can recall that was not rust or maintenance. I am going to replace the right axle soon too because the outer joint is making noise. If someone had a similar generation Accord, a couple things I would recommend people keep up with that get overlooked sometimes are cleaning the throttle body often, cleaning out the EGR ports periodically, and changing out the ignition coil periodically. Those things don’t really have maintenance schedules from Honda so they get overlooked, but these Accords do much better if you take care of those things periodically. Also if it is not too late, undercoat your fuel tank and fuel/brake lines on these, very expensive to replace those things when they rust out if you are in a rust area like myself (Wisconsin).
Mike, we are speechless here at the High Mile Club. You have earned a place in our hall-of-fame, and honestly, your amazing driving and maintenance habits are up there with only a select few. We would be honored if you could let us know when you hit the big milestone. Thanks again for sharing your story with us here.