by Gayle S
Mileage: 341,522 miles
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Our first Honda, a 1992 Honda Accord, was gifted to us by someone trying to downsize. The odometer was over 234,000 miles when we got it. The previous owner was just shy of it reading 234,567 miles. I took it to be inspected and everything required before titling it in our names. The mechanic was impressed and told us he'd seen Hondas reach 300K, 350K or even more miles. My husband was a student, and I worked only part time then, so we hoped our car would be one of those... We even prayed. A couple years ago, our car made it to 300K miles, and we were grateful. We prayed it would go until we could afford to replace it. Of late, we came close to seeing our car reach 345,678.9 miles. In mid-December 2012, the heater and defroster went out, and we could not afford to repair it. My father had told us he was going to buy us a used car when our car finally went. Since our car would not pass inspection without a defroster, he decided now was the time. The car he was going to give us would either be a Honda or another make of vehicle I had previously owned. (The other make of vehicle only went one-third the mileage that our Honda went.) Naturally, we hoped it would be a Honda. Our new (slightly used) 2009 Honda Civic had only 5,025 miles on it. We love it!!! We expect it to go another 345,000 miles, cause it should outlive its predecessor.