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"The Honda Hondamobile"
by Charlie P
Hampton , VA
Mileage: 270,589 miles
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I call my 1985 Honda Accord LX Hatchback the Hondamobile. I have had it for 8 years now. I bought--- I rescued her for 500 dollars. The day I bought my Hondamobile, It had no brakes, and no muffler. I paid another 167 dollars to get her VA legal... and then I was off for a road trip to Georgia. The 500 some odd mile ride was long due to the rough riding Hondamobile. After I arrived I looked into why it was running rough, and found that a spark plug wire snapped. So after a new set of wires, she was purring like a new sewing machine.
It was at this time I realized that the Hondamobile was a tough dame. Running at highways speeds on 3 cylinders- for 500 plus miles... she’s a keeper!
About 6 months later, on the way to work, the engine just shut off. Attempts to start it.... caused the engine to turn-over real fast... I was heartbroken. The timing belt had snapped and after repeated reminder from friends too. "First thing you should do is change that timing belt". I had it towed home. I was convinced to keep her alive. All signs pointed to overall engine destruction. I carefully checked as much as I could... and decided to put a new belt on it. After few hours in the ER, I cranked her up and wham. There was the sweet sound of her sewing machine voice. A compression check showed that after all, it had nearly factory compression. We were in love.
Throughout the years I have kept meticulous care of the engine, and all other parts, but, none the less I crashed it.... 4 times now.
First couple crashes were little fender benders. The third crash, I smashed on my brakes behind a semi truck stopped dead on a highway. The Mansfield bar tore a gash through the hood. When it drove off, it took my hood, air cleaner and vacuum lines with it! The engine choked and chugged as I chased down the Semi, and got my hood back (it had the vacuum diagram!) After some macgyvering I melted some vacuum lines shut to get her home.
I'll never get rid of my Hondamobile.