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"800,000"
by Louis C
Las Vegas, NV
Mileage: 805,000 miles
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6/10/2009
Crossed over 800k 2 weeks ago. I really would like to get a new Insight, but I'm determined to get 1 million miles on this 2003 Civic Hybrid.
by Daniel W on May 21, 2012 at 7:57 AM
Keep it up, it'll last a long time. Might need to replace the battery pack eventually but it shouldn't cost that much.
by Angel S on April 2, 2011 at 1:05 PM
WOW! You must be making coast to coast trips with that many miles on your car by 2009. Amazing demonstration of Honda's star performance vehicles. Nice hybrid you got there! Good luck making the million!
by Ben S on February 10, 2011 at 8:43 AM
I think your car is somewhat nicer than the current Insight. That Civic Hybrid is a nice vehicle. The current Insight was, I think, built to a price. (Not that there's anything wrong with that, but, yeah.)
by Jasen S on December 9, 2010 at 12:08 AM
I own a 2003 Civic Hybrid, too! May I ask you if you've ever had to replace your CVT or manual transmission? Mine only has sub 200,000 right now but I really do wonder (I've had to have the CVT trans "burnished" once but it has been great ever since!)
by Brian F on November 1, 2010 at 1:47 PM
It's been over a year. How close are you to that million?
by Steven L on July 7, 2010 at 12:02 AM
I also live in a hot weather climate (Georgia). I'm wondering how frequently he needed to change the tranny fluid in order to keep it in good order. If he, or anyone has guidance on this... please email me. I can be reached at steven.lang@alumni.duke.edu
by Ron J on April 12, 2010 at 2:16 PM
Wow thats over 100,000k a year! Where do you drive?
by Bobby M on November 25, 2009 at 5:27 PM
Wow! 800,000 miles in 6 years. I would love to see 1,000,000 miles.
by Doug I on November 25, 2009 at 12:31 PM
I bought my 96 Civic in Feb 02 with 102,000 miles on it. It was not well cared for and I wondered how it would fair. As I neared 200,000 I wondered how long I would have. I ran into someone who had over 300,000 on an Accord and I was inspired, realizing there is plenty of life left in the Civic. Now, at 240,000 it is going strong. VT winters are tough though and rust is becoming cancerous. Still, I am hoping to reach 300,000 before the body is too far gone to drive.
by SARAH M on November 24, 2009 at 4:35 PM
228000
by Tom D on October 12, 2009 at 9:55 PM
I have 135K on my 2003 Civic Hybrid. I bought it in April 2002 and still have the same batteries.
by Sofyan B on September 30, 2009 at 8:35 PM
Wow! This is a lot of miles, is that the original trans and hybrid battery???
by John O on September 27, 2009 at 5:32 PM
What does he use his Civic for to roll up 11,000 miles a month, 133,000 a year???
by Logan S on September 25, 2009 at 1:02 AM
I have a 260,000 mile 1989 Civic Si. It was the first car I rode in after I was born, and it is now the car I inherited and drive today. Would not trade for any other car no matter the value. The sentimental aspects stored in this car could be replaced by none other.
by Jeff D on September 24, 2009 at 1:10 PM
Surely, you have replaced the battery on your car. What do you do for a living that you drive 300 miles a day?
by Idrissa A on September 24, 2009 at 5:36 AM
Thats great, you must be a very neat person and above all very patient. KEEP IT UP!
by Arthur T on September 24, 2009 at 12:03 AM
I have been a Honda believer for decades and a satisfied "04"Civic owner for 5 years now. I purchased it with 79,000 and I now have 157,000 to date (9/23/09). I am looking forward to when I can say "WOW" 250,000 and still going strong. The car is as quite as it was the 1st time I turned the key...Impressed is not even the word..maybe "blown away" is a better way to describe the reliability of this wonderful vehicle!!!!!!!! Thanks Honda!
by Lawrence J on September 24, 2009 at 12:00 AM
I believe Honda has a great automobile but this is incredible. What maintenance has been done to this car is my question. Surely more than just regular maintenance. Awesome! I loved mine before I lost it in a garage fire. It only had 131000 miles but ran like new.
by WILLIAM A on September 23, 2009 at 11:24 PM
WOW 800K MILES? AND I WAS THINKING THAT CIVIC WAS OLD WITH BARELY 180K LOL
by Paul R on September 23, 2009 at 9:20 PM
I own a 2005 Honda Accord with 150,000 miles & I dont plan on replacing it for another 5 years.
by jeffrey C on September 23, 2009 at 7:22 PM
WOW, 800,000. What kind of driving does this person do to acquire this kind of milage? The car looks in pristine condition. My brother in law and I own Hondas and think it's good for at least 200,000 miles.
by J.V. on September 23, 2009 at 4:33 PM
Is this on the same engine/tranny? What kind of maintenance schedule did you follow? COOL!
by Charlie R on September 23, 2009 at 12:44 PM
I love it! I have a '98 Honda Accord with 340,000 on it. I had to replace the original transmission at 250,000. But it still gets an amazing 32 mpg on the hiway at 70-75 mph with the cruise engaged. I can only hope to put 800,000 on mine. PS. Just bought a 2009 Accord EX with the 4 cylinder engine. Love it.
by Alonso C on September 23, 2009 at 11:54 AM
I just got rid of my 1990 Civic Hatchback with 255,000+ miles on it, and I thought it was a lot! I guess there is a fantastic prospectus for my brand new 2009 Civic LX....!!! (3,000+ miles so far...)
by J R M on September 23, 2009 at 11:34 AM
'01 Honda Civic LX 179,000 stick shift going strong. NOT IN THE MARKET FOR ANOTHER CAR JUST YET.
by Sandy S on September 23, 2009 at 8:48 AM
Great info..Had 2 Accords both well over 150K..bad $ times now looking for another Honda but at 76 yrs old $$ tight...will find another hopefully.
by Tabby T on September 22, 2009 at 10:48 PM
This Civic is really a fantastic car. I should know, I'm also a very proud owner of Honda Civic. Since I got this as a brand new car, I have not have any problems whatsoever since I bought it 7 years ago. Honda brand of car is really very reliable, very efficient and fun to drive. I love this car.
by Jody M on September 22, 2009 at 9:55 PM
What do you do that you put 10,000 miles a month on your car? I have a 2000 Civic and just recently hit 118,000 miles on it this last week. Good luck on your journey to 1 million miles.
by Dan O on September 22, 2009 at 8:59 PM
Good thing he got a hybrid!
by michael r on September 22, 2009 at 6:57 PM
I have been a Honda employee for 25 plus years and this story even impresses me. Go for it, Louis C, I am rooting for you. Make my product sell even better then it is, lol.
by Hector V on September 22, 2009 at 6:28 PM
I have a Civic HX 1999 with 230,000 miles on it; I bought this car new back in December 1998.
by janet M on September 22, 2009 at 5:48 PM
Good for you! I only got 232,000 miles on mine before I needed to trade it in. Mine was 18 years old. I loved that car, because it fit me, and it was so reliable. I got another Honda, but I miss my old Accord.
by Candace C on September 22, 2009 at 4:54 PM
WOW! Keep driving I love my 1996 Accord with 265,000. I really want a new Accord but if it still works drive it :)
by Alex M on September 22, 2009 at 3:01 PM
2003 Civic EX Coupe 140000 miles. Car looks and feels like new.
by jeffrey a on September 22, 2009 at 2:50 PM
I've got a 1999 Civic LX with 133.000 miles.
by Abdul k on September 22, 2009 at 2:42 PM
I have owned about 8 Hondas in the past. I had a 1989 Accord with 400k miles. Currently driving a 1994 Accord 5speed manual with 330k miles. And all my cars have original motors, tranny and even clutch. This story is amazing. I know there are a lot of older Hondas with more than 500k miles on them at WWW.HONDABEAT.COM and click on high mileage club. Long live Hondas. They go forever. Anyways this Civic is just mind blowing. Hope to see it at 1million miles.
by Jack V on September 22, 2009 at 2:38 PM
Hi Louis My Civic is up to 300K and still gets 43+mpg at highway speeds. I'll get a new when the wheels fall off this one.
by Kim N on September 22, 2009 at 2:26 PM
Running strong still. All I've had to do was change spark plugs & usual fluids & tires.
by Jr S on September 22, 2009 at 2:16 PM
I love the Civics! Absolutely worship Hondas. I've owned about ten so far, and don't want to own any other brand of car. My wife believes me also, so I guess she will just have to settle with an Acura. Poor thing, haha!
by Jenith d on September 22, 2009 at 2:06 PM
You go boy! I have a CRV with 159k miles and I still love it. I hope to make it to 800K.
by Alejandro T on September 22, 2009 at 1:41 PM
I own a 2005 Civic VP Coupe with manual transmission...I have 62000 miles ( like new ) even the brake pads still original in this car. I get 40 MPG average city/fwy. I will keep this car forever......it is funny for me how the new cars are getting about 25/30 MPG like is a great thing. If everybody buys a Honda Civic the price of gasoline will be about $ 1.20 a gallon, instead of $3.05. Meanwhile I really enjoy my savings. Thank you HONDA.
by Johnny G on September 22, 2009 at 1:37 PM
I thought I had a lot of miles on my '03 Civic (140,000) but I guess some people got me beat.... these cars are so great... I love my car and want to get it to at least a half million before trading it in or selling it...
by Victor R on September 22, 2009 at 1:33 PM
Wow!!!!! I have an 05 Civic EX with 90,000 and can only hope that I'd be able to squeeze that many miles, after all, my kids are going to end up with it in high school!!!!
by David B on August 6, 2009 at 6:44 AM
Hope my 09 Si lasts that long. I'm a courier also. 21000 miles in 3 mo. driving around So Cal.
by Mike H on August 5, 2009 at 2:15 PM
I'm waving my white flag! I thought my 450K on a 1998 Civic was amazing, NOT, this is simply AMAZING Louis! I admit that I didn't believe you initially but now that you posted the picture of the odometer, all I can say is WOW!