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April 18, 2014

Frank Ancona Honda Employee Drives 2001 Civic To 305K Miles

In April 2001, Steve Kennedy, an employee of Frank Ancona Honda, purchased a brand new 2001 Honda Civic from the dealership. Thirteen years later, the car is running as smoothly as ever with over 305,000 miles on it. Steve says he wants to drive it for four more years, which should take him to a whopping 400,000 miles.

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Steve with his Civic.

Steve said, “This car has over 300,000 miles on it and is going as strong as the day I bought it. It has been and continues to be the best vehicle I have ever owned. I still enjoy driving it every day.”

In the years that Steve has had the car, he has only taken it in for routine maintenance and required services.

Some interesting facts-

  • Rear brakes are original

  • Front brakes replaced every 100,000 miles

  • Clutch replaced at 265,000 miles

  • Engine is all original

  • No rust

  • No electrical issues – only a few bulbs replaced

  • Continues to get 33 MPG in the city and close to 40 on the highway

  • Interior upholstery is still in like-new condition

Steve’s plans are to drive the car for another four years, which should take him to 400,000 miles. This is an impressive record, and we thrilled that Steve was willing to share his story.