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Old 29 May 2005, 03:02 pm
Henry Kolesnik
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Default 800,000 mile 1984 Honda

When I test drove an Accord on Saturday the salesman who has all the top
awards as the best mentioned that he has a customer with the subject car.
Original engine and transmission. When I said that the guy would have to
drive 40,000 miles a year to get that he said, Yes I guess that's right. I
think he has stretched reality but I know that there's a Volvo that has a
million miles and several diesel Merecedes. But a Honda? Anyone have any
facts?
tnx
Hank


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Old 29 May 2005, 05:39 pm
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I don't know about that car, but I can attest to the fact of a friend who
has a 1992 Accord EX Wagon with 480,000 miles on it. Yeah, I know 35000
miles + per year, but he is a salesman that covers a tri-state area. All
miles on the original engine and transmission!
Howard
"Henry Kolesnik" <kolesnik@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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> When I test drove an Accord on Saturday the salesman who has all the top
> awards as the best mentioned that he has a customer with the subject car.
> Original engine and transmission. When I said that the guy would have to
> drive 40,000 miles a year to get that he said, Yes I guess that's right.

I
> think he has stretched reality but I know that there's a Volvo that has a
> million miles and several diesel Merecedes. But a Honda? Anyone have any
> facts?
> tnx
> Hank
>
>



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Old 29 May 2005, 07:24 pm
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Default Re: 800,000 mile 1984 Honda

Not so difficult to do if you:

Fix the car when breaks.
Maintain the car well
and most of the miles are highway.






"Howard" <howardh@nospam-cybrstar.com> wrote in message
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>I don't know about that car, but I can attest to the fact of a friend who
> has a 1992 Accord EX Wagon with 480,000 miles on it. Yeah, I know 35000
> miles + per year, but he is a salesman that covers a tri-state area. All
> miles on the original engine and transmission!
> Howard
> "Henry Kolesnik" <kolesnik@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:Zcpme.49$RV5.27@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com...
>> When I test drove an Accord on Saturday the salesman who has all the top
>> awards as the best mentioned that he has a customer with the subject car.
>> Original engine and transmission. When I said that the guy would have to
>> drive 40,000 miles a year to get that he said, Yes I guess that's right.

> I
>> think he has stretched reality but I know that there's a Volvo that has a
>> million miles and several diesel Merecedes. But a Honda? Anyone have
>> any
>> facts?
>> tnx
>> Hank
>>
>>

>
>



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Old 30 May 2005, 09:02 am
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In article <Zcpme.49$RV5.27@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com>, "Henry Kolesnik"
<kolesnik@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> When I test drove an Accord on Saturday the salesman who has all the top
> awards as the best mentioned that he has a customer with the subject car.
> Original engine and transmission. When I said that the guy would have to
> drive 40,000 miles a year to get that he said, Yes I guess that's right. I
> think he has stretched reality but I know that there's a Volvo that has a
> million miles and several diesel Merecedes. But a Honda? Anyone have any
> facts?
> tnx
> Hank


I believe the person is probably telling the truth but would not bet any
money on it. Only the owner of the Honda knows for sure whether he is or
is not telling the truth. All older cars are equipped with odometers that
turn back to zero after 99,999.99 is on the odometer. Anyone that has a
really old Honda could say that it had turned over any grand total of
miles that he wished to lie about.

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Old 30 May 2005, 09:13 am
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Thanks on the odometer
Hank
"Jason" <jason@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> In article <Zcpme.49$RV5.27@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com>, "Henry Kolesnik"
> <kolesnik@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
>> When I test drove an Accord on Saturday the salesman who has all the top
>> awards as the best mentioned that he has a customer with the subject car.
>> Original engine and transmission. When I said that the guy would have to
>> drive 40,000 miles a year to get that he said, Yes I guess that's right.
>> I
>> think he has stretched reality but I know that there's a Volvo that has a
>> million miles and several diesel Merecedes. But a Honda? Anyone have
>> any
>> facts?
>> tnx
>> Hank

>
> I believe the person is probably telling the truth but would not bet any
> money on it. Only the owner of the Honda knows for sure whether he is or
> is not telling the truth. All older cars are equipped with odometers that
> turn back to zero after 99,999.99 is on the odometer. Anyone that has a
> really old Honda could say that it had turned over any grand total of
> miles that he wished to lie about.
>
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Old 30 May 2005, 09:20 am
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Henry Kolesnik wrote:
> "Jason" <jason@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:jason-3005050702530001@pm4-broad-15.snlo.dialup.fix.net...
>
>>In article <Zcpme.49$RV5.27@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com>, "Henry Kolesnik"
>><kolesnik@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>When I test drove an Accord on Saturday the salesman who has all the top
>>>awards as the best mentioned that he has a customer with the subject car.
>>>Original engine and transmission. When I said that the guy would have to
>>>drive 40,000 miles a year to get that he said, Yes I guess that's right.
>>>I
>>>think he has stretched reality but I know that there's a Volvo that has a
>>>million miles and several diesel Merecedes. But a Honda? Anyone have
>>>any
>>>facts?
>>>tnx
>>>Hank

>>
>>I believe the person is probably telling the truth but would not bet any
>>money on it. Only the owner of the Honda knows for sure whether he is or
>>is not telling the truth. All older cars are equipped with odometers that
>>turn back to zero after 99,999.99 is on the odometer. Anyone that has a
>>really old Honda could say that it had turned over any grand total of
>>miles that he wished to lie about.
>>

> Thanks on the odometer
> Hank


are you sure there's not a decimal point problem? all hondas that i've
ever seen read xxx,xxx.x. in other words, you can record a million
miles - more than any normal vehicle would ever last.

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Old 30 May 2005, 10:29 am
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Jason wrote:
> In article <Zcpme.49$RV5.27@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com>, "Henry
> Kolesnik" <kolesnik@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>
>> When I test drove an Accord on Saturday the salesman who has all the
>> top awards as the best mentioned that he has a customer with the
>> subject car. Original engine and transmission. When I said that the
>> guy would have to drive 40,000 miles a year to get that he said, Yes
>> I guess that's right. I think he has stretched reality but I know
>> that there's a Volvo that has a million miles and several diesel
>> Merecedes. But a Honda? Anyone have any facts?
>> tnx
>> Hank

>
> I believe the person is probably telling the truth but would not bet
> any money on it. Only the owner of the Honda knows for sure whether
> he is or is not telling the truth. All older cars are equipped with
> odometers that turn back to zero after 99,999.99 is on the odometer.
> Anyone that has a really old Honda could say that it had turned over
> any grand total of miles that he wished to lie about.


If I recall correctly, I had a '79 Accord hatchback some years ago that had
xxx,xxxx.x odometer.


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Old 30 May 2005, 02:04 pm
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On Sun, 29 May 2005 20:24:43 -0400, "Masterson"
<adam@soundsolutionsmd.com> wrote:

>Not so difficult to do if you:
>
>Fix the car when breaks.
>Maintain the car well
>and most of the miles are highway.


too true, in 89 my fathre got rid of a fiat strada, that he'd clocked
twice (was on about 240,000 miles) and was only 5 years old (he worked
70 miles away, 7 days a week) That was even with the terrible
radiators those cars had.
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Old 30 May 2005, 05:12 pm
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In article <4oom91ll45lamnmlbs8pmehvrqpjbkblk3@4ax.com>, K`Tetch
<no.email@here.for.you> wrote:

> On Sun, 29 May 2005 20:24:43 -0400, "Masterson"
> <adam@soundsolutionsmd.com> wrote:
>
> >Not so difficult to do if you:
> >
> >Fix the car when breaks.
> >Maintain the car well
> >and most of the miles are highway.

>
> too true, in 89 my fathre got rid of a fiat strada, that he'd clocked
> twice (was on about 240,000 miles) and was only 5 years old (he worked
> 70 miles away, 7 days a week) That was even with the terrible
> radiators those cars had.


Sorry--I was NOT aware of that fact. I screwed up.

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Old 30 May 2005, 05:54 pm
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In article <r8adndNIAp7evAbfRVn-2Q@speakeasy.net>, jim beam
<nospam@example.net> wrote:

> Henry Kolesnik wrote:
> > "Jason" <jason@nospam.com> wrote in message
> > news:jason-3005050702530001@pm4-broad-15.snlo.dialup.fix.net...
> >
> >>In article <Zcpme.49$RV5.27@newssvr30.news.prodigy.com>, "Henry Kolesnik"
> >><kolesnik@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>When I test drove an Accord on Saturday the salesman who has all the top
> >>>awards as the best mentioned that he has a customer with the subject car.
> >>>Original engine and transmission. When I said that the guy would have to
> >>>drive 40,000 miles a year to get that he said, Yes I guess that's right.
> >>>I
> >>>think he has stretched reality but I know that there's a Volvo that has a
> >>>million miles and several diesel Merecedes. But a Honda? Anyone have
> >>>any
> >>>facts?
> >>>tnx
> >>>Hank
> >>
> >>I believe the person is probably telling the truth but would not bet any
> >>money on it. Only the owner of the Honda knows for sure whether he is or
> >>is not telling the truth. All older cars are equipped with odometers that
> >>turn back to zero after 99,999.99 is on the odometer. Anyone that has a
> >>really old Honda could say that it had turned over any grand total of
> >>miles that he wished to lie about.
> >>

> > Thanks on the odometer
> > Hank

>
> are you sure there's not a decimal point problem? all hondas that i've
> ever seen read xxx,xxx.x. in other words, you can record a million
> miles - more than any normal vehicle would ever last.


Hello,
You are right. I was wrong--sorry. I just thought of one way that the
owner of an older Honda could fake us out in terms of mileage. I once saw
a television show that showed a retired auto salesmen showing how easy it
is to change the odometer numbers on an older car. He hooked up some
device that was connected to an electric drill. The device was connected
to the odometer cable. He turned on the drill and the camera focused on
the odometer. The mileage went from about 80,000 miles down to about
35,000 miles in less than two minutes. You could use the same device and a
drill to move the mileage up to 900,000 miles. Was the person telling the
truth? Only he knows for sure. He might own such a device.

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