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This million mile Honda CRX is basically new.

One million miles is what regular servicing can get you.

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One million miles is what regular servicing can get you.

In Tampa, Florida, the Honda dealership owns a CRX. In general, it refers to Honda’s past, when it built naturally aspiring engines and small, lightweight cars. But this CRX is different – it metaphorically went to the moon and came back twice.

The car went on display in 2015, when the owner hatched the dealership. Since then, it has covered one more mile, bringing the total to 1,002,474 miles. Or, in modern currency, 1,613,325 km.

Somewhat incredibly, the car still has the original interior, a fresh coat of exterior paint. Even more amazing, it has the original engine and five-speed manual transmission. This particular CRX is not much powerhouse, comes with 1.6 liter engine making 78kW / 132Nm.

The 1991 Honda CRX looks fundamentally new, despite going to the moon and returning twice.  Metaphorically

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The 1991 Honda CRX looks fundamentally new, despite going to the moon and returning twice. Metaphorically

The secret to Honda’s longevity is regular servicing, with the owner showing what looks like a complete record book. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.

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Considering New Zealand is back in lockdown for next time, It can pay off to run some of the basic things you can do for your car. Make sure it doesn’t get lost in your driveway.

CRX's interior and engine are all real, somewhat incredible.

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CRX’s interior and engine are all real, somewhat incredible.

Remembering TWIRL is a great combination of car maintenance – it’s tires, windscreens, indicators, rust and lights. These things are very easy to check when we are stuck in the house, remember to fix any problem when we go to level 3 and above.

In addition to the above, you should be aware of anything that is felt in your car, especially with the steering, suspension and brakes.

For obvious reasons all are important for safety, and are actually quite special to check, but if you have a well-maintained vehicle you can identify problems with steering, suspension and brakes. Will be able to

As far as high kilometer vehicles are concerned, this is the highest we have seen in a long time. Wondering if there are any cars in New Zealand that have a second trip with an odometer.

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