How far have you travelled with your Acura? We all know Hondas and Acuras have the reputation for going the distance, and this 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe is definitely no exception.
Taking the keys on March 26, 2003, Tyson Hugie’s Acura Legend read 95,000 miles on it’s odometer. Now over 8 years later Tyson and his Legend have tallied approximately 400,000+ miles, bringing his current total to 497,871 miles; just a few thousand short of his website goal of 500,000 miles(804,700 kilometers).
Here’s a bit of info on Tyson’s Acura Legend:
“I can say with certainty that this car is on its original engine, transmission, and clutch. The suspension is as it left the factory in Japan. Same with the exhaust system. The axles are original but with new boots. The car has had 142 (documented!) oil changes over its lifetime so far, gone through 4 windshields, and had 5 different timing belts & water pumps at the recommended ~90k mile change interval.
The Legend got me through 3 college degrees and has lived at 6 different houses. It’s been off-roaded, bottomed out, hauled hitchhikers, stuck in the snow, road raced twice in a 100-mile open road race called the Bonneville 100 in northern Nevada at over 100 mph, thrashed an autocross track in Springfield, Missouri, and dyno tested at 414,000 miles in St. George, Utah. After all that abuse, it’s only been towed one time — when the original fuel pump died at around 399,750 miles on the 101 freeway, just a mile from my home in Scottsdale, Arizona. I’d trust this old clunker across the country tomorrow.” – Tyson Hugie
How’s that for going the distance? Head over to Tyson Hugie’s blog: Drive to Five, and read up on some of his past, present and future adventures as he and his Acura Legend close in on half a million miles.