Two Years Since 500,000

 Odometer (Legend):  527,769


Odometer (ILX):  58,346


If anyone out there has $12,000 and a burning desire to own a low mileage Legend coupe, here’s your chance.  Take a peek at this red 1992 L coupe automatic in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Only 31,000 miles!


It’s tough for me to believe, but Monday was the two-year anniversary of my 1994 Legend rolling 500,000 miles.  Just recently I came across this 5-minute video on YouTube posted by Charles – Legend forum member “AGYMAH360”.  He captured some of the moments from that special day on camera.  Hope you enjoy reminiscing as much as I do.

My Acura ILX will see some road use this week when I drive it to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.  I had 2 rock chips in the windshield that were repaired yesterday.  The mobile glass repair technician, Drew, asked after looking at the damage, “Do you take this thing to the track?”  “No, why do you ask?” I responded.  He pointed to the GoPro camera mount on my rooftop.  I told him about all my travels in the car and the videos I’ve done on various roads in the southwest.  After repairing the windshield, he looked up some of my videos and watched them right then & there!

The repair was a whopping $50.  I don’t even want to know how much a replacement windshield costs on a 2013 car – and that’s if a replacement part is even available yet.  It was time for a vacuum & bath later that night.


I keep the front end waxed frequently because it helps the paint “shed” bugs more easily.


It still cleans up nicely for having nearly 60,000 on the odometer!


I’ve gotta give a high-mileage shout-out to two of my blog readers.  First is my dad, Craig, who turned over 100,000 miles on his 2010 Hyundai Sonata last weekend.  Congratulations!


The second is my friend Dave from Missouri.  I met Dave through the Acura Legend online forums back in 2005.  He has a very nice 1995 Legend LS coupe, but his daily driver at the time was a 1993 Accord coupe 5-speed.  That Accord is now being driven by his son Cody and recently rolled 400,000 miles.  Drive to Five, Dave!!  Go!  Go!


Finally, as a follow-up to my recent share of some fun ILX edits from enthusiast Dillon, here’s a new one.  His creation follows – in his own words:

Powered by an optional 260HP, 232lbs-ft J30Y2 Earth Dreams SOHC i-VTEC V6 engine with VCM and Direct Injection (Similar to the Chinese Acura RDX offering) fed through the newer-more efficient and lighter weight mechanical torque vectoring SH-AWD system to deliver a thrilling driving experience like no other.  Handling assisting features like AHA and IDS are standard as is the Double wishbone suspension, complemented by a cabin filled with some of the top notch luxury materials and features you wouldn’t fine anywhere else in this class. Your choice of a 6 speed Manual or a 6 speed Automatic with 7 different colors to choose from and three trims; Base (Nav is Standard), Tech and Advanced (Only offered with a V6 and SH-AWD).

Starting at just under $27,290.  20/32/26 EPA rating (Advanced, V6 SH-AWD model).  Base and Tech only offered in FWD K24W6 (210HP, 190Lbs-ft) configuration. Base; $27,290. Tech; $29,290. Advanced; $32,750.”




Sweet pics!  Thanks for sharing, Dillon!

Below is a sneak peek of what I’m up to this weekend…



17 Responses to “Two Years Since 500,000”

  1. For next time, your insurance carrier does repairs on the windshield for free. Only ones that can be repaired and not replacing the whole windshield. 🙂

  2. Thanks for your share, Tyson! Enjoy that RLX. Mom and I visited the our local dealer recently, Performance Acura of Chapel Hill, and she’s in love with it, and I gotta say it’s a pretty well thought out car. It’s design is 10x’s better in person than on paper, same goes for the ILX and the rest of the models. Will be looking forward to that video! 🙂

    Hard to believe it’s been two years already. Time fly’s by and so much changes but it seems to have no affect on your Legend.

    Keep up the good work.

    • Thanks Dillon! I’m glad to hear your creative and professional renderings are getting some of the attention that they deserve! Keep the ideas flowing and I’ll always be willing to share your latest work. I will definitely enjoy the RLX this weekend – stay tuned for more on that.

  3. Wow, you’re doing less than 14K miles a year in the 500K Legend? Slacker! hahaha.

    I just read that a Mercedes GL450 windshield is $940!

  4. $751.81 installed w/ OEM glass (In Boise)

    • That’s so much MONEY! My friend Ryan and I were talking tonight and he’s getting a replacement windshield in his 2006 TL next week for < $200. It's Pilkington glass too, and I believe Acura uses Pilkington for OEM in the newer cars because that's what my ILX side windows have written on them.

  5. Take that ILX to the track!
    Have a great time at the SEMA show Ty.

    • I know, time flies too fast! I can’t believe it’s been that long either. I would love to treat the ILX to some track time. Actually I’ve also been thinking of entering an “open road race” in 2014, like the Bonneville race that I did with the Legend coupe back in 2007 and 2008. Headed to SEMA in the next couple of hours – detailed pics will be posted in the coming days!

  6. Oh, and there is no wayyy its been TWO years! It was just like last month wasn’t it?!

  7. Two years already! Too bad I wasn’t in contact then to see your official 500K celebration. That looks like it was a ton of fun. Looking forward to seeing that Legend again soon. Maybe another Sedona run sometime in early 2014?

    • Hey I’d be down for a Sedona trip for sure. I know by then you’ll be sporting a new ride of some sort, so we’ll need an excuse to get together. Oh, and when the Legend hits 600,000, you’ll definitely be invited to the get-together 😉

  8. Thanks for the shout-out Tyson! That old Accord is still chugging along… We’ll have to see just how many miles she’s got left!

    • Haha, you bet, Dave! I’m crossing fingers that my 2014 travels will take me through STL so I can lay eyes on the Accord coupe again, rusty as it may be. The fact that it’s lasted this long is a testament to your careful maintenance over the years. What was the odometer at when you bought that thing, anyway?

      • Would love to have you!. I think it was 121k somewhere in the 1997 range (exact records not at my fingertips right now). At the time, we thought it was going to be a disposable car… It just refuses to be taken out to pasture I guess!

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