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…