Incredibly, this 2003 Honda Accord has hit 1,000,000 miles on its original engine 

  • A 2003 Honda Accord V-6 has clocked a million miles on its original engine
  • The car was brought brand new in 2003
  • Its owner is a medical courier who drives tens of thousands of miles a year

Published on Jul 02, 2024 at 7:20 AM (UTC+4)
by Claire Reid

Last updated on Jul 03, 2024 at 11:35 AM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

A 2003 Honda Accord V-6 managed to rack up a staggering 1,000,000 miles on its original engine.

It hit the impressive milestone in March last year, with Kilmer having his camera on hand to capture the moment. 

The low-key coupe joined a very exclusive club, partly owing to owner Justin Kilmer’s job as a medical courier. 

The car was brought brand new in 2003 by Kilmer’s wife Lisa from Pensacola Honda – who opted for the Satin Silver finish, with leather seats and a 3.0-liter V6 engine. 

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How did the Honda Accord clock up so many miles?

For the first 12 years of its life, the car was the daily runaround for the Kilmers and clocked up 185,000 miles by 2015. 

However, that was the same year that Kilmer began using the car for his medical courier job.

You probably don’t need us to tell you that such a job comes with plenty of miles.

So much so, that Kilmer added a whopping 815,000 miles onto the car in seven-and-a-half years. Or around 109,000 miles per year – if you’d prefer. 

Kilmer took the Accord to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, to see in its one-millionth mile – with friends and family gathering to mark the impressive feat. 

“The car’s been in the family the entire time. Our girls have grown up with this car,” he told KRISTV. “That’s why reaching a million was pretty emotional for us.”

The car has actually done a lot of good, as well as a lot of miles

And while he’s proud of his faithful old Honda for reaching a million miles, he’s even prouder of the life-saving it has contributed to thanks to his job. 

“When you think about how many lives this car has probably helped out and potentially saved with medicine it’s pretty rewarding,” he told the outlet.

“That’s why I’m happy with the car.

“Yeah, it achieved a million miles but it’s also done a lot of good in the world too.”

Kilmer documents his journey with the Accord over on his Instagram page, which you can check out here

While his achievements are impressive, they’re yet to match the world’s highest mileage car, which could have driven to the moon three times

Yep, Irv Gordon’s beloved Volvo P1800 clocked up an incredible 3.2 million miles. 

Your move, Kilmer. 

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist who hails from the UK but is now living in New Zealand. She began her career after graduating with a degree in Journalism from Liverpool John Moore’s University and has more than a decade of experience, writing for both local newspapers and national news sites. Across her career she's covered a wide variety of topics, including celebrity, cryptocurrency, politics, true crime and just about everything in between.