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Million mile Honda: Maine man's car travels 1 million miles

Million mile Honda: Joe LoCicero was given a 2012 Honda Accord at a parade in the city of Saco on Sunday after surpassing the million-mile mark on the odometer of his 1990 Accord.

A 1990 Honda Accord like this one has passed the million mile mark on its odometer. Its proud owner Jo LoCicero of Saco, Maine was given a 2012 Honda Accord for the accomplishment.

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A Maine man and his car are celebrating a million-mile milestone.

Joe LoCicero was given a 2012 Honda Accord at a parade in the city of Saco on Sunday after surpassing the million-mile (1.6 million-kilometer) mark on the odometer of his 1990 Accord. He reached the milestone last Thursday.

A Honda spokeswoman tells The Portland Press Herald it's the first time the manufacturer has documented an Accord reaching one million miles.

LoCicero says he bought the car in 1996 with 74,000 miles (about 120,000 kilometers). The former mechanic did much of his own work. The secret he says is following maintenance schedules, using quality parts and driving safely.

He swears the transmission and engine are original.

Now that he has a new Accord, he's not sure what he'll do with the old one.


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