6.26.2012

TireKicker Time Machine: The Half-Million Mile Acura Retires (Sort Of)

1994 Acura Legend odometer reading 514,200 miles
Most recent odometer reading of Tyson Hugie's 1994 Acura Legend 6-speed Coupe.

Last August, we did a piece on Tyson Hugie, a young man whose virtually flawless 1994 Acura Legend 6-speed Coupe was nearing the half-million mile mark on the odometer.

Well, as you can see, he and it got there...but there's more to the story...including a well-deserved rest for the 18-year old big Coupe...and a new Acura in Tyson's life.


Acura hands Tyson the keys to a new ILX.

Acura, thrilled with the publicity from Tyson's 500,000 mile Legend, has rewarded him with the use of a new 2013 Acura ILX for the next year, after which it's his (he'll be responsible for the tax implications).  It's an arrangement that lets Tyson rack up the miles in a way no press fleet vehicle would be allowed, and he's already making the most of it. You can follow along on his blog.

2 comments:

Tyson said...

Thanks, Michael, for sharing this update! It's a happy ending for everyone involved. And - it appears I've found my next half million candidate, having logged 2,500 miles on the ILX in its first couple of weeks. Keep on tire kicking!

Michael Hagerty said...

At that pace, Tyson, the ILX will only need a bit under 8 years to rack up the miles the Legend 6-speed did in 18! Happy motoring, drive safely and keep us updated!