A New Year, A New Goal.

This year is off to an extremely busy start with the most snow that the Boise area has seen in over 30 years. Rough calculations state that I have shoveled over 15,000lbs of snow from the driveway so far this winter. My back is killing me, people are crashing into each other like it’s going out of style, it’s been in the low 20’s to -10 degrees for about a month & I’m pretty much over it. There should be about 4 more weeks (I’m hoping) of real winter weather before things start to warm up enough to blessedly end the snow. It’s been so bad that I actually had to use the RDX for about a week (gasp)! 20170106_132436 20170106_132541 20170106_132706 20170106_132738 20170106_184051I am ready to complain about the heat!

So, have you heard about this guy?

Bruce Audley & his 1999 Acura TL in Canada reached 1,000,000 Kilometers as the original owner! Congrats to Bruce! Click the link to read up & see the video. The article at Acura Connected states “To our knowledge, this is the most miles or kilometers an Acura has ever reached.” An awesome achievement to be sure, but I’ll admit that I was disappointed at his statement of the car only being a tool. Technically he’s right, but how can you spend that much time behind the wheel of a car & not have any connection at all?

Obviously I can’t take this laying down. 1,000,000 km = 621,371.192 miles. I’m currently just over 526,000 miles. A difference of about 95,000 miles (about 2 years of driving for me). The gauntlet has been thrown & my TSX is up to the challenge! My new goal is 625,000 miles! The TSX will be king & reign supreme.

Since there is new horizons ahead, I guess I should catch up on the maintenance.




A few months ago I took the TSX in for the 515k oil change & as Chris was pulling it out of his stall, it started to misfire. He found the #2 Coil Pack had failed, which caused the misfire. I had them replace it on the spot & decided to order 3 additional coil packs & replace them 1 at a time to spread out the cost. I figured, if one went out, it’s just a matter of time before the rest go as well. I have one more to go before they are all replaced and there’s one less thing to worry about. Now that I have 625k in my sites, I gotta make sure She’s in tip top shape.

That wraps up this quick update. It’s back to the snow. But at least it provides a fantastic backdrop for photos. So I’ll leave you with some pics from the last month or so.

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Stay safe out there!


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A Property Damage Appraiser in the State of Idaho.
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10 Responses to A New Year, A New Goal.

  1. tysonhugie says:

    That Idaho scenery though! And 621,000… raising the bar my friend. Achievable within 2 years. All I know is my Legend coupe sees you coming up in its rearview mirror and it’s inevitable you’re going to pass me very soon. Hope you and the fam had a nice weekend. And I’m keeping an eye on Arizona real estate for you whenever you’re ready to retire that shovel.

  2. Carlos says:

    I am fully supportive of your new 621,000 mile goal. 🙂 In other news, we are still waiting for our first snow in Miami Florida. Nothing yet. Temps are mostly in the 70s and 80’s. But it has dipped down to the upper 50’s on a couple of days so winter must have arrived right? Oh well. 😉 Carlos

  3. 15,000 pounds of snow? You’re home is apparently Ice Planet Hoth… the only thing you’re missing are the AT-ATs.

    Looking forward to following along on your way to your next mileage goal!!

  4. Crafty says:

    That’s awesome to hear of a new goal. I’m at 153k miles on my 07 TSX as the original owner. I’ve replaced the alternator and trunk seal so far (I had a fish bowl in the spare tire compartment). Everything else has been general maintenance.

    I was surprised how well the TSX handled the snow in NC. The traction control took over from time to time, but she stomped up the mountain to the ski resort with all the trucks and SUVs!

    Your blog is awesome and keep up the good work!

  5. Midnight Mystery says:

    Didn’t even notice this post….

    That’s the way to do it!!!

    How does the TSX drive, like steering feel?

    Nice pictures!!!

  6. Taylor says:

    I ABSOLUTLEY LOVE THIS! I am on my 5th acura. All TL prior and now number 5 is an 04 Milano Red TSX 6 speed manual with 80,000 miles. I LOVE IT! I just wanted to thank you for the time you take to make this website and post your records on the car. I constantly go through them. You are an inspiration. Anyway, I am in the DENVER, CO area and if you are EVER this way get ahold of me. I would love to get a pic of my TSX next to yours. My name is Taylor, my email is tylrbltn@aol.com. Anyway, love what your doing and keep on keeping on!!!

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