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I Saw an Acura NSX With 370,000 Miles

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author photo by Doug DeMuro January 2017

So I'm walking around the other night in Princeton, New Jersey, which is this nice little town that has more ice cream shops than permanent residents, and I discovered this green 1994 Acura NSX parked on Nassau Street, which is the main avenue that runs through town.

This alone is not particularly interesting; Princeton is full of nice cars, on account of that fact that people in Princeton are so rich they could, if they desired, purchase most of the other residents of New Jersey and make them staff the ice cream shops. So I took a little picture, and I sent it to my friend Peri, and then I went on with my night. Peri and I both have the Carfax app, which lets you look up a vehicle's Carfax report using only its license plate number.

So I ignore my phone for a couple hours, and I look back at it, and Peri has been freaking out about the Carfax report from the NSX photo. At one point, he said, due to my unresponsiveness, "I am so mad at you right now. I have literally never been madder at a person."

So I run the Carfax report to see what all the fuss is about, and it turns out this NSX had logged 370,810 miles as of its last service six weeks ago. Maybe more like 375,000 miles as of right now. In an Acura NSX!

The Carfax report is full of some excellent highlights, but I'll give you the three best. Number one is the fact that the current owner didn't buy it new -- he bought it as a low-mileage used car when it was five years old. This makes his mileage feat even more impressive, since he had even less time to add these miles than he would've if he'd purchased it as a new car.

And that leads me to the next highly impressive feat, which is: The owner of this car has driven it 20,100 miles a year, on average, every single year, for the last 17 years. I know teenagers often say they'd drive an exotic car "every single day" if they had one, but in reality there are a lot of practical limitations to this -- like time, and comfort, and depreciation costs, and running costs, and seating capacity. Well, not for this guy. This guy actually did drive it every single day. I believe it was fitted with winter tires when I saw it.

The other exciting thing about this NSX's Carfax report: It was stolen in 2004 and apparently gone for two weeks before it was recovered. At that time, it had only 102,000 miles, which means the owner had his NSX stolen, recovered it, and then preceded to drive it another 270,000 miles afterwards. When it was stolen, he probably thought he'd never see it again. Instead, he drove it a quarter of a million miles more.

Overall, this might just be the most impressive NSX on the road today. After I discovered its absurdity, I went back to the spot where I saw it parked -- and, no surprise, it was gone; undoubtedly racking up more miles on the way to 400,000.

Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.

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