I've got 214k mi on my 07 FA5, but I've noticed it's been smoking lately. It's currently FBO and tuned, and "pulls strong." I've owned it for the past 15k mi. I think I burn about 1/2 Qt. every 1,000mi.
I'm almost at 300,000 miles and this car is still a high toned son-of-a-*****! Motor has never been breached. New clutch 10,000 miles ago.
I have never had a longer running engine let alone an engine that punched above its weight class and pulled like a dually from day one. And the exhaust note has a deeper resonance...like its been drinking whisky, smoking a d singing in hotel lounges its whole life.
I have often wondered, and this is how much I have pondered the marvel of this particular k20, if a tech at the factory spent extra time with this one? Did everyone who worked on this get laid the night before? Ghost in the machine? Was a worker killed by my motor and his samurai soul now inhabits my car. Actually.... this would explain some shite. Ha
I guess the point I'm trying to make is, of the 3 8th Gens I have owned, this one has had very few issues and has never mechanically let me down. I take more care of my vehicles than most but I also ask more of my vehicles than most.
2009 Civic - just passed 352,000 original engine and tranny. I've only replaced the usual wear parts, still runs like a champ! I feel like the key is be religious about fluid changes and only use Honda fluids (except oil). What a great car, and easy to work on. Never broken down on me once - only time it's ever been towed was when I ran over a truck tire on the highway.