Friday, May 13, 2016

the million mile 2007 Tundra... Toyota has got to be happy with this accomplishment

Victor Sheppard averages over 125,000 miles per year, resulting in over one million miles logged on the odometer of his 2007 Toyota Tundra.

According to Toyota, Sheppard covers this insane amount of miles thanks to regular trips between his home in Louisiana to North Dakota, Wyoming, and Virginia for work. Surprisingly, the truck carries the original engine and transmission, along with the same paint from the factory. (Similarly, a 600k Toyota Prius taxi made the news )

 Not much in the way of major maintenance was required, aside from regular maintenance including timing belts, oil changes, and the automaker’s scheduled checkups. After breaching the seven-figure mark, Sheppard calculated the 2007 Tundra visited the dealer 117 times over the past nine years.

The Tundra is an invaluable source of longevity and reliability insight for the Toyota, already renowned for reliable and long lasting trucks.

Toyota handed him the keys to a brand-new 2016 Toyota Tundra in exchange for his Tundra so they can disassemble it and have engineers examine every component of the truck from bumper to bumper. Toyota hopes to incorporate the information gleaned from the weatherbeaten truck into future product development.

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