Driving the same truck for more than 1 million miles over the course of 9 years is quite an accomplishment, which is why Toyota has decided to award this Tundra owner with a brand new vehicle.
The million-mile (1.6 million km) Toyota Tundra is a 2007 model and was assembled at the brand’s facility in San Antonio, Texas. Its owner, Victor Sheppard, put an average of 125,000 miles (~200,000 km) annually on the odometer by driving it regularly from his home to North Dakota, Wyoming and Virginia, for his job.
Despite covering an impressive distance, the pickup truck still retains its original engine, transmission and paint job, marking 117 dealership service visits for oil changes, belt replacements and regularly scheduled check-ups: “My truck looks great, and, except for a few little dents, it’s almost new. Even the seats look just as they were when I bought it. They’re not as clean, of course, but they’re not busted or worn out“, tells Sheppard.
To celebrate the occasion, Toyota has decided to give Sheppard a brand new 2016 Tundra for free, which happens to be his 16th Tundra, and will disassemble the old pickup truck from bumper to bumper to discover how the components held up in real-world driving.