Million-Mile Toyota Tundra Owner Given Brand New Truck
17 Mai 2016 - Autoblog
It's not every day that you see a car or truck with a million miles ( 1.6 million km) on it, but that's how much Victor Sheppard of Louisiana has put on his Toyota Tundra.
Since buying the 2007 Tundra, Sheppard has regularly driven from his home in Houma, LA – a little over an hour southwest of New Orleans – to work assignments as far away as North Dakota, Wyoming, and Virginia, logging an average of 125,000 miles each year (200 000 km).
By now that's amounted to over one million miles, and he's had it serviced regularly along the way, bringing it in to the dealership in his home town a whopping 117 times over the past nine years – but he never had to replace the engine or transmission, or have the vehicle repainted.
Now he's moving on to a 2016 model, which just so happens to be the 16th Tundra the loyal customer has acquired – though this time the bill's on Toyota. The company claims the free truck isn't all about publicity or customer relations, though: Toyota wants to get its hands on Sheppard's pickup so that it can take it apart and see how it's held up so that it can apply the lessons it learns towards making even more indestructible trucks in the future.