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1,000,000 mile Tundra

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by flynbyu2, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Jun 4, 2016 at 4:23 PM
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    flynbyu2

    flynbyu2 [OP] I'm your huckleberry...

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    Saw this and thought it was news-worthy.

    Some news stories just don't get the attention they deserve... In Louisiana this got a lot of people talking:

    Victor Sheppard of Houma, Louisiana got seven figures on the odometer of his 2007 ToyotaTundra—and he kept driving it. At least until the big-shots at Toyota found out.

    Understandably, Toyota engineers wanted to get their hands on the vehicle to tear it apart and examine it thoroughly to see just how it achieved such an accomplishment. And in order to do that, Toyota offered to swap the nine-year-old vehicle for a new 2016 Tundra and Mr. Sheppard accepted it.

    Vehicle records show that the 2007 Tundra was among the first to roll off the assembly line of the Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant in San Antonio. Thanks, in part, to 117 dealership visits, Sheppard was able to keep the original engine, transmission and paint job intact despite averaging 125,000 miles per year. Regular business trips to North Dakota, Wyoming and Virginia helped him rack up the miles.

    And as the NY Daily News noted, if simply reaching 1 million miles didn't provide Toyota with enough good press, Sheppard had this to say about his 15th Tundra:

    “I believed [reaching a million miles] wouldn’t be a problem,” Sheppard told Toyota's PR team. “These trucks are safe and dependable. I think, if you see a Toyota on the side of the road, it might be a scam because they just don’t break down very often.”
     
    1BadTundra, RowdyRon, dljat2 and 2 others like this.
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