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Here's a Walkaround of the Toyota Tundra That Did a Million Miles

For me, doing the oil change every year is a big pain in the butt. So imagining that this V8 had 117 oil changes kind of gives me a huge headache.
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The story broke in May that somebody had done over a million miles in a Toyota Tundra. I don't know the exact month it was produced, but since it's a 2007 Tundra, let's just think of it as a decade-old truck. That means the owner did an oil change every 32 days, taking it to the dealership every freaking time.

But all those visits sure paid off, as not many people can say they spent a million miles in one single car. That's more than four times the distance to the moon. When I put it like that, it's kind of depressing.

The Tundra belongs to a big guy by the name of Victor Sheppard, who delivers parts for the oil industry. He averaged 125,000 miles per year taking pumps and other components from Louisiana to North Dakota, Wyoming, and Virginia.

“My truck looks great, and, except for a few little dents, it’s almost like new,” said Victor in a recent statement published by Toyota “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.”

After looking at the walkaround video from TFL Truck, we couldn't agree more. The seats are in great condition with the exception of one tear, and everything else is spotless. The only mechanical issue is that at 700k reverse gear gave out and needed to be changed. Not the whole gearbox, just reverse.

One of the employees at the Toyota facility in San Antonio, Texas heard about the truck and asked the PR people to buy it. While they planned to use it for marketing, he was more curious to see how the welds and the chassis stood up to almost constant work. But we'll have to wait a little longer for that report.

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