One million miles. Most folks may never reach that number of miles driven if they totalled up their entire history of vehicle ownership. But one person in Chicago managed to tack that many miles onto a single truck — and it’s still going strong.
On the eve of the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, Nissan published a press release all about Brian Murphy and his 2007 Nissan Frontier. The red pickup has accumulated more than 1 million miles on its odometer, enough to cover two round trips to the Moon, and it’s still on the original four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission.
Of course, Murphy’s Frontier hasn’t avoided maintenance entirely — quite the opposite, in fact. Murphy said in the press release that he changes his own oil every 10,000 miles. The truck’s first clutch lasted 800,000 miles, while a timing chain made it 700,000 miles before being replaced as a precaution. The driver’s seat is impressive, too, making it about 500,000 miles before being swapped out.