This 2008 Toyota Tacoma Has Racked Up 2.45 Million km
Occasionally, you hear a story about an owner's vehicle reaching one million kilometres. It’s not common but it happens. Rarer still is the vehicle that hits the million-mile mark, which works out to 1.6 million kilometers.
However, it is truly a rare model that gets to 2 million km. We just heard about a vehicle that’s about to hit the remarkable 2.5 million km mark. Specifically, a 2008 Toyota Tacoma belonging to a North Carolina man by the name of Mike Neal has gone 1.52 million miles since it was introduced just over 10 years ago.
Neal bought his pickup in November 2007. He travels about 500 miles a day in Virginia and North Carolina as part of his delivery-related job.
To say the least, his work tool has proven to be very reliable. However, Neal had to replace the engine at 880,000 miles (1.42 million km), since then, the new unit that took over has itself racked up had some 160,000 more km. The model also needed a new torque converter at 1.3 million miles (2.09 million km). The owner took the opportunity to replace the transmission, as the existing one was probably nearing the end of its life, although it was still functional.Read more