How many miles are on your favorite car right now? Whether it’s 50,000 or 200,000, we know how tempting it is to keep looking at the numbers rise and cling on to the vehicle. At Apple Valley Toyota, we share the same passion with our customers. Our favorite story this week is that of Victor Sheppard and his Toyota Tundra.
The Louisiana resident bought the 2007 Toyota Tundra nine years ago, and his mileage went up to an incredible 1,020,130, according to the Truck Trend Network.
“One day I was driving and the truck’s odometer hit 999,999 miles,” Sheppard said in the article. “I kept waiting for it to turn over, but it didn’t and I knew I had gone more than a mile. I brought it into LeBlanc to have it inspected.”
Grudgingly, Sheppard sold the truck to a buyer — none other than the Toyota company itself. Upon expert inspection, incredibly, the engine was in fairly good state and looked pretty clean. Not only the company bought it from him, but they negotiated a deal, with Sheppard received a 2016 Toyota Tundra Double Cab Limited.
The 2016 Toyota Tundra figures among our list of new Toyota cars. It’s a proud, American-made truck that drives with a classic feel. There’s a choice of two engines. The first is a 4.6-liter V8 engine that outputs 310 horsepower and 327 lb-ft. of torque. The second option is more powerful, and it’s a 5.7-liter V8 engine that generates 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft. of torque. This full-size pickup has three cab styles. The base SR trim includes 18-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, heated mirrors, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, and many more features.
Ready to depart our dealership with your very own Toyota Tundra? Come to our Toyota car dealership near Frederick, MD to forge a bond with a new purchase just like Sheppard.