May 26, 2022

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This car covered 2 million kilometers with the same engine and gearbox, that's the secret |  Leader

This car covered 2 million kilometers with the same engine and gearbox, that’s the secret | Leader

The 1993 Toyota Corolla crossed the two million kilometer barrier. The car was owned by a New Zealand resident who drove nearly 5,000 miles a week after a year.

According to a local newspaper Whanganui Chronicle The car was imported from Japan in 2000, Graeme Hebley, a reporter for the Upper Hut newspaper. The car was then seven years old and had already covered 80,000 kilometers. Since then, he’s traveled nearly 5,000 miles a week between Wellington and New Plymouth for work.

An example of reliability.

The car’s timing belt has been replaced almost twenty times, but the engine, transmission, body and transmission are completely original. According to Hebley, Toyotas in the 1990s were the epitome of reliability, but the real secret, according to the New Zealander, lies in the almost excessive maintenance of a Japanese car. Due to extensive use, the car is serviced every two weeks. “If it weren’t for that, it wouldn’t have happened,” Hebley said.

Guinness Book of Records

Guinness World Records record for the most miles traveled by a non-commercial vehicle registered by a 1966 Volvo P1800S driven by New Yorker Irv Gordon. Mr. Gordon bought the new car and drove 3.2 million miles – or 5.15 million kilometers – until his death in 2020. This car’s engine and gearbox were replaced in the meantime. In 2017, Mercedes-Benz reported that the 1992 200 D had driven 1 million kilometers in Germany, and one of its engineers was behind the wheel.

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