We all buy cars with the expectation that they would last for a long time on the road. There have been stories of cars that have broken the million mile barrier, which is about 1.6 million kilometers. This has however happened generally in the case of renowned Japanese models or classic German sedans. A 2013 Hyundai Elantra driven by Farrah Haines has covered 1.6 million kilometers in a short period of five years, and it is still going strong with its original engine. This means that Farrah drives as much as 26,667 kilometers on a monthly basis, mainly thanks to her job as a delivery driver. She spends most of her waking life on the road.
The only modification she made to the car was the installation of a bulbar to minimize the damage caused in the event of a collision. Her achievement shows that Korean made cars can be just as good as Japanese or German cars.
In order to celebrate this milestone, Farrah Haines received a one million mile badge and a million mile license plate frame for her Elantra from Hyundai North America.
Farrah Haines plans on continuing to use her current Hyundai Elantra and her next goal is to cross the 1.5 million mile mark, which is about 2.4 million kilometers. Once she reaches the 1.5 million mark, her next target is the 2 million mile mark (about 3.2 million kilometers), if her Elantra manages to last that long. She achieved a million miles in five years, and if she keeps going at this rate, it is projected that she will be able to achieve 1.5 million miles in two and a half years and 2 million miles in five years.
Hence, what matters is the care that you take when it comes to car maintenance and not just the brand of the car. It looks like it is not that difficult to have a million mile car.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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