For Brian Murphy, the goal when he bought a Nissan Frontier back in 2007 was straightforward: reach one million miles. Even with how robust modern trucks can be, though, it’s rare to actually achieve that goal. Two notable examples are Toyota Tundras that clocked over a million miles recently, but this Frontier owner crossed the milestone just last month.
Murphy is a delivery driver from the Chicago area, so naturally he drives his truck a lot. In thirteen years, he managed to rack up 1,000,000 miles, driving an average of 77,000 miles per year. For reference, most of us drive an average of about 15,000 miles per year. Interestingly, the digital odometer stopped tracking the mileage at 999,999 miles on January 27. However, the trip computer keeps on rolling, showing just how many miles the truck has managed over that million miles.
In this video, we actually meet Brian Murphy and take a quick ride in his Frontier. Apart from some surface rust near the rear wheel arches, the truck is in remarkably good condition. Murphy regularly maintains the truck, and it hasn’t needed a huge amount of work over the years. The clutch was replaced at 801,000 miles. Other replaced components include the radiator and alternator around 450,000 miles, and the timing chain (as a preventative measure) at 700,000 miles. The driver’s seat lasted half a million miles before needing to be replaced.
While this truck looks virtually identical to the brand new Frontier you can buy today, we actually have some major news for the truck coming up later today, February 5. Stay tuned to TFLtruck.com to find out what’s going on with the new Frontier!