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02-03-20

Can a Nissan Frontier drive one million miles?

2020 Nissan Frontier driving down road

Meet the Million-Mile 2007 Nissan Frontier

The Nissan Frontier is a dependable, powerful and amenity-packed mid-sized pickup truck. The 2019 Frontier received J.D. Power’s ‘Most Dependable Midsize Pickup’ award, but the dependability of the Frontier is a common trait shared between all Frontier models. One 2007 Nissan Frontier was so dependable that its owner Brian Murphy set a goal to put one million miles on it. So, can a Nissan Frontier drive one million miles? Continue reading below to find out!

Brian Murphy in 2007 Nissan Frontier

Sixty-two-year-old Brian Murphy bought his 2007 Frontier brand new and uses it for his part-time delivery driver job in the Chicago area. Each day, he drives for 13 hours and drives around 77,000 miles each year. On Jan. 27, 2020, Brian Murphy’s Nissan Frontier digital odometer stopped tracking after it reached 999,999 miles.

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Which Nissan Frontier Drove One Million Miles?

Murphy drives a King Cab 2007 Nissan Frontier with two-wheel-drive, a four-cylinder engine and five-speed manual transmission. Murphy changes his own oil every 10,000 miles and had other routine maintenance done at his local Nissan dealer.  

“I had no doubt this truck would hit a million miles. It’s tough and gets great fuel economy, exactly what I need to get the job done. I change my own oil every 10,000 miles and drive carefully. Nothing major has been replaced on this truck, it’s really something.” -Brian Murphy

What parts were replaced on the Million-Mile Nissan Frontier?

After putting around 450,000 miles on his Frontier, Murphy had to replace its radiator and alternator. He had the front seat replaced after about half a million miles, and at 700,000 miles he had the timing chain replaced as preventative maintenance. Finally, at 801,000 miles, Murphy had the original clutch on his 2007 Frontier replaced. Murphy’s 2007 Frontier still has its original engine and transmission.

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Test Drive a Nissan Frontier in El Paso, TX

If you want to take on the million-mile challenge in a Nissan Frontier, we have a wide variety of Frontier models in our inventory. To learn more about the Frontier, check out our informative model research! You can also schedule a test drive online! Thanks for reading! 

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