Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Yaris owner racks up 354,000 miles on a 2007 sedan

High-mileage Yaris - Subcompact Culture
When it was first posted in 2007 that a Yarisworld.com user had put over 150,000 miles on his Yaris S Sedan in less than a year, few people (including myself) believed it. After some pictures, video, and explaining, it turned out to be true.

So how do you rack up that kind of mileage so quickly? For work, Florida resident Jameel, aka "trini_per4mance" (he's originally from Tinidad) uses his Yaris to deliver medical specimens up and down the length of Florida—and racks up some serious mileage doing so.

Fast forward a few years, and Jameel has now racked up 354,000 miles on his car. In the thread on Yarisworld.com, he explains that maintenance has been standard, and that he's actually still on the original brakes, clutch, and oxygen sensors. The only failure he's had with the car was the alternator, which was replaced with a lower-mileage unit. He says he has replaced the tires, oil, spark plugs, wipers, drive belt, and all four shocks.

The video below shows trini_per4mance's car roll 300K (about 4:36). Pretty amazing!

My 2007 Yaris S doing 350,000 miles in less than 3 yrs (Yarisworld.com)


sleeksilver said...

There is a guy on 8thCivic.com who has over 400,000 miles on his Civic EX now.

I'll try and find that thread to post...

Andy Lilienthal said...

Wow. Whether it's 400,000 or 354,000 miles—that's a lot of seat time.

sleeksilver said...


He is 2,000 miles shy of 400,000.

Pretty impressive!