For most owners, the turnover to 100,000 (or 100,001) miles is a celebratory time, but for one woman, it was just a mere footnote in her 2013 Hyundai Elantra’s lifetime. Farrah Haines just recently clocked one million miles on her vehicle, but the kicker is that it only took her five years to do it.
Of course, Haines claimed that she completed those one million miles with the original transmission and engine, which the company confirmed through various tests and checks. This is quite a feat, and a boost to the carmakers claim to quality. No one is quite sure yet if the journey to the million miles required significant mechanical work aside from traditional and routine maintenance. Haines hasn’t said anything, and the automaker hasn’t currently asked.
The only modification has been the front bumper bar, which adds protection to the front end in case of head-on crashes. Other than that, the Elantra hasn’t been modified.
Because digital odometers stop calculating any miles after 999,999, Hyundai made a specialty odometer badge as her token of achievement for defeating the odds and driving the same vehicle for that many miles. She also received a million-mile club license plate for her Elantra. Haines isn’t planning to stop driving anytime soon. She’s raring to hit the 1.5 million mark but would love to make it to two million miles.