Man's Chevy 1,200 miles from million-mile mark
While many argue that foreign cars are far more reliable than domestic automobiles, here's at least one case for the Big 3. Frank Oresnik of Medford, Wisconsin is on the verge of crossing the million-mile mark in his 1991 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.
Mr. Oresnik bought his truck used in 1996 with 41,000 miles on the clock, but has since racked up an average of 85,000 miles a year delivering seafood in three states and is just 1,2000 miles short of the milestone.
The though the truck has seen four radiators, three gas tanks, five transmissions and six water pumps, Mr. Oresnik has never had to recondition the engine itself -- crediting his routine maintenance schedule and a little luck.
But even though his truck is still in working order, he plans to retire it after it reaches 1 million miles. "I feel almost like the longtime NFL player as he goes into his last training camp knowing this is the end," Oresnik told The Detroit News.