Okay, here’s a cool story for a bad case of Mondayitis. I’ve been communicating with Paul Silva, and when my e-mails aren’t landing in his SPAM box, he tells me he’s the proud owner of 2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS V6 with over 460,000 miles in the bank. Can you believe that? I can’t recall a time where a Hyundai had that many miles. I don’t doubt that there are any, but I’ve never seen an article about one. Paul’s might just be the first. Anyways, back to Paul’s Hyundai. He tells me his miles are all original miles, and that the engine and transmission have never been rebuilt. Apparently, he’s owned four cars in his life and all of them have gone over 300,000 miles, with one getting up past 400,000 miles. He says this isn’t by chance. He uses only conventional oil fro Valvoline and changes it every 4,000 miles. He also uses one can of Engine Restorer every other oil change. His car passes the California Smog test every two years without any issues. He usually drives 160 miles return trip to work and travels around California playing competitive pool. He mentioned that he drove it as much as 10,000 miles in a single month in 2002. Wow! It’s clear Paul is dedicated to his Sonata. He mentioned that Hyundai sent him a gift pack and a $200 coupon for having a super high-mile Hyundai. You don’t see that from car makers anymore these days. Nice to see Hyundai step up to congratulate their customer, even if just a little. Paul is gunning for the hall of fame and hopes to do 500,000 big ones by next year. We will be tracking his progress all the way. I want that Sonata in my hall-of-fame! Good luck Paul. It appears that South Korea is now making long lasting cars. Well done, Hyundai. Well, done.