This blog is quickly turning into the High-Mile-Camry-Club. I could resist it, but instead I choose to embrace our new Camry overlords. I’ve been getting at least one new high-mile Camry email a week for the past month, and now I’ve gotten an amazing mail from a previous HMC Exclusive who tells me her car has hit the 500,000 Mile mark. Rosicella Flores is her name, and high-mile driving is her game.
Rosicella tells me that as of 6:15 AM on August 28, 2015, her Camry crossed over the half-million-mile mark. She has included a photo as proof of this. Rosicella let me know she got a response back from Toyota Japan and the Torrence CA Toyota branch and they sent her a leather keychain and a coffee mug. I suppose it’s not super great, but it also could have been nothing at all.
Alas, Rosicella also shared with me that in July a Ford 250 smacked her Camry on the freeway when the driver of said truck misjudged a lane change. This milestone was almost not to be. Thankfully for all involved, there weren’t any injuries, but there was damage, and Rosie was worried insurance wasn’t going to cover the $2700 repair cost; declaring it a write-off (what we usually hope for but in this case would effectively end her drive for 500k.) However, in the end they came through and the repairs were done. Rosicella, you have earned your ticket in our hall-of-fame. I haven’t asked Rosie if she is considering a milion miles for her Camry, but I bet she’s thinking about it.
Later in the week, I will talk about Terina, another HMC exclusive who took her Toyota to 500,000 miles, and beyond. The high-milers are taking over and I documenting all of it!