Posts Tagged ‘Avalon’

The High Mile Club’s Hall-of-Fame is becoming quite the competitive scene. We’ve seen a number of cars drop out of the top 50 in the past year. Simply having 500,000 miles is no longer enough to get you in. But that didn’t stop Mike Lipperman. I did a quick blurb about Mile and his 2001 Avalon back in 2014. He had crossed the 500k mile mark and was featured in the news. But his Avalon was recently bumped from the the top 50.

Well, Mike and his Avalon are back with a vengeance. His Toyota now sits at 617,300 miles and the local news did another story on him when he hit 600,000 miles. That means Mike shooting back into the top 50 at #33, up from #52. Well played, Mike. Keep us updated on the Avalon.


Today’s HMC exclusive high-mile story comes courtesy of Bradley Davis. He shared a story with me about his 1997 Toyota Avalon XLS. He’s driven the car throughout high school, college, having his wedding ceremony,  and now his current job. He just recently went over the 300IMG_3837,000 mile mark on it and he says it just keeps going.

You may be asking why I am including a photo of Bradley’s car in a ditch. Well, this past winter, he was on his way to work and got caught up in a snow/rain nightmare. While the Avalon, or “Avy” as he calls her has great tires and brakes, there was nothing in terms of traction to keep her from heading off the road. The good news is that Avy came out with no damage, and Bradley is still driving her today. Weall done, Bradley. Please keep us updated on Avy.

I  wanted to add that it’s stories like this that we are looking for here at HMC. People who have had their cars for years and won’t part with them. No repair, even engine or transmission can keep them from their beloved car. If this is you and your car, let us know.

Thanks Bradley

500000+ mile 2001 Toyota Avalon

Posted: January 6, 2014 in 500000+
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We start this blog with the story of Mike Lipperman and his 2001 Toyota Avalon. I found the news article here.  He says his car is still on its first engine and transmission and that it’s now over 500000miles. That is one amazing achievement, Mike. Well done. I’d like to keep abreast of what is currently happening to these cars, so if you happen to have any recent news about Mike and his Avalon, feel free to share it in the comments.