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Nissan Turns Million-Mile 2007 Frontier Into Zero-Mile 2020 Frontier

Million-mile Frontier to go on display at the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant.

It turns out that if you can put a million miles on a Nissan Frontier, the brand will reward you handsomely. Brian Murphy, an independent delivery driver and the only owner of the 2007 Nissan Frontier that rolled its odometer past a certified one-million-mile mark earlier this year, took delivery of his new 2020 Nissan Frontier at M'Lady Nissan in Crystal Lake, Illinois, the same dealer he bought his 2007 from.

The Million Mile Frontier, which was a base King Cab model with a four-cylinder and five-speed manual transmission, is being replaced with an updated 2020 King Cab model with the all-new 310-horsepower 3.8L V-6 and nine-speed automatic transmission. The new truck is a well-optioned 4x4 SV model and includes options Murphy once considered unnecessary luxuries, such as power windows and locks, a 7-inch touchscreen, and Apple's Siri Eyes Free.

Highlights of the Million Mile Frontier included an original clutch that lasted 801,000 miles, a preventative timing chain replacement at 700,000 miles, and a radiator and alternator swap around 450,000 miles. The driver's seat lasted a half-million miles before needing to be replaced, and the original engine has never been apart.

Brian's old truck will go "home" to the Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, where it was assembled, to go on display in the lobby. Today, the Frontier is assembled at the Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton, Mississippi, also home to the upcoming fully redesigned 2021 Nissan Frontier.

Will the new, more efficient, 2020 Frontier make it to one million miles? Murphy, who is 62, says he currently plans to reduce his driving and hours over the next several years, but he hasn't completely ruled it out.

The 2020 Nissan Frontier starts at $26,790 and is available currently at your local Nissan dealer.