When asked what the key is to having his 2001 Corolla reach about one million kilometres, Rajah said it's really quite simple.
"I am very strict about never missing an appointment for regular maintenance and I always take it to a Toyota dealership," said the father of two grown children. "It never would have lasted so long going somewhere else."
"This is a great example of Toyota's service in action," said Tony Kelly, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. "Almost a million kilometres is an amazing milestone to hit and validates our philosophy that no one services your Toyota vehicle better than Toyota-trained parts and service technicians."
Rajah explained that he never intended to keep his 2001 model for one million kilometres - once it hit 500,000 he just kept telling himself he'd keep it for another hundred thousand, but it just kept going and he never had any issues with it other than the tires wearing out.Finally, he decided that 12 years was long enough, and it was time for a change. "I didn't really have to get a new one - I could have easily gotten another 500,000 more kilometres from it," he laughed, adding that as much as he loves his new Corolla for all the advantages it has - such as the latest technology features, more room and greater comfort - he misses his beloved 2001 model. "But I get to see it whenever I take my new Corolla in for servicing," he said, noting that he bought his new car from Woodbine Toyota, which still has his previous green vehicle on site so he can look at it nostalgically while his new car is serviced. "Eventually, I'll grow just as attached to my new one because I expect to get one million kilometres from it too."