Originally Posted by f1anatic
Thank you for your P O L I T E insult.
Just because your dad has one and my best friend has one and the 5000 members of some Internet forum all have one, they are not representative of the overall population. No car forum members are representative of the general population. For starters, they like cars and they become passionate about them. They tend to take care of their cars better and they tend to own them for longer period of time. But the average car owner out there will forget or otherwise de-prioritize regular or preventive maintenance of their vehicles.
All those folks with high mileage vehicles who just enjoy the things will also tell you that they upkept, maintained and repaired their cars at frequencies higher than what the manufacturer called for, and whatever parts were replaced when they broke, were either factory new or better aftermarket ones.
and you must think I'm an idiot if you feel like I don't know what it takes to keep one on the road. there is a reason the big lazy V8's are more reliable then some puny turbo motor. have your ecoturd motor all you want, and when you need to replace major components in it, don't com crying to me about it