Million-Mile Cars a Possibility as Automakers Amp Up Durability
Extensive road testing and more sophisticated engines are increasing vehicles' life expectancy.
By the time you pay off a five year loan your car is pretty much a POS due to the rust.
You must base that low expectation on your personal experience with Toyotas, like my experience with my POS Lexus that was rusting in just 3 years. Never had that problem with ANY of my American or European cars, or for that matter any of my other Japanese cars. We have a 15 year old Jeep with almost 200,000 miles on it that's just starting to get rust along the bottom lip of the rear doors. Other than that, it's rust free. As is my 8 year old Dodge Grand Caravan with 175,000 miles on it. My other cars are all less than 6 years old, so rust even here in the snow belt where salt is a winter staple, isn't a problem.
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