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Old 02-03-2015, 11:42 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by roosterk0031 View Post
Why would a 96 Honda have 5 years life and a Cruze only 10 years. No reason the Cruze won't last 20 years 300,000 miles. I had a 03 Malibu that was running strong minimal repairs(under $1,000) to 265,000 when wrecked a couple years ago.

How much are you going to budget for the Honda's replacement in 5 years?

If you have the 1.4 turbo, a few mail order parts and tune can bump the performance. 1.8 not sure what you can do.
Aside from a major design flaw or bad luck, I have total faith in the longevity of cars built since 2000. 150k miles should be nothing.

In the past and current, keeping a car with high miles has been good times. But with the incredible advances in safety and efficiency, I think those days are over for cars made today. Electric cars are making good leaps, both in efficiency and lower prices. It's just going to be a matter of time when gas is high again and electric cars are cheaper to drive.
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