Holy Crap! I have a 94 with 128k so I'm hoping for a lot more miles! Did you have to replace any major things (transmission, etc) before you finally did trade out the engine?Hah - you got a ways to go.....my 97 went 437+ before replacing the engine(didn't HAVE to, but she had lost a stride) and now at 575K+. These engines are made to run - actually, they're happier with long runs rather than short trips....the more they run, the better they do - don't let them sit.
I did have to have the manual tranny rebuilt at 157K, but that was really my own fault. I had a bad habit of simply pulling her out of gear instead of using the clutch - needless to say, had a lot of metal clanking around the gears . Other than that, mostly just regular maintenance and replacement of items that usually have limited lifespans (i.e., batteries).Holy Crap! I have a 94 with 128k so I'm hoping for a lot more miles! Did you have to replace any major things (transmission, etc) before you finally did trade out the engine?
As a transportation engineer, I have to disagree with you on all counts here. It is exactly the features that you have listed that have allowed us to cut our highway fatalities by almost 20,000 annually since the 1970s.I don't blame him.
Today's cars are uninspiring, dull and boring to drive.
They are safe to crash but dangerous to drive.
They are fuel-efficient and emission friendly, but gutless and fragile.
And today's cars THINK way too much.
The computer is the one really driving, you the "driver" only get to make suggestions with the throttle pedal.
I hate drive by wire,
I hate ABS,
I hate thick pillars,
I hate traction control.
Gotta disagree a bit there...yea these things are green before green was cool. hell these new cars arent green. the newer cars get worse mpg than my sentra.