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I think American auto companies can make the finest cars in the world…IF they choose to.
With that said, Detroit has conditioned the US population into thinking they need to buy a new auto every 4 years.

So 4 x 12k/year = 48k miles and the cars are scrape at this point!
Sure there are freaks of nature US cars that can make it to many miles past this, but the point is, why should Detroit make them last any longer than 50K miles??

The last US car I owned was a Ford Taurus Wagon in 91, at 49k miles it left me stranded atop the Grapevine with a scattered tranny.
I will never forget the mech at Valencia where the car was towed to when he said “Jeez, your at 50k pal” huh...WTF

Sorry to say this, I quit buying US iron at that point when I couldn’t get a transmission to last past 50k miles, this includes (Chevy, Ford and Buick)
My son’s 99 Honda Accord V6 has 198k miles with only an alternator change on it!

One exception I will make is Ford trucks, they are tuff SOB’s
2010 - 997 PDK, Black on Black, Daily driver.
1987 - 930 Grand Prix White, Not looking for crazy HP, just harmony!
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