That J.D. Power survey is ridiculously flawed. It says "According to the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Vehicle Dependability Study, Buick and Jaguar rank highest"
Jaguar? Come on. Give me a break.
Apparently, it gives any type of failure, such as wind noise, equal weight to engine failure. Ridiculous:
What kind of mileage does the average motorist put on in a year? 20 to 25 thousand miles?
At that rate the car will be 40 years old before it has a million miles.
As a trucker I used to put on ~100,000 in a year, so reaching a million miles was doable in 10 years.
I put just 12K approx on my daily driver in a year. So it would take me something like 84 years to put a Million miles on a vehicle. Most mileage I ever put on a vehicle was a little over 56K in 42 months = approx 16K a year. That would only take me 62.5 years to reach a Million miles.
At my pace, my 96 sunfire will get 200k in 2015.
I'm averaging 5k/miles a year. 10 miles to work and 10 miles back home, 5 days a week. 100 miles/week x 11 months a year =4400 miles
(I get a month of vacation a year) Weekends I drive the vibe.