Originally Posted by skywaffles
Car engines of the past 20 years can easily make it to 150k. 150k is nothing nowadays.
Cars these days may actually do worse. New engines are running higher compression, leaner, and hotter than ever before in search of efficiency. Couple that with unproven (longterm) technology like DI, CVTs (which already have laughable reliability), and electronically controlled EVERYTHING.
People say that with engines ten years ago, twenty, thirty... People always think complex electronics means less reliability, which is very incorrect.
Also, for the past twenty years engines are getting better in reliability, so your saying engineers gave up on the twenty-first year.