Originally Posted by MarkTheShark
I've driven until the gas light almost every tank for the past 145k miles. No fuel pump problems here. Also did this on my Camry that was totaled at 180k miles.
I think that's a myth.
Well, I used to think that and would run my tank down low all the time. In 2007 I was driving my '06 WRX wagon with fuel light on late at night and my car just died. No cell phone service. Flagged down a pickup truck and got a ride to a sketchball old house. Reminded me of the movie The Hills Have Eyes. Pretty much thought I was gonna die. Scary dude let me use his phone and I called a friend who came to rescue me after an awkward hour long wait watching him yell at his wife/daughter. Finally got the car towed and found out a fuel pump O-ring had failed at only 40K miles causing the car to die. So yeah, that's why I don't drive on reserve anymore.