If its been mentioned but none of this is valid unless all those cars you owned were bought new. Buying someone elses old Chevy and then driving it for a couple of years just doesn't equate. Over the years I've owned about 35 cars, vans, pickups with an even half being bought new. Had many different brands. Chrysler products have been the worst. Japanese products have been the best overall. Chevys and Fords in the middle. Longest one I ever owned was 8 years and that was a new 98 Ford E250 5.4 which I sold to a good pal who is still tickled pink with it. I took good care of all my vehicles and really most were great. My wife still drives a 2003 Corolla she bought new with 90,000mi on it now and I basically only changed a couple of light bulbs besides oil changes since day 1. She won't let me get her something newer.