I've got another thread going about my Subaru that has had a head gasket fail at 147k miles. Everyone seems to believe that Subys are super reliable, even into really old age, but this is the third one I've seen die around this time. If you want a car that will last FOREVER, what's the best option? Toyota? Honda? Let's leave luxury cars out of this, unless they can be found used very cheap. (I've heard Mercedes and Lexus have supreme reliability.) The problem with this discussion is that everything seems so anecdotal. It's hard to know which brands really are wonder cars and which have just marketed themselves that way.