Call me the conspiracy buff if you will but I keep saying much of this is for a reason. The cars are living so long now they have to create new revenue streams by making parts that now break at any working on them and break easier without even touching them. Once the engineers have done the ultimate job they then turn them inward to design parts that last only so long before they fold up, you can tell it easily if you've looked at parts forever. The cars simply last too long now if you stay on top of them, they frazzle you down now by making little things break that irritate you more and more until you give up to buy new car. If you are willing to chase the small breakages the cars last 300K now.