We follow the factory maintenance schedule. Since we quit buying the loss leader fleet cars Ford wanted to move, we get great service out of Fords. We buy Crown Victoria's and Explorers. By matching high mileage drivers with low mileage drives, we get 5 years and not less than 150,000 miles out of every one of them, which makes the government tax people stay off our backs.
There are 9 operable vehicles around here--only one happens to be a Pontiac. Some of them have been here for more than 35 years.
All 4 of my kids first cars were Fords with in excess of 150,000 miles when they got them. 2 of them went off to other owners who knew their history, and all of them are still driving my old company cars. How many cars your kids drove until it was decided to replace them, would you sell to people you knew?