Yup, it just depends on the driver, maintenance, and a LOT of luck. My first car was a 1981 Camaro POS. It had 150,000 miles when I got it, with the original engine (I think), we replaced the tranny when I first got it. My stepdad told me only girls drive automatics! It then ran, with no major engine work, up to 250,000 miles. I beat the shit out of it every day. I even drove it from Florida to Chicago and back with 230,000 miles on it. Would I expect another Camaro of the exact same year and model to last? No. But that one did!urbanmonkeygod04 said:I wouldn't say I'm an EXPERT, but I mean, it mostly depends on a lot of factors as to how long it will last. If you mean, how long will it last before something goes wrong? Maybe a week, maybe 6 months if you're lucky. As to how long you can drive it and it'll run good, I'd say the sky's the limit if you treat the car good, don't beat the shit out of it, and fix it when something goes wrong. I've seen all kinds of cars - Civics, Corollas, GMC 1500-series trucks, F150s, corvettes, saturns, and Camaros run forever and a day. If you do a search on the internet there's a story of a Corolla that had 1,000,000 miles on it. It's just how good of care you take of it. As for the redline, with people taking it to the track and seeing just what mods they can do to make it go just as fast as possible, they'll survive to about 80,000 and blow the hell up. But I'm not a doctor.
My 1998 Regal GS has over 250,000 on original motor and trans. I don't know the exact milage since the gauge cluster is digital and it wont light up. But last year it flashed on and said 243,000.My older brother has a 1999 GTP that he bought new and it has 216,000 on original motor. He has done the transmission twice though.