how long will it last?
I am wondering if anybody from the car industry reads these forums, as I have a question, hypothetical of course.
I am currently in possession of a ZK Fairlane, 1982 model, V8. It is now 20 years old, and has travelled 450,000kms, although it is a bit like "Grandpas' axe" it really hasn't had a lot of problems, mechanicaly or bodywise. Rust spots here and there removed, a new trans 8 years ago, a new engine 200,000kms ago (cos I wanted one)
The question I wish to ask is, with all the electronic gadgetry, and things like the VCT system in the new Barra, and the turbo on the six and similar stuff, will the "modern" car last 20 years or more? It seems to me that all these technological advances mean that there are more things to go wrong. And mor expensive to fix?
I realise that asking a question like this is like asking how long is a piece of string, but maybe someone can come up with a comment?