The typical life of a car before major repairs can avg 100,000 miles. For an average person at 12,000 miles, a year equals 8.3 years of service. Military tries to get 30 years since maintenance labor is provided. It will depend on the model and of course engineering.

Cost – My KIA vs the HONDA Kia parts on avg are 30% cheaper. Suspension on KIA is 50% fewer2 parts. Labor hour rates at Dealer is 100$ hr Kia — 150 to 175 for Honda and Acura. If you buy luxury you pay luxury.

General maintenance is fluid, filters and checking suspension components. At 100,000 miles major work needs to be performed. Along the way Brakes, Tires will need replacing.

Do it yourself and save 30 to 50% or more.