I still have my first car, a 1969 VW Beetle. Our son in Dallas drives it now. This is my second car. I'm a realtor in Tulsa and have put 200,000 miles on my Camry since May 1998. The ONLY problem I've had is the transmission, which I replaced at 180,000 miles. I change oil every 3,000 miles and have her regular check- ups. I'm giving her away and buying a new one.... the gas tank "flap" won't open!! As good a reason as any, I guess.
She has never left me stranded. Even the transmission at 180,000 miles didn't really go out, it was just leaking. The air conditioning system freezes us out and we've NEVER had a problem with it.