I used to be in manufacturing, and the goal is 100k for the average car. Most people do not take care of their vehicles, and this is the reason. Thank you for deciding for me what I as an American believe. I stated that BMW wants their cars to survive well over the 100k mark. Perhaps focusing on what you want to focus in on in a post is a way for you to insult others, but I do not appreciate it in the least. I stated fact. Your car dying at 188k is a prime example....you did not take proper care of the vehicle. The only rubbish I see here, is you referring to anyone else as "stupid or foolish". I appreciate your points, mine was simply that 100k is the goal under most conditions. It is very clear to me that you have little or no engineering background, and also lack in understanding of social behavior. For many years, certain cars were built to drive until they die. If cars were designed to cross the 100k threshold, then warranties would reflect that as well. A well maintenance truck can run as far as 1 million miles before a major rebuild.