My experience with American cars since the late 90s has been terrible. I had a 97 Ford Escort wagon, 2002 Chrysler minivan, and a 2003 Dodge Stratus SXT. None of them got anywhere near 100k miles before crapping out. My 98 Civic EX 5 speed manual was at 308k when I sold it looking good and running strong. Sold it in 1 day. My 07 Acura had 258k when I sold it. My current 2015 Honda Accord Sport 6 speed manual has 224k and runs like new. My wife's 2014 Infiniti Q50 has about 160k and screams. Love that car.