My first car was a saab, got 320,000 miles out of it back when 100,000 was alot to get out of a car. The cost comes from the fact that they used to be put together with aircraft parts. Saab still makes airplanes, but I am pretty sure they sold their car line out to somebody else, probably Ford.
My Nissan Frontier has been a good truck, but it is time to get greener......just traded it in on a Honda civic hybrid yesterday. My wife says I can't use it to haul bees around so I will have to start using the old jeep and the trailer for that.