What you're hoping for has little to do with mileage. You can have all kinds of problems with a brand new car or with an old one. You have to consider what you call "reliable". To me, getting me back home means it was reliable. Some people get all bent out of shape if they hear a little wind noise over the wiper arms and they call that "unreliable".
In general, the older the car is, the fewer unnecessary computers it will have and that means fewer trips to the repair shop. You won't have as many toys and gimmicks that have nothing to do with moving you from place to place, but if all you want is to be sure you get to work on time, I wouldn't worry about the mileage.
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Saturday, August 4th, 2012 AT 12:22 AM