The following is the story of a man and his 2001 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T. The amount of miles he accumulated isn’t what makes this story that impressive. He did get it up to 500,000 miles, which qualifies him for our list. What makes it impressive is that it’s a four cylinder engine, and that he had VW do an autopsy on the vehicle. What did they find? Not much really, I think that is the really story. The engine block was clean. The engine was in really good shape due to the owners constant vigilance. He probably could have driven this thing another 500k easily. But, I suppose, in the name of science, he made the sacrifice. You can read about it here on his blog.
So for those of you who think a four cylinder can’t handle the wear and tear like a V6, you are so wrong.