i see your point, but in the end, the car covers distance, not time. if it could do both, even better... but distance is first and foremost important to me. as long as i get 150k out of my car, i'll be happy. currently at 40k in 2.5yrs of ownership.I think the age says a lot more than the miles. Lots of cars under highway driving can last a LONG time...but a daily driver that goes short distances is a true workhorse if it holds up well.
(My '98 V6 hit 100k about 3-4 months ago, I'll post the cameraphone pic when I can find it!)