With this E, and regular maintenance, you could plan for 200K or more. It all depends on what you want. Do you think you'll put more than 80,000 on this E in 5 years?
...you're not talking "tin fingers" are you?Yes, the only inescapable limitation is the Tin Worm.
Aha. I've was in a tech conversation the other day at work about "tin fingers" on electronics and confuzzled myself. Didn't think they were really an issue on cars but I'm admittedly not a real gearhead...The "Tin Worm" is rust.
I'll add to this list: a decent Phillips and flat head screwdriver, adjustable wrench, pliers, jumper cables and some duct tape.Finally, always carry in your car:
A flashlight (LED type, with good batteries) 1 gal of water ( you can go without food, but not water) a wide brim hat (cools your head in summer, warms it in winter) rubber/latex gloves ( those inexpensive yellow ones used to do kitchen work. In a pinch they keep your hands warm while changing a tire etc in snow/cold) a Mylar “Space Blanket (or inexpensive sleeping bag) a few “energy bars” (granola, whatever you like) and a fully charged cell phone.