"I would put 100k-150k for a lifetime of a car, most people don't hold on to them even that long."
That's quite a different thing than the lifetime of the car. It gets sold to someone else. Pick up an Autotrader mini-mag sometime. Basically, a classifieds specializing in used cars. Not classics, necessarily. Just used cars. 200,000+ miles is not in the least uncommon.
And I. too, would be interested in your data supporting your claim of such amazing efficiency improvements in computers.
Also, while I have your ear, and in reference to another thread, I would be interested in your explanation as to why the Linux i/o schedulers would not sort the read/write requests of a random access benchmark to provide *far* better performance than the 6ms per request then you seem to agree with Dave about. Even the noop scheduler does elevator sorting of requests. For that matter, so does the drive's internal cache.
If you do not understand one or more of those terms, let me know and I will explain them to you.