I think your full of crap! There's no way that a chevy, ford or mopar has ever gotten that many miles on it! Never! It just dosn't happen! We Americans cannot compete w/the Japs! There tolerances are tighter and there work ethics are more stringent! A GM w/500,000, no way! not a freaken' chance! I had many a GM's 120,000 was about it! America cannot compete w/the Japanese market! Iv'e been driving my old lady's Nissan since I'm in the process of rebuilding my 3.0, I've been gettin 40+ mpg! We Americans can't compete like that!
Think what you want...but those are all cars I've had my hands on. For some reason my Dad HAD this thing with Buicks and owning a car for no less than 10 years and his all had 200K and more on them.
Now this I'll give you...everyone of those cars was produced prior to 1980. When there was pride in the American work place. I have nothing great to say about American cars after 1980. Even my Dad started buying German and Japaneese cars in the Mid 80's.
One question though.... if your toyota is the unquestionably better built car...Why are you rebuilding it and why are you re-building a 3.0L?...not the best example of Japaneese engineering...poor gas milage, plagued by HG problems and that exhaust manifold is a crime!
Everyone has their opinion...the guy who taught me about cars wouldn't touch anything but an American car.....a theory I will never understand. Personally, I couldn't care less who made the thing...as long as they made it well.
'93 4Runner - 3.4L 5VZ-FE, 2" body lift, on-board-air system, custom gauge cluster, rear e-locker, electric fan, custom built front and rear bumpers, sliders, 4,88 gears...all on 33x12.5's.