My mazda 626 has almost 300K on it. It's definitely starting to show it's age, but it's still a reliable car (knocking on car).
I've had a couple other foreign cars with around 250K on them when I sold them still running well (My beloved mazda protege, which I wrecked, had 330K on it and still ran great).
I've owned 2 modern american vehicles, a Ford ranger (no problems - around 100K when I sold it) and a plymouth acclaim (last of chrystlers K cars) - 120K miles, went through 3 (used) automatic transmissions in a year. Mind you, that was when I was younger and heavier footed... but still... Also had another chrystler vehicle that was just a piece of crap so I won't go into details...
I've owned a bunch of cars, mostly foreign. I've had more problems (total) with american cars than foreign (pretty bad considering that I've had american cars for a total of MAYBE 2 years, vs foreign for 9...)
And as to the original question - it's not unheard of for the vulcans to make it past 100K...
Curtis - Albany Oregon.
Currently receiving therapy from "Doc" - My 1985 VN700.
Daily rider in NorthWET Oregon.
Ammo Can Saddlebags
Shaved and Rejetted. Coastered. Degoated w/ Hardley pipes.
Bought Feb 2007 with 12K miles.
Hit the 24k mile July 2008