“The D-series engines from Honda were very hard to kill, fuel efficient even when hotrodded around by the kids who often drove cars with them installed, and as long as you kept up with regular oil changes and timing belt changes every 90,000 miles, would easily outlast the car they were installed in.”
+1 to that. I had a Honda CRX Si with a D16A6 engine that I flogged regularly in autocross. It was also my daily driver that I maintained religiously. I sold the car after 15 years and 175k miles and the engine still burned absolutely no oil and ran like a sewing machine. Wish I could have kept it but the body was rotting.
Worst engine ever owned: Chevy Vega, whose block promptly cracked.