A few years back, I bought what I think is the lowest-mileage Ford Festiva in the country. These are sort of "cult cars" and there's a very active club, and at the previous National Rally, the car had won the "Lowest Mileage Festiva" award at the show.
I bought it and immediately started driving the wheels off of it, despite a lot of guys on the Festiva forums encouraging (not to say begging) me to park it for the next show. It just turned 97,000 miles and is doing well, and worth about 1/3 of what it was when I bought it.
Like anything with a motor, THEY'RE FOR DRIVING!!