What's the last car you looked at that showed a 3k mile oil change interval under the regular maintenance schedule? Most everything I've driven in the past 10 years or so is significantly greater than that. All my vehicles get oil changes at 5k miles, and the lowest mileage vehicle I own is above 150k miles. The Ranger (closest thing I've got to a daily driver outside of the Vulcan) is over 235.
well, when i was a mechanic at the chevy dealership back in early 2000, everything was tagged at 3,000 miles, from the cavalier to the corvette with mobil 1 synthetic.
as far as vehicles that i've owned, i've owned roughly 10 different cars/trucks in the last 10 years, and out of those, the newest one was a 1997. i try not to get vehicles newer than 1996 when it comes to cars. i try to stay away from as much bullshit electronics and failure parts as possible. perhaps it's because i was/am a mechanic and tired of working on all this cheap shit electronic gadgetry nowadays, or because the less parts there are to fail, the cheaper the vehicle is to own.
only reason i own newer bikes is because (until the vulcan) they were still simple and had nearly no electronics and used carburetors which are cheaper to modify than fuel injection. still not sure how happy i am about buying this new fuel injected vulcan. just hoping i won't regret it.
so i guess perhaps they've changed the maintenance interval in the last 10years on cars, but i do remember that several of the cars i worked on before i left the dealership were starting to come out with a oil change light that actually calculated oil change based on how the car was driven, how long it was running, etc..etc.. so it might come on sooner or later depending on usage of the vehicle.
and as i mentioned earlier, i use all my vehicles VERY HARD and play with them like there is no tomorrow, so i also do the maintenance just as aggressively.