I have had my Buick for 4 years & only had to replace rear struts & alternator. That is great for a car with 198,000 miles on it. All major parts & transmission is original. Proper care of trans flushes & oil changes I believe will have this car another 100,000 miles. I WILL NOT GIVE IT UP EASILY! I never had a car so dependable before, not even foreign. I definately got my moneys worth out of this one!