I agree with Aaron. The parts are foreign and aren't always in stock. No problem with the transmission for me though. There is a glitch with the heating and a/c blower, it won't shut off. The problem has been noted and all you have to do is replace a blower motor resistor (located above and behind the glove compartment). The timing belt is a bit costly, $900, but it's cheaper than buying a new car. The tires are a bit fancy and expensive to replace as you only get to choose from a couple options. It's a great car, ride is smooth and quiet. Love all of the options that come with the car, too. It is 'rich'.
Heated Seats, Power Mirrors that tilt down when in reverse, Rear View Mirror with auto night controls, programmable seat memory.
Wish the rear brakes would last longer, 2nd time having to replace rear brake rotors within 2 years.