"We bought this car as a one-owner with 17K miles. It was garaged during winter, as the owners wintered in FL. It's a daily driver for my wife. We live in central IL, and the car has made several trips to WI Dells, one to Orlando, and several to Indy. We now have 134K miles on it. Until two months ago, I hadn't put more than $1000 in repairs in it (speed sensor, tie rod end, valve cover gaskets, couple minor emisions control parts). Of course, this does not include normal things like tires, brakes, plugs/wires, fluids, wipers, battery, shocks/struts, etc. Two months ago the tranny lost 3rd and OD. Don't know why, as we don't abuse it. I found a used one with 66K miles, and had it put in ($950 total). I just couldn't see junking the car after spending $750 on shocks/struts/brakes a month before. The car just runs too well (and no car payment). The V6 is strong. The car handles and rides well, even though the sporty package is a little stiff. My only complaint is the driver's seat is not designed for someone 6' tall. Long trips give me back aches. It's primarily my wife's car, though, and she loves it. I've heard of people putting 200K+ miles on these. I am particular and change oil every 3K, and tranny fluid every 30K. Any minor leak is fixed immediately (valve covers at 120K). I'm sure this has helped the excellent repair history I've had, but I'm the same way with all my vehicles, and none have performed as well as this one."
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