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At 242,000 miles, this is by far the most reliable car i have ever owned. i have never been inside the engine, its perfect mechanically. has a little almost unnoticeable "valvy" noise when you first start it, but quiets up when warm, its very comfortable seats have accommodated me on trips from here in Miami to Orlando and Los Angeles (twice). Standard wear items like brakes, batteries, tires, etc. replaced at normal wear times, had a problem warping rotors until i went aftermarket.