My Wife is still driving my '97 daily. 170,000 miles so far. Four years ago I was crossing Rt 9 to get into my development and heard a big clunk! I lost second and reverse. I had about 10,000 over my 100,000 extended warranty. They completely rebuilt the trans under warranty. The 'cage' that has 2nd and reverse exploded. I am so glad I opted for the optional 100,000 mi warranty when I bought it. I think it might have been $1,500 at the time and I argued with the Wife to get it. With all the junk I had done under warranty I saved 10 times that much. 4 alternators, head gasket, various electronic stuff like the ping sensor, main computer, rear gears and the trans. My '03 Honda on the other hand has almost 100,000 miles and hasn't had a problem but.....I can't drive it on the sand.