Well that sheds a whole new light on this subject. I bought my car built and had a new engine and transmission built for it just because I wanted something solid and hopefully dependable. And of course because I had a one time shot for life in the money department as a gift from my wife. Knew I better make the best of it. But if I make 25.000 miles and still have some thing to drive I'll call that a major victory!I get a lot of satisfaction from it because I built the frame from scratch (something I've never done) and it hasn't fallen apart yet.