I posted recently about wishing I could get a car or truck to last more than 200,000 miles with just careful maintenance. That discussion went all over the place, of course, but what became obvious is that precious few of us will ever find a shop that's good at rebuilding front suspension components so that a vehicle will be like new in tire wear and handling. Front end work appears to be just like engine rebuilds or transmission rebuilds: it's very hit and miss. One of our neighbors has a 2004 Saturn Ion QuadCoupe with a staggering 320,000+ miles. This car has ORIGINAL everything: engine, trans, suspension components, ac/heat, etc. Chris, the owner, tells me the sunroof has never leaked a drop of water. He does report that the car is beginning to wear the front tires a little more on the inside edge, but not radically so. Were most Saturns that well made? I've never owned one, but I surely didn't think Saturns were built to this standard.