My 2004 Mustang has rarely ever given me a problem. I have maintained it on a regular basis, so only minimal cost otherwise. I have replaced the battery a couple times, the alternator once ( after 10 years!) and the tires ONLY once! Just recently had an oil leak, but it is 14 years old now. It has maintained a beautiful appearance. I have to admit that I have never "man handled" it. ie: Speeding, taking corners sharp, etc. I will be handing it down to my grand daughter that I helped raise in it, with confidence. Mine was a gift from God! I had another car hit me in the back on the hywy. The other car was totalled. My Mustangs damage was like I'd been in a fender bender. It didnt have any damage to the car itself. Replaced the bumper, its like new again!!! Can you say Guardian Angel??