I bought my 2000 in September of 2011. Last week I took it in for rear tires. I got a call from the tire place saying that the tie rod ends were worn. Based on the wear pattern on the rear tires, I had no problem believing them. So they replaced my rear tires and tie rod ends, and aligned all 4 tires. Holy cow, what an amazing difference! Before, it felt like the car would drag the rear end around the turn, it understeered so badly. Now, the car handles almost neutrally, going around corners the rear tires follow the tracks of the front tires. For those of you familiar with Azle, Texas, I was able to run Church Road without ever dropping below 45 mph - this car is freaking awesome!