Well, like the title says, the old car finally loses the original engine. My buddy has had this car as long as I've known him, and he got it from his parents. The first transmission gave up at 301,000. That was an automatic. Replaced with a used auto. The engine finally gave today, with at least 369K, and it was probably more(haven't looked for a couple weeks). The engine was never tinkered on except for a few timing belt changes, and a couple valve adjustments. The rest was just being well taken care of. Keep in mind, my buddy ALWAYS drove this car pretty hard, but still treated it well. This is my tribute to an old friend, which took us to more nights out at the bar than I can remember. How many miles on your ride? I'd like to hear some high mileage tributes.