Just thinking about the money i have put into my LS recently. 1)I'll start with the top expense.... new tranny, $3000 at dealer with warranty 2)Rear subs fell apart, looked for a replacement 6X9 sub and those arent easy to find. Wanted to keep it stock so i dropped $90 for two new oem subs. Direct swap and sounds good. I have no problem with the stock upgraded system. 3)New center console. Mine had some cracks where my elbow rests, bought T Money's armrest from his wrecked '06. Perfect condition. $30 4)Window regulator. Pain in a$$ but did myself. $85 5)New Brakes. Routine expense. $180 6)Headlight cleaning with 3M kit. Easy job, great results. $30 What a money trap!! LS is not for people with tight budgets. Seems way too many very common repairs that occur.