I've driven my Nomad 300,000 miles plus in the almost 29 years I've owned it. Only once did it need a ride home, and that was about 15 years ago when I stopped at a railroad crossing for a train. Trained passed, I drove over the tracks, went a block to a stop sign, put on the brakes, and no brakes! I am glad it didn't happen a block earlier when I was stopping for the train. Called AAA, told the lady the car was a '56 Nomad and she called the towing company which happened to be owned by a good friend. He told me the AAA lady hesitantly told him, "He said it was a car called a Nomad?" And he said, "I know just who it is!" I've put 12,000 miles on the '40 in 3 1/2 years, and time will tell how reliable it is but so far, so good.