I had a rebuilt transmission put in the van a few years ago, but did not pay the $1500 or so that a lifetime warranty on the job would have cost. It's easy to see in retrospect that it would have paid off, but it was hard to justify on top of what was already a very large expense.
The guy from Aamco did say that there have been improvements in technology in the last four years, and that he would expect a new transmission to last a long longer this time.
Now to figure out exactly how I'm going to pay for this. Darn it.
At least I can work from home the rest of this week; however, this means I miss the flu shots tomorrow and the Thanksgiving luncheon Friday. I was going to miss that anyway, though, as I was already planning to work from home that day prior to driving down to ConStruction.