With over 106K miles on my 2006 CVPI and close to 5000 idle hours, my alternator was starting to screech and my battery light was coming on intermittently.
A visit to Amazon and a few clicks later I had a replacement (belt too) overnighted with Saturday delivery. Got it fixed in less than an hour.
It's only my second repair to this car, though the most costly one so far (about $400 including shipping), cheaper than a refurb and much cheaper than the stealership. My previous (first) repair on the car was to the AC drier (about $160 including recharge). Every other expense has just been normal fluid maintenance.
My friend (who is stuck paying off his truck for the next 5 years) was quick to suggest I've been having bad luck with reliability with my car. I had to laugh considering I paid very little cash for mine and the total I've spent on repairs for the almost 2 years that I've owned the car is probably less than his last 2 months payments.
I love my car.