I bought my 2007 MS3 to use as a daily driver as well as my primary HPDE instructor car. At 25,000 miles and only one HPDE the car required a new front strut. Less than 1000 miles later the turbo began smoking and it had to be replaced as well. I don't baby the car, but I don't thrash it nearly as hard as my Club Sport, which spends most of its life with the engine spinning from 3000 rpm to 7000 rpm. My MS3 is dead stock and has received 5000 mile oil changes using Mobil 1 5W-30. Road and Track had a MS3 as a long-term test car and it also blew a strut. More than a few MS3 owners have required a new turbo; the replacement turbo has a new part number but no one has been able to find out what-if anything-has been changed to prevent the smoking problem from returning. These two problems have cooled my enthusiasm for the car considerably, and I will probably unload it in the very near future. Having said all that, there are a lot of people who have not experienced any significant problems with their MS3s. I'd say that if you don't drive it that hard, keep it stock, and keep it off the track you'll be fine.