I want to know how the whole myth of Honda never break came about. I now have the pleasure of changing out the oil pan on my Honda Element because it's starting to rust out. Local shop that I wanted to try quoted me $1,100 to do the whole job, $300 just for the pan (straight from Honda) and then another seven and a half hours for labor (book rate). To which I replied, "I know that pan is only $150 from the dealership." Looks like I'll be attempting this myself. Just need to grab a buttload of wood cribbing from work.