Just sold my '09. Had zero reliability issues and I tracked it several times and ran at the Texas mile in '10. Never turned VDC off and followed recommended maintenance schedule. As I see it, it wasn't until the '12 MY that there were large enough tech changes to warrant a trade up. The things to look at are the mileage and status of tires, brakes and trans/diff fluid changes. You are looking at approx $2K for tires, $2K for fluids and $3K for brakes, since rotors have to be changed, as well as pads. I suspect that many '09 are due for all of these things, so a car that needs them should be priced accordingly.