Yeah, I knew it was coming. I have a nice car - it's 7 years old with 110,000 miles on it. Never had any major issues with it. But with all good things, eventually the parts will start to wear out. Nothing boroke on my car, it was just time for its first major maintenance. Timing belt, water bump, spark plugs, and several valves all have to be replaced at 110,000 miles. Plus my back brake pads and rotors were shot, so add those to the price.
Still think it was worth it. The car has been running perfectly and I still enjoy it. At some point, its better to buy/lease a new one then keep putting money into an old car, but I figured I can still get a lot of miles out of it. 1700 dollars is still cheaper than having to buy a new car. At least I hope. Nonetheless, it always a shocker when you have to pay out that much.