I have six Quantum Irons that are used at least 200 days a year. They were given to me by a Rep. for Zepco/Quantum in 2001. They have been cleaned and lubed just once in the past seven years. The only service they get from me is a little oil about every 90 to 120 days. These reels have never failed me, not one time since day one. There is one thing I do with all my reels and that is, I back off the star drag when I'm thru fishing. They hold the same amount of line as an Abu Garcia. The Abu has a louder clicker than the Quantum and that is the only difference I can see or hear. If you ever see one for sale cheap, you ought to snatch it up, you will not regret it.