My LC died on the side of the road today with the wife and kids. Shop says it needs a new alternator. Quoted me $435 installed. Does that sound right? How many out there have needed a new alternator? My 99 has only 62k on it. Seems a little premature, but then it is six years old. Still, it bothers me when my friends Mazda Pick up with 315,000 miles is still on the original alternator. As a matter of fact, I havn't had to install a new alternator on a vehicle since my Olds Cutlass in the late 70s!!