So I recently bought a Chevy Cavalier for $1500. It's in pretty good shape, motor and tranny are good, new tires, no dents or rust or anything. I bought it knowing front struts were going to need to be replaced but it wasn't a biggie. I bought it with the intention of driving it til I'm done with college and hopefully have a better paying job so I can buy something newer. With that in mind I don't want to necessarily buy the best part available and pay the price that comes with it, but I don't want total garbage that'll get trashed the first time I hit a pothole either. So I'm trying to find a happy medium between quality and price. I'd prefer to get a loaded assembly to save the hassle of dealing with the coil spring and all that. I've checked out rockauto and read reviews of some of the stuff from the 'economy' offerings, nothing stellar and the only brand I'd heard of was Monroe. Those are $180 for both struts plus shipping. The next step up were Moogs, which I've used before and wouldn't hesitate to use again on a vehicle I intended on keeping for any length of time. But at $100 a pop plus shipping it comes out to nearly $270, I can afford it but as I said, I don't really plan on keeping the car more than a few years. I found another online store (1Aauto) that sells them as a pair for $175 shipped. No brand is indicated but I emailed and asked, I bet they're probably the Monroe economatics. Any brand or store suggestions?