I am curious as to why the retailers of auto parts are confusing their potential customers with a selection of parts that are not duplicates of the original part. Permanent magnet starters, gear reduction starters, offset drive starters, etc., are offered for modified engines with increased compression ratios, headers that interfere with starter placement, etc. The original starter seemed to have been quite reliable for many years and a duplicate of it is available at a reasonable price from many sources. If one of the specialty starters is installed and fails soon after the warranty is out the core may not be acceptable to return to the OE model. And I am somewhat suspicious of “new” supposedly “high end” performance parts that are sold at prices equal to and below the price of rebuilt OE parts. I have been disappointed more than once with the NEW CV axles, water pumps and AC compressors at dirt cheap prices and totally ignore them these days.