We are finally biting the bullet and buying a new washing machine. One without bells and whistles but want one that is going to last. I priced the speed queen top loader and it is about $850 with tax. A comparable GE is about $ 300 less. Speed Queen comes with a 3 year warranty -the GE with only one. SWMBO wants to go with the cheaper one. I say you get what you pay for. Wondering what you alls experience is and wht you think?