Bought on the auction market as a backup rig. I like the receive quality. Rig drifts for about the first 30 mins after turning it on. This is a known problem and a fix is available for the tech savy. Keeping in a box for emergency use only as my Yaesu FT-840 and ICOM IC-735 out perform this rig substantially.
Had this rig for about 2 years as of Jul 2013. Good quality transmit and receive. Has some useful features but not many bells and whistles like rigs of today. I prefer the simpler rigs and this rig fits that bill. My primary rig is a Yaesu FT-840. Although very similar to the IC-735 in features, the FT-840 has a slightly better receive quality. The memory battery in the IC-735 is challenging to change.
I've had mine since Dec 2011. I use it daily. Simple but affective. Solidly built for both mobile and base station use. The receive audio is excellent. Good reports on my transmit audio using a MC-50 microphone. I have an external DSP (Timewave DSP-9+) for use during contests. Very good rig for about $400.00 used.