Correction, the hub was rusted to the control arm. A slide hammer works well.
I just replaced the left rear at 152,700 miles for the first time and had the left front replaced in Jan 11.
I know I hit a large pot a few years back on the highway with the left side.
175,000+ miles, 5/20/12 new ej257 short block, 8/20/11 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. Also CHECK YOUR OIL, these cars use it.