It all depends what your intended use is...if it is for occasional troubleshooting, I don't think spending $$ would be justified, especially if you are accident prone or aren't into heavy-duty projects and repairs.
I've run $40-50 Radio Shack auto-ranging digital multimeters for years without issues. The ones they carry nowdays, I'd have my doubts like everything else for sale that is made in a 3rd world country.
It's difficult to do sometimes but sometimes it's best to go the middle-ground route, not the $3.99 Harbor Freight multimeter, and not the $300.00 Fluke 179.
I agree with the above post, Fluke would be the ultimate, but one slip up and the leads gets pulled into the fan blades of a running engine and you just ate a couple hundred bucks.
You might want to look into the Tenma line carried by Newark and MCM as some middle ground price alternatives. Just a thought.