The radio and speakers have all rotted away as expected. Just took the speakers out of a 90s Caddy, and got a custom radio wired in.
The back window leaks water into the rear lid. This is an issue I have yet to fix; I have epoxied the entire window inside and out to no avail. Not a major issue though.
Replaced glow plugs this winter; really helped for Indiana cold weather, since I had no access to plug in at Purdue University.
Leaks in the vacuum system used to have the vehicle running after I have taken keys out and walked away until I locked the vehicle, then it would turn off.
RPM gauge no longer works as well as some of the dash lights.
Cruise control is extremely annoying with lots of acceleration and deceleration in an effort to keep the desired speed.
Air went out too. But for $1000 car, it isn't that bad with the biggest sunroof ever.
Minor rust and the paint has worn away from being left for 5 years under a tree before I got it. A repaint would be in order if I can save up enough this summer.
Hood ornaments keep getting stolen off of it. No fix except to keep replacing it.
Despite the minor issues, this car is a blast to drive. It struggles to hit 75mph on the highway, but the turbo makes driving around town quite fun. Gas mileage is probably close to 23mpg city and 28 highway.
Paint job may look bad, but this car gets lots of comments from the older crowd who recognize the vehicle, or even younger people because of the amount of chrome and design put into it.
An absolutely amazing turn radius! Parallel parking has never been easier! Campus police have taken a liking to it, letting me know when hood ornaments have been taken or helping me out when I had to move car for snow removal. Handles really well in snow with studded snow tires.
Gas may be $4.30 a gallon, but this car gets really good mileage. Turns heads just for being alive nearly 30 years. Classy and luxurious with an amazingly low price tag, and built like a tank... They don't make cars like they used to.