The driver's side door started having issues a little after I bought it; now I have to climb in through the window or go through the passenger's side.
Air conditioning was OK when I bought it, but after 3 weeks it stopped working.
The car kept melting fuses, and I constantly had to replace them and fix the tail lights.
At 162000, a rock dislodged a screw of the brake pad.
The alternator had to be replaced at 164000 miles.
There was a problem with the radiator around 167000 miles.
The passenger's side window fell inside the door; I eventually got it out, but it never sat on the track very well after that.
The heater stopped working around 167000.
The car started leaking oil and overheating at 168000, and cannot be driven for any longer than 5-10 minutes.
The brakes needed to be replaced.
The sound only worked if there is something exerting pressure on a certain part of the passenger side door (such as a passenger or a gas can wedged between the open glove box door and the car door)
The car was actually surprisingly powerful for a four cylinder car.
Unfortunately the thing got TERRIBLE gas mileage... 13 or 14 mpg on average. It seemed to get worse, too.
Despite all the problems, I really did like this car:
- The driver's seat had a seat heater that was very nice in the winter.
- The seats were pretty comfortable.
- The trunk was a good size.
- The car felt safe and sturdy.