Exhaust was shot when I bought it, but turned out it only needed a mid-pipe ($200)
ABS was broken (for no known reason).
Retractable antennae was broken. I took it apart and the main plastic drive gear was stripped. I re-built it with a second drive gear and it worked perfectly after that.
For the car being in a salted roads environment (upstate NY), there was surprisingly no rust in the usual spots. Rust formed on roof around sunroof opening.
Stitching started to come apart on front seats near where I enter and exit the car. This is probably just normal wear over the years.
Power windows struggled to close.
The car was surprisingly quick for its size.
Great gas economy (~35mpg)
Stylish enough that racers my rev at you when sitting at a light.
Comfortable interior, though climate control inside wasn't very responsive and rear seat makes my friends want to drive separately.
The car being light with responsive brakes, it handled well in corners, hitting tight turns well over the suggested speed limits.
Car was easily modifiable. taking cover off the air box reveals a cold air intake style filter. I left it off for a throaty sounding engine.
The car was totaled in a head on collision at night. From this experience I know that the air bags were amazing and the car took all the damage. All three of my passengers walked away without a scrape. Car could actually be re-worked and drivable, and I have received offers for it.
Great value, and I am actually looking to purchase another one exactly like it.