Numerous repairs have been required, though at 233,000km, some were expected as a result of normal wear and tear. These include:
Transmission at 200,000km.
Brakes, brakes, and more brake work.
Door pins were worn out.
Ignition control module.
Fuel tank and hoses (rusted out due to our salty Nova Scotia winters)
The air conditioner now doesn't work (freon leaked out).
Most of these, including the transmission, were not expected for a car of this age. It's still on its original battery though!
Despite the number of repairs, this has been our cheapest car to own and maintain. Parts for this car are exceptionally cheap, due to the number of these "A-Body" cars out there.
The body is still in good shape. The door panels are showing rust at the bottom, but the panels are easily found at junk yards. Most importantly, there is virtually no rust on the underbody!! The car has never been under-coated.
Although we are expecting to get 300,000km out of this car, we're not sure if it can make it. At 233,000km, the engine is now starting to shimmy excessively and run a little more rough. Hopefully it'll make it to the quarter-million milestone though!