I've had three power windows stop working on this car.
I had to replace the water pump after running over a huge bump, which was a very expensive repair because the engine had to be lifted to fix it.
I've had to have the alternator replaced on this car.
The brake pads wear out about once every year. Generally I have to replace the rotors as well. This car practically eats brake pads.
I've had to have the control arm bushing fixed.
Three of my hubcaps fell off! I don't think this was because of my driving! I took the last one off myself because I felt stupid to drive around with only one hubcap.
Moisture collects on anything left in the trunk. Any cloth or paper items left in the trunk are ruined after only a short time.
I'd recommend trying to avoid driving on rough pavement in this car. Every time I run over something roughly, I have to have some repairs done not long after.
Currently the motor mounts are going bad. The engine will sometimes lift up when I start it, and sometimes shake around, and then it stops. It helps to give it just a little push on the gas pedal when starting. My check engine light is on. However I have disregarded this light in the past, because it usually comes on along with the "ETS OFF" light (referring to the Enhanced Traction System), which comes on for no apparent reason frequently. This is the next thing that will have to be fixed.
In spite of the cost of repairs, this car has served me well for over 100,000 miles. I have taken numerous long road trips in this car, driving pretty much non-stop. Thankfully the only times it has gone kaput have been when I was close to home. I have also used it for regular commuting (70 miles daily) for about five years with only occasional problems.
Electrical problems certainly get the worst kind of behavior out of this car. Once when I was sitting at a light, the car died without warning and I was unable to turn it back on. Furthermore, the brake pedal seized up and would not respond. Thankfully I was not on an incline.
This car gets excellent highway gas mileage, especially on long trips. It does not do so well with regards to city driving.
This car drives very well on snow. The ABS system works quite well.
I have never had any problem with the heating or cooling system. In cold weather, it warms up fast; in hot weather, the A/C is reliable.
Accelerates from zero quickly, or at least it used to. It has slowed down after I've put so many miles on it. It accelerates more slowly once you get above 55 mph.
The cabin is cramped. There is an arm rest that comes down between the front seats, containing a drink holder. The arm rest and drink holder make it impossible for me to move my arms to drive or reach the instrument panel, so I have never used it. The cabin is also difficult to clean. It is very hard to retrieve items that fall between (or under) the seats.
The car is not well insulated from noise.