Alternator @ 145,000.
Water pump and belt @ 150,000.
I bought this car used with 105,000. I drove it seasonally (summer) from April - November from 2003 through 2006.
I drove a lot of hard miles in town, racing and showing off as I was 18 when I got it.
Besides normal maintenance (tires, brakes etc.), the only thing that had to be replaced was the alternator once in the 50,000 miles I drove it, which happened after driving it 16+ hours straight in hot weather. Cost me $50 for a junk yard alternator and $50 for a local mechanic to install it.
The last time I drove it (155,000) the little belt went for the waterpump (which happened after I was spinning out excessively trying to get up a hill during an early ice storm). Cost for the belt: $12.
Bottom line: Loved the car. 20 mpg avg, faster than almost anything on the road, looked awesome, comfortable, reliable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th July, 2009