The transmission was replaced almost immediately after I acquired the car.
The alternator needed replacement.
The radiator needed replacement.
The gear shift lever inside the engine broke and needed to be moved manually in order to get the car to the mechanic to be fixed!
The back bumper has separated from the car, but as of yet, it hasn't fallen off and I doubt it ever really will.
The parking brake has never worked, apparently it broke before I acquired the car.
The fuel pump needed replacement.
The car has had some problems starting immediately, most of which cleared up after the fuel pump was replaced.
Plastic parts in the dashboard have broken such as cup holders and parts of the glove compartment.
Even though this car has had its share of rather expensive problems, I'm still quite happy with it. I believe most of the problems that have plagued this car are due not by the design of the car, but to the way it was treated (or mistreated) by previous owners and other drivers. All in all, considering I drive over several miles of rough gravel roads each day, the car is very tough and sturdy.
This car is also very fun to drive! I love the way it handles. It virtually drives itself. I have never enjoyed driving any other car more than I do my little blue Corsica.
This car is my first car, and in my opinion, it makes an exceptional "first car." It's a great car for teenage drivers because it is relatively easy to take care of, and it can take a beating and still remain reliable.
All of the controls in the car are really easy to use. It's very user friendly, and very easy to drive.
The interior is not high style or fashion, but it is very comfortable!
The only major complaint I have about this car is its poor gas mileage. But then again, it wasn't my idea to put a V6 into a compact car.