The battery tray had rusted and the battery fell into the radiator before I bought the car.
The starter failed two months after buying the car.
About 6 months after buying the car a valve spring broke.
The muffler rusted out and needed replaced.
The water pump started leaking after one year.
The heater core failed after replacing the water pump.
Except for the valve spring, most problems were related to the fact that the car sat for several years before I bought it.
I was able to repair everything myself. After the water pump nothing else went wrong with the car. The only money spent was for routine maintenance.
This was my first car. The bench seat was very comfortable except on hot summer days. It was vinyl, and the car had no air conditioning. An after-market seat cover helped a little. The car had a very good ride, much like a larger car. The 250 6 cylinder engine was smoother running than many new cars. It was very easy and economical to maintain. Fuel mileage was OK at 18 M.P.G.
I did wish, however, that the car was equipped with gauges instead of warning lights.
If I would have been able to afford two vehicles at the time I bought my truck, (in high school) I would have kept this car.