2001 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3 LM7 from North America
When purchased (mostly due to neglect): power steering pump, all brake pads and rotors, and park brake shoes, two brake calipers due to broken breeders, radiator, ball joints, rear control arm (bent), windshield, tires.
Since purchase: front wheel bearings (tip, don't buy cheap ones, I replaced one twice) intake manifold gaskets (tip, buy a more expensive, thicker Fel-Pro one, it will compensate for a warped manifold), starter motor, transfer case encoder motor, power window motor. Has had an oil leak I can't find since I've owned it. Block heater only lasted 4 months after I installed it. Starts good without the heater down to -34C ambient temp, used 0w30 syn oil in winter.
My first 4x4 vehicle. Allows me to explore where I could not before. I bought it as an abandoned impounded vehicle. Paid $1000 and put another 3-4k into it to make it roadworthy. It has been fairly reliable. Little odds and ends need to be fixed along the way, but it's cheaper than a car payment. Gas mileage sucks, but it has lots of power and will go anywhere an unmodified 4x4 pickup will go, and the short wheelbase is better for turning around on little overgrown, abandoned logging roads/trails.
Just drove it 450km last night (mostly at 118kmh), and it's nice on the highway (other than gas mileage). I've been happy with it so far and it doesn't owe me anything!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th November, 2018