I have replaced the headlights twice.
The transmission fell out exactly 2 years from the date I purchased it, which cost $16OO.
The rear hatch glass shattered into thousands of pieces for no reason, which cost $150.00 to replace. After replacing the glass, the rear wiper fell off. I have yet to repair it.
Prior to the back wiper falling off, the front wipers ceased to work. I am still trying to diagnose the problem with them so that they can be repaired.
The door locks lock and unlock whenever they please, as if someone is pressing the lock button.
I have had to replace the fuses quite often.
I had to replace the battery, wires, and contacts.
The rear hatch doesn't want to close sometimes. It takes an extra couple of times opening and closing before it finally closes securely.
The leather seats have cracked and worn severely.
Before buying the van, the previous owner had it steam-detailed and cleaned. The CD player hasn't worked since (it worked before).
The rear-view mirror fell off a few months after I purchased it.
When it rains, water leaks in around the digital information display on the interior roof top, soaking the carpet in front of the audio and heating/ac control area.
The rear vent windows are a gamble; sometimes when I open them, I can't get them shut and sometimes they just won't open at all.
Even though there are some problems with my van, I have had the sense to realize that things are going to deteriorate with age and use. Having bought my van when it was already 6 years old and having over 100,000 miles on it, I expected that there would be something that I would eventually have to replace. I have no problem with this; it's just a fact of life and the chance you take when you buy a used vehicle.
Considering the fact that I have wrecked and totaled it, salvaged it, and totally and literally rebuilt it, I would say it's been worth every penny I put into it. It has been driven really rough but has gotten me where I needed to go.
Although it may look ragged in spots, is in need of a few aesthetic and mechanical repairs, it still runs and handles great, while giving me roominess and comfort every time I get behind the wheel.
My van doesn't burn a lot of oil, doesn't leak fluids underneath, and I haven't had to replace the brakes, pumps, belts, or any other parts so far... knock on wood! I plan on driving my van for many years to come.