What hasn't gone wrong with this car? It had the infamous head-gasket problem, and I had to replace it twice.
The back-up lights stopped working, had them fixed, then they stopped working again.
One day I was driving from Albany, NY to Oneonta, NY (about an hour and a half drive) and it sounded like the car wouldn't shift into overdrive. Then over the next few weeks it developed this problem where the gas pedal would get harder and harder to press down. Then, it eventually got to the point that if you forced the gas pedal down too far or too quick, it would pop out of drive into neutral. Pulling out into traffic was almost impossible because it was so slow to pick up speed. This apparently was all connected with the back-up light problem as well, because they work now that this problem has been fixed.
The brakes have also been a constant problem. They always squeal, and have been replaced numerous times.
Another problem I've encountered is that the gas gauge works only half the time. Also related to this problem, I'm assuming, is the fact that my speedometer AND odometer stop working occasionally, so who knows just how many miles are ACTUALLY on the car.
Now, the trunk won't open by the pop-latch. You have to physically open the trunk with the key and pull up.
The alignment is always off as well.
In the winter time especially, the car doesn't like to start up and run right away. And when you start it up, it makes this horrendous whinning sound, like the power steering is going or something.
And finally, I think, the car makes a clunking sound in the back like the shocks are bad, but my mechanic doesn't see a problem when he looks at it. But then again, if he took it for a ride, then maybe he'd know, so maybe that's a problem with the mechanic. :-P.