Nothing has really gone wrong with the car. Only fixing or replacing things as they get old.
One thing that really bugs me about the car though is the door handles... they keep breaking, I believe this is a problem with XE to XF.
I am replacing the ball joints today and I have put in new shocks and had some gearbox work done.
The guy who fixed the gearbox somehow caused a leak to develop from the sump.. stripped screw or something...haven't had it fixed yet.
The motor is throwing up oil into the air filter, probably needs new rings, but it still has considerable power and when I do the motor work it will be the first I have done on this car. Not bad for the kms on it.
The car has a lot of power and is incredibly reliable. It has never broken down.
The interior is in good condition as is the body and panels of the car.
Has power steering and handles very well. Very easy to maneovre in small spaces despite being a large car.
I have not changed the factory appearance at all and it still looks quite good. I don't think I would bother with modifications as they are not important to me unless they give better performance, fuel economy and comfort.
I must say that the front seats are not very comfortable with no lower back support.
Oil light comes on even though there is plenty of oil in the motor and some of the wiring is a bit iffy. Hasn't caught on fire, but would be worth rewiring.
Would prefer to give this car an overhaul than buy a new more modern car.