Water pump broke (no wonder, the original was plastic).
Heater speed only worked on high.
Heater speed only worked on lower settings.
Heater only worked on recirculated air.
Heater only worked on windscreen (each heater problem, was a separate problem at different times).
Front passenger electric window stopped working.
Rear right passenger electric window stopped working.
Traction control stopped working.
Speedometer became inaccurate and variable, and could not be corrected, even with replacing ALL parts: speedometer, wiring, cables, sensor, etc.
ABS warning light (seatbelt pre-tensioner) warning (five times).
Headlight relay stopped working.
Headlight bulb mount collapsed.
Dashboard lights stopped working (twice).
Heater fan ground to a permanent halt.
Wheel alignment was never able to be set right – always some wobble at some speed.
Power steering fluid leak – tank or piping.
Gear-shift / gear-box shaft snapped when changing gear.
Stereo display intermittently working, depending on humidity.
Number plate lights blew.
Cigarette lighter stopped working.
Driver's door leaked.
Some clamp inside the brake system broke.
Started blowing smoke at 80,000 miles.
That’s just the ones I can think of.
I bought this car for the handling, and have loved every minute of driving it in the last 8 years.
BUT, reliability is a different story:
Each three months, I have had more problems and spent more money in repairs, than the 13 years I had my previous car, a Toyota Starlet.