36,000 - changed coolant hoses, drive belts, thermostat and timing belt (fear of dry rot as car was 13 years old at this point)
New ICM/Distributor around 40,000 (overheating ICM causing engine cut-out)... very scary first time it happened (on interstate)
New valve cover gaskets at 42,000...noticed a sharp decline in fuel economy (120-140 miles a tank with city driving). Expensive fix considering intake manifold had to come off. Changed plugs and wires while I was at it.
48,000 - ICM/distributor failed again... glad it had a lifetime warranty (didn't cover tow though!)
50,000 - knock sensor failed... rats! Just had the intake manifold off to replace valve cover gaskets... will change both together next time. $150 for sensor, $200 for labor.
52,000 - TPS sensor failed, just bought a new one and stuck it on (expensive little buggers these sensors are)...another $150ish for a new one.
54,000 - flushed transmission fluid and added transmission oil cooler (mainly out of fear as the automatics have terrible reputations for the reliability)
- Was trouble free for a while there -
69,000 - CV joints were failing, replaced... changed front wheel bearings too (recommend doing together).
70,000 - EGR trouble code, boy was that a tough little guy to get off. It was stuck open, cleaned it and put back on.