Transmission had to be rebuilt.
Window regulator failures.
Brakes failed in numerous ways - lines, pads going too early, etc.
Dome light wouldn't stay off.
Door handle spring broke.
Catalytic converters went bad.
Passenger window shattered for no apparent reason while parked.
Tires went out of alignment far faster than they should (unknown problem).
Ignition became wonky, but workable, when the car was getting older.
Suspension had to be reworked several times.
Electric systems became wonky - sometimes they'd work OK, other times not. Radio would break when it was cold, work when it warmed up.
AC would lose its charge over a single year.
Key stopped working in trunk lock (jam of some kind)
Rear seat belt wouldn't pull out anymore.
Windshield cracked and had to be replaced for no apparent reason.
Many numerous other small repairs.
The list of things I had go wrong with this car was voluminous. However, the car wasn't entirely bad.
It handled pretty well, got OK gas mileage, had decent acceleration and enough power. Looked OK.
Trunk had a lot of space, and rear seats fold in for extra storage.
The layout of controls were generally well thought out.
The gas cap had the best design I have seen in a car to date.
Seats were comfortable and car was fairly quiet. Back seats had enough room.
One of the two cupholders was good.
The engine is obviously quite solid - despite my many other problems, no serious problems ever happened on the engine. I even rear ended someone around 130,000 miles at about 20 MPH, which forced several repairs (hood, radiator, couple other things), but it had no apparent effect on the engine.
Oh yeah, that's another complaint right there - the bumper is very low and slants up somewhat, meaning if you rear end someone odds are good their bumper will go straight into the hood of your car. It's also hard to tell where exactly the front bumper is, because it is so low and slopes down.
For the first 80,000 miles or so, this was my father's work car, but I had regular experience with it as well. In that time, it had relatively few problems. Almost the entire above list happened after that mile mark.
So yes, these were OK cars... But they quickly become money pits as they age, and over time I came to hate the car. Probably putting the entire value of the car in repairs over a year or so is what did it (like 5 separate repairs, every few months. Otherwise I'd have pitched it right away).
Towards the end I also was made a bit nervous about safety due to the car falling apart. My fear was apparently justified. While driving, BOTH brake lines managed to break on me, one of the last repairs before I got rid of the car. Even the mechanics were a bit amazed at that. Fortunately, they didn't fail instantly (still sort of worked for a while), and the emergency brake allowed me to park it and have it towed to the shop.
Eventually, I sold it for next to nothing, and I hope my current car will last a lot longer. DO NOT pick one of these up used, as they age horribly.