I took the car to Wal-Mart to have the oil changed, and they put in 6 quarts. This blew out the valve cover gasket.
The thermostat went bad and left me on the side of the highway overheated.
The front ball joints wore completely down, and it cost nearly $300 to replace and align.
The turbo is very inconsistent in its power delivery.
My exhaust rattles consistently, despite numerous attempts to bolt it up correctly.
Interior wise, the driver's seat is starting to show wear, and the headliner is burned thin by the sun on the very back of the roof.
The clearcoat on the wheels has started peeling, letting dirt and things get underneath and turning the wheels yellow.
I currently have a fuel injector leaking externally, leaving dangerous gas on the side of the valve cover.
I have gutted the catalytic converter because of a smell like that of nine-day old vomit.
I added a K&N cone air filter, hoping the engine would breath a little better.
I'm about 6'1", and I find the car very very cramped inside. I have no room to move and my eyes are in line with the roof line.
My car has no options except the graphic equalizer, but if looking for a Turbo Coupe, try to find a sunroof and leather. A 5-speed would be nice!
I'm impressed that the car has ABS standard and 4-wheel disc brakes. These have come in handy a few times!! However, my brakes have been giving me the scare lately. The car pulls left or right under semi-hard braking. Pedal feel is also very touchy after having replaced rear pads.
I took the car to a local drag strip and first run was a 18.05. Horrible! After 3 runs I picked up half a second, but the car should be able to run 16 flat. What's the deal?