Multi metal radiator blew. New all copper from GEO cheaper then aftermarket.
Alternator and batteries twice each. 1st time due to accident and tech left wire twisted and bare. Shorted to radiator and blew. Pretty sure the batteries and next alt went bad because they are the wrong part.
A/c compressor and drier (110,000) Seal on compressor , but after 10 years! :)
Door handles. ALWAYS due to guest yanking the crud out of them. $16 replace (x2).
Windshield eyelets due to lime in water (use bottled now on all cars!). $34 in '95 <$20 last year.
Tranny started leaking. Found bolt missing and others loose. Probably lube shops fault.
2nd starting to shutter, but not till 105000.
Headliner fell in TX heat (removed) ;)
Ground on brake lights is mounted to plastic and loosens up ONLY when I go to get it inspected. LOL. Soldered and fixed!
The only trouble not caused by a repair tech was the radiator!
Everything else was normal wear and tear and environment.
I love this car and drive it everyday. No leaks no smoke.
Fixed a/c my self for $350 to R134. Just as cold as before.
Friends make fun of me, but I tell you for 11 years and still going strong I just give them the finger. Not to mention I know have remote start on the car to cool it down ahead of time and just laugh cause they can't afford or know how to do it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th September, 2003